Every February 2nd, the world waits to see if the groundhog is going to see its shadow.
According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.
Since momstown is the go-to place for all holidays, we have gathered our favourite crafts, poems, activities and snacks to celebrate Groundhog's Day with your kids!
Footprint Groundhogs (Thanks to momstown Central Alberta)
1. Create a footprint groundhog by painting brown paint on your child's foot.
2. Use hands painted with green paint to create the grass around the groundhog.
3. Complete the face with markers or googly eyes.
I'M A LITTLE GROUNDHOG
(sung to "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little groundhog,
Furry and Brown.
When winter comes
I sleep underground.
I'm curled up
As cozy as can be.
When it's spring,
Please wake me!
HERE'S A LITTLE GROUNDHOG
(sung to "I'm A Little Teapot")
Here's a little groundhog, furry and brown,
He's popping up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he'll go.
Then six more weeks of winter
- oh, no!
Now we are all looking forward to February 2nd to see if the Groundhog will see his shadow or not!!