While certainly not one of the most important holidays on our calendar, we do enjoy a bit of fun on Groundhog Day. It is a great chance to focus on the weather or other related topics, especially with young children. I think what my children enjoy most about Groundhog Day is the pancakes. We found a cute idea for making pancakes that look like groundhogs several years ago, and the children really enjoy them.
With small children, you could spend the day or even the week learning about seasons or weather. Another great focus would be on groundhogs and other similar mammals. My older students will mostly continue with their regular studies, but we will be adding a fun writing prompt about Ground Hog day. However, with my three-year-old, we will spend some time discussing the weather with a few fun sensory and art projects.
We will also enjoy reading some great books and maybe sneak in a Magic School Bus episode on the weather. I also found this great free groundhog art lesson. This is one of those days that we get to enjoy a bit of fun without a lot of added stress or expectations.
Groundhog Day Books:
Cul-da-sac Kids Piggy Party (My daughter loves this series.)
Groundhog Day (Sammy the Bird) (free with Kindle unlimited or only .99)
My Favorite Animal: Groundhogs (free with Kindle unlimited)
Weather for Kids (.99 on Kindle at time of posting)
A Kid’s Guide to Weather Forecasting (.99 on Kindle at time of posting)
Magic School Bus Kicks up a Storm book or Video.
Other Groundhog Day Resources:
Spring Chalk Art Bundle (including a free groundhog lesson)
Spring Themed Art Lessons (including one on rain)
Groundhog Day Recipes and Snacks:
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6 thoughts on “Groundhog Day Resources”
I almost forgot about Groundhog Day!! I think my daughter would love to draw that groundhog on the free art lesson, thank you for sharing. I am thinking we will do some shadow art too!!
That sounds like fun! It is one of those holidays that is easy to forget 🙂 I hope she enjoys the art.
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Thanks for these ideas! I never thought to really teach them this or do a unit study on it but I think I will now. 🙂
I hope you enjoy it!