Story Time

Groundhog Day
Submitted by: Alex/Karen, Spring Branch Memorial
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Groundhog Day by:Margaret McNamara
The teacher explains Groundhog Day and the class tries using the class hamster to predict.
This Ready-to-Read Level 1 book is also appropriate for toddlers.
Go to Sleep, Groundhog! by:Judy Cox
Groundhog tries to sleep from Columbus Day to Groundhog Day but he keeps waking up and seeing the holidays in-between. Book contains repetitive phrases.
Of note for some audiences: Groundhog sees the kindly Halloween Witch with her broomstick.
Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day! by:Abby Levine
It is to be the first time Gretchen Groundhog does the prediction but she feels she can not go out. The young groundhog eventually conquers her fears.
Songs
Groundhog, Groundhog
Original Author Unknown

Sung to "baa baa black sheep"

Groundhog, Groundhog, popping up today,
Groundhog, Groundhog can you play?
If you see your shadow, hide away.
If there is no shadow, you can stay.
Groundhog, Groundhog, popping up today.
Groundhog, Groundhog can you play?

This song is from http://preschooleducation.com/sgroundhog.shtml. This site contains 30+ groundhog songs with familiar tunes.
Craft
Make a simple and inexpensive Groundhog pop-up craft using paper cups, craft sticks and paper.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/groundhogday/popuphog/