The first official Groundhog Day celebration took place on February 2, 1887, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with Phil, the Punxsutawney groundhog. The kids are going to love this fun holiday and enjoy learning all about it with our free Groundhog Day coloring pages.
According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, it gets scared and runs back into its burrow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring. Check out our free Spring handprint art though to put you in the mood early!
The annual holiday did not originate from the film! But has roots in pre-Christian traditions, with Candlemas, and was brought to America by German immigrants. Check out how the Germans celebrate Christmas with our free Christmas in Germany coloring pages.
You may not want to take the prediction too seriously though as Punxsutawney Phil’s success rate at predicting the weather is only around 39%. I think you are also going to enjoy our free preschool weather worksheets.
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Groundhog Day Coloring Pages
The kids are going to enjoy coloring in these Groundhog images.
Print out the coloring pages below, it will print out on 4 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.
You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.
This free coloring set includes 4 pages:
Groundhog Day, 6 more weeks, Punxsutawney Phil, groundhogs, trees, sun and clouds.
The president, of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle holding up Punxsutawney Phil. Sun, cloud, and 6 more weeks!
Lots of images of groundhogs to color in.
Groundhog Day Activities
Of course, if you have time watching the film is a great way to celebrate Groundhog Day.
The Groundhog Day book is a great read aloud for 2nd February, perfect for both classrooms and homeschool.
Another favorite book series of ours is the night before, we have pretty much one for every holiday! The night before Groundhog Day does not disappoint, the kids will love it.
Groundhog Day Coloring Sheets
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
Other fun holidays in February:
Last Updated on 5 September 2022 by homeschoolof1