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
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Record Interesting Facts about Groundhogs
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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