With the holidays approaching, it is important to not only focus on educational standards but also create a sense of community in the classroom. So, how do we do we do all of that in the few short months between fall break and Thanksgiving break? With the interactive learning opportunities that come with engaging fall-themed digital activities. With digital holiday activities for fall, you can be sure your students are learning and having fun at the same time. Here are a few of my favorites for you to try out in your classroom this fall season.
Digital Fall BINGO
BINGO is a favorite for people of all ages, and it’s no surprise it will be a huge hit in your classroom as well!
With digital fall holiday activities like Thanksgiving BINGO, you can connect learning across your curriculum. And, one of my favorite things about a digital BINGO game is you don’t have to worry about keeping track of all the little pieces that go with it.
All you need for your students to be able to participate in these digital holiday activities is an electronic device like a computer, Chromebook, or tablet.
This digital Thanksgiving BINGO activity is perfect for students to play in the days and weeks leading up to Thanksgiving break, or share it with students to play with their families for a fun Thanksgiving activity anyone can play!
Digital Build a Scarecrow Challenge
Did you know your students can use building blocks digitally? They can! With digital brick building challenges like this Build a Scarecrow challenge, students use virtual blocks to build their very own scarecrow.
I have used this activity as a group challenge activity in my STEM classroom, but it’s also a great activity for centers or individual practice.
Using digital task cards, students will build a scarecrow by manipulating bricks on the screen.
It’s a great way to get your students to think creatively but it also gives them valuable technology practice.
Not only will they have to move the bricks around on the screen, but they will also have to rotate, or even resize the bricks to fit the design they are going for.
There are also two versions of this challenge. This means you can differentiate learning for your students based on grade level or ability level. This is great when you have more than one grade level to teach every day. It also helps lighten your already heavy load during the holiday season by giving your students meaningful and creative activities they will love.
Disguise a Turkey
This is a fun and simple Hidden Turkey STEAM challenge that will showcase students’ creativity. Digital fall activities like this don’t require any prep work which makes your life so much easier.
Using the digital stickers, students will copy, paste, drag, reposition, or resize disguises for their turkeys. This is a fantastic activity to go along with the book Turkey Trouble. Ask what is a disguise and why would a turkey want to be hidden during Thanksgiving.
Let students’ creativity shine as they pick what to dress up their turkey as you will see some pretty cool choices!
After they are finished, let them share their completed turkeys with the classroom and let them describe why they chose that disguise. In addition, students can write a creative story about their turkey and what happened. Grab this free activity here.
Apple Stack Digital Fall Activities
This fun and silly digital apple stack activity is sure to be an instant favorite in your classroom. Similar to the Build a Scarecrow challenge we talked about earlier, this activity also uses digital building blocks. Students will use digital building bricks to create a tower to hold digital apples.
Using digital task cards, students can work independently, in pairs, or in small groups to build their apple-holding towers. I always like to encourage my students to start with some brainstorming sketches. Next, we use this opportunity to talk in groups about possible solutions for the challenge.
In addition to getting lots of practice with manipulating digital items in Google Slides or PowerPoint, students also get in some typing practice. This activity comes with digital response sheets for your students to use to record their experience with the challenge. It’s a great way to give your students some opportunities to practice their typing skills.
Pair this activity with the silly book, Ten Apples Up On Top for a STEM and literacy combo perfect for fall holidays.
This fun activity is also included in the Simple STEM Apple Stack Challenge Bundle available in the Miss Tech Queen TPT store.
Digital Holiday Turkey Zipline Activity
During the Thanksgiving season, this Turkey Runaway Zipline Activity is always a winner in my classroom. It is so much fun! This digital holiday STEM activity is perfect for your pre-Thanksgiving break classes from kindergarten up.
One of my favorite things to do first is show a read-aloud video of the book Run, Turkey, Run. It’s sure to fill your classroom with tons of silly giggles.
Using digital building materials, your students will work together to create a container. This will hold a turkey who needs to use a zipline to escape Thanksgiving dinner. This is a really fun activity to do with small groups. That means you can get in some extra collaboration and cooperation practice within your classroom.
With digital task cards, digital response sheets, and printable certificates and stickers, you have everything you need for pre-Thanksgiving digital fun this holiday season.
Digital Holiday Activities for Fall at Your Fingertips
In those short weeks between fall break and Thanksgiving break, things can get busy. But, that doesn’t mean learning stops. This is the perfect time to pull out your go-to fall lessons. In my classroom, this means engaging and festive digital activities!
If you’re looking for a way to simplify this busy time in your classroom too, I’ve gotcha covered. You can grab all of these fun and exciting digital holiday activities for fall and more in the Simple STEM Fall BUNDLE!
Your students will love them and you will love that they take very little planning on your part so you can make the most of the holiday season!
Looking for More?
Check out my post 4 Fun Thanksgiving STEM Activities Your Students Will Love for printable versions of these activities and how I use them in my classroom.
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