25+ Christmas STEAM Projects for Busy Kids

It never fails, as soon as Halloween is over, the stores and newsfeeds start to fill with Christmas everything. Christmas cookies to Christmas presents, Christmas crafts to Christmas activities. It can feel overwhelming, daunting and exhausting without even starting any of it. What if I told you that you could entertain your kids, keep them calm, and enjoy the holiday season with one simple resource? Pretty cool, right? If you are trying to keep your head above water during the holiday season, but still value good old fashion fun experiences for your kids, you are going to love these 25 Christmas STEAM projects for busy kids.

25 Christmas STEAM Projects for kids

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From the time I was a little girl, I have always loved Christmas. The smell in the air as fall turns to winter. The hustle and bustle in the stores. The tunes on the radio. I love it all. However, now that I have kids, I find myself getting overwhelmed with all of the holiday to do lists and wish I was that little girl from so many years ago. That’s why during the holiday season, I make a point to cut my to-do list down to a minimum and fill my days with memory making plans with the kids. Since science is such a big love in our family, you can bet we fill our days with Christmas themed science. It seems like an easy and natural fit for us. It comes natural for us.

In fact, on days when things are getting hairy and crazy, I whip out one of my favorite Christmas STEAM activities and my kids immediately calm and become engrossed for hours. How could I not share this awesome secret holiday tool with you?

25+ Christmas STEAM Projects for Busy Kids

What you need is a plan this December. You need something at your fingertips that will keep your kids engaged, learning and having fun without you having to plan everything.

I have partnered with the STEAM Kids authors again to create a plan just for you! We have put together an awesome resource that is sure to boost creativity, especially if you have an engineer or tinkerer you are trying to entertain.

Before I get to that, I want to share some of our favorite Christmas STEAM projects.

Christmas STEAM Projects

Christmas STEAM Science Projects for Busy Kids

Exploring Snow on Light Tables
Does Snow Sink or Float
How to Catch Snowflakes
Snow Storm In a Jar
Dissolving Candy Canes 
Why Do Pinecones Open?

Christmas STEAM Engineering Projects for Busy Kids

Building Structures with Candy Gum Drops
Chocolate Building Challenge
Building Igloos with Marshmallows
Christmas Egg Drop Project

Getting Started with STEAM Projects for Busy Kids

If STEAM is new to you and you aren’t sure where to start. Have no fear! Here are some of our favorite starter guides and gift guides for busy kids!

Getting Started with Science Questioning
8 Science and Engineering Practices Every Kid Should Learn
The Science of Sensory Dough
The Best Planning Books for Teaching Inquiry Based Science

Best Science Experiments for Little Engineers
3 Genius Tips for Raising Out of the Box Thinkers

Top 10 Gifts for Kids Who Love Science Experiments
20 Spectacular Science Kits for Kids

These ideas are a great starting point to squash boredom and get your kids begging for more learning ideas. However, I think I have a resource that is even better.

STEAM Christmas Projects

STEAM KIDS CHRISTMAS EBOOK | Inside our new book you’ll find 25 days of holiday projects for kids, plus a printable, buildable advent calendar, Christmas STEAM Challenge Cards, and shopping lists to make prep easy. This book will help you inspire your kids to engineer, create, design, explore and build the unimaginable. Never again hear the words “I’m bored” muttered from your kids.

Steam Kids Christmas

For our new book, STEAM Kids Christmas, we’ve partnered with Rudolph and given STEAM a frosty coating of snow, North Pole antics and a lot of sparkling Christmas trees. And packed 25 days of fun into a printable advent calendar ready for daily reveals. We show you step by step how to get your kid to beg you for the next day’s easy-prep activities.

Created by an MIT engineer, award winning educators, designers, and homeschooling experts, STEAM Kids will inspire your children to:

question like a scientist
design like a technologist
build like an engineer
create like an artist
deduce like a mathematician
– and, most importantly –
play like a kid!

Christmas Science Experiments for Kids

Christmas STEAM Kids Launch Special

We are adding in A FREE EBOOK of STEAM packed coloring activities for kids. This ebook is perfect for when holiday prep just got real and you need a few moments of quiet from the kids. Pop them down with over 25 pages of cool holiday coloring activities like 3-D paper crafts, Christmas tree tessellations, Santa color by numbers, learn to draw tutorials, and they’ll be learning a little math and getting their art on before you know it! 

STEAM Kids Christmas Steam projects


Pick up a copy of the book this week (11/9/2016) and you’ll get a special launch price AND an extra 25+ page STEAM Kids Christmas Coloring e-book. Save $10 this week only! Launch price is $9.99 (a $19.98 value!). (click here if you live in EU)


Christmas Coloring Book

I don’t know about you, but I am pretty excited about the coloring book and just how much stress this will save during the holiday season! I’m printing it off right now and adding it to my calm down kit for my kiddos. I know this will come in handy this season!

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That’s not all! If you are new here, and missed our original best selling STEAM Kids book, it’s not too late. For this week only, we are bundling our books together, so you can get all three of these awesome books for one low price of 19.99!!!


Click Here to Buy All Three Books at over 40% Off This Week Only!

Not quite ready to jump in, don’t worry… you can hop over and grab a FREE Preview which includes 2 sample activities, 6 sample challenge cards, and the table of contents of the book! 

Steam kids Christmas Sample

I love hearing and learning about more ways to boost creativity with STEAM activities! Please, don’t hesitate to comment, email, or share pictures on social media so we can celebrate awesome learning taking place and boredom being squashed. If you post on social media, you can use the hashtag #steamkidsbook so we can easily spot your awesomeness!

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