13 Christmas Science Experiments Kids Will Love

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Kids can explore imagination, art, self-control, delicious snacks, and a whole lot more. We homeschoolers typically like to celebrate our holidays with a bit more education behind our activities. That is why these Christmas science experiments are the perfect way to celebrate Christmas in your homeschool.
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Christmas Homeschooling

Easy and Fun Christmas Science Experiments

Try these ideas and your kids will remember the year of "Christmas science" fondly for many years to come. My kids have tried several of these experiments and they still talk about them and ask for repeats, even the day after we did it the first time!
Christmas Science Experiments for Kids in December

Learn about sprouting seeds in this Christmas Tree Growing Experiment from Gift of Curiosity.

Kids can learn about liquid viscosity and color mixing in this galaxy Christmas ornaments experiment.

Learn about color mixing in this Christmas lights light table experiment from Little Bins from Little Hands.

Young kids will have fun with this fun-to-watch Melting Christmas Tree

Find out if Christmas objects sink or float in this science activity from KC Adventures.

Christmas Science for Toddler, preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade kids

Make a snowglobe that bubbles on its own with this chemistry Christmas experiment from Schooling a Monkey.

Lean how snowflakes form in this snowflake science investigation from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.

Kids will learn all about the density of snow, ice, and water in this fun snow science experiment from STEAM Powered Family.

Learn how much water a Christmas tree needs to live in this science investigation from Mama Smiles.
Christmas Science Ideas perfect for homeschooling in December

Dissolving candy canes is a super fun and super sweet science experiment from Lemon Lime Adventures.

Jingle bells will dance in this fun Christmas twist on the classic science experiment from Modern Preschool.

Make "frozen" pinecones from Borax in this fun Christmas science experiment from Planet Smarty.

Grow a crystal Christmas tree in this science experiment from We Made That!

If you try any of these Christmas science projects, let us know! We'd love to see your version of these ideas.

Brenda is a full-time writer and homeschooling mom to two girls. Brenda blogs about STEM activities and ADHD homeschooling at Schooling a Monkey. When she isn't working, you'll find Brenda sipping on coffee with her nose in a book.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.