Christmas Tree Cup Christmas STEM Activity

Christmas Tree Cup Christmas STEM Activity


Students love completing this Christmas STEM activity!

Watch your students develop teamwork as they work together to build a Christmas tree out of cups without touching the cups with their hands. It's a simple task that engages student creativity and problem solving skills.

Amazing STEM project to do just before Christmas break or as a perfect addition to any holiday party or Christmas party.

BONUS: Build a Christmas Tree STEM Center Included!

For this STEM center, students use teamwork to stack cups in order to build the tallest Christmas tree. Teacher and student directions included along with recording sheets and student reflection questions!

Material list:

  • Plastic Cups (red or green Solo cups recommended)

  • String

  • Rubber Bands


  • Teacher Instructions for The Christmas Tree STEM Challenge

  • Student Instructions for The Christmas Tree STEM Challenge

  • STEM Journal

  • Student Planning Pages

  • Student Reflection Sheet

  • Christmas Tree Cup STEM Center Activity

  • NGSS Standards

What Teachers are Saying About this Resource!

"Can't wait to use it!!! Just love how it is economical and students are able to utilize writing skills as well. Just had to purchase it after using the Turkey Trap resource. Thanks a lot" -Veronica A.

"When my team nominated me to have the STEM rotation for our Holiday craft day, I knew my first stop had to be Carly and Adam! And, as expected, I found the perfect STEM activity for my kiddos! I love the challenges you put together. I love the clarity of the instructions. I love the student journals. I love the simplicity of it for me and the complexity of it for my students! Thank you!" - Sara L.

"Did this as part of our holiday party, and my students had a total blast! It was great to see them working together!" - Nilda A.

"The Journal pages are great and the students learning how to write down the process of designing with trial and error. This was my students' favorite activity on my science shelf. Thank you." - Chelsea L.

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