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Christmas Science Experiments


These Christmas science experiments are jam-packed with fun and exciting ideas to make this holiday season filled with wonder and exploration.

These Christmas science experiments are jam-packed with fun and exciting ideas to make this holiday season filled with wonder and exploration.



It’s my favorite time of year! And while of course, it’s fun to do all the traditional Christmas things like decorating gingerbread houses and listening to Christmas carols, but it’s also a great opportunity to try some Christmas science and STEM projects too.


Inspire some holiday learning with these awesome Christmas science experiments & STEM activities that are perfect for preschoolers to middle-schoolers.

9 Amazing Christmas Science Experiments to try this year!

Snow Storm in a Jar
Growing A Jeweled Rose

This fun experiment is a great way to learn about how snowstorms are created.

Crystal Candy Canes
Little Bins for Little Hands

This is a fun science activity where kids can actually check out how crystals grow and learn a bit about suspension science {chemistry}. – Little Bins for Little Hands

Hot Chocolate Science
Creative Family Fun

Try out this science experiment to find out which temperature of the water would dissolve the hot chocolate the quickest?

Grow your own Christmas Tree
Gift of Curiosity

Growing a Christmas tree sponge is a great way to combine science (e.g. botany) with a fine motor activity – Gift of Curiosity

Peppermint Water Science
Little Bins for Little Hands

This peppermint or candy cane science activity is also fun water sensory play as well. We explored quite a few of our senses along the way including sight, taste, smell, and touch! – Little Bins for Little Hands

Minty Slime
Schooling A Monkey

 To me, no scent says Christmas more than mint, so we made our slime mint-scented for a festive smell as well as look! – Schooling A Monkey

Grow a Grinch’s Heart
Creative Family Fun

Can you picture the scene in your head? The Grinch straining as he holds the sleigh balancing precariously on a mountaintop. He hears the singing and then pop, pop, pop, his heart fills with joy. – Creative Family Fun

Christmas Lava Lamp
Mom Inspired Life

Turn that classic lava lamp experiment into a little Christmas fun.

Jingle Bells Activity
Laly Mom

Jingle Bells doesn’t just have to be a fun song. Lalymom shows us how we can turn it into a fun activity as well.



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