Balloons Over Broadway Thanksgiving Read Aloud STEM Activity

Balloons Over Broadway Thanksgiving Read Aloud STEM Activity


Have a classroom Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Make learning fun with this Thanksgiving STEAM challenge in which students design their very own Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon! An excellent companion activity to the fall read aloud book Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet.

Not only do students design the balloon, but as an added challenge they must create a device to keep it floating in the air!

Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.

After the balloons are created, have a classroom Thanksgiving Day Parade and a contest to see who made the best balloon!

Aligns with NGSS and Common Core.


-Teacher and Student Instructions

-Student Planning Pages

-Student Reflection Pages

-STEAM Journal

-Contest Voting Cards and Award

-NGSS and Common Core Standards

Material List:




-Ribbons or string



-Popsicle Sticks


-Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet (recommended)


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