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Alphabet > Letter G > G is for Groundhog

Animals > Mammals > Rodents > Groundhog

Crafts >

Holidays and Events >
Feb. 2nd > Groundhog Day

Online stories > Animals > Groundhog Day and Possum Night

Age group: Older preschool to early elementary 

Young children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of a groundhog or woodchuck.  Many basic skills can be addressed during and after the craft assembly process.  Other printable support materials and links to related activities are provided in the lesson plan.

Activity > Alphabet Printable Activities:  Letter G is for Groundhog
This lesson plan includes basic information about the groundhog,  what is Groundhog Day, and printable activities for letter G. 

Activity > Groundhog Printable Craft 
There are a number of ways to print and make this craft:

Option 1:  Print template in color, cut out and assemble the groundhog over the "ground" template.
Option 2:  Print in black and white, color first, cut and assemble over the "ground template".

Basic Skills
Learning Activities to conduct before craft assembly:

1.  Numbers | Early-Math Activities >
To conduct these activities pieces should be colored decorated and cut out.

2.  Counting and recognizing numerals during the assembly process >  Count out loud how many template pieces are needed to complete the craft.  Add numbers to the back in the order in which they will be pasted and turn face down.

3.  Colors > Discuss the groundhog is brown.  Name other things that may be brown.

Suggested assembly:
Review the following assembly steps with the children and they can refer to the small image on the template.  It is helpful to display and assemble one craft in front of large groups by steps.  Paste pieces in this order.

1.  Body over the ground template.
2. Head
3. Eyes > pre-paste for younger children
4. Teeth > pre-paste for younger children
4. Hat
5. Ears > 2 pieces

Activity > Online story > Groundhog Day and Possum Night at mightybooks.com
Author:  Tom Tittle
Read this hilarious animated online story that tells children in fun way what is Groundhog Day.

 Groundhog Craft

Color Templates
* Groundhog
* Ground

Coloring Templates
Groundhog
Ground


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