Line up several snowballs in a row to make a caterpillar shape. Add dark stones for eyes and sticks for antennae.
Pile snow into a round mound that will be the turtle’s shell. Place four snowballs around the base of the mound. Shape the snowballs into the turtle’s feet. Add two snowballs to make the turtle’s neck and head. Add dark stones for eyes. (If your turtle is shy, there’s no need to add a head.)
Make an egg-shaped pile of snow. Pile two columns of snowballs in front of the egg shape. Smooth out the snowballs to make the cat’s front legs and paws. Keep rolling one snowball to make a big snow boulder. Sit it on top of the egg shape for the cat’s head. Shape two more snowballs into the cat’s ears. Add dark stones for eyes and twigs for whiskers.
When you are done making animals of snow, take a walk and see how real animals are dealing with the snow and cold.