Posted by: ad65shorty | February 2, 2009

Gretchen Groundhog: It’s Your Day!

In honor of Groundhog Day!

Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day!

Gretchen Groundhog: It’s Your Day! by Abby Levine

Gretchen Groundhog is about to step out into the world for the first time, and she’s scared!!! She decides she isn’t going to do it, which shocks the town. People try to convince her to come out, but she is just too scared. Finally it’s a little girl who helps.


We made a pop-up groundhog craft in honor of the day:

hiding in his den

hiding in his den

peeking out!

peeking out!

(How to make: Take a plastic or styrofoam cup and cut a slit in the bottom with a knife–big enough for a popsicle stick to fit through. Wrap green or brown construction paper around the cup and let your children decorate. Find a cute groundhog online, cut and color. Glue groundhog onto popsicle stick and push stick through hole in cup so your groundhog is IN the cup. Let your child play by pushing the groundhog in and out of the hole in the ground. Does he see his shadow?)

(you can find the one I used here)  Update: This link no longer works. I would just do a Google search for one you like. So sorry!



  1. That is too funny! Aidan just came home from preschool with that craft. I started blogging about it and then got sidetracked going through my feed reader and saw your post! Too funny! I posted it also and linked back to you. How funny that it is the exact same groundhog clip art!

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