Will the Groundhog see his shadow or not? No matter if he does let's explore and create using these easy groundhog day crafts for preschoolers.
Great crafts for teaching and learning about Groundhog day whether at home or in the classroom.
This day may not be a big holiday like Valentine's Day coming up soon, nor is it even a holiday at all. But, it is a day we can create something fun, especially when it involved cute little groundhogs.
Fun Facts about Groundhog Day!
- The Germans started the whole Groundhog Day thing. The see-his-shadow-or-not concept stems from Germany and the holiday, Candlemas. Early European Christians believed that if the sun came out on Candlemas (also February 2), winter would last for another six weeks.
- Punxsutawney Phil has a ridiculously long official name. His full moniker is "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary." Yikes, talk about a mouth full.
- After the release of the 1993 film starring Bill Murray, attendance at the big event in Punxsutawney exploded, drawing crowds of up to 30,000 people.
- The National Climatic Data Center compared U.S. national temperatures from 1988 to 2012 to determine the accuracy of Phil's predictions, and he's only been proven correct 39% of the time — significantly worse than chance. So go ahead and get out your coin, flipping it has a better chance of getting the right answer.
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