Kids will love these super simple groundhog day arts and crafts. These crafts not only build on the child’s knowledge about groundhogs, but they also help build the all important fine motor skills.
Need some work on number skills? These crafts target early number recognition skills too!
Help kids build their fine motor skills with easy and simple crafts like these.
Some interesting facts about groundhogs for kids:
Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are interesting animals that live in North America. Here are a few fun facts about groundhogs that kids might find interesting:
- Groundhogs are part of the rodent family.
- Groundhogs are also known as woodchucks.
- Groundhogs are good diggers and can burrow underground to make their homes.
- Groundhogs are vegetarians and eat mostly plants, such as grass, fruits, and vegetables.
- Groundhogs hibernate during the winter and can sleep for several months without eating or drinking.
- Groundhogs are known for predicting the weather on Groundhog Day, February 2nd, if they see their shadow they predict six more weeks of winter, if they don’t see their shadow it means an early spring.
- Groundhogs can run up to 15 miles per hour.
- Groundhogs can live up to six years in the wild
- Groundhogs are most active during the morning and evening, when they come out of their burrows to search for food.
- Groundhogs are solitary animals and they usually live alone.
These are a few fun facts about groundhogs that kids might find interesting and educational.
Groundhog day activities
There are so many ways to build on groundhog day activities for kids.
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For instance, I’ve made some super cute math and literacy activities that feature groundhogs. I use these each and every year.
I’ve laminated some of the printables to be reused.
Some more easy groundhog activities for kids.
Groundhog Day is a fun holiday for kids to learn about and celebrate. Here are some activities that kids can do to celebrate Groundhog Day:
Create a groundhog craft – Have kids make a groundhog puppet or paper plate craft.
Watch the movie Groundhog Day – Have a family movie night and watch the classic comedy “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray.
Read a groundhog book – Read a children’s book about groundhogs and their behavior.
Make a shadow puppet show – Have kids create shadow puppets of a groundhog and put on a show for the family.
Have a Groundhog Day scavenger hunt – Create a list of items related to groundhogs and have kids search for them around the house or neighborhood.
Make a Groundhog Day prediction – Have kids make a prediction about whether or not the groundhog will see its shadow on Groundhog Day.
Have a Groundhog Day feast – Have a special Groundhog Day. Have a special Groundhog Day meal such as a groundhog stew or groundhog shaped sandwiches.
All these activities are fun and educational way for kids to learn about and celebrate Groundhog Day.
Groundhog day easy craft
Another way to celebrate with toddlers is to make groundhog crafts.
This super easy and simple craft is perfect for younger kids and preschoolers.
The sample groundhog is included on the corner. So they can see if they’re on the right track when making their craft.
How to make this groundhog craft
This craft is super simple to make. Just make sure you download the printable below.
Print it out and show the kids what the groundhog should look like.
Then help them with cutting the pieces out.
You could use the numbered groundhog craft items or the simple one with the number ONE on it.
Great way to begin building early number sense skills.
More February printables:
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- Groundhog Day Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions Differentiated Texts!
- Cute Preschool February Crafts Giving Compliments Activity Craft
Groundhog Day Arts and Crafts [Number Match]
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