Today I am sharing my November Dollar Tree STEM Boxes. With Thanksgiving just around the corner it is the perfect time for cornucopias and pilgrim ships, so I challenged my children to make their own.
Challenge #1: Build a pilgrim ship.
- Paper plates
This was by far our most difficult challenge this month! We were able to build a few different ships, and tomorrow afternoon Jack and Julia want to put them to the test. Will they sink or will they float?
Challenge #2: Make a cornucopia snack.
- Waffle cones
- Paper towel
- Chocolate frosting
- Assorted candy
We first attempted to “soften” the ends of the cones with wet paper towels so we could bend the ends up like a real cornucopia, but that just ended in a sticky mess. In the end the kiddos didn’t mind… After all, chocolate is chocolate!
Challenge #3: Solve the turkey math problems.
I made these cute turkey math problems years ago for Jack. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I watch my cousin’s daughters and the oldest one likes to do “school” with us. She is only 2 right now, so I am going to write just numbers on the back of the feathers and she can find the matching numbers. Even though I put this box together for the girls, Jack had fun reviewing his math skills to set these up for pictures.