Sunday, February 1, 2009

Groundhog Day is on February 2nd!

Groundhog Day is on February 2nd. Teach children about this special day with these fun activities, games and recipes. Here are some examples:

Groundhog Day Song and Puppet

popsicle stick
stryofoam cup
brown round piece of construction paper (groundhog head)

Let the children color the outside of the cup (usually green) denoting the grass. Draw a face on the brown paper (groundhog face), they can also add brown ears. Glue the groundhog face to a popsicle stick. Poke the popsicle stick through the bottom of the cup.

Sing this song with your puppet:

I'm a Little Groundhog (tune: I'm a little teapot)

I'm a little groundhog
furry and brown,
popping up my head and looking around.

If I see my shadow
then down I go,
six more weeks of winter - OH NO!!!

Other fun ideas for Groundhog Day include:

Try this tasty treat with your kids!

Ground Hog Snack

Shredded wheat cereal
pop open biscuits
brown sugar

In a 13x9 inch pan crumble 4 to 5 large shredded wheat pillows, press bicuits into the shredded wheat and poke raisins into them like eyes of the little groundhogs. Sprinkle 1 cup of brown sugar over the top of the entire pan. Drizzle melted margarine over the top and bake for 15 to 20 minutes on 350 F. These darling little groundhogs look like they are snug into their little nests of hay!

If you have any great ideas for Groundhog Day, post a comment on this blog or visit our forums and share with others!

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