February 2 is Groundhog Day and if you want to celebrate it with your kids and are looking for some fun and easy to set up Groundhog Day crafts and activities, you have come to the right place. Here you will find tons of creative and easy Groundhog Day crafts and other ideas to keep your little ones busy!
When is Groundhog Day?
Groundhog Day is celebrated on the second day of February.
What is Groundhog Day?
The begins of Groundhog Day started a long time ago when nature worship was more prevalent, people in the part of Europe where Germany is today, believed that the badger had the power to predict the coming of spring. They would look to the badger to determine when to plant their crops.
This tradition was brought over to North America, mostly to Pennsylvania in the United Stated. But instead of a badger doing the predicting it was a groundhog.
According to folklore, if the groundhog sees its shadow on February 2 it will return to its hole, indicating that there will be six more weeks of winter. If it does not see its shadow, then spring will arrive sooner.
Where is Groundhog Day celebrated?
Groundhog Day is celebrated in mostly North American countries. In Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario, in Canada, groundhog, Wiarton Willie, delivers his “prediction” early in the morning on February 2 every year.
In Young Township, near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in the US, groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil delivers his “prediction” on Groundhog Day.
Adorable Groundhog Day Crafts for Kids
Create this cute headband from Simple Everyday Mom. She provides a free template to help make this fun craft!
How adorable is this simple craft by Easy Peasy and Fun? This two-sided ground-hog’s-day craft is sure to entertain your kids!
Create a mask that your child can where this Groundhog Day with this fun tutorial from I Heart Crafty Things.
Create a portrait of Punxsutawney Phil using cupcake liners with this fun idea from I Heart Crafty Things.
I love this adorable peak-a-boo groundhog craft from Easy Peasy Fun! So fun for kids to make!
This easy fine motor groundhog craft from Red Ted Art has to be one of my favorites!! She used a toilet paper roll to create a groundhog poking out of the grass!
I’m a huge fan of finger puppet crafts and this one is no exception! This simple finger puppet crafts is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to make!
Can’t have a round up of crafts without one dedicated to paper plates! This fun paper plate groundhog from Simple Today Life is one of my favorites out there! Easy, fun and great for young artists!
This cute paper plate crafts is just as fun as the first! But instead you can use the paper plate to create a scene of your grown-up hiding in the grass and snow! What a fun idea from Mother Goose Clue!
Typically Simple made this hiding groundhog craft and Im in love! This cute stick craft looks so fun to make and play with!
How smart is this idea from Owls and Owls of Fun (and how cute is that name!). Make a craft that shows the groundhog’s shadow!
I really like this simple paper plate pop up craft from Kids Soup. Its easy enough for toddlers to decorate themselves and add their own creative flair to!
Exciting Groundhog Day Activities for Kids
Groundhog Day is the perfect time to explore some shadow experiments with your kids. This post from Science Sparks has a tons of easy ways to learn and explore the science of light and shadows.
14. Groundhog Day Coloring Page
This idea is great for older children in a classroom setting but can be modified for your child at home. Take a vote among all the people you and your child encounter through out the day before February 2 to find our their predictions for Punxsutawney Phil.
Learn all about groundhogs from A Dab of Glue Will Do.
I love 3Dinosaurs worksheets. I do them with my own kids. Her groundhog day worksheets are fun and engaging!
18. Read Books About Groundhog Day
The best way to learn and engage your child on Groundhog Day is to grab a few books about it and read. Grab them from the library or find some great ones here on Amazon!
Books & TV Show!
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.
Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more.
Find out more and grab your copy here.
Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.
Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.
- 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
- Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
- Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.
Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!
Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.
TV Show: Curious Crafting
Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.
In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create.
Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.
This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up.