Free Christmas STEM Projects

December 3, 2020

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Can I admit that I literally had to stop myself from listing every single holiday STEM activity because they all looked like so much fun? Explore with me, these Free Christmas STEM Projects to make the very best out of your holiday season with learning and fun.

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I had to stop myself. My mind was racing with how much fun we will have for these next few weeks before Christmas. I was thinking of what supplies we needed and which we already had at home.

We LOVE Christmas in our home. The minute the fall air smells like pumpkin spice, you can feel the excitement at our house. We get so excited and gear up for decorations the minute Thanksgiving is over. Many years we already put up our decorations before Thanksgiving.

YES, we start baking. This year we have already tried some of the recipes in this article below. We started with the Candy Cane Holiday Bark to give to friends and family. They are soooooo scrumptious!

20 Easy Christmas Candy Recipes

20 Easy Christmas Candy Recipes text with image collage of examples of Christmas themed desserts

Christmas music? Right after Thanksgiving, I mean—- RIGHT after it. We are the screaming-Christmas-songs-at-the-top-of-our-lungs-in-the-car-type family.

Since we started STEAM projects in our homeschool last year, I was super excited to explore Christmas STEAM/STEM for the first time this year.

I am sure we can’t get through more than a handful this year. The hard part is narrowing down which we will do.

STEM and Christmas

If your kids enjoy STEM activities and love Christmas, this is a no-brainer. Christmas is coming and this is the perfect time to keep your children learning as you put down the worksheets and notebooks.

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and even the Arts with these Free Christmas STEM Projects and topical holiday STEM challenges below.

Christmas Science Experiments STEM Ideas | Lessons4LittleOnes

STEM Activities & Challenges for Christmas | Little Bins, Little Hands

Christmas STEM and STEAM Activities | Momgineer

12 Days of Christmas STEM | Carly and Adam

15 FUN Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Activities | The Homeschool Resource Room

12 Christmas STEM Activities Your Kids Will Love | Techie Homeschool Mom

Christmas STEM Activities for Kids text with image of a little girl decorating a gingerbread house

STEM Activities for 25 Days of Christmas | Lesson Plans

Jingle Bell Lego Maze: A Stem activity for kids | Edu-Go BLOCKS

Christmas STEM Challenge Cards Countdown Calendar (FREE Printable) | Little Bins, Little Hands

25 Creative Christmas STEM Activities for Elementary | STEAMsational

Christmas Magic Simple 5-Minute Science Activity | The STEM Laboratory

Grow the Grinch’s Heart Science Experiment | Creative Family Fun

25+ Christmas STEAM Projects for Busy Kids | Lemon Lime Adventures

20 Amazing Christmas STEM Activities | 123Homeschool4Me

Coding Christmas STEM Challenge | Little Bins, Little Hands

Christmas STEM Activities To Celebrate And Learn | STEAM Powered Family

Santa STEM Challenges | Science Sparks

Christmas Science Experiments: 5 Minute Holiday STEM Activities | Team-Cartwright

How to Set Up A Fun And Simple Christmas Engineering Activity | Fun-a-Day

All I Want for Christmas is STEM! | Teach Outside the Box

30 Christmas Science Experiments & STEM Activities | KC Edventures

Simple STEAM Christmas Tasks | STEM Activities for Kids

25 Christmas STEM Activities: Science, Tech, Engineering, Math | Learn in Color

25 Days of Christmas STEM text with image collage examples of Christmas themed crafts

Santa STEM Activity and Balloon Rocket Science for Kids | Little Bins, Little Hands

STEM Activity: Holiday Light Circuits | Nitty Gritty Science

5 Christmas STEM activities for your classroom | Curiosity and the Hungry Mind

12 Days Of Christmas STEAM Activities For Kids | Our Family Code

25 of the Best Christmas STEAM Activities for Preschoolers | Preschool STEAM

25 Christmas STEAM Challenges for Kids | Innovation Kids Lab

Christmas STEM (FREE) Challenge (Audio Message) | Joni Hutton

December STEM (FREE) | Live in the Hive with Bee

Build a Sleigh Christmas STEM FREEBIE | Apples to Applique

S.T.E.M. – Christmas Project (FREE) | The WANDerful World of Mr Swenson

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas STEM Pop-Up FREE Card | Sunflower Dayz

5 Fun and Easy STEM Christmas Activities | Teaching the Stars

DIY Light-Up Christmas Cards | Mama Smiles

Simple Christmas STEM Activity For Preschoolers | Stay at Home Educator

29 Festive Christmas STEM Activities for Kids | Hess Unacademy

Christmas STEM Challenge: Jingle All The Way | Mrs. Willyerd’s Virtual Classroom

Christmas Science Experiments for a STEM Holiday | The Learning Hypothesis

FREE Christmas Tree Theme STEM

Christmas Tree STEM Activities | Left Brain, Craft Brain

3D Christmas Tree Engineering Challenge for Kids | STEAMsational

Christmas Stem Activities – Building a Christmas Tree with LEGO | 123Homeschool4Me

Oh Christmas Tree: A Micro Mini Unit and STEM Challenge | Angela Huggins

FREE Gingerbread-Themed STEM

FREEBIE! Gingerbread Engineering STEM Activity and Extended Response Question | 21st Century K

Gingerbread House STEM Challenge | The Primary Brain

FREE Gingerbread House Stem Activity | Morgan Miller

Gingerbread Man Unit For Kindergarten And First Grade | Primary Theme Park

Christmas STEM: Gingerbread House Paper Circuits | Teach Beside Me

DIY paper gingerbread house

FREE Candy Theme STEM

Candy Cane Coding STEAM Activity for Kids | Left Brain, Craft Brain

Christmas Science Experiment & STEM Challenge: Candy Cane Construction Bridge | Preschool Powol Packets

candy cane construction bridge

Magic Bending Candy Canes STEM Activity for Kids | Lemon Lime Adventures

STEM Candy Cane Activity FREE | Otten in Fourth

Christmas STEM Activity: Gumdrop Christmas Tree | Jennifer Findley

8 Gum Drop Structure Challenges with A Christmas Theme | You’ve Got This Math

STEM Challenge: Gumdrop Christmas Tree (FREE) | Mags Loves Math

Holiday STEAM Activities For Kids – Measurements With Peppermints | Playground Parkbench

FREE Reindeer Theme STEM

Flying Reindeer: Christmas STEM for Kids | TEAM Cartwright

Reindeer STEM Activity | JDaniel4’s Mom

Flying Reindeer Stem Challenge for Kids | The Educator’s Spin on It

Olive the Other Reindeer STEM Activity | Carly and Adam

Rudolf Races – Balloon Physics Christmas STEM Game | STEAM Powered Family

Can you make Rudolph Fly? A Christmas STEM Project | Royal Baloo

FREE Elf-Themed STEM Activities

Elf On The Shelf Ideas – STEM Challenges | Science Sparks

Christmas STEM: Build an Elf Zipline | There’s Just One Mommy

Elf Secret Message Decoder FREE | The STEM Laboratory

Christmas STEM: Build an Elf House | There’s Just One Mommy

FREE Winter-Themed Christmas STEM

Winter STEM with Snowflakes | STEM Activities for Kids

Late Winter STEM Challenges | Feel-Good Teaching

Christmas – Winter STEM Challenge Events | Feel-Good Teaching

Christmas/Winter STEM Challenges: Sleigh/Sled & Slope | Feel-Good Teaching

Winter Holiday FREE STEM Cards | Mrs Chase Inspiring the Core

Igloo Holiday/ Winter STEM Challenge (FREE) | hello fourth

Winter STEM Activity For Preschool: Evergreen Tree Building Challenge | The Preschool Toolbox

Snowball Fight STEM Activity | Carly and Adam

Geoboard Snowflakes STEM Activity for Kids | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Geoboard Snowflakes

Which free Christmas STEM projects will your family explore this year?

Free Christmas STEM Projects

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