8 Free Groundhog Day Coloring Pages (& fun story!)
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%.
We love creating free kids coloring pages, and we either use them as a supplement for a lesson we are studying or to calm the mood! Coloring is a great way for them to refocus and relax, and great for improving fine motor skills.
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Coloring Pages for Groundhog Day
Print out the coloring pages below, it will print out on 8 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.
This Groundhog Day coloring book is free to print but is for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.
As a teacher, it can be challenging to find engaging and age-appropriate materials to use in the classroom. One fun and educational option to consider is storytelling, and the story of Groundhog Day is a perfect example.
The story of Groundhog Day is a classic tale that has been passed down for generations.
It is the story of Phil, a famous groundhog who lives in a small town in Pennsylvania, and his annual prediction about the coming of spring.
In this story, a group of children from the town discover a secret party of young groundhogs, and through their friendship, they help to bring about an early spring.
This story is a great way to introduce children to the traditions and folklore surrounding Groundhog Day.
It can also be used to teach valuable lessons about friendship, kindness, and the power of positive thinking.
Children will love the colorful characters and the exciting plot, and teachers can use the story as a launching pad for discussion and further activities.
One great way to extend the lesson is to have students create their own Groundhog Day predictions, complete with a visual representation of the groundhog and his shadow.
This activity can be a fun way to teach about weather patterns, seasons, and the scientific method.
Overall, the story of Groundhog Day is an excellent resource for teachers looking to engage their students in a fun and educational way.
With its colorful characters and uplifting message, this story is sure to capture the imagination of students of all ages.
Groundhog Day Activities for Kids
Of course, if you have time watching the film is a great way to celebrate Groundhog Day.
Have fun learning all about the life cycle of a groundhog with our free worksheets.
Our free Groundhog Day history printables will make a great history lesson.
The Groundhog Day book is a great read aloud for the 2nd of February, perfect for both classrooms and homeschoolers.
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 gets a say is a wonderful story about a groundhog who finds his voice.
Groundhog Day game is a great board game from Funko Pop for 2-6 players. It even comes with an exclusive Pop. Kids aged 10+ will love this game any time of the year.
Download our free preschool weather worksheets and learn about the weather while you are studying Groundhog Day.
Download the Free Groundhog Day Coloring Sheets
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
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Last Updated on 20 February 2023 by homeschoolof1