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Thanksgiving STEM projects are a fun way to keep kids occupied when parents are in the kitchen. These projects will boost your kids’ engineering skills.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love cooking, baking excessive amounts of desserts, being off for several days in a row, spending time with family- all of it. Thanksgiving is also one of the first days when it is cold (maybe) in Texas. We’ve done Thanksgiving crafts before, but we’ve never done Thanksgiving STEM activities before. This year, that is going to change. I’ve scoured the Internet in search of the best Thanksgiving STEM projects (and most specifically engineering projects) so that we (and you) are prepared for the big day.
Thanksgiving STEM Projects: Building and Engineering Fun!
Try one or all of these projects during your kids’ Thanksgiving break!
Start with the simplest: apple stack engineering!
If you don’t have time to direct your children’s activities, just give them some mini pumpkins. They will come up with pumpkin activities on their own.
Use fall leaves to build structures to hold flowers.
Make a fall or Thanksgiving mosaic from Legos.
Use candy pumpkins to build towers.
Build a Pilgrim from LEGOS!
Cranberries also make excellent towers.
Heard of the potato clock? Now try engineering a pumpkin clock!
Try to reconstruct the Mayflower, if you can.
Design and construct turkeys from egg cartons.
Can you build these Thanksgiving structures with Legos?
Transform any Thanksgiving object into working keyboard keys!
More Fun Thanksgiving Activities
Round out your Thanksgiving activities with these fun projects and crafts! Your kids will have a blast and won’t spend every three seconds begging for a snack (but no promises).
Get the printable activity list!
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