Posts Tagged "groundhog day"

Groundhog Day Prediction Activity for Kids

With winter in full-swing, Groundhog Day is a time to celebrate the season and find out if it will continue. Whether you're completely into the winter weather or you're hoping for an early spring, Punxsutawney Phil will make his appearance and his predictions. Help your kiddo to mark this day with a Phil prediction chart. This is a fun-filled way to celebrate the day, learn about history and build basic skills (such as making comparisons, counting and graphing). Materials You'll Need Poster board Markers or crayons How-To Steps Position the poster board vertically. Write the years, starting with the present one,...

Children’s Books to Celebrate Groundhog Day

Your child asks you, “What’s Groundhog Day?” That’s a totally reasonable question. After all, it’s not easy for a young child to understand why Phil is toted out in the middle of his winter rest just to look at his shadow (or not). Help your little learner to better understand this holiday with a few children’s books on the subject. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out these easy reads. Groundhog Day! By Gail Gibbons: This illustrated tale of the holiday gives kids a beginning background to who Punxsutawney Phil is and why we celebrate Groundhog Day (for...

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

Winter’s almost over! Or, is it? Groundhog Day is coming up. That means Punxsutawney Phil is about to let us all know if it’s an early spring, or not. In celebration of Phil, try these Groundhog Day kids’ activities! Act It Out Create a pretend play scene where your child plays the role of Phil. Have him stand outside or near a light, and look to see if he can find his shadow. Ask your child to move like he thinks a groundhog would or make groundhog noises. Shadow Science What makes a shadow? Help your little learner to better...

Groundhog Day Shadow Puppet

February 2 marks the day when Punxsutawney Phil forecasts the rest of the winter – in other words, Groundhog Day! If furry little Phil sees his shadow, we have six more weeks of winter. If not, spring arrives early (or so the legend goes). Celebrate Groundhog Day with a cute craft that also teaches your child about the science of shadows. Make a painted groundhog hand puppet, and then take your child’s new friend outside to take a look for his shadow! Materials: Card stock paper Scissors A marker Tempera paint Cotton balls Tape Instructions: Cut a plate-sized circle out...