For some reason, my four year old was super excited about 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.