Thanksgiving Science Activities

Thanksgiving Science Activities for Kids

  1. Extract DNA from a pumpkin
  2. Make holiday window decorations
  3. Make a hexbug turkey
  4. Bake the perfect pumpkin pie

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Having food, family, warm smells, and hot fires in one place are the pinnacle of life for me. 

Keeping the kids busy and happy during this season can seem like a task in and of itself. Personally, I love the extra time to work on some projects with them. And while it might seem difficult to have my kids cooking with me, I love that they are learning and spending quality time with me. 

We have four ideas this year to keep your brains fed, and if that isn’t enough, you can always check out our list from last year when we learned how to calibrate our ovens, discovered magic tablecloth tricks, and more!

thanksgiving science activites for kids to enjoy 2018

1. Extract pumpkin DNA

Learn how to isolate DNA from pumpkin puree – the perfect activity for those tidbits left over in the can when you’re making your pumpkin pie.

Start Extracting


2. Make holiday window decorations

Learn how to make your own gel window clings as you discover osmosis and diffusion in the process.

Make Your Decorations


3. Make a hexbug turkey

Keep the kids happy with just a battery, vibrating motor, and some decorations as you create your own vibrating turkey.

Create Your Turkey


4. Bake the perfect pumpkin pie

Learn the science behind baking the perfect pie – complete with a delectably flaky crust, creamy custard, and pumpkin perfection.

Get the directions


5. Check out our 2017 list of ideas

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