Christmas is a great time to try lots of easy science with little ones. I’ve pulled together a list of my favourite Christmas science for preschoolers, so hopefully you’ll find something you like.

I also have a FREE Christmas Science eBook jam packed full of activities like jumping snowmen, ice fishing, optical illusions and festive lava lamps.

Christmas Science for Preschoolers

Learn about light with these easy Christmas shadow puppets. Change the distance between the light source and the puppet to investigate how the shadow changes size.

Christmas shadow puppets

Our candy cane goo smells delicious and is lovely to pick up and hold too! Scrunch it, squish it, put toys in it or use with a sieve.

Try our super simple Christmas decoration sink or float activity. Remember to only use decorations you don’t mind getting wet.

Work on those fine motor skills with this fun rescue the jingle bells activity. Another idea is to make your own Jingle Bells by adding noisy items to a container.

This Christmas scents game from Fantastic Fun and Learning looks fantastic too! you could also try it with my Christmas scented play dough.

Build a marshmallow snowman using different sticky materials to hold it together.

Learn about magnetism with this easy magnetic Christmas tree.

These Christmas sensory bins look so inviting we want to dive right in.

Make an exploding snowman like MomBrite.

Try the good old skittles experiment arranging the skittles in a Christmassy shape.

These ice castles are brilliant from Fun a Day, but do take care with cold ice and little hands.

Can you think of any more Christmas science ideas for preschoolers for me?

More Easy Science for Kids

If you enjoyed these don’t forget to check out my huge collection of science experiments for Early Years too!

My complete collection of Christmas Science Experiments includes activities for kids of all ages if you have older children including Santa and Elf STEM challenges too!

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