Groundhog Day is around the corner and with the big snow storm crossing the U.S. this weekend, I would assume that means that our little friend, the groundhog, will be letting us know that there is more winter to come in the next weeks and months.
Oh, I don’t know if I mentioned but Mom Explores has started a book club! YAY! And this week’s book club book is perfect because it’s all about Groundhog Day.
I took the opportunity to teach Maggie about the groundhog and shadows by reading an adorable book called “Groundhog’s Day Off” by Robb Pearlman. To go along with this cute book, we made a groundhog craft which we then turned into a game.
We made a groundhog out of scrapbook paper with googly eyes and a pom pom nose and then glued his face to a popsicle stick. Then we took three cups and put numbers on them. I then used this time to go over numbers with Maggie. I asked her things like
Put the groundhog in cup #2
Which cup is the groundhog in? 1, 2, or 3?
This is a great way to practice numbers and keep your child interacting and engaged.
I highly recommend reading this adorable book to your kiddo and doing a simple, yet fun game like this to go along with it.
Here are other activities to go along with “Groundhog’s Day Off:”
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