Groundhog Day Fun Food for Kids

Every year on February 2nd we watch patiently as Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
You can view the LIVE stream here:
http://www.visitpa.com/groundhog-day-live-stream

The first official forecast was made February 2, 1887. Groundhog Phil was named after King Phillip and Punxsutawney is a Native American Indian name meaning ‘Location’. According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter, If he does not see his shadow spring will come early.

Being that groundhogs have a diet consisting mostly of fruits and veggies we wanted to share a few fun healthy options to serve up in celebration of Groundhog Day.

1485081_10206149507363666_108907690323046178_nGroundhog SNACK

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bosc pear (for the brown color)
  • Purple grapes
  • Green grapes
  • Peanut butter

How to assemble:

  • cut the top off of pear and stand up in center of the plate, cut side on bottom
  • save the part that you cut off and use that to shape ears, teeth and eyes
  • I used a small amount of peanut butter as the adhesive to connect ears, teeth and eyes
  • fill in around pear with purple grapes for hole
  • fill the remainder of the space on the plate with green grapes for grass

 

10433797_10206149509083709_3987519309450741974_nGroundhog DINNER

Ingredients:

  • 1 baked potato
  • 1/2 Cup cooked black beans
  • 1 Cup steamed peas

How to assemble:

  • cut the tip off of the  potato and stand up in center of the plate, cut side on bottom
  • save the part that you cut off and use that to shape ears, teeth and eyes
  • fill in around potato with black beans for hole
  • fill the remainder of the space on the plate with green peas for grass

What will it be? Have you made your guess? We would love to hear your Groundhog Day predictions!

Comment below, I know I for one am wishing for SNOW!!!

 

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