Exploring groundhog day in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on January 31, 2011

in Activity Boxes, Groundhog Day, Holiday Ideas

We made a few work boxes for Groundhog Day that we are planning to use tomorrow. But since there is a snowstorm going on right now, it looks like we may not have school tomorrow…

This first work box is to work on a little eye-hand coordination and some pretend play. The clothespins are our groundhogs and the construction paper covered cups are our holes in the ground.

This next work box is a shadow matching game. The children simple match the black shapes to the white shapes. We can talk about shadows, shapes, and opposites with this simple activity.

The focus of our third work box was a little groundhog sensory play…

We simply filled a container with brown pom-poms, cups and spoons for the children to play with, sort, and and manipulate!

Here are a few other Groundhog Day activities you can check out…

Shadow Theater from The Amazing Mess

Shadow Stomp from The Amazing Mess

Groundhog Shape Craft from Almost Unschoolers

Shadow and Light play from StrongStart

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1 Nicole February 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I love all of these groundhog activities, Deborah! So sorry the kids might miss out on it due to the snow. :(

2 Deborah J. Stewart February 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm

We use the activities all week long so they will still get to play with them unless the school stays closed all week:) Its not looking good right now for sure – we are covered with ice here!

3 Stacie February 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Thanks for the traffic, Deborah!!

Have you had school this week? Hope you are safe and doing okay!

4 Deborah J. Stewart February 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm

We finally went to school on Friday (today) but we missed Tuesday, Wed, and Thur.! It was a nice break:)

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