It’s almost February, and we are planning some simple Groundhog Day activities for our preschoolers.
On February 2 of each year, we wonder if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow. If Phil does not see his shadow, the legend is that spring will come early.
This is a fun opportunity to teach preschoolers about light and shadow, plus there are so many cute props they can make to go along with fun poems and songs. There are even some cooking activities that work well for this day. I collected over 15 different simple Groundhog Day activities for preschoolers that can work in the classroom or at home. Some are geared for older children, but can be easily adapted for this age group.
Groundhog Day Activities for Preschoolers
Recite the poem “Here’s a Little Groundhog“.
Be a groundhog by wearing a groundhog mask.
Learn about triangles while making a groundhog.
Wear a groundhog on your head with a headband!
Make a groundhog out of a clothespin.
Recycle a paper tube to make a groundhog.
Download some free groundhog day printables.
Use brown paper lunch bags to make groundhog puppets.
Sing the “I’m a Little Groundhog” song.
Celebrate Groundhog Day with a pop-up puppet.
Create a paper plate groundhog.
How about a groundhog day dessert? The kids can put together cookies and pudding for this edible idea.
Use the hands and feet to create a groundhog, and add a cute poem!
Start the day with groundhog pancakes.
Make your own “Groundhog, Groundhog, What Do You See?” booklet. (Free printable.)
Play with groundhog props in the light, making shadows.
Sing all sorts of groundhog day songs and add some other fun ideas to your groundhog day events.
Learn the history of Groundhog’s Day.
Groundhog day books for kids:
Here are more fun ideas to try:
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