Pool fencecompany that services New Jersey, LOOP-LOC, shares five tips on getting your kids excited for Groundhog Day.
On February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil will crawl out of his hole during the wee hours of the morning and look around. If he sees his shadow and retreats into his hole, that means he has predicted six more weeks of winter. If Phil does not see his shadow, it will be an early spring. Make this a festive time of the year with the following ways to get your kids excited for Groundhog Day.
Make a “groundhog“. Choose one of your child’s favorite stuffed animals, and take it outside in the morning to see if it sees its shadow. You can also make your own! Draw a groundhog on a piece of brown construction paper, cut it out, and attach it to a popsicle stick. Find out together if it sees its shadow!
Explore shadows. Have your kids grab some sidewalk chalk and trace their shadows if they can find them. Together, try and figure out places in your neighborhood where it is easier to see shadows. Embark on a shadow hunt together and compare the shapes and sizes of shadows from different objects.
Monitor the weather. Count down the days until Groundhog Day with a weather chart. Have your children write or draw the day’s weather on a calendar. Check the forecast for February 2nd, and try to predict if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow or not.
Read Groundhog Day books. There are a variety of books available that talk about this special day. Choose one to read together each night before bed as Groundhog Day draws near.
Make a special breakfast. On February 2nd, have a festive breakfast of pancakes in various sizes and form a groundhog pancake. Use chocolate chips for the eyes and nose!
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