One of the best things about the holiday season is all the supplies we use to wrap presents, bake cookies, and decorate! I had a plan this year to come up with a list of super simple Christmas STEM and science activities that kids can do with your holiday supplies. From left over ribbon and cards to scraps of paper to cookie cutters, kids will have a great time both learning and playing.

Christmas STEM Challenges and Science Activities Using Simple Holiday Supplies

AWESOME CHRISTMAS STEM IDEAS WITH HOLIDAY SUPPLIES

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Joining me for a week or more of awesome Christmas STEM with all our holiday supplies is Carla from Preschool Powol Packets. Our kids enjoy similar activities and will each be tackling some simple Christmas science and STEM projects with whatever supplies we have around the house for the holiday season.

STEM or science, technology, engineering, and math is so very important for kids to experience from a young age. STEM is the world around us. It is thinking and doing, problem solving and analyzing, designing and engineering. STEM projects provide many valuable life lessons your kids will use for the rest of their lives.

I know STEM sounds tricky, but it really isn’t. Plus it doesn’t have to be expensive either! I love using what I have all around the house and in my cupboards to do some really cool and inexpensive STEM projects. Make sure to check your recycling bin for cool materials you can set aside for your STEM ideas.

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CHECK OUT OUR CHRISTMAS STEM MATERIALS!

Below each supply, you will see ideas with links to the full project. Click on anything in red┬áto learn more. You will be directed to either my activities or to Carla’s! We will be filling in activities as we go along! Enjoy creating with your kids this holiday season.

 

WRAPPING PAPER & GIFT BAGS

Build A Gift Bag Bridge STEM Challenge

Wrapping Paper Tube Run STEM Challenge

Wrapping Paper Ear Model STEM Challenge

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BOWS & RIBBON

Stacking Bows Engineering Project

Ribbon Measuring & Estimation

Ribbon and Bells Chimes STEAM Activity

 

TAPE

Tape Fingerprints STEM Investigation Challenge

 

BOXES

Box Top Jingle Bell Maze

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Christmas Card Engineering Activity

 

GIFT TAGS

Gift Tag Math Problems

 

COOKIE CUTTERS

Fizzing Stars

Gingerbread Man Baking Powder Reaction {Cookie Baking Chemistry}

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SIMPLE CHRISTMAS STEM TO ENJOY THIS HOLIDAY

Click on any of the photos below to find more awesome Christmas Science and STEM activities.

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25 Days of Christmas STEM Challenges Cards Countdown Calendar

 

Some of our favorite STEM tools at home! Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: I receive compensation for any items sold through this site. Our ideas are always free to enjoy and try at school or home.