10 Christmas Science Activities

Today I have some lovely Christmas science themed activities for you.

Christmas Science

How about growing some Christmas Crystals?

Sugar Crystals

Make some lovely spiced apple cider and explore filtering.

Apple cider

Explore a mini Christmas tree.mini christmas tree


Investigate the sparkly and matte surfaces of your Christmas ornaments.

Enjoy some sensory fun with this Christmas sensory tub from The Imagination Tree.


How about making some candy cane goo?

Candy Cane goo

What about some Sparkly Ice Exploration?

Sparkly ice

We loved making our Christmas Shadow Puppets

Christmas shadow puppets

Or, how about some science kits to give as presents?

Lava lamp kit

homemade lava lamp kit

Goo kit ( oobleck )

Finally, how about celebrating with a firework in a glass?

firework in a glass

Do you have any other ideas for us?

Author: Emma Vanstone

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  1. Great idea for the gift of goo :) Thanks for sharing will see what my son would like to try

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    • It did take a few attempts and a lot of patience.

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      • I love growing crystals! I had to do it a few times too! We did our crystals for earth day with blue and green pipecleaners in the shape of an earth. Fun stuff!!

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        • oooh that sounds great!

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    • It smelled lovely!

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    • I liked that one!

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    • Cheers Maggy. x

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    • Awww, thanks lovely

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  2. My favorite is definitely giving the gift of science as gifts. That’s what we do. Great ideas to make your own kits to give.

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    • Thank you Susan.

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  3. Some great ideas! I love the Science kits for gifts. That is such a unique idea. Going to check out fireworks in a glass. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What a great round up. I think I might have fun enjoying the spiced cider, while the kids played with goo ;0)

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