Posted by: Jacquie Fisher   

30 Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Activities

Inspire some holiday learning with these awesome Christmas science experiments & STEM activities!

Christmas is my favorite time of year!  

Time to relax with family, enjoy some Christmas games & even squeeze in some holiday learning too.

There are so many beautiful materials and great opportunities to add STEM to decorating and learning! I'm excited to bring you a great list of Christmas science experiments & activities that are perfect for some holiday learning at home or in the classroom. 


30 Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Activities

From preschooler to middle school kids, there is something for all ages in these holiday science experiments & activities.

Use Christmas themed materials like ribbon, wrapping paper, and all things red and green to encourage young minds to explore the worlds of science, engineering, and math.  These are perfect to add to your Advent Countdown or use as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Activities to keep the kids busy & thinking over the holiday break.

In addition to the awesome experiments, we're also including affiliate links to some of our favorite science resources too (they make great hoiday gifts & stocking stuffer ideas!)


Christmas Science Experiments

Holiday Sink or Float Experiment {w/free printable} || Edventures with Kids

Christmas Melting Ice Art and Science Kids' Activity || Mini Monets and Mommies

Dripping Goo Fine Motor Activity || Parenting From The Heart

Create Your own Snow! || Steve Spangler Science

Science Experiment: Bend Your Candy Cane || Preschool Powol Packets

The Amazing Scents of Christmas Science/Sensory Activity || Edventures with Kids

Preschool Christmas STEM Experiments with Play Dough || Schooling A Monkey

Dancing Jingle Bells Christmas Science || Modern Preschool

Bath Bomb Christmas Ornaments with Surprise Inside || Adventure in a Box

Art & Science: Melted Crayon Christmas Tree || Edventures with Kids


Holiday Tech Learning

14 Online Christmas Games & Activities || Edventures with Kids

Circuit-Tree ~ A STEAM Powered Activity for the Holidays || STEAM Powered Family

DIY Light-Up Christmas Cards || Mama Smiles

30 Free Online Holiday Books for Kids || Edventures with Kids


Building & Engineering Challenges

Engineer Challenge: Build a Gingerbread House || Edventures with Kids

Christmas Science with Magnatiles & Jingle Bells || And Next Comes L

Christmas Activity – Balancing Pom-Pom Tree || JDaniel'4's Mom

Invitation to Build: Gumdrop Christmas Trees || Left Brain Craft Brain

Ice Ornaments || Red Ted Art

Jingle Bells Coupling Chain for Wooden Trains || Play Trains

Christmas Engineering Activity for Kids || Fun A Day

Christmas Egg Drop Project || Lemon Lime Adventures

Christmas STEAM Challenge: Design a Sleigh for Santa || Handmade Kids Art


Christmas-y Math Activities

Christmas Pattern Block Challenge Cards || You Clever Monkey

Gingerbread Math Scavenger Hunt || Edventures with Kids

Holiday Graph Art (great classroom math activity!)

Christmas Tree Hundred Chart Art || Living Montessori Now

Christmas Pentomino Challenge || Planet Smarty Pants

Christmas Lights Pony Bead Counting Sticks ||The Preschool Toolbox

Ornament Sorting || Busy Toddler

Santa Chute Christmas STEM for Little Learners || Mrs. Jones's Creation Station

Symmetry Christmas Tree Art Project for Kids || Buggy and Buddy



And if you have kids who love experiments, here are a few outstanding books that would be perfect to put under the tree this year!

The Curious Kid's Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-On Activities for Ages 4-8

First Science Encyclopedia

STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for Kids



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40 Totally Useful Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers to Teens

Christmas Around the World Map Challenge


12 Days of Christmas Activities {with printables!}
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