It’ll be Groundhog Day on February 2 … a perfect holiday for adding some fun activities to your classroom or homeschool.
I’m a fan of using special events to add some fun to your classroom or homeschool. Last March, I had a post with lots of calendar resources for creating special events based on the date: Enliven Your Homeschool with Some Calendar Fun.
UPDATE: I have a February Themed Activities for Kids post with themed activities throughout the month.
I also have a post with Free Groundhog Day Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time (includes YouTube informational resources about Groundhog Day)
Kids’ Groundhog Day Activities Pinterest Board
I have a Kids’ Groundhog Day Activities Pinterest Board filled with activities of all types for a number of ages and levels. Plan a Groundhog Day celebration, or just add an activity your students or child would enjoy. If you have a homeschool, your child can even help you pick out the activity or activities.
Montessori-Inspired Groundhog Day
Since Groundhog Day is typically only celebrated for one day, it might seem like too much work to create a special activity tray for a preschooler. For a one-day homeschool event, I recommend keeping things simple unless you’d enjoy planning a more elaborate event. And you may always keep an activity out longer than one day if you wish, especially if your child enjoys the activity.
If you’re creating a hands-on activity tray using a printable, you could leave the cardstock unlaminated or use thick, glossy photo paper rather than laminating the activity. If there won’t be a tremendous amount of use, it saves the time and expense of lamination. After Groundhog’s Day, you can save the activity for another year when you might find a way to extend the activity for a higher level if needed.
Have fun! 🙂