November STEM Read Alouds
What are you teaching your students this Thanksgiving?
We love using read alouds and STEM activities to create a fun and engaging classroom. Students love the hands-on learning STEM challenges that incorporate, reading, writing, and making.
The following are our top 5 STEM read-alouds and activities for November.
1.) Balloons Over Broadway
In Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, students learn about Tony Sarg, the puppeteer behind the Macy’s Parade. This read-aloud is a great way to integrate STEM and STEAM into your classroom during the Thanksgiving season.
Help students bring their learning about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade to life by creating their own parade balloon.
2.) Turkey Trouble
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano follows the story of a turkey who tries to disguise himself in order to avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner. Eventually, he disguises himself as a pizza delivery guy, and the family ends up eating pizza instead of turkey for dinner.
Invite students to use their problem solving skills by designing a disguise for the turkey.
3. The Great Turkey Race
In The Great Turkey Race by Steve Metzger, the turkeys argue about who will get chosen as the Thanksgiving turkey. They end up designing an obstacle course to decide the winner.
Integrate STEM and STEAM into this read-aloud by having students design their own obstacle course.
4.) ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey is about a group of students who go on a field trip to a turkey farm. At the farm, the students learn that the turkeys are going to be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. In an attempt to save the turkeys, the kids hide them under their shirts and sneak them out of the farm.
Engage students in problem solving with this read-aloud by having them design and build a turkey fort to hide in.
5.) Leaf Man
In the story Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, it is fall and the wind is blowing. As it blows, Leaf Man goes on an adventure. On his journey he encounters many different animals made out of leaves.
Integrate STEM with this read-aloud by having students go on a leaf hunt and create their own leaf animals.
Engage students with STEM during the month of November with our November Read Aloud STEM Bundle. This resource includes all five read-aloud STEM activities bundled at a discount along with detailed teacher lesson plans and a student STEM journal.
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