First it was Operation Valentine, a project to lift the spirits of senior citizens in nursing homes with cards. How about Snowmen for Seniors.

Seniors have been cooped up in nursing homes around the country since the coronavirus pandemic hit. Many homes are still not allowing visitors. And seniors are lonely.

Let's show them they aren't forgotten and give them a little smile by building a socially distant snowmen outside their windows.

Take the kids to a nursing home or senior care facility in your neighborhood and build a snowman for our seniors. There's plenty of snow to work with and it gets them out of the house to burn off some of that energy. It'll not only be something fun for the kids to do but the seniors will love it too.

Grab old scarves and hats, carrots for the nose, buttons for the eyes, or you could just use rocks, a corn cob pipe (if you have one), sticks for arms, and a face mask to keep frosty COVID safe too.

Don't forget to take a picture when you're done, share on social media and encourage others to join the fun. You can even enter your photo, if it's taken on a phone, in 'Picturing Winter Fun' a contest capturing winter sports and activities in eight categories, including one for kids.

You may want to consider contacting the home before you go to let them know what you're planning to do. They may even tell you the best spot to build the snowmen for all seniors to see.

Let's all share smiles by building snowmen for seniors this winter.

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