February will be here soon, and Groundhog Day kicks the month off! Have the kids celebrate this lighthearted holiday with a fun craft!
They’ll have fun and learn at the same time with this groundhog name craft! It’s a great way for kids to practice spelling their names and learn about what it means if the groundhog sees its shadow.
In this craft, the little groundhog is peeking out of his hole to see if there will be an early spring or more winter weather to come.
This craft is great for kids to work on their scissor skills when they cut out the paper craft, fine motor skills when they cut and glue the pieces, and letter recognition when they identify the letters in their name.
To make this craft easy for you and your kiddo to make, we’ve provided a free printable template. You can use the editable template to fill in your child’s name or print out a blank version for them to write it in.
Be sure to check out more of our Groundhog Day activities to do with the kids. Not only are they fun, but educational as well!
Groundhog’s Day Craft
- 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, edit it to add your child(ren)’s name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the groundhog’s head by gluing the eyes on the head, on both sides of the nose.
Take the tooth and glue it in the middle of the mouth, just below the smile line.
Finish the groundhog by gluing the belly to the bottom and middle of the groundhog’s body.
Next, glue the completed groundhog to the middle of the hole.
Using the rock letters, spell the name along the bottom of the hole and glue them in place.
Be sure to check out our many other winter craft ideas that we’re sure your kids will love making this year too!
Winter Ideas For Kids
Do you need more ideas to keep your kids or students occupied during the winter season?
Keep them engaged and learning with some winter-themed crafts and activities. We have lots of ideas to get parents and teachers started, so the kids can get right to the fun and learning.
See some of our favorites below to keep them busy all winter long.
Winter Books For Kids
Reading books to your children is an excellent way to illustrate important lessons that they may not learn any other way!
Not only do they pick up rhymes and learn introductory literacy skills, but every story that you share has something valuable to teach them. When you bring the characters and plot to life by reading out loud with a charismatic, enthusiastic, and even occasionally funny voice, you can help kids understand the moral of each type of tale and how it relates to their own lives.
Stories allow kids to connect emotionally and really absorb the message within them. With each book that you read together, your kids will build upon these invaluable principles, leading them toward becoming strong-minded and compassionate individuals.
Below are some of our favorite Groundhog’s Day 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
Crafting is a great way for kids to pass the time, learn, and have fun! Not only is doing crafts a fun activity, but it’s also beneficial.
When kids craft, they learn about shapes, colors, and patterns, plus it encourages them to think critically, develop fine motor skills, and improve their coordination.
Keep reading below for some of our favorite winter crafts.
Popsicle Stick Groundhog Craft – The groundhog found this fun craft for the kids when he took a look around for his shadow. It’s such a fun project where the kids can paint and create with popsicle sticks!
Walrus Tissue Paper Craft – Raise your flipper if you’re ready for a fun walrus craft! With just a handful of supplies, tissue paper, and our free template, kids can create their own walrus ready to swim!
Rocking Penguin Craft – This penguin loves rockin’ so rock on with this fun activity! When the kids finish creating this cute penguin, all they have to do is give it a little tap and it’ll rock back and forth! Kids will have a blast making and playing with their creations.
Polar Bear Handprint Craft – This is a fun art project the kids will enjoy making. The star of the show is the polar bear made from your little one’s handprint. With a few crafting supplies, they’ll create a winter scene for their polar bear to be featured in.
Winter Activities For Kids
Have the kids learn something new and celebrate this fun winter holiday with these Groundhog Day worksheets. The groundhog is welcoming spring and teaching kids that G is for Groundhog with the handwriting sheet. They use their letter recognition to go through the letter maze, and then work on their scissor and fine motor skills when they label the groundhog!
Have the kids practice using their scissors with these cute penguin cutting activity printables. These worksheets will have kids cutting along straight, curved, wavy, and zig-zagged lines. There’s also pages to work on counting and matching when they cut and paste the correct answer in place.
The groundhog woke up from his long winter’s nap to share these Groundhog Day dot to dot printables! As the kids connect the dots to complete the adorable groundhog pictures, they work on their fine motor and counting skills. Be sure to print these out to bring a little fun to the holiday!
These polar bear color by number worksheets are a great way to get the kids to have some fun learning. They’ll have a great time coloring in the adorable polar bears, but also practice hand-eye coordination and color and number recognition. Grab the crayons and these printables for some winter fun!
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Groundhog template
- Download the groundhog template, edit it to add your child(ren)'s name, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the groundhog's head by gluing the eyes on the head, on both sides of the nose.
- Take the tooth and glue it in the middle of the mouth, just below the smile line.
- Finish the groundhog by gluing the belly to the bottom and middle of the groundhog's body.
- Next, glue the completed groundhog to the middle of the hole.
- Using the rock letters, spell the name along the bottom of the hole and glue them in place.