Thanksgiving Science Activities

If you’ve been hanging around Left Brain Craft Brain much at all these days, you’ll realize that I like writing about food.  Maybe I’m just a food blogger trapped in the body of a kids’ craft blogger.  But I’m also perpetually curious about how things work and the science behind the everyday.  Which brings me to today’s post: Thanksgiving Science Activities – 12 Ways to Learn and Play.  And for a little side to the science of each dish we serve at Thanksgiving, I’ve added a matching way to play for the kiddos.  Keep reading to the end for this week’s installment of the the Love to Learn Linky, too.  This post contains affiliate links.

The Science of Thanksgiving Dinner - 12 Ways to Learn & Play. You'll find lots of interesting science facts perfect for Thanksgiving conversation starters plus fun activities for the kids for every traditional Thanksgiving food.

 

Thanksgiving Science Activities – 12 Ways to Learn and Play

It was really hard to write this post without a million puns…  So I’ll start it off with just one :)  Here’s some food for thought for each course of your Thanksgiving dinner…Turkey Learn & Play Left Brain Craft Brain

Thanksgiving Science Activities – Turkey Learn & Play

Vegetable Learn and Play Left Brain Craft Brain

Thanksgiving Science Activities – Vegetable Learn & Play

  • Science:  Was Popeye right?  Does spinach really make you stronger?  The Naked Scientists from Cambridge University have the full story.
  • Play: Have fun with your vegetables with this adorable Rainbow Stew felt play set.  (The Educators’ Spin On It)

Sweet Potato Learn & Play Left Brain Craft Brain

Thanksgiving Science Activities – Sweet Potato Learn & Play

Cranberry Learn & Play Left Brain Craft Brain

Thanksgiving Science Activities – Cranberry Learn & Play

Bread Learn and Play Left Brain Craft Brain

Thanksgiving Science Activities – Bread, Butter & Stuffing Learn & Play

  • Science:  Experience the Biology of Bread while making a homemade loaf. (Left Brain Craft Brain).
  • Play:  Making your own Homemade Butter is a fun and physical activity for kids.  (There’s Just One Mommy)

Pumpkin Pie Learn and Play Left Brain Craft Brain

Thanksgiving Science Activities – Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Cookbooks

Now that you’ve got your random science factoids for the Thanksgiving table down and the kids’ Thanksgiving science activities mapped out, it’s time to plan the food.  Here are a few Thanksgiving cookbooks from my favorite authors {affiliate}. 

 

 

 

 

More Thanksgiving STEAM

Hands-on Thanksgiving science, tech, engineering, art, and math activities that will make kids hungry to learn. The new Thanksgiving STEAM Ebook is filled with fun activities for the holiday!

You get 10 amazing ready-for you right now activities in this ebook:

  • 4 hands-on STEAM projects with easy to follow instructions
  • 4 Thanksgiving printables for early finishers or quick learning sessions
  • 2 delicious recipes kids can make with science learning built in
  • What’s the STEAM Behind It? background learning
  • Answer keys
  • Supply list

Love to Learn Linky

A lot of these activities were shared on the Love to Learn Linky in past weeks.  To see more amazing kids’ activities featured this week, check out my co-hosts posts:

The Ultimate List of Thanksgiving Turkey Ideas for Kids from A Little Pinch of Perfect

35 Ways to Teach Kids About Money from One Time Through

Fun Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude from Totschooling

The Science of Thanksgiving Dinner Left Brain Craft Brain FB

14 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Science Activities”

  1. This post totally makes me laugh Anne! I love how creative you are and the pictures inside the place settings are awesome! Thanks for including our pumpkin pie playdough – a nice surprise! Best, Sue

  2. Pingback: 35 Ways to Teach Kids About Money + Linky - One Time ThroughOne Time Through

  3. Pingback: Thanksgiving Learning Activities for All Ages - Misshumblebee's Blog

  4. Pingback: Home Educators Association of Virginia » Homeschool Classroom – November 18, 2015

  5. Pingback: Thanksgiving Science and STEM Activities for Kids

  6. Pingback: Light Up Thanksgiving Turkey Circuit Craft for Kids - Left Brain Craft Brain

  7. Pingback: Thanksgiving Table for Kids ⋆ Playground Parkbench

  8. Pingback: Hands-on Fall STEAM Activities for Kids - Left Brain Craft Brain

  9. Pingback: Brilliant Thanksgiving STEM Activities Kids Will Go Nuts For

Comments are closed.

Scroll to Top
shares