Groundhog’s Day is celebrated in the United States every year on February 2nd! History reports that when German settlers arrived in the United States in the 1700s, they brought with them a tradition known as Candlemas Day.
Candlemas Day is the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. “Superstition,” told that if the weather was nice on that day, the second half of Winter would be stormy and cold.
The groundhog named Puxatauny Phil is one of the most famous groundhogs to watch in America. If it is cloudy, he will come out of his burrow and, tradition says, spring will start soon. If it is sunny, he will see his shadow and head back into his burrow for six more weeks of hibernation.
Are you teaching about Groundhog Day in your classroom or homeschool this year? This list of 13 Easy Groundhog Day Crafts for Kids will compliment any lesson you teach. They are perfect for preschoolers, toddlers and early elementary school students who have an interest in the topic. They are also ideal to make at a homeschool co-op or park day.
13 Easy Groundhog Day Crafts for Kids
Enjoy this fun puppet for the holiday, but with a different and fun way to move your groundhog around!
Teach shapes with this adorable and simple groundhog papercraft.
Teach the kids about the holiday with this fun hat. It is interactive and made of simple supplies, starting with a paper plate.
Use a paper plate and create your own Groundhog’s Day scene, complete with a pop-up groundhog!
Have fun with this simple paper plate craft for Groundhog’s Day.
Create your own finger puppet groundhog to pop out of the ground!
A fun twist to the typical paper bag puppet for the holiday.
Trace Phil’s shadow this Groundhog’s Day.
Become a groundhog yourself and predict when spring will come with this fun mask craft!
Create your own little groundhog with this fluffy fun craft!
Create your own groundhog to make their weather predictions this year with this simple craft.
Help your child use their hands and feet to make their own groundhog in this keepsake.
Utilize a household item with this craft and make a cute groundhog with the kids!
I hope you enjoy making one of these 13 Easy Groundhog Day Crafts for Kids as much as I do! And if you’re looking for even more adorable craft ideas and activities for kids, be sure to check out the fun posts below. Better yet, if you decide to make any of our crafts found on our blog – please be sure to snap a picture and share it with us on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing all your amazing creations!