Groundhog’s Day, I looked around,
Saw my shadow on the ground
Yes I saw my shadow, when I took a peek
That means winter 6 more weeks!
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
Here is my shadow here is my rump
Oh I’m a little groundhog short and plump
I see my shadow I see my rump.
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 brown,
See me pop while I look around,
If I see my shadow, down I’ll go
Six more weeks of winter, oh no!
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.
Are you there? Are you there?
Will you see your shadow?
We all want to know
On this day, Groundhog Day.
See My Shadow (sung to Frere Jacques):
See my shadow, see my shadow
Move this way, move that way.
See it do what I do, See it do what I do,
Follow me, follow me.
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.