We recently read Snowmen All Year . A boy dreams of his snowman lasting all year long and imagines the fun they would have. In rhyming text, the book describes all the things they would do together like playing at the beach and visiting the zoo. This is a great book for talking about seasons and perfect for the start of the new year when we can look forward to spring and summer!
To go with our book we made a cute snowman snack. I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I saw it at Craft Addict. The kids liked eating them just like this, but they'd also be great for topping cupcakes or apple slices. (My husband tried to tell me they'd be perfect stuck in a cookie, but that's only because he wanted me to make some cookies.)
Put three marshmallows on the toothpick. Or not. My daughter helped and found it unnecessary to stop at a mere three. She crammed as many as she could get on there. So I guess three is just a suggestion.
Dip them in melted white chocolate (we used chips). Can you tell which ones my daughter made? She's no dummy. She got to eat the ones she made while my son was stuck with my skimpy ones.
Allow to harden and decorate however you like. We had fruit roll-up scarves and eyes and noses put on with a toothpick dipped into melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and Wilton's candy melts.
Here's my attempt at spring, summer, fall, and winter snowmen. Nobody had any idea what they were supposed to be. But they ate them anyway.
Be sure to check out 4 other ways to make a snowman treat too!