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.
(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)
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.
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!)
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!
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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