Groundhog Day Books and Activities
Six more weeks of winter, or an early spring? I am ready for the groundhog to predict an early spring! Whatever the little critter predicts, Groundhog Day is a fun holiday to celebrate!
I live in Pennsylvania, the home of Punxsutawney Phil, so I am always looking for the best Groundhog Day books and activities. Get ready to have some fun with your students and celebrate this unique winter holiday!
Groundhog Day Books
Every holiday celebration deserves some special books! I am always trying to squeeze in as many books as I can. These are just a few of my favorite books for Groundhog Day.
Full of Facts: Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons
Kid Favorite Character: Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hall
Rhyming Read Aloud: Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright
Groundhog Day Directed Drawing
This groundhog directed drawing is an adorable activity to celebrate and learn about Groundhog Day! Join Rob and his son, Austin, at Art Hub for Kids to draw a simple groundhog. Students can show their prediction by either drawing clouds with no shadow, or a sun with a shadow. This is sure to be a unique craft that all students can easily follow!
Groundhog Day Hide and Seek
Who can find the groundhog? I love this hide and seek game, because I can change the words to match our current sight words. I can also make another slide with math facts for a fun review during math! To play, drag the groundhog behind one of the stumps. Now your students can take turns guessing where he may be hiding! Click here to get Groundhog Hide and Seek.
Groundhog Day Writing and Craft
There are so many Groundhog Day writing activities about the weather, so I wanted to do something different. I wanted our activity to be creative and fun! The kids loved brainstorming ideas and thinking about what a groundhog would dream of doing. We used the craft template to make our own groundhogs. This craft is perfect for a February bulletin board display. Click here to check out the Groundhog Day Craft and Writing.
Groundhog Day Puppets
Adorable Groundhog Day interactive puppets? Yes, please! Kelly over at Typically Simple created this fun craft to show the groundhog popping up out of his burrow! I love how simple they are, using mostly materials you may already have in your classroom. Your students are sure to have a great time making the groundhog pop up and down after they complete this cute activity!
Groundhog Day Movement Cards
You know I love to get my kids moving EVERY day! These Groundhog Day Movement cards are so fun! Simply put them in a basket and pull out one at a time. You can also use the cards with my free Movement Maker activity for a special holiday twist! I am so happy to be sharing these cards with you! Just add you email below if you would like them sent right to your inbox!
Groundhog Day Song
If your class loves music, check out Jack Hartmann and his Happy Groundhog Day song! They don’t need to learn any choreography, and the lyrics are full of fun facts! If you need some movement minutes, get ready to wiggle and learn at the same time!
Make Groundhog Day unforgettable! I hope you love these ideas for a day full of reading, drawing, playing, writing, creating, and moving! You make learning fun! Your students are so lucky to celebrate this holiday with you!