Neil Patrick Harris Jokingly Teaches Twins Thanksgiving ‘Biology’ Lesson

11/26/2015 at 08:15 PM ET

Amid all the Thanksgiving meal prep, Neil Patrick Harris had many roles — including science teacher for twins Harper and Gideon.

“Earlier today, prepping for Thanksgiving dinner. Teaching our children both cooking and apparently, biology. #thankful,” the actor jokingly wrote on Instagram.

For the photo-op, the 5-year-old siblings curiously hold up two, uh, misshapen carrots while dressed in adorable pajamas.

Neil Patrick Harris twins
Courtesy Neil Patrick Harris

This year, NPH and husband David Burtka hosted a fabulous feast for their friends and family as seen on the couple’s social media pages.

“Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m so thankful for food, family, friends, and [David]. Loving today (and turkey)!” Harris told his 20.1 million Twitter followers.

I concur. #grateful

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And the family of four made fans feel even more a part of their Turkey Day celebrations by broadcasting their dinner live on Periscope!

Plus check out an adorable video of Gideon wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, complete with turkey-shaped hat. Too cute!

— Karen Mizoguchi

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Katie on

They have such cute children, and their dinner looks amazing!!

Lani on

Now I know why kids are so f***** up these days, because they’ve got effed up parents

Anonymous on

Lani is eff’d up.

Babette on

Love this family!

mer on

I love reading about this family. Both the kids and the parents seems so.. cool 🙂

Mimi on

That turkey looks g-oooo-d!

Sally on

Yay the food looks delicious.

Larvate on

Wow-deplorables treating their possessions deplorably-no respect for them as human beings-self serving behavior as usual-why is no one protesting this?

Larvate on

Went out of your way to buy those specific carrots.
Do they sell them at the dgenerate store?
Not cute or funny. Feel sorry for those kids.