How to Catch Santa Read Aloud STEM Activity

How to Catch Santa Read Aloud STEM Activity


Can your students catch Santa?

Have your students design, build, and test a Santa Trap! Integrate STEM in your classroom and celebrate Christmas!

The How to Catch Santa Christmas Activity is a fun and unique way to engage your students during the Christmas Season. Perfect for a Christmas Party or as a fun STEM Club Christmas Activity before Christmas Break.

Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't. We also included a writing activity for students to write How to Catch Santa instructions for someone else.

Perfect companion to the Christmas Read Aloud Book How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan.

Aligns with NGSS and Common Core.


  • Teacher Instructions (with pictures)

  • Student Instructions

  • STEM Journal

  • How to Catch Santa Writing Activity

  • NGSS Standards

  • Common Core Standards

Materials List:

  • Tape

  • Construction Paper

  • Colored Pencils / Markers / Crayons

  • String or Yarn

  • Cardboard (Cereal Boxes, Shoe Boxes, and/or Toilet Paper Rolls)

  • Scissors

  • How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan (Recommended)

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