It’ll be February before you know it, and we’ll start the month off by seeing if the groundhog sees his shadow or not!
Gather the kids on February 2nd to see if they think the groundhog will be afraid of his shadow and retreat back into his burrow or stick around outside looking around for an early spring!
To go along with the kids’ predictions and learn about these interesting animals, we have this fun groundhog toilet paper roll craft. They’ll transform an ordinary cardboard tube into a cute craft!
With this craft, the groundhog is peeking out of his burrow! You can choose to use colored paper or print out a black-and-white version for the kids to color in. Whichever version you choose, the kids will have a blast making their peeking groundhog.
To turn this playful holiday into a fun day with the kids, be sure to print out the free template and grab the crafting supplies!
There are lots of fun Groundhog Day activities kids can do to celebrate this winter holiday! Make some memories and spend some quality time with the kids doing crafts and activities this winter.
Groundhog Day Craft
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- White cardstock
- Markers (if using the color in version)
- 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 and print it out.
If using the color in version, have the child color in the groundhog, dirt, and grass. Cut it out.
Take a piece of tape and place it on one side of the paper. Position the paper along the cardboard tube and push the tape in place.
Next, take the other side of the paper and repeat the previous step on the other side.
Roll the paper around the cardboard tube and tape it in place.
We have plenty more crafts that your kiddos will love creating, so check out our best toilet paper roll crafts to make today!
Winter Ideas For Kids
This time of year is the perfect time to do indoor activities, especially if the groundhog spies his shadow this Groundhog Day!
If you’re looking for some ideas to keep the kids occupied and having fun, then try some of our winter crafts and activities! We have a lot of ideas to choose from, so read on below for more projects to try with your kids over the winter season.
Winter Books For Kids
Reading books to children is one of the most important activities for their development.
Not only does reading noise exposure enhance their language and vocabulary skills, but it also helps to exercise their imagination!
Reading aloud has multiple benefits beyond calming one’s nerves after a long day; sparking creativity, teaching the power of storytelling, instilling a love of reading, and encouraging linguistic acquaintance with our children.
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
When it’s cold outside, get cozy inside and get to crafting! Crafting is a great activity for kids because it’s a fun way to learn and grow.
Crafting can help kids refine their fine motor skills and stretch their creativity. The act of creating and keeping their hands and minds occupied can also be a stress reliever.
Read on below for some of our favorites to inspire your kids to craft this winter.
Walrus Tissue Paper Craft – Tissue paper is turned into art with this fun project! With some tissue paper, a little glue, and this free template, kids will make a memorable masterpiece featuring an amazing arctic animal.
Paper Cup Penguin Craft – Have kids use their imaginations to see how common items can transform into whatever they can dream up. An everyday paper cup can become a cute and playful penguin with just a few supplies and our template!
Groundhog Headband Craft – Get the kids excited for Groundhog Day with one of our many fun and creative headband crafts! While the kids are busy crafting, ask them if they think the groundhog will see his shadow and have more winter weather or not and have spring sooner!
Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft – A simple and fun craft for all ages is this paper plate made into an amazing polar bear. Your little cubs will love crafts that take everyday household items and turn them into fun and imaginative artwork.
Winter Activities For Kids
Get the kids excited to learn with these Groundhog Day worksheets. As they label a groundhog, write the letter G, and complete a letter maze, they will develop their fine motor skills, letter recognition, and scissors skills. Grab the free printables for some fun holiday learning!
The kids will come out of their burrows for these Groundhog Day color by number pages! The pictures are revealed as kids match the colors with the corresponding numbers, so they’re great for number recognition. Kids love coloring, which is great for their fine motor skills and for identifying colors.
Scissors help kids develop hand-eye coordination, hand strength, and dexterity, so get them practicing with these free printable polar bear cutting activity pages. With these cutting sheets, kids will cut along increasingly harder paths, match the halves of the polar bear, and cut out how many polar bears are in the picture.
These playful penguin dot to dots printables will be a hit with the kids! They’ll work on counting up to the number 25, and their fine motor skills. When they complete each penguin picture by connecting the dots, kids will love grabbing the crayons to color them in!
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- White cardstock
- Markers (if using the color in version)
- Groundhog template
- Download the groundhog template and print it out.
- If using the color in version, have the child color in the groundhog, dirt, and grass. Cut it out.
- Take a piece of tape and place it on one side of the paper. Position the paper along the cardboard tube and push the tape in place.
- Next, take the other side of the paper and repeat the previous step on the other side.
- Roll the paper around the cardboard tube and tape it in place.