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Groundhog Fun!

Groundhog’s Day is one of those quirky holidays that can be so much fun to celebrate… in fact, I definitely have “visit Punxsutawney, PA, on Groundhog’s Day” on my bucket list!!  Couldn’t you just see me cheering wildly with one of those groundhog snow hats!?  
Since I couldn’t celebrate with Phil, I thought we would have to make our own groundhog hats.  I have been eyeing these adorable groundhogs in blogland and on Pinterest…. and decided they would make the perfect hats!!  SO Fun!

There are a lot of cute books out there about groundhogs, but a really fun one to read is “Groundhog Gets a Say” by Pamela Curtis Swallow.  It gives facts about groundhogs, but is told in a really fun way, by a groundhog who feels he should have more than one day of fame.  

Of course, we all had to take a turn crawling through the groundhog’s burrow!  
We also loved exploring shadows with our flashlights. 
Have you seen this game yet?  My kiddos had a blast matching the shadows with the picture cards!

What fun activities did you try this year?

6 Comments

  • Unknown February 6, 2013 at 5:30 AM

    I love the hats! How stinkin' cute are those? I wish I would have thought of them. I would have had my 2nd graders made them. I like your idea with having them find their shadows too. I want a Groundhog Day redo so I can do these activities. I guess there is always next year.

    Krystyn
    Ms. Richards's Musings
    msrichardssmusings[at]gmail.com

  • Karen Stamp February 6, 2013 at 6:05 AM

    Thanks so much, Krystyn!!!

  • Busy Bees February 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Love all of your activities. I had a bunch planned, but we were on several 2 hour delays last week, so I had to tame it down. We did a lot of predictions, read books, and completed an art project.
    Just found your fun blog!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

  • KinderMyles February 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    We made our annual groundhogs out of hearts as well. I love that they are made out of hearts and have a mini symmetry lesson. Ours used a white heart upside down for the teeth and a medium brown heart cut in half for the ears. I love the layered eyes on yours. I may gvie my kiddos an option for that next year – although I do love to see how the different kids draw eyes (round, slanted, eyelashes, color).
    Jenn

  • Karen Stamp February 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Sounds like you had fun!! WELCOME! :o)

  • Karen Stamp February 6, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    You're right… it's always fun to see what interesting features they add!

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