Christmas Tree STEM Activities

The other day I realized I had been on a bit of a Christmas tree binge.  Every other project we did around here had a Christmas tree in it.  Hmm… What does that say?  Was I a pine tree in a previous life?  Nah, I just think they’re pretty and they smell nice :)  Anyway, because it’s Left Brain Craft Brain, those trees were combined with a bit of Christmas STEM.  Hope you enjoy these Christmas Tree STEM projects.  This post contains affiliate links.

Christmas Tree STEM has Ideas for bringing holiday traditions together with science, engineering and math. Great for kids.
Christmas Tree STEM has Ideas for bringing holiday traditions together with science, engineering and math. Great for kids.

Christmas Tree STEM Activities for Kids

Ready to get festive with your play and learning activities this year? Here are some of our favorite Christmas tree STEM (and STEAM!) activities for kids. Want to see them in action? Check out this video!

Tinkering Trees

Dig in the tool box for some unused nuts, bolts and washers to make these Tinkering Trees.  They develop fine motor skills, help kids explore geometry and are fun to build.

tinkering trees

Christmas Tree Color by Coding Coloring Page

Kids will love this fun coloring page where the secret to the color code is ASCII, the earliest programming language.

Christmas Tree Color by Coding

Snowy Christmas Tree Science

Make a messy snowstorm with oobleck and teach kids about non-Newtonian fluids at the same time.

Snowy Christmas Tree Science Left Brain Craft Brain

Gumdrop Christmas Trees

Just a few supplies and a few minutes and your kiddos will be little architects with these gumdrop trees.

Gumdrop Christmas Trees

Light Up Christmas Tree Gift Tags

Light up your holidays with these glowing Christmas Tree gift tags that are super easy to make.  There’s a free printable and Rudolph & snowflake versions too. To download the free printable tags, simply fill out the form below.

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Christmas Tree Tangram Cookies

Food and math are a favorite combo here…  Practice geometry and develop spatial skills with these tangram puzzle cookies. You can grab the printable HERE:

Tangram Christmas Cookies Left Brain Craft Brain pin2

Christmas STEAM Advent Calendar

Even an advent calendar I made for The Babe used a Christmas tree!  But this tree is filled with 25 days worth of science, technology, engineering, art & math projects.  Don’t worry if it’s not December 1st, these activities are good all month.

25 Days of Christmas STEAM Advent Calendar

Need more Christmas tree STEAM and STEM? Check out this!

Christmas Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math Fun for Kids

Looking for some more holiday inspiration that use can use right now? Instant gratification style? Check out the STEAM Explorers Christmas Activity Pack! Have fun exploring the wonders of Christmas through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math with this STEAM Explorers ebook. The kids will love building a North Pole machine, upcycling art into gift bows, exploring Christmas tree science, snacking on peppermint marshmallows, and so much more! You'll love the helpful standards-based learning, printables, and tools that make STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math) exploration easy!

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