Posted by: ad65shorty | February 1, 2012

Stories for Snuggling: Groundhog Book and Pop-Up Craft

Here’s a fun book we like to read in honor of Groundhog Day!

Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day!

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

Summary:

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.

 Activity:

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!

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