Science Experiments for Christmas are great for in the classroom, science club, or to do with your kids after school. Use the positive energy of the season’s festivities to get your young children excited about science. Here are 7 easy to prepare and fun to do experiments for kids.
Science Experiments for Christmas
1. Christmas Sensory Tub
Build a Christmas Sensory Tub like the one from Imagination Tree. Find ways to engage all 5 senses with the inclusion on bells, cinnamon sticks, and real candy canes to taste! Have an older child too? Write vocabulary words on card stock rectangles and add them to the sensory bin too.
- Red and Green Pom Poms
- Pretend Candy Canes
- Foam Stars
- any other kid-safe items you have on hand.
To put an “educational” spin on it. Add some festive science vocabulary on foam rectangles or note cards.
2. Ice Ornaments
- natural items such as cranberries or seeds.
- containers to freeze items in.
3. Christmas Tree Chromatography
4. Sleigh Races
- Lego Car Base
- Card stock
- Jingle bells (optional)
5. Shadow Puppet Stories
- Black paper
- Flashlight or other light source.
6. Candy Cane Science Experiments
- Candy canes
- Glass jars
7. Christmas Baubles
- Glass Jar
- Food Coloring
Pin and DO These Science Experiments!
Don’t just pin these science experiments to your Christmas or Winter Science Pinterest Board – do them. In fact, bring out the supplies for each right now. Set the materials in a box or bag. Having the materials out and ready will make you more likely to do them with your kids! (I know this from experience!!!!)