Groundhog Day: Free Printables

Inside: Free printables for Groundhog Day.

Kids love puppets. It doesn’t matter how simple they are. And that’s why my classes always love this Groundhog Day activity.

This is a new and improved update of a five-year-old post, but these are still my favourite go-to Groundhog Day activities so I wanted to be sure to share them again.

Groundhog Day Freebies: Cute pop-up puppet, poem and rebus story by GradeONEderful.com

DIRECTIONS FOR POP-UP PUPPET:

1. Cut 5″ strips from 14″ by 9″ brown construction paper (one for each child).

2. Cut 1.5″ green paper strips the same length as the brown. This will be for the grass.

3. Glue a thin strip of cotton fluff along the top edge of the brown paper (as shown above). This is the snow.

5. Fringe the green strip and glue under the snow. This is the grass.

6. Give everyone a copy of the poem (download below) and have them cut the poem in a cloud shape. Glue under the grass.

Mr. Groundhog down below
Pops up through the fluffy snow
Wide awake he wants to play
Spring is on its way
HURRAY!!!!!

7. Draw bones, rocks, spiders, ladybugs, etc. onto the soil with felt pens. Then glue the ground into a cylindrical shape.

Groundhog Day Freebies: Cute pop-up puppet, poem and rebus story by GradeONEderful.com

8. Cut, color, and glue the groundhog to a craft stick.

Groundhog Day Freebies: Cute pop-up puppet, poem and rebus story by GradeONEderful.com

9. Chant the poem while popping the groundhog up and down through the burrow.

My students love this little puppet and want to play with it all day long!

Groundhog Day Freebies: Cute pop-up puppet, poem and rebus story by GradeONEderful.com

GROUNDHOG REBUS STORY:

We read the The Weatherman story together a few times (it’s great for predicting words that make sense), and then I get the kids to cut and glue the missing pictures (we don’t cut out the words).

They colour it, then we practice reading the story some more.

Groundhog Day Freebies: Cute pop-up puppet, poem and rebus story by GradeONEderful.com

Groundhog Day Freebies: Cute pop-up puppet, poem and rebus story by GradeONEderful.com

DOWNLOAD all the above activities!

Update: All the pics are now in black and white.

And here’s a really cute activity I found at Artists Helping Children:


Source: Artists Helping Children

 

These are the books we read.

Go To Sleep, Groundhog! is my personal favourite.

CLICK HERE for some more fabulous Groundhog Day Books and some free groundhog clip art.

Grab some FREE GROUNDHOG TRIVIA CARDS.

Hope you enjoy this. Please be sure to leave a quick comment if you snag the freebies … and have a great evening!

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13 thoughts on “Groundhog Day: Free Printables”

  1. I love this! You have been my inspiration for adding a lot more art to our day. Thank you so much. I have to blog about the things we've done so you can see them, but I have to take pics first. You are awesome!First in Maine

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  2. I LOVE your groundhog activities! I am a student teacher and I have been searching far and wide for the perfect groundhog activity! Now I have it! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I hope you dont mind if I mention this (and your blog) when I make this on my blog listed below! Again, thanks.Miss SJust Teaching…Kindergarten

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