These Groundhogs Day Activities are perfect for your older toddlers and preschoolers. They can also be adapted for your homeschool.
We did these activities during our homeschool time but they can be adapted for the preschool – PreK classroom.
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Week at a Galance
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Book we Read
Listening Skills – Print Awareness- Front and Back Cover – Characters/Setting
Greeting: Students greet the person sitting next to them and they give them a fist bump.
Share: Something you have enjoyed doing recently.
Social-Emotional: Friendship skills (taking turns, sharing, listening) We use Mind & Heart by Proud to be Primary
Music: I’m a Little Groundhog
Small Group Activities
Groundhog Chomp– Kiddos identify the letter on the card. If they get a “shadow” card they put all of their cards back. Keep playing until you have gone through all the cards.
Groundhog Roll & Color– Kiddos roll the dice, identify the shape and then color it on their graph.
Arts & Crafts
Cut and Paste Groundhog– Kiddos cut out the pieces and then glue them together to make a groundhog. Then add a sign that says “6 more weeks” or “early spring”. Kiddos can then trace the letters on the sign.
Groundhogs Shadow – Have your kiddos dab the sponge in the paint and then dab along the edge of the groundhog pattern. Making it all the way around the groundhog. Let the paint dry and then peel off the groundhog pattern. You will be left with the groundhog shadow.
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Dramatic Play– A den made from a cardboard box. Groundhog stuffed animals.
Writing– Groundhog letter tracing. Laminate the letter cards and then have kiddos use dry erase markers to trace the letters. Magic Erasers make great erasers to erase the cards when kiddos are done.
Alphabet- Beginning Sound Clip Cards. Kiddos match beginning sounds and put a clip or marker on the picture that has the same beginning sound.
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