This post is for letter “S” in the 2016 ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series.
Every year my family dives into our Christmas traditions with enthusiasm. We put up the decorations, put together our “bucket list,” watch our favorite movies, and above all, keep Christ first. In our homeschooling, we take on a lighter load during the holiday season but continue with more in-depth Bible study and a few fun projects like our Christmas Lego challenges. This year, we’re looking forward to adding a fun new element to our learning: Christmas STEM activities!
STEM activities (Science Technology Engineering and Math) can be as simple or complex as you like, and appeal to multiple ages. In fact, STEM gift ideas are perfect for the kids in your life because they are fantastic for learning and play all year round! Using STEM Christmas activities during the holidays will keep you learning in a light and fun way. You’ll be creating memories while nicely supplementing your homeschool studies throughout the month of December!
We’ve gathered a fantastic set of Christmas STEM activities for you to try out this year. Enjoy!
Holiday Brick Challenges – Enjoy the fun holiday LEGO challenge prompts and studies my family uses for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter! There are also other Bible-themed challenges available. Or make your own as a family!
Crystal Candy Canes from Go Science Girls – Make Borax Christmas candy canes for a fun science experiment, gift idea, and Christmas tree decoration!
“Frozen” Crystallized Pinecones from Planet Smarty Pants – A fun twist on the typical Borax crystallization experiment!
25 Day Christmas STEM Countdown Tree from Little Bins for Little Hands
Tracking Santa from Little Bins for Little Hands – Such creative ideas for turning this tradition into STEM activities!
Circuit-Tree from STEAM Powered Family – Such a fun and unique idea. Love the LEGO base too!
Crystal Wreath Ornament from STEAM Powered Family – A great gift or tree decoration idea!
Snowy Fir Tree from Go Science Girls – Explore salt crystallization while making a pretty snow frost tree!
DIY Angel Ornament from The Educator’s Spin on It- Try this fun math activity while making the classic angel ornaments!
Dancing Jingle Bells Experiment from Modern Preschool – Love this simple and fun idea using jingle bells!
Christmas Tree Sponge from Gift of Curiosity – Such a cute idea for a growing project with a Christmas theme!
Fizzy Bath Bomb from Adventure in a Box – Another fun way to explore the fizzy nature of baking soda, plus it doubles as a DIY gift idea!
Build a Christmas tree with newspaper and staples with Handmade Kids Art
Magnetic Jingle Bell Painting from Handmade Kids Art!
Reindeer STEM Challenge from The Educator’s Spin on It – Have fun with this reindeer STEM challenge using recycled items!
Christmas Tree Fizzy Painting from Gift of Curiosity – My kids would love this fun art/science activity!
Candy Cane Science Experiment from Preschool Powol Packet – includes a downloadable printable to go with it!
Balancing Pom-Pom Tree from JDaniel4’s Mom – A fun and simple activity for the littles!
More Great Christmas STEM Ideas
- Download 25 more great Christmas STEAM Challenges from Handmade Kids Art!
- Christmas Tree Science Activities from iGameMom
- Experiment with Christmas Leftovers from Share It! Science News – Don’t toss the poinsettias or candy canes!
- Another candy cane dissolving experiment, this time from Gift of Curiosity and using different mediums
Tauna is a Jesus follower, wife, mom, [domestically challenged] homemaker, homeschooler, and writer. Join her at ProverbialHomemaker.com, where she works to bring you encouragement and tools for the journey. Connect with Tauna on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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