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!
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
Supplies Needed For Groundhog Day Activity
- Paper or plastic cups or paper plates
- Popsicle Sticks
- Adhesive (glue; tape, or staple)
- FREE Printable (located at end of this post)