Santa’s STEM workshop – fun, free secondary resources for Christmas

The IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) is bringing the magic of Christmas to your classroom using the wonder and excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

“From electric dough experiments to snow-globe making, we have an exciting array of ideas to suit four-to-13-year-olds.”

Santa’s STEM workshop is packed full of free Christmas-themed teaching resources and activities to keep children engaged on the run-up to the holidays. Get in the festive spirit with fun craft ideas, recipes, science experiments and activities which provide STEM inspired learning through play – suitable for the classroom and at home.

From electric dough experiments to snow-globe making, we have an exciting array of ideas to suit four to 13-year-olds.

Children can try their hand at some festive baking with marshmallow snowballs or flex their creative writing skills with a poem to Santa.

For those passionate about climate change, we have a fun experiment for kids to help Santa examine how heat passes through animals who need to insulate, as well as information on affordable and recycled STEM toys which help develop their curiosity and nurture valuable skills.

For the Christmas bakers out there, why not try your hand at our gingerbread house making activity and use our guided resource to get kids’ brains whizzing about the science and maths behind the final creation. Edible stained glass is also on the menu along with a delicious yule log recipe looking at how materials change state.

Outdoor scavenger hunts to practise problem solving, and eye spy activities linking to STEM careers, will all get their inner engineer buzzing during the festive season.

If your school and class try any of our activities, we’d love to see your final creations or ideas, so please share your pictures to our social media channels @IETeducation using #SantasSTEMworkshop or #SantalovesSTEM. We can’t wait to see them.

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