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14 Fun & Easy Groundhog Day Activities For Kids

Did you know February 2nd is known as Groundhog Day in the United States and Canada? It’s believed that on this day if a groundhog emerges from its burrow and sees its own shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter. If not, then spring will come early!

Get your kids involved in the fun with these Groundhog Day activities! They’re a great way to get them excited about the holiday and learn more about this fun tradition.

Include any of our easy Groundhog Day crafts in your lesson plans, or enjoy them at home with your little ones. They’re perfect for children of all ages and can be adapted to fit different skill levels.

Your kiddos will have so much fun with these activities! They won’t even realize they’re learning essential skills like problem-solving, creativity, and following directions.

We at Simple Everyday Mom love creating fun and easy activities for kids. Pick out your favorite Groundhog Day activities below and make this holiday one to remember!

Groundhog Day Preschool Activities

Kickstart your Groundhog Day celebration by making this groundhog paper bag puppet craft! All you need are some simple supplies and your kid’s imagination to get started. You’ll love seeing their happy faces as they play with their new groundhog puppet and act out the groundhog predictions.

Our popsicle stick groundhog craft is just too cute to pass up! This simple craft is perfect for little hands and makes a great decoration for your home or classroom. You can even add a magnet to the back and display it on your fridge!

Have your kids re-enact Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction (the most famous groundhog of all!) with our printable groundhog headband craft. It’s a fun and simple project that’s perfect for kids of all ages. Plus, with the free printable template, you don’t have to worry about drawing the groundhog head yourself.

For something a little more educational, try these Groundhog Day color by number worksheets. They’re still super fun, but also help kids practice their color and number recognition skills. Your little learners will have a blast working through these engaging activities.

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These free Groundhog Day worksheets are a fun way to practice handwriting, letter recognition, and early reading skills. Teach your kids the history of Groundhog Day, and then complete the worksheets together for a well-rounded learning experience.

What’s better than a dot to dot activity? A Groundhog Day dot to dot activity! Print out these worksheets for your kids to connect the dots and complete each adorable image. It’s the perfect way to keep them busy while also improving their hand-eye coordination.

Grab your paper plates and get ready to make something adorable! This groundhog paper plate craft is great for independent work or for small groups of kids. Little kids will love this one because it involves painting, cutting, and gluing! It’s a fun and interactive way to say ‘Happy Groundhog Day!’

Teach your kids how to spell their names in a unique way with this groundhog name craft. Make this adorable craft in the early spring and use it as a reminder that warmer weather is on the way. Your kids will love having a personalized groundhog peeking out of his hole with their name on display.

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Our groundhog handprint craft is the perfect activity for a cloudy day when you’re stuck indoors. All you need is some construction paper, scissors, glue, and your little one’s hand. Have your kiddo trace their own hand or help them if they’re still learning. Then, watch as they create their groundhog masterpiece!

Celebrate the tradition of Groundhog Day with these groundhog cutting practice worksheets. Little kids love practicing their scissor skills and these worksheets make it fun! Not only will they learn how to properly use scissors, but they’ll also develop their fine motor skills. It’s a win-win for both parents and kids!

Don’t throw out those old toilet paper rolls just yet! Use them to make this groundhog toilet paper roll craft. Kids can learn the importance of reusing materials while also getting creative with their little groundhog friends. Who doesn’t love a cute and eco-friendly craft?  

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Our groundhog cup craft is a creative activity that can also serve as a teaching tool! Use our template to create the perfect groundhog with your kids, and then use it to explain the tradition of Groundhog Day. This craft is not only cute but also educational and fun!  

Groundhog Day is the perfect time for kids to make our torn paper groundhog craft. This hands-on activity is easy to make and can be a fun way for kids to practice their fine motor skills. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for them to get creative with different colors and textures of paper.

Do your kids love coloring? If so, try these Groundhog Day coloring pages for a fun, no-prep activity. Each printable page features a cute groundhog ready to be colored in! Download and print them out to keep your kids entertained and engaged during your Groundhog Day festivities.

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