Wondering how to celebrate Groundhog day 2023? Here's fun and easy Groundhog Day activities and ideas to celebrate this February holiday.
WHEN IS GROUNDHOG DAY?
Groundhog Day is February 2nd each year.
WHAT IS GROUNDHOG DAY?
Per tradition, a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania will come out of a burrow at Gobbler's knob. If sees his shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see his shadow, an early Spring is coming.
GROUNDHOG DAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
1- PREDICT IF THE GROUNDHOG WILL SEE HIS SHADOW
Get everyone excited for Groundhog Day by having everyone cast their vote as to whether or not the Groundhog will see his shadow.
Just print off this free Groundhog Day printable (available at the end of the post) a day or two before February 2nd. Then wait to see who guessed right!
Tip: Make it a big deal by having a special prize for the winners.
2- READ A GROUNDHOG DAY BOOK
Check out these cute children's books for Groundhog Day! Borrow from your local library or click the link/image to get your own copy from Amazon!
The Night Before Groundhog Day
3- WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF PUNXSAWTAWNEY PHIL
Click here to watch Punxsutawney Phil come out of his burrow on February 2nd!
4- WATCH GROUNDHOG DAY- BILL MURRAY'S 1993 FILM
Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? It's pretty funny. Rent or buy it here.
*This movie is rated PG, however, there are a few parts that might make you uncomfortable. So, I recommend that you use this as a groundhog day activities for adults or older children.
GROUNDHOG DAY FOODS
Here's some fun ideas to add to your Groundhog Day menu!
1- GROUNDHOG DAY PANCAKES
One of our favorite Groundhog Day activities is to make a festive breakfast! These cute groundhog pancakes are easier than you think.
All you need is:
- Fluffy pancake batter or Wheat Pancake batter recipes for Groundhog day
- Chocolate chips
To make them, simply pour out large and small circles of batter onto a hot griddle to make the face, ears, and mouth. Use thin slices of bananas for the eyes and chocolate chips for the eyeballs and nose.
Don't have time to make these for breakfast? Use these as Groundhog day dinner ideas!
2-GROUNDHOG DAY TREAT PUDDING CUPS VIA OH MY CREATIVE!
Adopt my cousin's Groundhog day tradition by eating "ground hog" (aka sausage) for their Groundhog day celebration.
4-GROUNDHOG DAY ACTIVITIES- MAKE GROUNDHOG DAY CUPCAKES
How adorable are these cute groundhog party cupcakes from Wishes and Dishes ? All you need is cupcakes, Oreos, M&Ms and candy eyes to make these cute groundhog day treats.
5- GROUNDHOG HOT DOGS VIA SHE KNOWS
6- GROUNDHOG DINNER IDEAS VIA
GROUNDHOG DAY CRAFTS
1-PAPER PLATE GROUNDHOG DAY ACTIVITIES VIA HOMESCHOOL PRESCHOOL
2- GROUNDHOG DAY CRAFT SHADOW VIA OWLS & OWLS OF FUN
3- GROUNDHOG CRAFT PAPER BAG PUPPET VIA KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG
4- GROUNDHOG HEADBAND CRAFT VIA SIMPLE EVERY DAY MOM
GROUNDHOG DAY GIFTS
Looking for some great Groundhog Day gifts? Here's tons of funny and cute Groundhog themed gifts to choose from!
THE OFFICIAL GROUNDHOG WEBSITE
For more information about the legend and events in Punxatawney, visit the official website here.
Get this free download in our Free Printable Library here. (You'll need a password. If you don't have access, click here to get instant access.)
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