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Christmas Stem Activities – Building a Christmas Tree with LEGO

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Make learning fun this December with this Christmas STEM Activities for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Children will use Lego and craft sticks to design and build their own Christmas tree project in this fun, educational Christmas activity for December! This is perfect for Christmas math and homeschooling during the holidays!

Make learning fun this December with this Christmas STEM Activities for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Children will use Lego and craft sticks to design and build their own Christmas tree project in this fun, educational Christmas activity for December! This is perfect for Christmas math and homeschooling during the holidays!

Christmas STEM

This hands-on Christmas STEM ideas is the perfect educational activity for homeschooling in December!  This is such a fun math activity in December for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. In case you are unfamiliary with STEM, STEM means Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. These subjects can be presented in a fun, educational way. With this STEM activity, we learned how to build (engineer) a Christmas tree with Legos and craft sticks!

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – this engaging Christmas math activity is perfect for math centers in your classroom or a Christmas theme in your school.

Christmas Lego STEM Activity for Kids, Christmas Math

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Firstly, we discussed what a Christmas tree looks like: going from big to small, balanced to keep upright with a strong base etc. We used different sized Lego bricks and different lengths of craft sticks:

There was a lot of trial and error, in which my 5 year olds patience(and mine) was tested! I would suggest this activity for a bit older child, since you need steady hands too.  The base was changed until we got a sturdy one: a big square. Then came the longest stick, a brick, another stick and so on. Here, visual discrimination skills are developed by choosing the right lengths and also thinking skills in terms of placing the right length in the right place. Not to mention the attention and patience that are stretched!Christmas STEM Activities

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This last image is the tree I built. There would be a few ways to build a Christmas tree from Legos and craft sticks, but I suggest you let your children try it out and see what do they come up with.

Christmas STEM

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Surely a fun way to explore Christmas tree building and developing engineering skills for your older child. Stem Activity - Christmas Tree Building

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Christmas Math

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Nadia

Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at teach-me-mommy.com about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

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