Still looking for a few quick and easy Christmas activities for kids? Whether you have a few days until Christmas or a few weeks, simple Christmas STEM and sensory activities are perfect any time. I love quick and easy because that means less mess, less prep, and more fun! From simple ornaments to science experiments, we have lot son fun ways to enjoy the holiday season.
EASY CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES AND STEM PROJECTS FOR KIDS
All of these quick and easy Christmas activities use just a few materials. Many you may already have and the rest are easy to pick up.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact red and green colored items you see. These quick and easy Christmas activities work all year round too.
Christmas science, Christmas sensory, and Christmas STEM activities
Make time to try a few of these Christmas ideas this season or even during the Winter break. You can also enjoy some of these activities Christmas Eve or Christmas Day with family and friends. Click on all the red links below to see how to set up our activities.
Sensory play is a fun way to engage the senses. Our Christmas Cookie Cloud Dough is both taste safe and quick to make. A couple simple kitchen ingredients and you have a very neat sensory play material. Our easy homemade cloud dough recipe is fun all year round.
Candy Cane Salt Dough is a fun alternative to the traditional salt dough recipe. A pretty color and a wonderful smell, candy cane salt dough is perfect sensory play. Plus you can make ornaments for the tree!
Science is always a hit with young kids. Many science activities are called kitchen science experiments because you can find a bunch of cool science supplies right in your own kitchen. The Christmas science activities below are quick, easy, and very popular.
Track Santa on Christmas Eve for a new and fun family tradition that is also an awesome STEM activity.
Engineering Christmas challenges are a fun way to use materials you already have in a creative or new way. Our LEGO Marble Maze and 25+ Christmas LEGO ideas are a fun starting point for encouraging engineering with LEGO bricks you already have.
We also have several Christmas tree engineering ideas that include play dough and straws, cardboard, ice, and styrofoam. I bet you have a bunch of these materials already around the house. Or try out our 3D paper Christmas tree!
Another quick and easy Christmas activity is building structures with gumdrops. Always a hit with kids and the adults even get in on it.
Don’t forget to grab your FREE set of Christmas STEM challenge cards…
MATH can be fun with simple activities like Christmas Tangrams. Print out the set from the link and see what you can make with the shapes. I cut out tangrams in red and green. Challenging your kids to count out 100 Christmas themed items around your house including bows, presents, candy canes, and anything else you might have. We counted 25 bows, 3 stockings, 20 candy canes, 2 stars, and 50 small round ornaments. Try using a tally mark system for keeping track!
Quick and Easy Christmas Activities for a Family Christmas!
Have you always wanted to try a few Christmas activities with your kids but thought you just didn’t have the time. Here, we love doing activities that any family can do together with just a few inexpensive supplies. I hope you will try a few and let me know how you liked them!
Enjoy Science and STEM all year round. Check out the great ideas below!
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.