Thanksgiving Science Activities

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Thanksgiving is almost here so take a break from your traditional academics and try some fun Thanksgiving science activities.  Most homeschools center on history and writing, but we’re going to have fun in science today.

To start, I’ll share my own Thanksgiving science activity called M&M Pumpkins.  When I was visiting my grandkids a month ago, we tried creating a pumpkin from M&M candies. On this Mom’s Monday Lunch Bunch video, I show many fun fall activities, but the pumpkin activity starts around 11:30. Be sure to watch til the end because I explain why this works, what the chemical reaction is in this Thanksgiving science experiment.

If you move back to 10:50 on the above video, I show you another fun science activity for kids called Pumpkin Bubbles. Super easy and lots of fun for kids.

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Along the same lines as the M&M pumpkin, is the M&M rainbow we made together. I love the colors and the way they form a rainbow on the plate. Take a look:

Here are more Thanksgiving science activities to tie into Thanksgiving this year. Have fun!
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The girls and I also made popcorn dance. YEP! It’s a Thanksgiving science activity that all ages will enjoy. Your kids will learn about chemical reactions and have fun in the process.

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We made many volcanoes when the kids were growing up, but never one in a pumpkin. I might try this with my granddaughters next week.  Little Bins for Little Hands shows you exactly how to create an overflowing pumpkin volcano.  You’ll get all the science behind this Thanksgiving science experiment also.

What Thanksgiving science experiments will you do? If you have others, please leave a comment to share with my readers.

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