Groundhog’s Day is always on February 2nd. The official groundhog is called Punxsutawney Phil because he lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in a burrow on Gobblers Knob. According to legend, carried from Germany by early settlers, if the day is bright and sunny and Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of wintery weather. If the day is overcast and he does not see his shadow, the weather will begin to warm for an early spring. The customs and stories make it a fun day to celebrate with kids.
Kidzone.com has a little Itsy Bitsy Book about Groundhog’s Day for younger kids to color and for adults to help assemble. You can find the link to print it here. Easy to follow directions are found here.
Make this sandwich with dark wheat bread, peanut butter and jelly, a banana, a dark grape , and edible grass, such as shredded lettuce or tinted coconut. Kitchen Fun With My Sons has complete directions for this clever Ground Hog lunch.
First little groundhog digs a home in the fall,
And curls up all winter rolled up like a ball.
Second little groundhog comes out of his lair,
On February second to get some fresh air.. .
To see the rest of this song and find templates and suggestions to make groundhog figures to go along with it, go to DLTK kids.
A cute ground hog made from a fun sized candy bar perched atop a chocolate cupcake surrounded by frosting. Sweetology has how to directions and links to the inspiration along with cute photos of her adaptations.
Happy Ground Hog Day — sunny or cloudy!
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