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This amazing after school program will challenge your students in teamwork, leadership and decision making and motivate them in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM).

Elf Trainees work as a team to build and test their own skills in air, land challenges. The program culminates with spirited contests as traineestest the elf robots they spent two days building, programming and testing. The curriculum includes an educational demonstration, movie or show in Santa’s Workshop hosted by the Red Sled Santa Foundation.


  • Learn engineering, programming and wireless control concepts using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 technology.

  • Put these concepts to the test as you design, build, program and test animatronic Elf robots.

  • Use series circuits to build your own LED flashlight that you can take home.

  • Create program and pilot Santa’s flying mini sleigh.

Ages 9*-18

Santa’s after school Space workshop - Robotics

  • Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (PT)

  • Thursday: 4:00 p.m. -7:30 pm (PT)

*Nine year olds must have completed or currently be enrolled in the 4th grade.


Red Sled Santa Foundation, JPL Pasadena, Sand Diego Air and Space museum