Jingle jangle… hear those sleigh bells ring, or do you? Take the jingle Bell STEM challenge with the whole family this holiday! We are continuing our 25 Days of Christmas STEM Countdown with a fun Jingle Bell STEM challenge. Can you muffle the sound of a jingle bell using a variety of Christmas-themed items?

JINGLE BELL STEM CHALLENGE FOR CHRISTMAS

Can you quiet a jingle Bell? Try a fun Christmas Jingle Bell STEM Challenge to see if you can! This fun science experiment for kids is perfect! #STEM #science

Many of the supplies we are using are also part of our 25 Day Christmas STEM Countdown Challenge. That makes our activities frugal too! Items from our Christmas Tinker Kit can be used throughout our Christmas STEM Challenge countdown.

If you want to make even more use of those packages of jingle bells, check out all of these other jingle bell activities for exploring science and STEM with a classic Christmas sound maker!

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This is my version of the classic egg drop challenge with a more Christmasy theme. I presented a challenge, to quiet a jingle bell. We had to test out ideas and find a solution!

Simply provide a variety of materials to use for this jingle bell STEM challenge. For a successful challenge, we had to have a quiet jingle bell. Santa and his elves have to sneak around quietly right?

NEW: Check out our design process sheet to help with this STEM challenge. It’s perfect for older kids, and if you need to extend the lesson time. You can find it here along with our Santa’s Sleigh STEM Challenge.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

To scale this activity for elementary and middle school-age kids, use the free printable packet below. For your younger STEM-ists, keep it playful!

  • Reusable/Fillable Plastic Christmas Ornament {small plastic container will work too}
  • Jingle Bells
  • Tissue Paper
  • Pom Poms
  • Tinsel
  • Bows
  • Anything Festive!

Let’s get the Jingle Bell STEM Challenge underway!

Explore the materials and plan your Jingle Bell STEM challenge. We started by actually placing a single jingle bell inside the ornament without any of the materials to check out the sound.

Supplies for Jingle Bells STEM Sound Christmas Science

Let’s get the Jingle Bell STEM Challenge underway! Explore the materials and plan your Jingle Bell STEM challenge. We started by actually placing a single jingle bell inside the ornament without any of the materials to check out the sound.

Experiment with different amounts of jingle bells. Note: We used one jingle bell for this Jingle Bell STEM Challenge, but your kids can test out different amounts or sizes of jingle bells too.

Pack in the pom poms, close it up, and give it a shake! Can you hear the jingle bell? Do you need to add more pom poms to the ornament? If you still hear the jingle bell, why do you think you still hear it? What can you change to try it again?

Run through the same scenario with each of the materials and see what happens! Which material worked better to quiet the jingle bell?

Jingle Bells STEM with Tissue Paper

My son found the anticipation of shaking the ornament to be a lot of fun during our Jingle Bell STEM challenge. Will it work? Could he hear it? What’s next? So many ways to predict and test theories.

Take your Jingle Bell STEM challenge further by testing out different combinations of materials. Why do some combinations work better than other combinations of materials? If you have older kids, have them take notes of the combinations tried and the results!

A Jingle Bell STEM Challenge is perfect for the whole family!

Enjoy Christmas and the holidays by exploring simple STEM activities at home with family.

Testing Jingle Bell STEM Christmas Science

What other materials could you add to this STEM challenge from around your house? There are so many possibilities for this simple STEM activity

Your challenge…How to quiet a jingle bell! Wonder if Santa has tried it?

PRINT OUT THESE FUN CHRISTMAS STEM CHALLENGE COUNTDOWN CARDS TOO!

Christmas STEM Challenge cards countdown calendar and Christmas advent calendar ideas for kids with free printable Christmas cards. Super fun STEM activities for kids that everyone in the family will enjoy! STEM challenges are always so much fun! #STEM #Christmas #kids

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