Groundhog Day is February 2nd, and I don’t know about you, but I’m rooting for Spring! The week before last I made a little joke about having a groundhog themed party, and then, wouldn’t you know it, I got hits from people Googling “groundhog party.” I felt a little bad.
To make up for it, I searched around for you and rounded up a few easy, best bets in case you want to celebrate. There seem to be two basic ideas for this occasion. One involves making some kind of puppet that goes up and down (frankly, I think this one looks like a peanut, but I bet your kids would get a kick out of it). The other idea is to do an activity or game related to shadows. I’ve always wanted to do a silhouette of my kids. You might want to teach yourself some hand shadows just because. It’s a nice bedtime activity. Finally, just in case you are really trying to make this festive, good old Family Fun magazine has directions for Groundhog Cupcakes (no groundhog included).
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