How about a writing activity that makes mittens come alive? Here's a starter sentence for you: I am Sandy's mitten. OR **I am _____ (your name in blank) mitten.
Just go on from there...I am Sandy's mitten. When she pushes her cold hands into me I want to shiver but there's no time! Why you ask? Because she can't wait to scoop of a handful of snow and make a snowball!
You get the idea...Once the mitten becomes real it can really get exciting! Let me know what you think!
Moved from comment section. See what we can do with words.