Get ready to engineer all things Christmas (reindeer, trees, sleighs, ornaments, and gingerbread houses)!
Most elementary teachers are more comfortable and knowledgeable with theme topics, so I have decided to create STEM challenge packs based on specific ones, like Christmas!
This engineering challenge activity pack is one of many that I have created to use in my classroom! I sometimes place these challenges, one per table, and the students rotate around the room in order to complete them. There are no right or wrong answers, many different solutions will work! You could also rotate these challenges through a science center. I plan to complete these as a whole class activity, one-two per week during December! I store everything in a dollar store gift bag or plastic tub!
These activities are great to use around Christmas or even during the month of December. You can use all of them or just pick and choose! The materials required for these challenges are easy to find and inexpensive! There are five challenges included in this pack:
Stick Reindeer Challenge
Paper Christmas Trees Challenge
Santa’s Gravity Sleigh Challenge
Ornament Tower Challenge
Gingerbread House Challenge
These STEM engineering and design challenges will help your students showcase their engineering skills! These challenges have quite a FUN factor and Christmas is a topic that gets all kids ready to take a break, so these challenges will keep them engaged until the break! Some challenges will easily work even if students do not celebrate Christmas!