Fun Activities for Groundhog Day

Even though Groundhog Day isn’t major holiday, in our home we try to make it a lot of fun.  We make sure we’re up early to watch the festivities and to see if the little guy sees his shadow.  And if the holiday falls on a homeschool day, we add in activities to make it fun.   Here are some things we’ll be doing to celebrate Punxsutawny Phil’s big day.

Make Up a Story about a Groundhog

Amy Biddison of Teaching in Blue Jeans is offering this free printable Groundhog Day picture writing prompt at Educents.com:

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Groundhog
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Record Interesting Facts about Groundhogs

Kelly’s Classroom’s Groundhog Facts free printable lets your kids record basic facts about groundhogs (visit here for lots of groundhog facts):

Groundhogs
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Watch a Video about Groundhogs

We found this fun and informative video about groundhogs:

Make Groundhog Cookies

Here’s a spice cookie recipe to make with your kids.  It makes a brown-ish dough perfect for the color of a groundhog’s face.  Use an oval or round cookie cutter to shape the head and add semicircles for ears.  Decorate with with raisins for the eyes, nose, and smile.

Read a Groundhog Day Book

We’ve collected several cute groundhog day books from the Scholastic flyer over the years, and also found a few at the library.  If you don’t have any on hand, check to see if there’s one that is downloadable from your local library, or check out this selection for Kindle.

What kinds of activities do you like to do with your kids on Groundhog Day?  Share with me in the comments below or connect with me on Facebook!

(Header photo credit: Mari Pi)

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