Groundhog Day is just around the corner, and what better way to learn about this quirky holiday than reading through these engaging and colorful Groundhog Day picture books.
Enjoy the last days of winter with your kids while learning more about it with my list of fun winter activities for kids.
From cute stories about furry groundhogs going on strike to fascinating facts about the origins of the tradition, there’s something for your young readers on my list.
These adorable and informative books about Groundhog Day are perfect for kids who want to understand more about Groundhog Day and why everyone is anticipating it on the 2nd of February.
So why not add some extra excitement to your celebrations by picking up one (or all) of these fantastic picture book titles?
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What is Groundhog Day?
Groundhog Day is a fun and unique tradition we celebrate every year on the 2nd of February. It revolves around a cute and furry little animal called the groundhog.
According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its burrow and sees its shadow because the weather is sunny, it will return to its home, which predicts six more weeks of winter.
But, if it’s still cloudy, and the groundhog doesn’t see its shadow, it means spring is just around the corner!
Though it might seem a little quirky, this tradition has been around for a long time. It originated from an old European weather lore related to different animals, like bears or badgers.
When early German settlers arrived in the United States, they chose these cute and lovable groundhogs as their weather predictor! The most famous groundhog is Punxsutawney Phil, who lives in Pennsylvania. Every year, a big celebration is held in the town of Punxsutawney in honor of him on Groundhog Day.
Recommended Groundhog Toys and Games
The best way to appreciate a groundhog is by seeing it up close either by cuddling a plush toy or playing games that are groundhog-themed! Grab one of these items to get your excited to learn about the groundhog that tells us that springtime is near.
Groundhog Toy FigureGroundhog Hand PuppetFunko Games: Groundhog DayCute Groundhog Toss Gamestitihuirie 3PCS Groundhog Figurine Groundhog Sculpture Groundhog Model Animal Model Home Decoration Outdoor Garden StatueDeekin 5 Pcs Adorable Groundhog Plush Set 14 Inch Mommy Groundhog Stuffed Animal with 4 Cute Plush Babies
Recommended Groundhog Day Apparel and Decorations
If you want this year’s Groundhog Day to be extra special, grab these cute apparel and awesome decorations. I bet it will be your kid’s most memorable Groundhog Day ever!
Spring is Coming Groundhog Day Shirt for Kids Men Women GiftFunny Woodchuck Happy Groundhog Day T-ShirtCute Groundhog Head Face Shirt, Groundhog Day T-ShirtNOBONDO Funny Black Felt kids Top Hat – Dress Up Lincoln Hats for Magician or Ringmaster CostumesPetitebella Animal Hard Hat (Groundhog, One Size)I Paused My Game for Groundhog Day Gamer lover kids boy girl T-Shirt
Enjoy Groundhog Day through our list of delightful picture books, perfect for young readers looking forward to spring.
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