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Santa’s STEM workshop is back! Try out our fun, festive activities for families

Children can join Santa and his helpers to make, create, imagine and discover this Christmas.

They will be able to get in the festive spirit with our fun, free craft ideas, recipes, hands-on experiments and resources, which provide STEM inspired learning through play.

From glittery slime and making winter window decorations to conducting experiments looking at how reindeer treats react to different household items, we have an exciting array of ideas suitable for children aged between four and 13 years old.

For those passionate about climate change, we have a fun experiment 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 some festive baking with Rudolph shaped cookies or edible snowmen. Christmas tree ornaments made from salt dough are also on the menu that will get kids brains whizzing about the science and maths behind the final creation.

And make sure you try our outdoor scavenger hunts or eye spy activities, which link to problem solving and discussion about the world around us – all designed to get their inner engineer buzzing during the festive season.

We hope you’ll visit Santa’s STEM workshop this year and help us spread the word to schools, teachers, friends and family. Join in the fun this festive season by visiting our website.

If you do take the opportunity to try any of the activities, then we’d love to see your final creations or ideas! Please share your pictures via our social media channels @IETeducation using #SantasSTEMworkshop or #SantaLovesSTEM.

We can’t wait to see them!