Here is a neat activity to do alongside making a snowman. Using garden vegetables you can help feed our friendly mammal friends during the tough winter months.
- A head of lettuce (hair)
- Walnuts (eyes)
- In the shell peanuts (ears)
- Baby carrots (nose)
- Red baby tomatos (mouth)
Start by rolling up a medium-size ball of snow about 12 inches or 1 foot high. This is will be the head. The height is very important for the smallest of mammals to be able to reach the vegetables easily.
Place the head near a bush or hedge close enough to where our chillin critters like to hide.
Tear the leafs of lettuce and place on top of the head.
Take two in the shell peanuts and place them on either side of the head. These are the ears.
Grab two walnuts and place them where you want the eyes to go.
Stick a carrot in for the nose.
Then place the baby red tomatoes on the head to make a smiling red mouth.
Once you are finished come back every other day to see if you can find any tracks in the snow and if your mammal friends have been enjoying their veggie feast! You can even make more than one if you want!