Here are the activities we have done ourselves. We are Christian, so those are the holidays we focused on. However, there are way more holidays to consider than just those. So here are some links to even more holiday fun. (And if you have suggestions for other holidays for me to add, please let me know! Thank you!)
Holiday activities are always a hit with kids! This list is full of science experiments, free printables, STEM projects, learning games, and more. Everything you need for a fun holiday full of learning.
These activities are listed by holiday in chronological order. So we start at the beginning of the year and end in December with Christmas and New Year.
Pro tip: My kids get excited about all the holidays all year long. So don't be afraid to try these even if it isn't that holiday!
Note: As I am a Christian, there are activities on this list for Christian holidays. They don't focus on the religious aspect of the holidays, but they are based on those themes.
I don't want to be disrespectful towards other faiths and belief systems, so I haven't created activities for holidays I don't celebrate. If there is a holiday you would like ideas for I would be more than happy to help you out. Let me know, I'll do my research, and I'll come up with something respectful and fun.
Start the year out with love, fun, and learning. Learn how to make easy Valentine's Day gummies and learn more about how the human heart works. Plus, get the most unique DIY Valentine's that will wow your kids.
Easter can be so full of learning and science! From chromatography decorations to Easter egg bath bombs, jelly bean coding to edible jelly bean slime, DIY Peeps launcher to DIY geode eggs. Oh, and the Easter Egg Rocket Challenge. There is so much for you to check out here.
Halloween can be so much, cute and creative to spooky and creepy. It's all fun though. With Halloween STEM and learning you can find free printables, creepy slimes, cauldron bath bombs, and oozing pumpkins. Plus get a list of the 50 best Halloween crafts.
Thanksgiving is a busy holiday for moms. There is a lot to do, limited time, and the shadow of Christmas looms. Perfect time for activities for the kids. Get crafts, free printables, and learn how to make the easiest Thankful Tree ever.
Christmas isn't all about presents, it's about learning too! (At least I tell my kids that.) Get the best holiday slimes and sensory bins, I-Spy bottles and free printables. You can make unique crystal ornaments, dino snow globes, and make a reindeer fly. Seriously, you have got to try these activities.