I like to start planning for special events ahead of time, so I gathered a variety of Christmas-themed ideas to share! There are over 25 Christmas science experiments and sensory activities for kids gathered below. Let me know which ones strike your fancy!
Christmas science experiments and sensory activities for kids
The collection of Halloween science and sensory activities were a big hit, so we had fun putting together a Christmas-themed collection too!
Click on the colored text below to be taken to each activity!
Christmas Science: Baking Soda, Vinegar and Cookie Cutters from Inspiration Laboratories
Christmas Sink or Float from Science Sparks
Grow Your Own Christmas Tree Sponge from Gift of Curiosity
Snowy Christmas Tree Science from Left Brain Craft Brain
Ice Ornaments from Red Ted Art
Dissolving Candy Cane Experiment from A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Christmas Ice Star Experiment from Toddler Approved
Building Structures with Gum Drops from Lemon Lime Adventures
Christmas Tree Crystals from We Made That
Fizzing Christmas Tree Experiment from Love, Play, Learn
Christmas Science with Magna-Tiles and Jingle Bells from And Next Comes L
Dissolving Coal Science from Reading Confetti
Christmas Sensory Bin and Related Activities from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Sticky Scented Rice Christmas Sensory Play from Crayon Box Chronicles
Make the House Smell Like Christmas from Nothing if Not Intentional
Gingerbread Play Dough from Buggy and Buddy
Golden Cinnamon Sensory Tub from The Imagination Tree
Sugarplum Play Dough Recipe from The Simple Parent
Demolish a Snowman Sensory Play from Fun at Home with Kids
Dyed Pasta Christmas Sensory Bin from Teaching Mama
Play Dough Christmas Cookie Decorating from Happy Hooligans
Simple Christmas Sensory Play from My Nearest and Dearest
Christmas Tree Sensory Bin from How Wee Learn
Sugar Cookie Play Dough from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Are you inspired to try some Christmas science experiments or sensory activities now? Which activities would your kids like the most?
Christmas Resources for Preschool Teachers
Save time planning (and, really, you can use all the time you have around the holidays!) with already done-for-you resources from Preschool Teacher 101. There are lesson plans, math and STEM activities, and literacy resources just for you! Be sure to check out the membership options for even more savings. You can also find us on Teachers Pay Teachers.
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