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Frost Walk


Magnifying glass
Kitchen knife
Small containers


1. Invite the children to go on a frost walk. Look for frosty places.
2. Compare frost in sunny and in shady places. Compare frost on hard surfaces, on grass, on
leaves, etc.
3. Examine frost through magnifying glasses.
4. Scrape some frost into small containers and watch what happens to it in the sun or shade.
More to do
More science: The day before, set out some small containers such as pie plates or ice cube
trays filled with ice and let children handle to observe the properties of ice.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Outdoors
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Gross Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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