Incorporate competition, design thinking, and math and science skills in these STEM challenge activities from Plans for a Better Tomorrow. Challenges include making a Mayflower boat with foil, pumpkin catapults, and protect a pilgrim building design dilemmas.
Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls offers a hands-on activity in physics. Using common household items, catapults can be made with pencils, popsicle sticks, clothes pins, and more to learn about trajectory, tension, and force.
Little Giraffes Teaching Ideas offers several math and science Thanksgiving-themed activities including making food graphs from Thanksgiving foods (even your least favorite!), and popcorn or cranberry patterns.
How does your family celebrate Thanksgiving? Are you joined by friends and/or family for a special feast? What do you eat? Most American families celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking turkey. According to EatTurkey.com, approx. 88 percent of U.S. households eat turkey on Thanksgiving at an average weight of 16 lbs a turkey that adds up to 736 million pounds that will be eaten this Thanksgiving.