Happy Groundhog Day! Just for the record, winter is my least favourite season so I’m always hoping for six more weeks till spring! Groundhog day is one of those “Holidays” that aren’t really a “Holiday” as it’s pretty much over before you even crawl out of bed and, no one gets the day off.
Many people don’t really make a big fuss about Groundhog Day, but it’s such a fun day and there are so many great lesson ideas that can be incorporated with the day!
Here is a list of Groundhog Day Books your kids will love!
Ten grouchy groundhogs: Ten Grouchy Groundhogs is a hilarious countdown story about a den of grouchy, grubby, gobbling, gabby, giggly, groovy, graceful, glitzy, gleeful, groggy groundhogs getting ready for their great big day.
Max celebrates Groundhog Day: The class is going on a field trip for Groundhog Day. Will Max and Zoe get to see a real groundhog?
Substitute Groundhog: It’s almost Groundhog Day! But this year Groundhog is not feeling well. Dr. Owl diagnoses him with the flu and orders two days of bed rest. Then Groundhog has in idea–he can hire a substitute! Maybe Squirrel can be the substitute, or Eagle, or Bear.
Double Trouble Groundhog Day: Grampie Groundhog decides to turn over the family job of forecasting the weather to one of his grandchildren. But which one? Gregory wants to do it but so does his twin, Greta.
The two draw straws and Gregory wins. Right before the big day Gregory loses his glasses, so it’s Greta to the rescue. Together, the twins announce “Spring is coming!” and everyone celebrates.
Have you ever wondered where Groundhog Day first began?
Groundhog Weather School:This clever story—starring a cast of lovable groundhog characters—is a fresh, informative, and fun look at Groundhog Day through the eyes of the animals who are the stars of it each year.
Groundhogs Day off: Every year, people ask Groundhog the same, boring old question. Is spring around the corner? Or are we doomed to more winter? Sure, they care about his shadow, but what about him and his interests? He’s had enough! Groundhog packs his bags and sets out for a much-needed vacation.
Now the town is holding auditions to find someone to fill his spot. None of the animals seem right for the job, though. Not Elephant, not Ostrich, and most certainly not Puppy. No one has Groundhog’s flair for the dramatic, but is it too late to woo him back into the spotlight?
Go to sleep Groundhog:Poor Groundhog just can’t sleep. He tosses. He turns. Finally, he gets out of bed and goes exploring. Outside his burrow he finds amazing sights he has never seen before: glowing jack-o’-lanterns, gobbling turkeys, and sparkling holiday lights. But shouldn’t Groundhog be in bed? With no sleep how will he be able to get up for his big day?
Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox: This was a cute book with a great story. It teaches about having patience and about how Brownie Groundhog and February Fox have to patiently wait for spring. It also teaches a lesson about sharing and making a new friend through the sharing process.
Who will see their shadows this year: It’s February 2 and all the animals are tired of winter. But why should the groundhog always be famous for seeing his shadow? Who else wants to try? A chicken? A polar bear? A camel? None of those seems quite right. So who will see their shadows this year?
Groundhog Day Phil: It is Groundhog Day! Will Phil, the groundhog,
see his shadow? Or is spring on its way? Read this fun, colorful story to find out what happens to the adorable groundhog!
my kids were always fascinated with groundhogs day. but I can never remember the saying – I think he always sees his shadow
Claudia Krusch says
What a cute list of books! Great to read to kids about Groundhog Day.
We don’t celebrate Groundhog Day here in the UK, but I love teaching my little ones about holidays in other countries, so I definitely need to pick up a few of these books for next year. Thank you for sharing 🙂
These look so cute! I’m sure my daughter would love these. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Liz Mays says
Oh these are great. I don’t think we have any books in our collection for this special day. I’d love some for future grandchildren.
Cherise kachelmuss says
Such a great list! My kids just asked me about Groundhog Day and I forgot about it and honestly don’t know much about why we even do it! Yeah for activities as well!
Laura Funk says
My son has really picked up reading and is rocking it. I will have to check some of these out and see if he wants to pick one up. Thanks for sharing
These all seem like such cute books! My son who is 5 was just asking me very specific questions about groundhog day, and having a book like one of these would make explaining things easier. Also, I am all for books with my kids, all the time!
Catherine Sargent says
These all look like great books. I will have to get one of these for my little nephew.