Preschool Groundhog Day Crafts
Celebrate Groundhog Day with a creative kids’ craft! If you’re not sure where your artsy kiddo should start, check out these holiday projects that are perfect for preschoolers.
Will the groundhog see his shadow on his big day? Help your child to understand the concept of shadows with a science-and-art drawing exploration. Go outside and use the natural light or (if the weather won’t cooperate) use the artificial light indoors. Position an object, such as a favorite stuffed animal, in the light so that it casts a shadow. Place a piece of paper on the ground and have your child trace what they see.
Turn a plain paper bag into a Groundhog Day puppet. Place the bag with the flap side facing up and out. Have your child draw the groundhog’s face onto the flap. Decorate the rest of the bag with a torn tissue paper collage. Use brown tissue to create groundhog-like fur!
Show your child a picture of a groundhog (or THE groundhog). Provide your preschooler with paper, pens, markers and crayons. Sit back and watch as they create their own portrait of their new furry friend. Make the portrait a multi-media masterpiece and add craft fur or foam with glue, tempera paint, glitter or torn tissue paper.