Healthy Groundhog Snack | ‘Groundhog Day!’ by Gail Gibbons

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Little Cooks Reading Books Groundhog Day Snack paired with Theme Kids Book

For some reason, my four year old was super excited about Groundhog Day! by Gail Gibbons (affiliate)making this snack after we read the book–more excited than usual about crafts and cooking. I think it’s becauseGroundhog Day! by Gail Gibbons not only covers Groundhog Day and the history of it, but it also goes into great detail about groundhogs and their habits. (She had a great time pretend playing the groundhog parts as I was reading to her about them!)

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I thought, “Groundhog Day, meh” with a shrug. (I mean, how exciting can a rodent seeing its shadow be, right?) However, I really ended up enjoying it, as did E. I learned a lot of things that I didn’t know about the history of the holiday and also the animal.

Actually, I would recommend this as a read for any time of year, not just during Groundhog Day.

Coming up with a Groundhog Day themed snack wasn’t easy (as you can probably imagine). I was looking for something healthy and when I saw this little guy with his head poking out of the “dirt” on Pinterest (using a few different ingredients than this), I knew it was our winner.

Healthy Groundhog Day Fruit Snack

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  • 1 Red Anjou pear
  • Raisins
  • Apple or extra pear
  • Green grapes
  • Peanut butter, Nutella, Cream cheese (or any other "binding" agent)
  1. Wash pear and place on plate with stem side down.
  2. Surround pear with raisins to simulate the dirt.
  3. Around the raisins, place green grapes for the grass or ground.
  4. Cut eyes, ears, nose and mouth out of another pear or an apple. Place "parts" onto face with peanut butter (or any other binding agent you want). We also used raisins in the middle of the apple eyes.

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About Author

Jacqueline Wilson is Ella's mom and a homeschooler. She loves cooking and creating with her daughter. She is the co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When "I Do" Becomes "Not Tonight". You can follow her on her personal Twitter account, WritRams and on Facebook as WritRams and Little Cooks Reading Books.

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