Christmas movies are fun, Christmas baking is fun, and Christmas caroling is fun, but what’s the most fun of all? Christmas STEM! Go ahead and add these Christmas STEM challenge cards to your planned activities this holiday season. I love science and STEM for the holidays, and you can too. Print out our free Christmas STEM challenge cards to add extra merriment to your holiday season.
PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS STEM CHALLENGE CARDS FOR KIDS!
Fun Christmas STEM Activities!
Explore the changing seasons with STEM. These free Christmas theme STEM activities are perfect for engaging kids in science, technology, engineering, and math as they complete fun challenges!
You need easy ideas for the kids right?
I want these printable Christmas STEM activity cards to be a simple way to have fun with your kids. They can be used in the classroom as easily as they can be used at home. Print, cut, and laminate to use over and over again.
What do Christmas STEM challenges look like?
STEM challenges are usually open-ended suggestions to solve a problem or challenge that is meant to get your kids thinking about and using the design process.
What’s the design process? I’m glad you asked! In many ways, it’s a series of steps an engineer, inventor, or scientist would go through when trying to solve a problem. Read more about that here.
How to set your kids up for Christmas STEM challenges
Mostly, you have the opportunity to use what you have and let your kids get creative with simple materials
Take a look at these quick STEM prompts with common Christmas materials:
My pro tip is to grab a large, clean, and clear plastic tote or bin. Every time you come across a cool item you would normally toss into recycling, toss it in the bin instead. This goes the same for packaging materials and items you may otherwise throw away.
Plus, you can make up an inexpensive Christmas tinkering kit.
Standard STEM materials to save include:
- paper towel tubes
- toilet roll tubes
- plastic bottles
- tin cans (clean, smooth edges)
- old CDs
- cereal boxes, oatmeal containers
- bubble wrap
- packing peanuts
You can definitely make sure you have:
- glue and tape
- markers and pencils
- rulers and measuring tape
- recycled goods bin
- non-recycled goods bin
- fun themed items from the craft or dollar store to match the holiday or season
Start with these Christmas STEM ideas and build from there. Of course, we have challenge cards for each new season and holiday!
- Fall STEM Challenge Cards
- Apple STEM Challenge Cards
- Pumpkin STEM Challenge Cards
- Halloween STEM Challenge Cards
- Snowflake STEM Challenge Cards
- Winter STEM Challenge Cards