during the holiday season. Some of the best ways to keep your students learning
and to prevent behavior problems is to engage them in STEM Christmas
activities. Students love STEM Christmas
Challenges. Here are a few of my favorites,
they are easy to implement and my students loved them.
Tree Challenge: Students will
construct Christmas trees using Spice Drops and tooth picks. Students will have a limited number of
resources and will have to make decisions while constructing their Christmas
Present or Snowball Catapults: Students
will design, create, engineer, and test a catapult that can deliver gifts to faraway
Challenge: Students will build Christmas Trees using candy
Tree Cup Challenge: Students will build
a Christmas Tree using small cups. The
goal is to build the tallest tree possible and to see how many pom-pom balls it
Christmas Tree Challenge: Students will build the tallest Christmas Tree possible
using 5 sheets of newspaper and a limited amount of tape.
Christmas Light Circuits is collection of resources that will help your students
experiment while learning about circuits. Students love exploring as they
are a great way for students to reinforce their math skills and
review previous learned concepts. Students will work on place value, decimals,
multi-digit multiplication, adding and subtraction fractions, fraction word
problems, volume, and basic operations. These worksheets can also help prepare
students for standardized testing.
Add some new Christmas songs to your poetry folders to increase students’
fluency. Also add some holiday flair to your math word problems for upper
grades. Students will enjoy learning while they are thinking about the holiday
season. Writing Prompts and “Make as Many Words” sheets are included. Click here to check out Upper Grades Christmas No Prep Packet!
the prompts on card stock and put a ring in the top corner. Place these cards
in your writing center to give students who struggle with coming up with topics
to write about a helping hand! There are 24 different Christmas themed writing
prompts that will help your students engage in writing while celebrating the
This is a great resource for your writing center or just to get your students
excited about writing about the Christmas Holiday. There are also 3 blank lined writing