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This simple and cute preschool Groundhog Day craft activity is a ton of fun for preschoolers or kindergarteners to make.

And, it is just perfect for a Groundhog Day or Weather-theme unit at home or in the classroom!

Groundhog Weather School written by Joan Holub, is a delightful book to read to children on Groundhog Day.

And, there are so many great activities to go along with the book, like this toilet paper roll preschool Groundhog Day pop up puppet craft for kids!

While the children are making their pop-up Groundhog craft, play The Seasons Song for kids in the background.

So, what are you waiting for? Let's make a pop-up groundhog puppet with the kids!


Craft items you will need:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Green paint
  • Brown crayon/marker
  • White paper
  • Craft stick
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ground hog template (optional)

Craft instructions:

Have the children paint a toilet paper roll green.

Let dry.

Next, have the children paint a craft stick green.

Let dry.

Drag the Groundhog Template image to your desktop, and print on white paper or have the children draw a Groundhog of their own.

After that, with a brown crayon, have the children color in the Groundhog.

Using scissors, have the children cut out and then glue the Groundhog to the top of their craft stick.

Then, have the children insert the craft stick into their toilet paper roll.

Lastly, show the children how to make the Groundhog go up and down, as if it is looking for its shadow.

And, voila! The children have now made pop-up preschool Groundhog Day puppet craft!

What a entertaining and easy-to-make Groundhog Day craft activity for preschool and kindergarten children.

Just perfect for a Groundhog Day lesson plan unit at home or in the classroom!

Thanks to Kiboomu Kids Crafts for the fabulous ideas.

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