While I live in Las Vegas and we do not see groundhogs running around our city, I still like to share about Groundhog Day with my students. But time is of the essence in Kindergarten, so I created a simple groundhog day activity to help teach about this day, the animal and shadows!

A fun Groundhog Day Activity to help teach about groundhog day and shadows. Uses both a printable and paper plate craft.

This Groundhog Day activity includes a printable and a paper plate craft. The printable will help students record whether or not the groundhog saw it’s shadow. Of course, this is the momentous occasion of the day. The craft includes a paper plate and a plastic cup. The craft will mimic the groundhog popping up out of the ground. With a few kindergarten supplies, kids will be replaying the event all day!


Groundhog Day Books

While Groundhog Day is just one day, there are some great informational and non-informational books to read to your students. One of my favorite books is, Substitute Groundhog.


Let’s Make a Groundhog Pop Up

A fun Groundhog Day Activity to help teach about groundhog day and shadows. Uses both a printable and paper plate craft.

Supplies Needed For Groundhog Day Activity


Step 1 – Cut a slit in cup or plate


Step 2 – Use the ground/grass/dirt & adhere to cup or plate


Step 3 – Glue groundhog and groundhog shadow to popsicle stick


Step 4 – Groundhog on popsicle goes into hole of cup or plate


Step 5 – The last step of the Groundhog Day Activity is to use the printable recording sheet to respond & draw the groundhog’s shadow




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