As winter gives way to the promise of spring, there’s a whimsical tradition that captures the interest of both young and old—Groundhog Day! Let’s get the kids into the holiday spirit with a cute craft that celebrates this furry forecaster.
Your little ones can bring their own unique touch when they make this torn paper groundhog craft. It’s a fun and easy craft that your kids will enjoy doing this winter!
This torn paper activity is a fantastic way to enhance fine motor skills. Tearing and pasting the paper actively works the muscles in their hands and also develops bilateral hand coordination. Strengthening these skills is important for them to perform other life skills like buttoning a shirt or tying shoes.
Also, check out other Groundhog Day activities your kids will be excited to do as they anticipate if the groundhog will see his shadow or not!
Groundhog Day Kids Craft
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Read on below for the supplies you’ll need along with our step-by-step instructions and free template to get the kids started making this cute groundhog craft.
- Colored cardstock
- Construction paper
- Groundhog Template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
Download the groundhog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by spreading glue over a whole section of the groundhog background paper.
Next, start tearing the brown paper into small pieces. Then, begin gluing them on all parts of the groundhog’s body.
Take the inner ears and glue them on both sides of the outer ears.
Attach the dirt at the bottom of the groundhog using glue.
Place the nose in the center of the head and glue it in place.
Next, glue both eyes just above the nose.
Using the black marker, draw the nose wrinkles and mouth of the groundhog.
Glue the teeth just below the nose.
Finish up by drawing a smile line on the top of the teeth.
Don’t forget to explore our other animal crafts for your kiddos while you’re here!
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Groundhog Day Ideas For Preschool
Looking to implement some fun ideas with your preschoolers this Groundhog Day? Check out some of our favorite projects that you can use either at home or in the classroom.
As you read on below, you find crafts and educational activities along with recommended books that will captivate your little ones. Save the ones that will be a hit with your kids, and make this holiday fun for them!
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!
Printable Groundhog Day Crafts
Groundhog Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Turning a humble paper bag into a fun puppet will keep your kids hands and minds busy. Kids will be excited to make their new groundhog puppet and then continue the fun in imaginative play and storytelling.
Groundhog Toilet Paper Roll Craft – The groundhog is peeking out of his burrow looking for spring in this recycled craft! Choose between a craft version or coloring in the template to make this toilet paper roll craft with your little ones.
Groundhog Handprint Craft – Kids will love making their predictions about the groundhog seeing its shadow while creating this adorable masterpiece. They’ll turn their handprints into grass for the furry friend to peek out from.
Groundhog Paper Plate Craft – Get the kids involved in Groundhog Day predictions with this cute paper plate craft! This easy and fun craft, using ordinary supplies like a paper plate, lets kids turn the everyday into adorable art.
Groundhog Day Kindergarten Activities
These Groundhog Day dot to dots are the perfect no-prep activity to have on hand this February! The set has three engaging sheets where kids will connect the dots to reveal adorable groundhog pictures, then bring them to life with colors.
They’ll use their creativity while also enhancing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and number recognition as they connect the dots and color in these furry little guys. Grab the crayons or markers along with these printables for a fun activity!
Sharpen your little ones’ scissor skills with our groundhog cutting practice worksheets! These interactive and educational activities are tailored for preschool and kindergarten and offer a playful way for them to enhance their cutting techniques.
The free bundle includes a groundhog counting page, cutting line pages with zigzag, curvy, and straight lines, and a finish-the-picture page. Watch as little ones cut, paste, and match, turning cutting practice into a fun filled learning experience!
Transform letter recognition into a fun game with this groundhog letter recognition activity designed for preschoolers! This hands-on activity gets your pre-readers engaged in naming capital and lowercase letters while feeding them to the groundhog.
Start with a few suns and clouds, gradually adding more as they progress. As kids master letter names, they can even say the letter sounds. Make learning the ABCs a delight with this interactive and celebratory resource for Groundhog’s Day!
Explore even more Groundhog Day activities with a diverse range of activities! From printable groundhog masks and delicious pudding snacks to stick puppets and a groundhog scene made from cupcake liners, there’s something for everyone.
Dive into the fun with matching games, letter matches, coloring pages, a headband craft, and more that are guaranteed to make Groundhog Day a memorable celebration!
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More Kids’ Activities
- Colored cardstock
- Construction paper
- Groundhog Template
- Download the Groundhog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by spreading glue over a whole section of the groundhog background paper.
- Next, start tearing the brown paper into small pieces. Then, begin by gluing them on all parts of the groundhog’s body.
- Glue the inner ears to both of the outer ears.
- Attach the dirt to the bottom of the groundhog using glue.
- Place the groundhog nose in the center of the head and glue it down.
- Next, glue both eyes just above the nose.
- Using the black marker, draw the nose wrinkles, and mouth of the groundhog.
- Glue the teeth just below the nose.
- Finish up by drawing a smile line on the top of the teeth.