Groundhog's Day, I looked around,
My team uses this in Kindergarten and the kids love it! Have children trace a groundhog pattern on brown paper and add a craft stick to make a puppet. Give children a piece of blue construction paper, a pre-made hill of green construction paper with "Groundhog Day" written on it and a pre-made yellow sun with "February 2" written on it. Have them glue the ends of the hill and attach to the bottom of the blue paper, leaving the middle free of glue so the groundhog has a space to pop through. Have them glue the sun on an upper corner. Have children use their groundhog and set to act out the poem: "The Groundhog" The groundhog poked his head up And peeking all around Saw his little shadow Lying on the ground The groundhog knew that winter Would last for six weeks more And so he pulled himself back down Inside his little door.
Tune to: (I'm a little Teapot)
I'm a little groundhog round and plump
Little groundhog down below, Underneath the wintry snow. Come on out and tell us true... Is Spring coming? Is Winter through?
Song ( tune of up on the housetop)
Oh Mr. Groundhog, tell what you see I see my shadow staring back at me Winter's not over I'm going back to bed 6 more weeks with the covers on my head
Chorus Oh no no please don't go Oh no no Please don't go Winter's not over he's going back to bed 6 more weeks with covers on his head!
I use a big, clean trash barrel and put one child in at a time. The child pretends to be the groundhog while we sing this song:
I'm A Little Groundhog (sung to I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little groundhog, furry and
To the tune, I'm A Little Teapot: I'm a little ground hog, short and stout. On ground hog day I pop my head out. If I see my shadow I don't come out. I stay down in my hole and pout. (Dramatize by squatting on the floor in a ball, popping up, peering about and returning to hiding.)
Mr. Groundhog (sung to Frere Jacques)
Mr. Groundhog, Mr. Groundhog.
See My Shadow (sung to Frere Jacques):
See my shadow, see my shadow
One little, two little Three little groundhogs. Four little, five little Six little groundhogs. Seven little, eight little Nine little groundhogs. Sleeping down under the ground.
Hey, Mr. Groundhog! Sleeping groundhog, sleeping groundhog, Today's the day; today's the day! Tell us please if spring's near. Or will winter stay here? Come out and say! Come out and say.
I'm a little groundhog. Fuzzy and brown When winter comes. I sleep underground, I'm curled up. As cozy as can be. When it's spring. Please wake up me!
LITTLE GEORGIE GROUNDHOG
Way deep down In a hole in the ground Lived little Georgie Groundhog All furry and round.
Little Georgie Groundhog Popped up one day, He looked around and decided to stay.
But just as Little Georgie Started to play Out popped his shadow And Frighteded him away.
Back down his hole Little Georgie sped Back to his home Back to his bed!
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There are several good songs for groundhog's day in the book Huff and Puff on Groundhog Day by Jean Warren.
We ordered the book through one of our monthly book orders. The publisher is Warren Publishing House. There are five songs and seven activiites in the back of the book and the story is cute, too!
Name: Glenna E-Mail: email@example.com
Mr. Groundhog--Tune: "Frere Jacques"
Mr. Groundhog, Mr. Groundhog,
Take a peek, Take a peek.
If you see your shadow
The weather will be awful
For six more weeks, six more weeks.