Liven up your holiday lesson plans or screen free activity time with fabulous STEM Christmas activities that you can really do! STEM projects are an amazing opportunity to get your kids doing, thinking, and creating. No one says you can’t do holiday themed Christmas STEM activities. In fact holiday STEM is our favorite!
STEM CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES KIDS WILL LOVE TO TRY!
We love STEM and we love holidays. Visit us during each holiday season and you will find a tremendous amount of ideas. We love playful holiday themed activities that include a chance to learn and play, but you will also find simple science activities that work well for older kids too. You will find a year round list, so you can plan ahead.
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS STEM RESOURCES
Feel free to contact me if you would like some help planning a few for your classroom or family time. We have quite a few resource pages to take a look at too. Click on all the links in red to get started.
- FREE LEGO Christmas Countdown Calendar Printable and LEGO Advent Calendar Building Ideas
- Christmas Tree STEM Activities
- 25 Days of Christmas STEM Printable Challenge Cards
- 25 Days of Christmas Science and STEM Activities
- Super Simple Christmas Supplies STEM Activities
Check out the best Christmas STEM Activities Below!
WHY CHRISTMAS STEM?
For our Christmas STEM ideas, I divided up the categories of STEM into science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM is so important to introduce early on to young kids. You can also have a blast by making your STEM activities holiday themed.
STEM Notes: The best STEM activities will include two or more of the pillars that make up STEM. A great example is our popsicle stick catapult. Create a design and engineer a simple machine to learn about the physical sciences including energy, force, and motion. Test different weights of items to launch and measure the results.
STEM is the world all around us. Kids learn by observing the world around them, learning about the world around them, and by becoming a part of the world around them.
Don’t forget to grab your FREE set of Christmas STEM challenge cards…
SCIENCE for CHRISTMAS STEM
I picked out our top 10 most viewed Christmas science activities to share with you but we have tons more! Our original Christmas science activities collection is one of our most viewed resources for Christmas themed science projects.
Peppermint Oobleck is a great Non-newtonian fluids activity with common kitchen supplies.
Melting Christmas Trees baking soda science is a fun twist on a classic baking soda and vinegar science experiment.
A Christmas catapult is the perfect combination of engineering and physics.
Santa’s frozen hands is a very unique ice melting activity that is simple to set up.
Explore stain electricity with a Christmas theme and a jumping tinsel static experiment.
Santa’s magic milk is another twist on a classic science experiment.
Erupting ornaments with baking soda and vinegar is so easy to set up and great for large groups or just one kid too!
TECHNOLOGY for CHRISTMAS STEM
How can you incorporate technology into Christmas for young kids? We have a few simple ideas to get you started.
Make a homemade Light Box with Christmas Lights for exploring coloring mixing and more.
Make a Christmas coding ornament with the Binary Alphabet
Make a circuit Christmas tree that lights ups!
Build a light up Christmas tree
Try this Soft Circuits Christmas ornament!
ENGINEERING for CHRISTMAS STEM
A 3D Christmas tree STEAM craft is the perfect homemade Christmas craft.
Engineering with bows is one of our super simple Christmas STEM challenges.
Gift bag bridge building is a great way to use materials on hand and learn about bridge building.
Set up a tinker tree project using around the house items.
Ice tree sculpture is quite an unique project that you have to see and it is very easy to do at home!
A Christmas candy engineering challenge to build Santa’s chimney with gumdrops.
The easiest STEM challenge to set up anytime but check out our Christmas tree cup tower challenge!
Make a Christmas tinker kit to last the whole season long! Provide simple holiday themed tinkering materials to fuel your kid’s curiosity and bring out the inner inventor in any child.
Our LEGO Christmas scene building challenges will keep your kids busy as they use their own LEGO collection to come up with unique ideas at no cost! or try some of our super simple LEGO ornament ideas.
MATH for CHRISTMAS STEM
Check out some of the awesome Christmas math and STEM ideas we have tried and found from our great friends on the internet. This year I put them all in one place that’s easy to find and bookmark as a Christmas STEM math resource.
MAKE CHRISTMAS STEM ORNAMENTS
Our resource with the best STEM Christmas activities wouldn’t be complete without an equally amazing list of STEM/STEAM inspired Christmas ornaments.
Now you may not have a craft loving kids like me, and these ornament ideas are a great alternative. You can still spend time making ornaments this holiday season. Think outside the box!
Whether you plan out 25 days of STEM Christmas activities or just a few, we have something for everyone. Whether you need something that requires no set up or you have a whole afternoon to spend, there is a Christmas STEM project that’s perfect for your needs.
AWESOME STEM CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES EVERYONE WILL LOVE!
And for when you are looking to start up a few Winter themed science and STEM activities, click on the photos.