Christmas Science Activities

Ornaments-Go-Round Christmas Science STEM Activities

Help kids explore and learn while having fun this holiday season with this super cool Ornaments christmas science experiments. In this Christmas STEM activities, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students will use a battery, magnet, and copper wire to make a motor to make free printable ornaments go around like a merry go round. This is a simple electronics project that will surely engage and impress students throughout the month of December. Don’t miss this spinning science project that makes the best christmas activities for kindergarten.

Help kids explore and learn while having fun this holiday season with this super cool Ornaments christmas science experiments. In this Christmas STEM Project, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students will use a battery, magnet, and copper wire to make a motor to make free printable ornaments go around like a merry go round. This is a simple electronics project that will surely engage and impress students throughout the month of December. Don't miss this spinning science project that makes the best christmas activities for kindergarten. 

Christmas STEM Activities

This simple christmas science project is such a cool December science experiment for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. After decorating free ornament printable, children will build a simple motor with just 3 simple materials.  This is such a fun simple electronic projects that is sure to WOW your students while allowing them to learn and explore with a Christmas activity for kids.

You will be creating a homopolar motor with this project. Don’t worry, we will show you how to make a simple motor and it is not as hard as you may think! This just may be our favorite Christmas activity for kids we’ve done!

 

Christmas Activities for Kindergarten

All you need to complete this christmas themed science experiments are a few simple materials you may have laying around:

Supplies:

A quick note about safety. Please use common sense when using cutters and batteries as they can cause damage if not used and handled carefully. Also magnets are a known chocking hazard and should not be used by small children or any children without careful adult supervision.

how to make a simple motor

Christmas Science Activities

Now to make your christmas science experiments preschool you will need to carefully snip off about 10 inches of copper wire. Now you are going to fold the wire in half and use your pliers to make a tight point. Now open up the sides to make a flat horizontal line. You just made the part the Christmas tree is going to spin on while sitting on top of the battery.

Leave about 2 inches on each side of the point and then fold the copper wire down 90 degrees. (you basically making a box).

At this point you need to get the right hight. So put 3-6 magnets on the bottom of the double a battery (the side that is flat). You will stand the batterup on top of the magnets and your copper wire box will sit on top and going around the battery.

TO make your final folds, you will want to fold it (again at a 90 angle) in to complete the box. You need the last side to be parallel to the magnets to complete the circuit. Not toching, but on the same horizon.

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Christmas science experiment

If you haven’t already, scroll to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template. Have your child colour the ornaments with crayons, markers, and colored pencils.

In the set their are several sizes for your child to experiment with. You will want 4 ornaments your kid will color, cut out and tape onto the top right and left corner. Then turn over the copper wire box and use a rolled tape on two other ornmanets so you will see pretty ornaments as your merry go round science project spins.

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See the box on top of your battery so that the middle “stand” is on the bump or plus of your battery. It should start spinning slowly at first and get faster and faster. If that doesn’t happen immediately try these trouble shooting ideas:

  • use a different battery
  • make sure it is basically balanced (good kindergarten math skill!)
  • make sure the bottom ends are next to the magnets
  • Try turning the magnets around (still at the bottom)

Help kids explore and learn while having fun this holiday season with this super cool Ornaments christmas science experiments. In this Christmas STEM Project, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students will use a battery, magnet, and copper wire to make a motor to make free printable ornaments go around like a merry go round. This is a simple electronics project that will surely engage and impress students throughout the month of December. Don't miss this spinning science project that makes the best christmas activities for kindergarten. 

Christmas science

This easy christmas science experiments is sure to WOW and impress children of all ages as they learn a little about trial and error, how electronics works, make a fun STEM project for December, and have fun learning! If you are looking for another fun way to explore using your battery, magnets, and copper wire – try our Spinning Christmas Tree Christmas STEM Activities.

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Christmas Printables

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Christmas Worksheets

Help kids explore and learn while having fun this holiday season with this super cool Ornaments christmas science experiments. In this Christmas STEM Project, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students will use a battery, magnet, and copper wire to make a motor to make free printable ornaments go around like a merry go round. This is a simple electronics project that will surely engage and impress students throughout the month of December. Don't miss this spinning science project that makes the best christmas activities for kindergarten.  Magic Milk Experiment with a festive flair perfect for making learning fun in December. This Christmas Science experiment for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students is so easy and fun to watch - it does not disappoint!  peppermint candy Christmas Science Experiment Use Christmas Science to make these beautiful Christmas Ornaments to learn while decorating your tree! This Christmas Science Experiment is lots of fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. You only need a few simple materials to try this Christmas learning activity to make your holiday season extra special this December. Kids of all ages will be delighted to try to make a gumdrop Christmas tree STEM activity.

Christmas Science Experiments for Kids

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Christmas Math

Kids will be excited to practice a variety of early learning skills including math, alphabet, literacy, and more with these super cute, free Nutcracker Worksheets. There are over 55 pages of Nutcracker printables for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students to make learning fun during the holiday season in December. So grab the pdf file, print the pages, put on the Nutcracker music, and have fun learning clipart of ballet, snowman, nutcrackers, mouse king, Christmas trees, and more! December is the perfect time for a BINGO writing challenge for kids. Simply print the Christmas writing prompts calendar and students in kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students will pick different creative writing prompts to write about and as they work through the December writing prompts they will try to get BINGO! Simply print pdf file with writing prompts for Christmas and have fun making learning fun during the holiday season.  Super cute, free nativity worksheets printables pack has over 70 pages of literacy and math activities with a Christian theme of Jesus' birth as told in Luke 2. These Christmas worksheets are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students to sneak in some holiday learning during December. Simply print pdf file with Christmas worksheets for kindergarten and you are ready for lots of fun holiday learning! Christmas Scavenger Hunt. This Christmas scavenger hunt game is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students as it contains not only the name, but a cute picture too.  Use this as a christmas light scavenger hunt or as an indoor ornament scavenger hunt. Simply print pdf file with christmas scavenger hunt ideas in color or black and white and you are ready to play this christmas activity for kids. Your kids will want to do this christmas scavenger hunt for kids over and over again!

Christmas Worksheets

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