If there is any time to focus on hands-on STEM/STEAM learning it is during the holiday season. Check out these free Thanksgiving STEM projects to explore during November in your homeschool.
This post is part of the Themed STEM Resources Series
Don’t you and the kids need a break from the tests, worksheets, and lesson plans? There is something about this time of year that makes my kids and me not want to do typical homeschool work. We just cant concentrate.
We might get through the first couple of weeks in November fine. After that, we have turkey on the brain.
This time is just perfect for some fun STEM projects to get science, technology, engineering, math and art all in one go. Trust me, STEM makes your homeschool routine much easier during the month of November in preparation for Thanksgiving.
Your children learn so much with STEAM/STEM without even knowing just how much they get out of it.
Don’t pressure yourself into intense lessons for the whole of November. Take a break from the norm and try out some hands-on Thanksgiving STEM projects to make the very most out of the holiday season.
Recommended Resource: American Holidays Unit Study!
Do you have a difficult time explaining the history behind America’s Federal Holidays to your students? In this unit study you will learn all about the history and traditions of America’s Federal Holidays.
Includes text, questions, written narration, research, quiz, notebooking, and an answer key. Suited to grades 4 & up, but is flexible for family use.
Explore these absolutely Free Thanksgiving STEM Projects for your homeschool:
Thanksgiving STEM / STEAM Challenges | STEM Challenge
3 Awesome Thanksgiving Stem Challenges to Try Right Now | Jewel’s School Gems
Build the Pilgrims a Tin Foil Boat STEM Challenge | JDaniel4ʻs Mom
Pumpkin STEM Activity for Preschoolers with FREE Printables | Life Over Cs
Thanksgiving STEM Project | 123Homeschool4Me
Native American STEM Challenge: Build a Native American Shelter | The Joy of Teaching
Thanksgiving Brick Challenge (FREE!) | Proverbial Homemaker
November STEM Read Alouds | Carly and Adam
Thanksgiving Stem Building Cranberry Structures | Little Bins Little Hands
Fall Steam Challenge: Engineering Free-Standing Trees With Leaves| The Preschool Toolbox
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge Activity: Turkey Transporter | Feel-Good Teaching
FREE Save the Turkey From Dinner S.T.E.M. Project | Coffee and Crayons Creations
Thanksgiving STEM Activity | Lisa Lohmann
November Stem Challenges! | StudentSavvy
Thanksgiving STEM Freebie: A STEM in a Baggie Sample |Under One Roof
Pumpkin Investigations Must-Try STEM Activity | The STEM Laboratory
Thanksgiving STEM/STEAM | Rainbow City Learning
Building Structures with Candy Pumpkins | Lemon Lime Adventures
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge: Pumpkin Picker | Feel-Good Teaching
Taste-Safe Cranberry Slime Recipe Thanksgiving | STEAMsational
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge: Corn Cultivator | Feel-Good Teaching
Pumpkin Science Experiments & STEM Challenges | Lessons for Little Ones
Thanksgiving STEM Activities for Elementary Kids | STEAMsational
20 Thanksgiving STEM Activities! | The Homeschool Resource Room
Thanksgiving Papercraft In 3D STEAM Activity | Little Bins Little Hands
Fun Thanksgiving STEM Projects for Kids | Creative Family Fun
How to Catch a Turkey STEM Activity | Carly and Adam
No-Stress Thanksgiving STEM Challenge Science Experiment | Preschool Powol Packet
Thanksgiving STEM Activities – Turkey Balloon Races | STEAM Powered Family
Incredibly Fun Thanksgiving Stem Activities And Science Experiments | Little Bins Little Hands
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge: Protect-a-Pilgrim | Plans for a Better Tomorrow
Fall LEGO Challenge Cards | The STEM Laboratory
3 Quick Thanksgiving STEM Activities You’ll Be Thankful For | The Average Teacher
Easy Thanksgiving STEM Activities | KAPLAN
Thanksgiving STEM activities FREE Copy | Learning Hypothesis
Easy Turkey Preschool STEM Activities | PreschoolSTEAM
17 Thanksgiving STEM Activities | Sixth Bloom
Thanksgiving STEM Activities | The Homeschool Scientist
Five Thanksgiving STEM Activities | Rosie Research
Thanksgiving STEM Activities and Challenges for Kids | HESS UN-Academy
Thankful for STEM: November STEM and STEAM Challenges for Kids | STEM Activities for Kids
Thanksgiving STEM Craft Activity | STEM Like a Girl
Pilgrim Boat Penny FREE STEM Task | KinderIrick
Thankful for STEM — Thanksgiving STEM Activity Sheet | Vivify STEM
FREE Thanksgiving STEM (Turkey & Turkey Pen) | Kicking It With Miss Crouch
Thanksgiving STEM Challenge Video: Mini Mayflower or Mini Mishoon | Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
November STEM | Live in the Hive with Bee
Mayflower STEM FREEBIE | Rhody Girl Resources
STEAM Bins Activities / STEM Bin FREE Activities (Fall) | Little Shining Stars
Thanksgiving STEM Class: Float the Mayflower | Outschool
Gobbling Up Thanksgiving Science And STEM Ideas! | Science Schoolyard
If you need help getting your Thanksgiving organized, these resources can help:
Cultivating a Heart of Thankfulness + FREE 30-Day Thankfulness Challenge | Wildly Anchored
FREE Printable Thanksgiving Planner | Premeditated Leftovers
Beautiful and the Best Free Thanksgiving Planner for Busy Moms | Encouraging Moms at Home
STEM can help your kids will learn all about Thanksgiving with topics from pumpkins and cranberries to pilgrims and turkeys. Thanksgiving STEM projects will keep your children’s mind learning while they have fun and prepare for the season.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!