Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Kids

INSIDE: 15 fun and easy STEM/ STEAM Activities for Thanksgiving. Great learning ideas that are simple to set up for kids of all ages.

STEM for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving try adding a few science activities to your list of Thanksgiving activities and crafts! I have pulled together a wonderful list of quick and easy STEAM activities great for toddlers and preschoolers. But the good news is that many of these ideas are also good for older kids.

Activities like measuring using turkey feathers or doing a milk experiment using a feather! One of my favorites on this list is making bread in a bag (yummy and easy!). And the one activity I can’t wait to try with my kids is the making butter activity!

So many great ideas that you can easily pull together this Thanksgiving. No more searching Pinterest for ideas. I have you covered and you can rest easy with this list knowing you’ll have an idea that you can quickly do after school or on the weekend to keep your kids busy this fall!

15 Thanksgiving STEM/STEAM Activities for Kids

Thanksgiving Bread in A Bag For Kids

Sink or Float Thanksgiving Dinner STEM Activity

Dancing Corn Activity – Little Bin for Little Hands

Thanksgiving Pom Pom Drop Activity

Thanksgiving Turkey Cage STEM Challenge – Mombrite

Turkey Feather Measuring Activity

Thanksgiving Milk Experiment

Salad Spinner Turkey Craft

Salt crystal leaf experiment – Little Bin for Little Hands

Magnetic Tile Turkey Puzzle Activity

Turkey Egg Drop Project with Popsicle Sticks – Steamsational

Thanksgiving STEM Activities – Turkey Races Equal Physics Fun! – Steam Powered Family

No-Stress Thanksgiving STEM Challenge Science Experiment – Preschool Powol Packets

Making Butter – Little Bin for Little Hands

How to Make Salt Crystal Feathers (in under an hour!) – Steamsational

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.

Supplies for Farm Animal Finger Puppets Craft

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  • White, Pink, black orange, red and Brown Cardstock
  • Googley eyes
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Cotton balls
  • 3/4 circle punch for older kids and 1/2 inch circle punch for toddlers

Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

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Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

STEAM Activity Book

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Scrunched Paper Black Cat Halloween Craft


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