Groundhog Day is coming up soon on February 2nd. To celebrate this unusual holiday, we have collected these fun Groundhog Day craft and activity ideas to keep the little ones occupied and learn a bit about the legend of the groundhog who tells us whether we’ll have an early spring or six more weeks of winter.
Groundhog Day Craft and Activity Ideas
Paper Plate Groundhog Hole – Start with a paper plate and toilet tissue tube to make your own groundhog who pops out of his hole.
Groundhog Day Nameplate – Let your kids make their own predictions about the weather and display them using the “sun” and “cloud” displays on the groundhog’s arms.
Groundhog Day Word Search Puzzle – This fun, FREE Printable Groundhog Day Word Search puzzle contains 23 words relating to the holiday, its legend and the weather.
Groundhog Puppet – You only need a few simple supplies to make this adorable groundhog puppet that pops out of its hole.
Shadow Activity – This activity encompasses the science and art portion of S.T.E.A.M. and because it’s done in the dark kids love it.
Shadow Puppets – Trace the shadows your hands throw on the wall. Then let the kids get really creative and create a play using their hand puppets.
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I’m a busy blogger and happy auntie of Little R, who I spend time with several days per week – which ends up being the FAVORITE part of my week! We love to cook together, do crafts, play outside and turn boring errands into fun adventures.
Nikkie Cossairt says
Thank you for sharing such great activities and crafts for children 🙂
christina Moore says
Thank you, cute ideas, my granddaughter would love these
What great craft ideas! I had no idea there was so much groundhog day stuff. 🙂
kathy pease says
These ideas are cute and I want to try the groundhog puppet with my granddaughter
Janet W. says
Really cute ideas for Groundhog Day! The Groundhog Day Nameplate is my favorite!
Marisela Zuniga says
These are really cute ideas!
shelly peterson says
These look like such fun ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Amy D says
My oldest daughter is in kindergarten and came home from school knowing all about groundhogs day. I wish I would have seen these crafts for her then. I will pin them and do them with my daughter for next year. THey love celebrating every little holiday doing something special.
John Smith says
I like the groundhog nameplate!