Around here it seems it's the older college aged kids making snowmen because the snow reminds them of when they were a kid. Nowadays, kids are way too lazy, they don't do "kid" things anymore, instead their parents keep them busy with stupid s*** like football, baseball, soccer, after school activities...
Kids can't be kids anymore, they have to be kept busy at all times in order to maintain "normalcy". Instead of climbing trees, making soapbox derby cars, building bridges in your ditch, riding bikes, mud running bikes through big puddles, going sledding, exploring in the woods, like I used to do when I was a kid. And that wasn't long ago! I'm only 26!
Things have really changed a lot in the internet age. It's really a shame.
EDIT: I guess it's not necessarily limited to the internet, but advancement in technology like computers, video game systems and such. I had regular Nintendo when I was a kid and loved it, but I didn't spend all my time on it...I spent the night at friend's houses and did things that little kids should be doing...and not doing anything related to school...I left school at school.