Soon the groundhogs will be coming out of hibernation and ready to look around to see if spring is on the way.
On Groundhog Day we all wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow and hide away for six more weeks of winter weather or predict an early spring if he doesn’t see it.
Have the kids make their predictions if the groundhog will see his shadow while they make this groundhog handprint craft! The grass around the groundhog burrow is made from your little one’s handprints and the furry little creature peeks out behind it.
They’ll practice their fine motor skills and scissor skills as they trace their handprints and cut them out. They’ll also have the chance to practice following instructions as they glue their groundhog together.
Groundhog Day is a unique holiday to have a little fun with, so be sure to grab the free template and some basic crafting supplies to make some fun holiday memories with the kids.
To continue the fun, check out our other Groundhog Day activities your kids will love.
Easy Groundhog Day Craft
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Groundhog template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the groundhog template, print, and cut the pieces out you need.
Begin to make the groundhog by gluing the nose to the top and middle of the mouth piece.
Take the tooth and glue it to the bottom and back of the mouth.
Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the head, one on each side.
Glue the completed nose/mouth in the middle of the head, slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
Place the belly in the middle of the body and glue it in place.
Optionally: Glue the arms on both sides of the belly. If your child’s hands are large enough, it will cover them completely, so you can leave them off if you prefer.
Next, trace your child’s hand two times on a piece of green paper. Cut each handprint out.
Finish up by placing the handprints at the bottom of the groundhog’s body, with the fingers pointed up. This will be the grass. Glue them both in place.
Now that your kids have made a memorable groundhog handprint craft, be sure to check out our many more winter crafts that they will love creating this season!
Winter Ideas For Kids
Keep the kids engaged and learning with some winter themed crafts and activities. We have lots of ideas to do this season to chase away the winter blues.
To get started, browse some of our projects below that are fun and educational for kids. We have some fun activities and creative crafts to help them stay occupied this winter.
Winter Books For Kids
Reading to your kids out loud has so many short-term and long-term benefits that make it a great activity for both parent and child!
Not only are children exposed to literacy, but they learn about imagination, suspense, empathy, and communication. Plus, there’s nothing more fun than getting creative with character voices and delivering a charming reading of classic tales!
Reading out loud helps foster development that can stay with your children a lifetime. Below are some of our favorite Groundhog themed books for kids.
The Night Before Groundhog Day – Help kids understand what Groundhog’s Day is all about with this fun, rhyming book!
Grumpy Groundhog – This is a humorous book about a groundhog who just doesn’t want to wake up for everyone to see on Groundhog’s Day. What will happen? Will he make it to the surface for everyone to see???
Groundhog Gets A Say – This funny book looks at all the other things groundhogs can do outside of Groundhog’s Day!
Winter Crafts For Kids
Making crafts is a great way for you to spend quality time with your kids. It’s a great way for them to be creative, but crafting also provides them with beneficial skills.
While they are having fun and being artistic, they are also learning their colors, patterns, letters, and numbers. Using the different crafting tools strengthens their hand-eye coordination, hand strength, and dexterity.
So choose some of our crafts to do together to create memories and something beautiful!
Polar Bear Name Craft – Have your little cubs make a glacier out of their names to sit on. This fun and creative craft is a fun way for kids to practice letter recognition and spelling their names. They’ll get artistic and complete their wintery scene!
Popsicle Stick Arctic Fox – Popsicle sticks aren’t just for popsicles! We love to use them to craft with, too. Grab the paint and our template for some fun winter crafting making this sleek and beautiful arctic animal.
Walrus Arctic Animal Craft – Join us on an expedition to see the walrus peeking out of the arctic waters! This fun paper craft comes with a free template so all you have to do is print, and the kids can get to revealing a walrus in his home!
Groundhog Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Get the kids to celebrate Groundhog Day by creating their own puppet! Kids will love to use their imaginations and pretend to be the groundhog looking around to see if he sees his shadow.
Winter Activities For Kids
It’s time for the groundhog to wake up and stretch, put on his top hat, and get ready for a spring day with these fun Groundhog Day color by number printables! These worksheets are a great way for them to get creative while working on important skills.
Let’s have some fun learning with our snow-loving friend with these polar bear do a dot printables! When kids work on these pages, they refine their fine motor skills, letter recognition, and counting all while having a blast. So grab the dot markers and these worksheets to get the kids ready to learn.
Have the kids grab their blocks and these winter pattern block mats for some fun learning. When kids use these mats with their pattern blocks, it helps them identify shapes and colors and develop their fine motor skills as they place the block in place. They’ll love all the different winter scenes in this set of mats!
Make Groundhog Day a fun and entertaining day with these Groundhog Day dot to dot printables! As the kids connect the dots to complete the pictures of these cute furry creatures, they work on their fine motor and counting skills. Grab the crayons and these free printables for some holiday fun!
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Groundhog template
- Download the groundhog template, print, and cut the pieces out you need.
- Begin to make the groundhog by gluing the nose to the top and middle of the mouth piece.
- Take the tooth and glue it to the bottom and back of the mouth.
- Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the head, one on each side.
- Glue the completed nose/mouth in the middle of the head, slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
- Place the belly in the middle of the body and glue it in place.
- Optionally: Glue the arms on both sides of the belly. If your child's hands are large enough, it will cover them completely, so you can leave them off if you prefer.
- Next, trace your child's hand two times on a piece of green paper. Cut each handprint out.
- Finish up by placing the handprints at the bottom of the groundhog's body, with the fingers pointed up. This will be the grass. Glue them both in place.