Raejean Roberts loves to spend time with her family celebrating life! She's always looking for a way to turn an everyday event into a party. You can read more of her adventures on her personal blog Easy as PIE.

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Groundhog Day

I always enjoyed celebrating Groundhog Day; it’s a fun, silly holiday.  Last year I shared a little trivia with my children.

  • The groundhog is also known as a woodchuck, a marmot, a whistle-pig and a land beaver.
  • It is the largest member of the squirrel family, usually weighing between 12 and 15 pounds.
  • It is sometimes known as a whistle-pig because it whistles when it is alarmed and looking for a mate.
  • The groundhog is the only mammal to have its own holiday.

After dinner, we enjoyed these cute and delicious Punxsutawney Phil Pudding Pops.  They were a little challenging to separate from the cupcake papers.  This year I’m planning on making chocolate cupcakes, still using Nilla Wafers to create Phil.

I also found Groundhog Day; the official website of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.  They have a tab for teachers with activities, games and even a recipe for Groundhog Cookies.

If there’s time, we would have fun making a Groundhog Day craft. One of my children already suggested making paper plate groundhogs; yes, it was the same child that suggested all of our other paper plate crafts.  The Activity Village had some additional ideas.

Beside the fun tradition of Punxsutawney Phil, February 2 is my grandma’s birthday.  Whenever I celebrated Groundhog Day, I celebrated my grandma.  This year, like all other years, I spend a few minutes remember the entertaining times with her and her playfulness.   Even though my children never met my grandma, I share my memories with them as we celebrate groundhogs everywhere.

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  5. kim@too much time 01/01/2012 at 2:36 pm

    I LOVE groundhog day. I used to teach my third grade class all about it and do tons of fun crafts and activities!I would LOVE for you to link up at my party going on right now!

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/12/get-schooled-saturday-4.html

  6. BreAnne 01/31/2011 at 3:58 pm

    So cute Raejean! You have inspired me to really celebrate Groundhog Day with my children. It’s nice to celebrate a holiday that doesn’t require gifts or elaborate preparations! Thanks for sharing!