I don’t really know if Groundhog Day should be considered a holiday or not, but either way it is a good day to celebrate with the kids! Plus it gives us an excuse to do fun projects, crafts and worksheets instead of our normal school work for the day!
Here is a round-up of some fun groundhog related activities, crafts, printables and more! I know that we will be using many of these ideas this Groundhog Day!
Sources and photo credits:
- An awesome, huge collection of free Groundhog day printables (via 3 Dinosaurs).
- Make a cute pop-up groundhog with materials you already have at home (via Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten).
- More great free Groundhog day printables and ideas for hands-on fun (via Embark on the Journey).
- Free groundhog shadow matching game (via tot schooling).
- Free compound words groundhog game (via Blessed Beyond a Doubt).
- A cute and easy groundhog craft using a toilet paper roll (via Crafty Morning).
- Another cute groundhog toilet paper roll craft (via dltk-kids).
- Groundhog day themed math ideas (via Making Learning Fun).
- Groundhog face paper plate craft (via Crafty Morning).
- Have fun making this groundhog prediction craft (via Almost Unschoolers).
- Here’s another cute and easy craft making the groundhog and his shadow (via Owls and Owls of Fun).
- Learn about groundhogs, weather and shadows by making different shadow puppet animals (via Carrots are Orange; source of photo is Lyla & Blu by Gillian).
My children love doing crafts and projects, but they also love being read to, so these Groundhog Day books are always a hit:
- Fluffy Meets the Groundhog (By: Kate McMullan).
- Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day! (By: Abby Levine).
- Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather (By: Bruce Koscielniak).
- Groundhog Gets a Say (By: Pamela Curtis Swallow).
And these books may not be about Groundhog Day, but they are cute stories about groundhogs, so I thought I would add them to the list anyways!
Groundhog at Evergreen Road (By: Susan Korman).
How Groundhog’s Garden Grew (By: Lynne Cherry).
I hope these ideas have got you thinking about all of the fun things you can do with your kids this Groundhog Day. What are some fun things you do to celebrate? And as for the groundhog’s prediction, I guess we will just have to wait and see, but I for one, am hoping for an early Spring!