You’ll find that these Christmas STEM activities for 4th grade are the perfect addition to your STEM lessons this December!
We even have a list of Christmas science you can do in jars!
Christmas STEM Activities for 4th Grade
We’ll get to the Christmas STEM activities for 4th grade in a bit, but first, read about why it’s important to do STEM activities in 4th grade, and make sure you have all the supplies you need for your STEM projects!
Benefits of Christmas Experiments in 4th Grade
4th graders are starting to decide who they are as people and really create a personal identity.
This makes it a perfec time to introduce them to a love of science. If you can show fourth graders how fun and exciting STEM can be, they may decide that science is for them, which means they may eventually earn a degree in a STEM field and use their knowledge and love of science wherever they go.
The benefits of a firm understanding of science from the early years cannot be overstated!
Supplies for Christmas STEM Challenges for 4th Grade
Shop the list below to make sure you have everything you need for your 4th grade holiday STEM activities!
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Christmas STEM Activities for Fourth Grade
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Christmas Science Experiments for 4th Grade
Try the Ice Cream in a Bag Science Experiment and learn how ice cream is made with science.
Find out How to Make Hot Ice even if it’s not cold where you live!
Try the Crystal Candy Cane Science Experiment and learn about salt crystal formation and solutions.
Make Fizzing Christmas Science Ornaments that kids can use as holiday decorations!
4th Grade Christmas Technology Activities
Learn about the technology of plastics when you make this Santa Slime Recipe.
Do this Easy Static Electricity Experiment with a Balloon and learn about generating electricity.
Make Binary Christmas ornaments and learn how computers work.
Try this fun Laminar Science Experiment!
4th Grade Christmas Engineering Activities
Do the Santa’s Sleigh STEM Challenge and build Santa a new sleigh!
Try your hand at the Christmas hat engineering challenge!
Design Your Own Wrapping Paper and learn about printing.
Conduct the Don’t Break the Presents Egg Drop Challenge as a fun holiday twist on a classic!
Christmas Math Activities for Fourth Grade
Calculate How Many Kids Can Santa Visit in 1 day!
Explore math with Christmas fractions.
These Holiday math task cards are perfect for independant learnting.
Christmas multiplication is more fun than regular multiplication.
Create a Snowman math center in your classroom!