Get ready to engineer all things Thanksgiving (turkeys, tables, the Mayflower and foosball)!
Most elementary teachers are more comfortable and knowledgeable with theme topics, so I have decided to create STEM challenge packs based on specific ones, like Thanksgiving!
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I sometimes place these challenges, one per table, and the students rotate around the room in order to complete them. There are no right or wrong answers, many different solutions will work! You could also rotate these challenges through a science center. I plan to complete these as a whole class activity, one-two per week during the fall! I store everything in a dollar store gift bag or plastic tub!
These activities are great to use around Thanksgiving or even during the month of November. You can use all of them or just pick and choose! The materials required for these challenges are easy to find and inexpensive! There are five challenges included in this pack:
Milk Carton Mayflower Challenge
Turkey Marionette Challenge
Clothespin Foosball Game Challenge
Flying Turkeys Challenge
Thanksgiving Feast Table Challenge
These STEM engineering and design challenges will help your students showcase their engineering skills! These challenges have quite a FUN factor and Thanksgiving is a topic that gets all kids ready to take a break, so these challenges will keep them engaged until the break! Some challenges will easily work even if students do not celebrate Thanksgiving!