3 Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

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Is winter ending soon–or will the cold and snow continue? Groundhog Day may just answer this question! If you’re looking for a way to celebrate this season-centered day with your kiddo, take out these fun-filled family activity ideas.

Groundhog Cookies

Bake up a batch of groundhog-themed cookies. Choose your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use a boxed mix. Add a coating of chocolate frosting to create the groundhog’s fur. Your child can use other colors of icing, sprinkles, licorice strands and other candies to “draw” a face on the cookie!

Shadow Play

Will the groundhog see his shadow or not? Explore the concept of shadows with your child. This easy science experiment is more than just a way for your child to celebrate the holiday. It can also help them to learn about basic scientific concepts and build critical-thinking skills. Go outside in the sun and have your child look for their shadow on the ground. If it’s not sunny, re-create the sunlight inside with a lamp or flashlight. Now have your child stand under a tree or, if you’re trying the activity inside, cover the light with cardboard. Ask your child why their shadow disappeared.

Groundhog Puppet

Use a lunch-sized paper bag to create a groundhog puppet. Place the bag with the flap facing up. Your child can use markers or crayons to draw the groundhog’s face onto the flap. They can then draw the body on the rest of the bag. Add brown tissue paper or craft felt with glue to make a fuzzy texture on the holiday puppet!



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