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Groundhog Day Fun Ideas and Traditions

Groundhog Day traditions

Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids on Groundhog Day?

Begin the day by waking up the children with the song “I’ve Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher (a nod to the movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray). If there’s no school today, stay in your pajamas, put sleeping bags on the ground, eat groundhog pancakes, and drink groundhog hot cocoa, and snuggle in for a movie (Click here for 50+ ideas for Groundhog Day snacks). Try playing shadow tag, making silhouettes or other Groundhog Day crafts, or learning how to make shadow puppets.

When coming up with a new tradition for Groundhog Day consider these key words that are important to the holiday: Groundhog, winter, spring, ground, shadow, hibernation

You can focus on the Groundhog itself or rather on the weather and seasons. You can find something fun to do that has to do with the ground, with shadows, or with sleeping!

Groundhog Day Goodies
*50+ Groundhog Day Snacks

Learn How to make Shadow Puppets
*Learn how to make Shadow Puppets

Fun Ideas for Groundhog Day
*”I Love You” Shadow
Groundhog Day / Valentine’s Day Tradition
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*TipJunkie.com – Let’s Celebrate Groundhog Day
*PurpleTrail.com – Groundhog Day Party Planning Ideas
*NoTimeForFlashCards.com – Groundhog Day Books and Crafts
*HighlightsKids.com – Fun With Shadows

Groundhog Day Crafts
*PartySuppliesHut.com – Free printable Groundhog Day stencil
*EnchantedLearning.com – Groundhog Day Crafts: These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use inexpensive materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.
*ArtistsHelpingChildren.org – Groundhog’s Day Arts & Crafts Ideas: Easy Arts and Crafts Projects & Activities to Make Groundhog’s for Children, Teens, and Preschoolers
*ActivityVillage.co.uk – Groundhog Day Crafts

Other Shadowy Fun
*FamilyFun.go.com – Shadow Play: Games for your child and his shadow.
*FamilyFun.go.com – Search Results for “shadow”: Shadow boxes, shadow puppets, and more!

Learn to Make a Silhouette
*ehow.com – Make Silhouette Art Piece
*ArtistsHelpingChildren.org – Silhouettes Craft Ideas: Find out how to make your own Silhouettes with the following decorations, instructions, patterns, and activities for children.
*Squidoo.com – Shadow Portraits and Shadow Plays

RELATED POSTS:
*Groundhog Day: Shadow Puppets (Links)

*Groundhog Day Goodies

*”I Love You” Shadow
Groundhog Day / Valentine’s Day Tradition
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About Jenn Rian

Jenn is a bored and sarcastic divorced mom of two who blogs and vlogs because the voices in her head tell her to. She blogs about as often as she showers, which isn't very often. Author of jennrian.com and coolestfamilyontheblock.com

Posted on February 2, 2011, in Groundhog Day, Holidays, Traditions and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Wow! What a list!

    Yup, I think we’re in for it this winter. But, time is going fast, lets just hope it keeps going and before we know it, it’ll be spring and summer!

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  2. I see you like pajamas. I gave myself a snow day but we got dressed early and had a blast.

    Thank you for popping by on my SITS day.

    LisaDay

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    • I do love pajamas 🙂 I think it’s just my desperate attempt to get everyone else to wear pajamas during the day so that I don’t feel so bad about wearing them like a uniform 😉 You can have fun wearing real clothes too!

      Thanks for stopping by, LisaDay!

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  3. Hi, Jenn! I’d never heard of shadow tag, but it sounds fun…only how can you prove that you tagged them?
    I’ve been following your restful trip to your grandparents 60th anniversary. We had my FIL over one Christmas holiday and he brought the flu. I’d spent time on homemade ravioli’s and other Italian food before he came, but no one could eat. What a memory!

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    • Yeah, I’m not really sure. I’ve never played shadow tag myself (I’m more of a sitting down kinda girl 😉 ), but you bring up a good point!

      Oh, my! I’m so sorry that you worked hard to make a dinner nobody could eat 😦 The homemade raviolis sound really good 🙂 Blah, the flu ruins everything!

      You should join up with Mommy’s Piggy Tales sometime, you have great stories 🙂

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  4. We read the book Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons. It was very informative and we learned a lot of facts about groundhogs.

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  5. Such a fun list! Thanks for sharing this one! I just landed on your blog and I am loving it here:)
    Oh and also today we have the coolest blog hop there is… no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday 🙂 See you there! Happy Friday!

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  6. Hey there! congrats on being featured monday! Following from the Friday blog hop!
    michelle
    http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

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