Fun with Frost

Its been bitterly cold here this week. One day the frost hung around on the grass until well after lunch. I have to admit I just walked through the garden and didn’t really notice, but my girls were mesmerised by it, which just shows you how the simplest of things can provide hours of entertainment.

We found a big stack of frozen pine cones we’d collected the week before,

Frost on pinecones

 and a  very cold ball which didn’t bounce so well.

S found some ice, but thought it was glass.

We talked about why we have frost and why the ice feels cold, and what we could do to make the ice melt.

 This last photo is my entry into the family photo competition on Thinly Spread. Two seconds after the photo was taken S smashed the ice into lots of pieces and wondered why her hand was cold.

She is so excited about Christmas and I think this first big frost really made her feel like Christmas is close. 18 days to go..

See how to make your own frost here.

For more Christmas ideas check out our 10 Christmas Science activities post.


Author: Emma Vanstone

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  1. It really shows that you don’t have to venture further than your own back garden to find some fun! I am a fellow Love All Blogs sponsor and getting round to all the other sponsors sites to say hi! :)

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    • Hello…thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I can’t say I’ve ever made my own frost. It is definitely here now – mixed in with the very cold fog.

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    • I know, proper mid winter weather!

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