Santa has some competition these days. Little elves are everywhere.
Doesn’t your elf deserve a cute little space of their own?
This week add this Elf on the Shelf STEM Activity to your list of Christmas activities for kids.
This week your kids will have fun with this simple Christmas STEM activity, as they build a house for Elf on the Shelf.
It’s a fun STEM activity that’s perfect for Christmastime.
Christmas STEM Activity
To inspire your little engineer, be sure to have plenty of building materials on hand.
Materials You May Want:
- Small Cardboard Boxes
- Brown Packing Paper (Works great for covering it to look like a gingerbread house.)
- Coloring Books (Good for getting pictures to help decorate the house.)
- Pipe Cleaners
- Craft Sticks
- Fabric Scraps
- Tape Measure
We do our elf a bit differently here, and the kids are allowed to touch him.
If yours is an official Elf on the Shelf then a piece of string or a tape measure may come in handy. Your child can hold it up close to the elf to determine how big to make the door, how high up to make windows, or even to make a bed the right size.
Let your child design the house however he/she sees fit. They may chose to make a simple one room treehouse like ours, or they may want to use several boxes to create different rooms.
For younger kids you may want to have them draw where they want the doors and windows so you can cut the cardboard.
Who knows? Maybe the elf will decide he/she has to explore their new house if you leave it under the tree (or on it if it’s a treehouse).
This week have your kids engineer an elf on the shelf house of their own.
It’s an Elf on the Shelf STEM Activity that is fun to do after school or when the kids start winter break.
Originally published December 19, 2016.