Are you a planner, a Christmas fanatic, or even a last minute project setter upper? We have everything you need to make the Christmas holidays amazing for your kids with the best Christmas science activities! These are easy to do at home or school and will truly make the holiday extra special with an educational twist. Also make sure to join in with our 25 Days of Christmas STEM Countdown!
CHRISTMAS SCIENCE ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS
HOLIDAY THEMES AND CHRISTMAS SCIENCE ACTIVITIES ARE THE BEST!
Our science activities are all Christmas themed takes on our favorite classic science experiments! Kids love the novelty of our holiday themes, and it can really hit home what you are sharing with your kids. I know my son remembers more and more with each new playful science activity we do!
I am pleased to say these Christmas science activities are all fun, simple and inexpensive to prepare! We use many common household ingredients. My goal is to share with you easy ways for you to bring science into your home or classroom on a budget and without a lot of extra stress.
Plus we have awesome Christmas slimes for every favorite holiday theme! Check out this fun video.
CHECKOUT CHRISTMAS SCIENCE VOLUME 2 at the end of the post!
Learning how to present science to our younger kids is so important and you can read more about that here.
Scroll to the bottom for links to your free printable Christmas STEM challenge cards, check out our 25 Day Christmas STEM Countdown, and see what cool science stocking stuffers we love. We also have a DIY LEGO Advent Calendar idea!
CHRISTMAS SCIENCE ACTIVITES, EXPERIMENTS, & STEM IDEAS
NEW!! THIS YEAR WE ARE WORKING ON A GINGERBREAD MAN THEME!
Click on all the photos of what we have so far!
Click on the red link provided over each picture to read the full post on each Christmas science experiment. Everything you need for supplies and set up is included.
Plus we show you how fun it is. I always try to include a bit about the basic science behind the activity too. Even the youngest scientist will be able to pick up a few basic concepts with these activities and experiments.
Suspension science and chemistry activity for an awesome candy cane themed tree ornament!
Explore magnets and sensory play together! Look around the kitchen and in the craft supply box.
A fun ice melting science activity in an unique way! This is much easier than you might think. Check out how easy it is to make an icy frozen hand.
We love our slimes. Slime is science! Decorate a slime Christmas tree and learn science too.
Can you make an ornament erupt with this easy chemical reaction? Our favorite fizzy science. Also great kitchen science for kids. We are always blown away by the results. You have to see our pictures!
A super fun polymer science activity with 2 slimes! Our homemade slime recipes are perfect for making all sorts of Christmas themed slimes. This candy cane slime is tons of fun and looks awesome too.
Do oil and water mix? check out what happens when you put the two together. We tested it out in several different ways.
Young kids love this Non-newtonian fluid play and Christmas science activity with peppermints or candy canes! A great kitchen science experiment using only 2 basic ingredients plus the peppermints and candy canes of course!
How fast do peppermints and candy canes dissolve in water? Plus you are left with a wonderfully scented water sensory bin. This activity is perfect for the youngest scientist to explore as it is also taste safe.
Do you have too much candy? Why not use it for a science experiment! Turn your leftover candy into a fun dissolving candy science activity. Set up your own candy lab. Which candy dissolves the fastest. You can also use your engineering skills to build a gingerbread house first.
You will love classic and simple Christmas baking soda science. Your kids will want to do this awesome chemical reaction everyday. It’s true kitchen science right down to the cookie cutters we used. Christmas science activities don’t get any better then this.
This is a simple Christmas science experiment that explores color theory science using plastic ornaments!
How many ways can you build a Christmas tree? We know of at least 10! You can heck them out here. We have included ideas for science, technology, engineering, and math with simple materials.
Kids love building with gum drops, exploring heat changes, and dissolving gum drops. This is a classic Christmas candy for STEM and science activities!
Do you love the Grinch? You can help the grinch grow his heart with our homemade slime. Plus the confetti hearts are fun!
We really enjoy simple mirror play with our Christmas themed items. Your kids can explore light and reflection using Christmas decorations you already have around the house or classroom.
CHRSITMAS SCIENCE ACTIVITIES EXTRAS
You can also print our our newest Christmas STEM Countdown calendar. Free printable Christmas STEM challenge cards are perfect for little engineers. These ideas also try to use easy to get supplies or supplies you already have on hand.
What will you put in their stockings this year. Make it the gift of science with our science stocking stuffers! Pack it full with fun activities!
Also make sure to check out 25 Days of Christmas STEM Countdown Calendar. Find 25 cool science and STEM activities to try this holiday season. Start December 1st and work your way through the list or pick just a couple fun ideas.
AWESOME CHRISTMAS SCIENCE ACTIVITIES AND STEM FOR KIDS!
CHECK OUT MORE GREAT CHRISTMAS IDEAS!
Advent Calendar Ideas from Powerful Mothering
Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers from Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Handmade Toys from Etsy from P is for Preschooler
Simple Preschool Christmas Crafts from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids from Love, Play, Learn
Easy Christmas Handprint Crafts from Fun Handprint Art
Yummy Christmas Snacks made using Graham Crackers from Artsy Momma
Simple Christmas Sensory Play Recipes from Lemon Lime Adventures
Fun and Silly Christmas Books from Something 2 Offer