Groundhog’s day is often an overlooked holiday. I think it is super fun to celebrate and teach the kiddos. February 2nd is almost upon us! Winter is cold and long. This little furry interruption reminds us that Spring will be here eventually, even if it isn’t for 6 more weeks. In this post, you will find some engaging activities to do with preschool age kiddos while you are teaching them about Punxsutawney Phil! Read on for some Groundhog Day fun for little kids.
I have been, or can be if you click on a link and make a purchase, compensated via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value for writing this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Please read my full Disclosure for more information.
Poem and Coloring Page for Groundhog Fun!
First I have a poem and a coloring page with a cute little groundhog. Color him and cut him out. Glue or tape along the bottom fold to plain paper. take him outside and place on the ground. Trace his shadow if there is one. You can also just hold it for the kiddo and let them trace the shadow with some sidewalk chalk. (Be sure to print this on some card stock so it will be strong enough to stand on its own.)
Next, there is a little printable groundhog mask. Color and cut out mask for the kiddos to act out being the groundhog and looking for a shadow. Cool connecting to teaching emotions- scared or sad when he sees his shadow. Happy and excited if he doesn’t see his shadow.
Here are some fun Groundhog’s Day Books. Check them out at your local library or grab them up on Amazon!
Here are some awesome links of other blogs who created some Groundhog day fun for little kids.
If you are interested in reading up on the meanings and origins of the day, check out this site! The Old Farmers Almanack
If you like these activities be sure to check out my post 8 Fun Ways to Beat Cabin Fever with the Kids for more winter fun.