I set up a quick Groundhog Day craft for the junior chicks (ages Five and 7), using a groundhog template from AllKidsNetwork.com. construction paper circles, cotton nut, optional stickers, and crayons. Actually just about all the supplies are optional, any groundhog template could be used, you could even draw your own. I just happen to think the All Kids Network groundhog is especially nice.
The only thing you truly have to have for this craft are the construction paper circles – two blue and one green for each child, and glue, and crayons. The rest is extra, just for joy.
The green circle gets cut in half and glued over the bottom half of each blue circle.
On one of the blue circles you need to write a message around the top half of the circle, something to the effect of – Six more weeks of winter. Then, roll the circle over, bringing the writing toward you, and print another message on the top of the backside, such as – Spring is coming soon. or something like that. I printed the messages for C (age Five), but had E (age 7) print her own.
So, you should have two blue circles, each with a green half, glued on the bottom of the front, and one with writing on each side, across the top.
Cover the top half of the blue circle, with the green bottom and no writing, with glue, and stick it to the back of the other circle, the side without the green, sticking the blank blue half, to the blank blue half of each circle. Or, if you take the “Spring is coming soon!” circle from the picture above and stir it over on top of the green and blue circle with glue only on the blue part – you’ll have it, too.
Have the children color in two groundhogs each, and trace, and cut out one black construction paper groundhog shadow. The size of the groundhogs will depend on the size of your circles. You want them to be about three quarters as long as the radius of the circles.
. so the children can glue them to the circles ,standing on the green “grass”, with the words over them in the blue “sky”. We also glued on a pulled-apart, cotton ball cloud, and colored flowers on the shadowless grass.
. and added a sticker dot sun in the sky, and glued on cotton ball snow, along with the shadow, under the groundhog predicting six more weeks of winter.
. or sunny, for Groundhog Day.
It’s superb to be a homeschooler.
That is adorable.
OKay, my brain is so not working this morning because I'm totally not tracking how it was put together until I got to the bottom.
It may have had something to do with the Trio kids yelling in my ear.
Ticia – Don't worry, it's not your brain – I had a terrible time typing out instructions for this – it's so elementary, but it sounds so confusing when you put it into words – If you had the chunks in front of you tho’, I'm pretty sure you'd see it right away.
This is indeed nice. i might just have to switch to this tomorrow thanks for sharing. you always do fine things jess at abc'shouse
WHY is it that sometimes the simplest of activities is the HARDEST to put together mentally for me too? I am betting it is due to the lack of brain cells I now have, which were donated to my children when I grew them in my womb. ;0)
I'm with Ticia and Wonder Mom. whew! But very joy 🙂
Adorable! I love it.
Very nice craft. Our local paper groundhogs predict 6 more weeks of winter too. However, it's 70 degrees out and been that way for most of winter so far.
I love your idea! I will train it today to my classroom!
Love this. Adding to our Pinterest Groundhog Day collection for a later blog review.
Thank you! We're having fine joy with this. -)
These are so adorable, and were flawless for our preschool co-op class craft today. I plan to share the craft on my blog and will be linking back to your post. I hope that is okay.
I’m very blessed to share ideas, and thoughts with you. I attempt to give credit to others when they inspire, or add instructions to a project, and ask that you do the same for me. You may copy ideas and pictures from this blog as long as you give credit and link back to the original post. Thanks