The idea in "The Mitten" is that all of the animals climb into a white mitten. I needed to find something white and the also had animals. Here is what I came up with:
I purchased vanilla ice cream cups and some animal cracker cookies (I know the animals are different but it was the idea that counted). The children put their animals into the vanilla ice cream, as many as they could fit. And then they ate them! It was a great activity and the children loved it!