What holiday gift do your children want most? STEM activities.
Okay, maybe that isn’t entirely true. But Christmas can be a great time to dive into some really fun learning activities and explore the world around you.
Here are some of the best STEM and learning activities your kids will adore doing this holiday season.
Note: We celebrate Christmas, so that’s what a lot of our winter activities focus on. But Christmas isn’t the only holiday going on. If you would like more winter holiday activities check out these great resources:
(And if you need some real STEM gift ideas I have the list you need. The list that tells you which toys can take a beating. The list of STEM activities that will actually keep your kids entertained for hours. And the list that will let you find the perfect STEM gift on a budget. Real mom suggestions here: The Real STEM Gift Guide Every Parent Needs)
What's In This Post?
- Christmas STEM and Learning Activities
- Christmas Science Experiments: 5 Minute Holiday STEM Activities
- Christmas Counting Worksheet: Santa Math Fun!
- Christmas Tree Tinker Tray Engineering Challenge
- Christmas Slime For Kids! Holiday Sensory STEM
- Homemade Crystal Ornaments: Christmas Science for Kids!
- Flying Reindeer: Christmas STEM for Kids
- Snow Sensory Bins: Must Do Winter Activities for Kids
- I Spy Bottles: Engaging Sensory Independent Play
- Dinosaur Snow Globe: A Unique DIY Holiday Craft
- Homemade Marbled Ornaments: Color Mixing Christmas STEM
Christmas STEM and Learning Activities
Nothing says Christmas like STEM! Okay, maybe a few things do. But embracing the holiday season is a great way to get your kids excited about science and learning!
These super fun holiday stem activities are just what your children need to get ready for Christmas and keep their learning skills sharp over the holiday break.
Christmas Science Experiments: 5 Minute Holiday STEM Activities
The Christmas season is busy, I totally get that. So these are 5 minute STEM activities. You have what you need in your home already and you can put these together in no time. (And bonus, your kids will probably want to play with them for longer so you can get some wrapping done!)
Watch a candy cane color spread, make a marshmallow shooter, see the Grinch's heart grow with a chemical reaction, and more!
Christmas Counting Worksheet: Santa Math Fun!
This is such a simple game, but my kids could not get enough of it. Practice number sense and counting while filling in Santa's beard. Your children can play it alone or play the game together and see who wins.
And yes, the Santa printable is free in this post!
Christmas Tree Tinker Tray Engineering Challenge
This is a super fun Christmas engineering challenge. Can your kids make a Christmas tree out of the materials in this tinker tray? Learn how to make a simple but creative tinker tray and encourage problem-solving skills. This is one of those must do activities that your kids will want to do over and over.
Christmas Slime For Kids! Holiday Sensory STEM
There is a slime for every occasion and I love that. Candy cane slime, ice slime, Grinch slime and more. Which one will you make first?
Homemade Crystal Ornaments: Christmas Science for Kids!
You can make your own crystal ornaments at home! These are a great way to teach your kids about crystals and molecular structures. And don't worry, it is ridiculously easy to make these. Your kids will want to make more and more! (Bonus, learn the science behind crystals too!)
Flying Reindeer: Christmas STEM for Kids
Want to make reindeer fly at home? This fun and easy STEAM activity will wow your kids and create a fun holiday tradition. Learn about Newton's Laws of Motion and make a cute reindeer craft!
Snow Sensory Bins: Must Do Winter Activities for Kids
Christmas snow is magical. And you can bring that snow inside without the mess. Make the winter wonderland your kids want and help them learn with snow year-round!
I Spy Bottles: Engaging Sensory Independent Play
Make simple seek and find bottles and create the perfect quiet time holiday activity. Work on focus, perseverance, and observation skills with these personalized bottles. You have to try them.
Dinosaur Snow Globe: A Unique DIY Holiday Craft
Make a unique and fun snow globe! Encourage a love of science and the holidays with this magical sensory activity. (It's easier than you'd think!)
Homemade Marbled Ornaments: Color Mixing Christmas STEM
Color mixing really grabs children's attention. These simple ornaments turn out looking really cool. They are perfect for gifts or making at parties (no mess!). Practice colors with your little ones and create memorable ornaments they will be so proud of.
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