Christmas and Winter STEM Challenges (December)

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Grade Levels
K – 5th
Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Engineering
Resource Type
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
Formats Included
54 pages


These Christmas/Holiday/Winter STEM/STEAM activities are perfect to engage your elementary engineers in December! Three STEM challenges and one Bonus Brainbuilder are provided and can be completed as stations or in isolation.

Includes the following LOW PREP STEM Challenges:

  • Santa’s Parachute
  • Shelf for the Elf
  • Tallest Tree
  • Bonus Brainbuilder: Gingerbread Escape

Now includes the following Winter STEM (Not Holiday Specific) Challenges:

  • Special Delivery
  • Toy Shelf
  • Winter Tree

Includes the following components for EACH CHALLENGE:

  • Detailed Lesson Plan with Standards, Supply Checklists, and Suggested Read Alouds
  • Digital Google Slides Notebook for Paperless Recording
  • Key Visual Vocabulary Chart
  • Photos of Possible Products
  • Digital Anchor Chart
  • Student Instructions
  • QR Code Research Videos and Website
  • Differentiated Student Recording Sheets (K-1st and 2nd-5th)
  • Reflection Discussion Chart
  • Grading Rubric
  • Supply Request Letter for Parents


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16 reviews for Christmas and Winter STEM Challenges (December)

  1. Kathryn Gallaway

    This was GREAT when we needed hands-on and fun ways to learn the day before break, in a way that everyone could affordably have their own materials! Thanks! -Kathryn Gallaway

  2. Erica V.

    My students LOVED this resource. We had an entire day dedicated to these STEM activities and they were so excited. You could feel the energy in the classroom – thanks for sharing this great resource! -Erica V.

  3. Cecilia B.

    My second graders loved using this resource! We used the tallest tree and elf on the shelf as two rotations during our holiday party. I’ll continue to use this with my third graders this year. -Cecilia B.

  4. Daisy N.

    My students absolutely LOVED these activities. I set up several stations during our classroom Christmas party the parents enjoyed watching their kids have so much fun, and students truly had a blast. Thank you! -Daisy N.

  5. Alayna K.

    This was SO great to use for our STEM day right before Christmas break! So easy to get prepped and the students were so engaged! Looking forward to purchasing all of the monthly STEM challenges. I love your products so much and highly recommend them to anyone!! Thank you! -Alayna K.

  6. Rhonda W.

    These were perfect activities to do before our Winter Break! My students LOVED them!! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work! -Rhonda W.

  7. Teresa B.

    We used this in the days preceding our winter break. The students found this highly engaging, as it was much more hands-on learning than is typical. They worked in cooperative groups for the challenges and some said it those were some of our best days. -Teresa B.

  8. Trisha C.

    My students loved completed these STEM activities during our winter celebration. They were engaged, learning and having a lot of fun! I will definitely purchase more in the future. -Trisha C.

  9. Lauren Stackenwalt

    My students absolutely loved these activities! We did them throughout December and they were always so excited to work on it! -Lauren Stackenwalt

  10. Donna Sorgen

    Excellent resource. I prepared materials and allowed groups of students to select a “station” and complete tasks before trying another activity. It worked wonderfully. My kindergarteners were able to complete 1-3 activities depending on their collaboration skills. -Donna Sorgen

  11. kelly torrance

    I have bought every month of theses activites (Just purchased January) my kids love them and look forward to STEM fridays -kelly torrance

  12. Jessica H.

    The students loved doing these STEM activities the week leading up to winter break. Thank you for the engaging resource and multiple activities to do! -Jessica H.

  13. Heather Devine

    My students had so much fun designing and constructing a parachute for Santa. They loved it so much they were making their own during recess. I can’t wait to try more of these next year. -Heather Devine

  14. Miss Walker’s Classpirations

    My students absolutely loved this resource! They loved how interactive it was allowing them to think things through after creating their own plan. -Miss Walker’s Classpirations

  15. Michelle B.

    This was a fantastic holiday STEM resource. My grade 1 and 2’s loved the parachute Santa activity. I also loved that we were able to use it remotely too when some of my students were learning from home. My Kindergarteners were loving the Elf on a Shelf activities too. Great resources! I’ll definitely use this again next year! -Michelle B.

  16. Teaching with Miss Hope

    This resources is SO well laid out. Extremely teacher and student-friendly. The ideas are creative and low prep. It was the right amount of challenging–not too hard and not too easy. -Teaching with Miss Hope

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