When the days get busy but you still want some awesome Christmas STEM challenges and science activities for the kids, check out our newest project! Super simple Christmas STEM using common holiday supplies like bows, bags, tags, and more. This is our Christmas gift bag bridge engineering challenge!

CHRISTMAS GIFT BAG BRIDGE ENGINEERING STEM CHALLENGE

Christmas gift bag bridge engineering STEM challenge for holiday play and learning. Use common holiday supplies for quick and easy to set up Christmas STEM anytime.

As you pull out your Christmas supplies from last year, check out what you have and see what you can throw together for Christmas STEM challenges or Christmas science activities. Really a STEM challenge is about offering up a challenge or problem and seeing what your kids come up with to solve it.

STEM is super important for kids to become familiar with at an earlier age, Plus, STEM is all around us anyway. It’s awfully hard to avoid it, but it doesn’t have to expensive or time consuming to get involved with it. That’s why I wanted to create super simple Christmas STEM challenges using what you are already going to be using for the holiday.

CHECK OUT ALL THE SUPER SIMPLE CHRISTMAS STEM CHALLENGES USING HOLIDAY SUPPLIES

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Do you save all those gift bags and then wonder what you are ever going to do with them all? How about laying them out as an invitation to build. Our simple Christmas gift bag engineering challenge.

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SUPPLIES

Gift Bags!

Build a bridge out of gift bags! Plan, design, and build a bridge that will hold up something reasonably heavy. We have a mini Christmas tree that worked well for us.

This project can be as complicated or uncomplicated as you need it to be. Older kids can really take off with the idea. STEM challenges can provide so many life lessons that will stick with your kids forever.

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I just want to share how simple and fun this can really be for young kids. Even if you just have a few bags! I bet you will see them having a bunch of fun and making up stories along the way.

Don’t forget to grab your FREE set of Christmas STEM challenge cards

Simple engineering challenges for Christmas can also include our Christmas card challenge and 100 our party cup tree challenge. Both activities that can be used anytime without prep.

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Our bridge, after some tinkering and problem solving, held up our little tree nicely. What makes a bridge stronger? That’s a great question to play around with as you try this gift bag bridge engineering challenge.

If you don’t have enough gift bags, check out what kids will come up with instead. When I came back into the kitchen there was a stack of cookie cutters to hold up another bridge. The small Christmas ornaments were all involved in a story.

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Try it today after you dig out those holiday supplies, especially the gift bags! Make sure to check out all the other super simple Christmas STEM projects coming out all month long.

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CHRISTMAS GIFT BAG BRIDGE ENGINEERING STEM CHALLENGE

Want more? Click on the photos below for more awesome Christmas ideas that are super simple and fun!

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