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- Groundhog Day mad lib (pdf)
- Groundhog maze
- Groundhog maze 2
- Itsy Bitsy Groundhog Day book
- Groundhog pop up craft
- Groundhog puppet craft
As the story goes, whether or not the groundhog (aka woodchuck, marmot) sees his shadow has some bearing on the length of winter.
Did you know that woolly bear caterpillars also provide ways of predicting winter weather?
My girls are hosting two hibernating woollies (one banded, one yellow) on our back patio. We're looking forward to seeing if they made it thru winter. The banded wooly's markings suggested a mild winter, which it was for the most part.
In our part of the country, it's Groundfrog Day. The bullfrog's croak signal when the spring mating season is arriving.