Hog Wild! Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day
Will he or won't he? That is the question. February 2 marks Groundhog Day. Should Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow, we can expect another six weeks of winter. Provided he doesn't see his shadow, pack up those jackets and prepare to welcome the warm weather of spring. Although it's not exactly a heavily hyped holiday, it's still a great teaching opportunity for your children. There are plenty of activities you can do - from crafts to puzzles. Although Punxsutawney Phil grew out of a German superstition, Groundhog Day is the perfect opportunity to teach kids about groundhogs, shadows and weather. There are a ton of books available about Groundhog Day to help children better understand the significance of Phil and his shadow. Consider it a lesson in history. And then there's a geography lesson by teaching children about Puxsutawney, Pa., home of the famous groundhog.