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.

It's so easy to take any classic science experiment and put a Christmas spin on it!

And there are so many beautiful materials and great opportunities to incorporate an easy science experiment or STEM activity in the day too!

I'm excited to bring you a great list of Christmas-themed science experiments & activities that are perfect for some holiday learning at home or in the classroom. 


Christmas science experiments for preschool, elementary and middle school

30 Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Activities

From kids from preschoole to middle school, this list has something for all ages with these holiday-themed science experiments & activities.

Use Christmas materials such as 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

Think chemistry, physics and more!

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 Kit!

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

Grow your own crystal Christmas Tree

OR use this kit (and learn some plant biology) to grow your own LIVE Christmas tree!

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 Online & Tech Learning Activities

Online learning ideas with a Christmas theme!

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


Science activities and experiments with a Christmas theme!

Christmas Engineering Challenges

Holiday building at its' best!

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

Counting, graphs, patterns and more!

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 know a math lover, try The Math Inspector & the Case of the Christmas Caper story for a fun challenge!



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


More Christmas Activities:

40 Totally Useful Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers to Teens

Christmas Around the World Map Challenge

Christmas Charades & Pictionary Games {w/printable cards!}


Christmas science experiments and STEM activities for preschoolers, big kids, tweens and teens!

Christmas Coupons for Kids {free printables!}
Christmas Charades Game & Pictionary Words {printa...