4 Fun Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day with Your Kids

One holiday that is always fun to celebrate with the kids is Groundhog Day. Today I wanted to share a very cute video I watched with my kids, a snack we made and a craft that let both kids decide for themselves if the groundhog saw their shadow or not.

First off do you know what Groundhog’s Day is? Groundhog Day is a popular North American tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks; if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early.

Reading the description to a kid is pretty boring right? Here is the best video we found on Youtube that got the kids interested in the holiday.

Watch to Learn About GroundHogs Day

Read to Learn About GroundHogs Day

Now that they have watched and learned all about the holiday. Now lets read a fun book all about Groundhog’s Day. Here are 3 that my kids loved. Just click the image to learn more about the book.

Cook to Learn About Groundhog Day

Groundhog Pudding Cups

What is needed

  • Nutter Butter Cookie or other wafer style cookie
  • Chocolate Pudding Cups
  • White frosting
  • Chocolate Chips or M&M candies
  • Banana
  • Graham crackers
  • Plastic Bag

How to make a Groundhog pudding cup

  1. First open the pudding cups and place on a plate.
  2. In a baggy put graham cracker and break up the crackers. Then open bag and put a layer on top of the pudding cups.
  3. Lay your wafer or nutter butter cookie down on table and using the frosting place the eyes and mouth onto the groundhog. Use the banana to create the ears.
  4. Then take your groundhog and push it into the pudding cup.
  5. There you go now you have a cute adorable groundhog snack to share with whole family.

Make Something to Learn About Groundhog Day

Paper Plate See My Shadow Craft

What is needed

  • Paper plate
  • Groundhog picture
  • Yellow and black construction paper
  • Black and blue paint
  • Paintbrush

How to make a Groundhog paper plate craft

  1. Using the blue and black paint, add the ground and the sky. We did it with black on ground but you could also use green paint if you wanted your groundhog to be on grass.
  2. Now cut out the groundhog picture. You can print the one shown below these directions or find one of your own online.
  3. Glue the groundhog onto the plate once the paint has dried.
  4. Then have your kids cut out a sun to glue in the sky.
  5. The last step is going to be up to them. Do they want the groundhog to see his shadow or not. If they do want him to see his shadow then add the black shadow below him on paper plate. If we are done with winter sooner than no shadow should be added. My son was all for the shadow which is what you see in the image of our completed project.

Activities great for Valentine’s Day

3 Valentine’s Day Party Games

This activity booklet has 3 very fun games all focused on Valentine’s Day.

14 Game Bundle Valentine’s Day

This activity booklet contains 14 Valentine’s Day games and activities to use at a holiday party. It is a great resource for every grade level.

I Have… Who Has… Valentine’s Day Game

This is an easy-to-play game that is fun for a Valentine’s Day Party.  Players will match up the answers on their cards with questions on other players cards.

Enjoy every minute being a mom and continue to inspire your kids!

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .