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Science Experiments and Activities to Celebrate the Holidays

The kids are home from school and are already saying, “We’re bored!” Here are some science activities that celebrate the season while the kids are home and looking for entertainment.

Borax Christmas Tree Ornaments
All you need is a little borax, food coloring, string, a jar and pipe cleaners to make these beautiful snowflakes that won’t melt.

Grow Your Own Newspaper Tree
Use a few sheets of recycled newspaper and some heavy duty scissors to make a growing magic Christmas tree.

Santa’s Footprints / Snowy Footprints
Just imagine the kids’ faces when they find Santa’s footprints this Christmas or when they find animal tracks in snow on a nature walk. Break out the Insta-Snow because it’s time to make your own Winter Wonderland… complete with Footprints in the Snow.

Decorate Your Home with Science
You are decorating your home, so why not add a little science while trimming the tree? We have several homemade Christmas decorating ideas and Christmas crafts to do with the kids. Your house will be sparkling and glowing with holiday decorations this year.

Tie Dye T-Shirts Make a Unique Holiday Gift
It’s a brand new tie dye technique without the mess… and the results are amazing! This activity combines chemistry and art to create a designer t-shirt that is sure to get lots of attention whenever you wear it.

Magic Crystal Tree
Impress your friends by creating a colorful Christmas tree out of salt crystals, cardboard, and a few other household items. Within a day, you’ll have a colorful snow-covered tree that seemed to magically sprout from nothing!

Holiday Table Tricks
Table tricks aren’t just for Thanksgiving. Entertain your guests before the gifts are opened by performing a few science tricks.

Five Ways to Inspire a Child’s Inner Child
Kids are experts at asking questions.  A typical 3 year old will ask “Why?” non-stop.  Why does that work like that?  Why is that man so tall?  Why do I have to do it?  The questions and their inquisitive nature are amazing.  So why not harness that curiosity and introduce your children to fun things that will get them thinking.

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