Become an Elf Engineer with these 25 Days of Elf on the Shelf STEAM challenges and free STEAM challenge cards!
This is the second Christmas that my oldest has been a part of the Santa crew in our house. She is also the best Elf on the Shelf mover this house has ever seen because I always forget. That’s what five kids does to my brain this time of year!
The Elf is the last thing on my mind, but it’s the first on hers! To challenge her this year, I’m giving her 25 days of Elf on the Shelf STEAM challenges because we’ve done all the typical staged Elf surprises over the last 6 years.
We will still stage our Elf on the Shelf for the four little kiddos in the family, but it’s nice to start a brand new Elf tradition for my oldest. I’m pretty excited to turn our Elf on the Shelf into an Elf Engineer this year!
Daily Elf on the Shelf STEAM Challenges
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25 Days of Elf on the Shelf STEAM Challenges
This list will update as we go throughout the month of December! Follow along each day for a brand new idea! Check out the ideas we have in store below!
Jingle Bell Polar Express Challenge
Can you build something that can keep a jingle bell from ringing?
Build a House for Your Elf
Put your engineering skills to the test and build a house for your Elf on the Shelf!
How to Catch an Elf with Slime
Make some oozing slime to catch your Elf on the Shelf!
Build a Ladder for Elf on the Shelf
The Elf needs help to reach the shelf because his magic is missing! Build your Elf on the Shelf a ladder to get back up on the shelf!
Design a Bridge for Elf on the Shelf
The Elf needs to cross to the next shelf without any magic. Can you build a bridge for your Elf on the Shelf to make it across?
Elf on the Shelf Marshmallow Shooter
Your Elf is up to no good! Build a marshmallow shooter to have a snowball fight!
Can you design a catapult to launch snowballs (cotton balls) for a toy snowball fight?
Elf on the Shelf Compressed Caroling Code Challenge
Learn about text compression and compress some Christmas carols!
Elf on the Shelf Magnet Hanging Challenge
Can you help your Elf on the Shelf hang upside down with magnets?
Tallest Snowball Pile
Can you help your Elf on the Shelf build the tallest snowball pile using cotton balls?
Elf on the Shelf Hot Chocolate
Learn about physical change with a hot chocolate experiment!
Area and Perimeter Wrapping Paper Challenge
Your Elf on the Shelf needs help cutting wrapping paper into the right sizes to wrap up some random things around your house! Help your Elf measure and cut using area and perimeter!
Make Fizzy Snowman with Elf on the Shelf
Turn your Elf on the Shelf into a mad scientist with an acid/base fizzy snowman activity!
Fractal Christmas Tree STEAM Challenge
Free Elf on the Shelf STEAM Challenge Cards
Grab these STEAM challenge cards and store them for last minute learning ideas this December!
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Meet Toni, the Maker Mom behind Our Family Code
Hey there, I’m Toni! I’m a software engineer and Maker Mom that finds my joy in unleashing my children’s curiosity by exploring STEAM concepts with my fantastic five!
When I’m not chasing toddlers or raising tweens, you can find me tearing things up and putting them back together over here at Our Family Code.
I am the owner and content creator of multiple educational websites designed to increase access to STEAM & STEM education with a focus on teaching computer science and coding to kids of all ages!
You can also find out more about me by visiting ToniGardner.com!