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Don’t miss out on these Best Christmas Science Activities! You’re going to love all the fun activities here that are great for a wide variety of ages. The kids will love having hands on fun and learning during the holiday season as well.
Once the holiday season arrives, we actually find ourselves spending a bit more time inside being creative. The kids are really interested in Science so we always spend a ton of time with STEM activities.
These are just a few of our favorites and I hope you like them, too! There is plenty of time to make your way down the list!
Best Christmas Science Activities
Pick and choose where to start on this list. You can’t go wrong – I promise. Have the kids read along with you and choose what you want to do.
From candy canes to Christmas tree fun, these activities are all about Christmas. You can easily do something every single day and the kids won’t even realize that they’re learning.
We incorporate a ton of these into our homeschooling days and the kids absolutely love it. Most of them are simple enough that I can be there for parental supervision while I watch their confidence grow with learning.
Recommended Christmas Books for Kids
Don’t forget the holiday books! You know that we’re pretty crazy about reading and these Christmas books are some of our favorites! Take a peek and see what you think – they’re just so cute and fun to read.
The best part about reading Christmas books is that they’re entertaining and get the kids excited about the holiday season. There are a ton of Christmas books that are great to read so make sure to choose a few from this list and then find some that are new as well.
If you can give books as Christmas gifts, that’s a great idea, too. The kids will love having their very own books to read and you’ll love knowing that they’re having a blast reading! It’s a win-win!
Construction Site: Merry and Bright: A Christmas Lift-the-Flap Book (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site)Little Red Sleigh: A Heartwarming Christmas Book For ChildrenThe Littlest Reindeer (Littlest Series)The Night Before Christmas Hardcover: The Classic Edition, The New York Times Bestseller (Christmas Book)Secret Santas: And the Twelve Days of Christmas GivingDasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever
This science activity is super fun! They’ll love having STEM combined with a little bit of a mess to see just how fun science can be.
Talk to the kids about what they think is going to happen and then see how close they are once the experiment takes place.
Even though a fizzy experiment is listed right above on this list, make sure that you do this one, too! You can have too many experiments that fizz!
Wondering how many STEM challenges you can do as a family? These STEM cards can help with that. Challenge yourself and the kids to have fun with STEM!
While you might want to eat these cookies, but there are STEM activities and science to happen! Make sure to add this to your holiday learning list!
I also think that adding in a fun decorating gingerbread contest is a great follow up to this activity!
Recommended Science Supplies
Even though these activities are really simple to do, it’s always a good idea to have science supplies on hand. These are the main ones that we have in our house just so that we can tackle any science activities that the kids want to do when they want to do them.
Arm & Hammer Pure Baking SodaHeinz All-Natural Distilled White Vinegar, 5% Acidity, 16 Fl Ounce (1 Pint)6PK Beakers, 600ml – Low Form with Spout – White, 50ml Graduations – Borosilicate 3.3 Glass – Eisco LabsBeaker, Flask, Cylinder Set, 3.3 Boro. Glass – 9 Pieces – Beaker Set, Flask Set, and Graduated Cylinder Set, Karter Scientific 233N2Extend Lab 50PCS of 3ml Disposable Plastic Pipettes Dropper, Suitable for Liquid Transfer Eye Dropper & Science Laboratory – Pack of 50
Don’t forget the slime! The kids are going to have so much fun making slime. Slime is something that we play with a lot in our house and holiday slime is great!
Make sure that the kids store the slime so that it doesn’t dry out. Putting it away in a container is a must or it’s going to dry out fast!
Looking for more super cool experiments? This list is full of them! Make sure to work through them all so that you can have fun together learning.
It’s always fun to have a lot of choices when figuring out what to do!
LEGOS are so much fun! Not only are they fun to build with but they’re fun to use as learning, too. LEGOS are great for STEM and learning fun!
Have a few extra candy canes lying around the house? Why not use them for science fun instead of having the kids eating them like candy? This is a huge hit!
You can use red and white candy canes or even get ones that are different colors!
Can you and the kids build Christmas trees? Why not try this 3D STEM challenge? Anything 3D is always a great learning experience.
As you can see, there are so many fun STEM holiday activities for kids. They’re a great learning tool and the perfect way to pass the time. Since the kids are always wanting something to do, why not give them something that is creative?
The more that you can do from this list, the better! It’s a simple way to have them use their minds to showcase their love of STEM. So many fun holiday STEM activities are just waiting to be done!