Groundhog Day Shadow Plate

By | January 19, 2014

Groundhog Day Shadow Plate

It is that time of year again, time for my all time favorite holiday!  I know what you are thinking why is groundhog’s day my favorite holiday?  Well for two reasons, one I am usually ready for Spring right around this time and this gives me some hope that it will come soon.  And two because it is my BIRTHDAY!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

Last year we made some yummy Groundhog Pudding cups for the holiday, but this year I wanted to get the girls a little more excited about it and help them to understand what it is all about.  So I thought we would make these fun groundhog Day shadow plates, to let the girls see how the it sees it’s shadow.

Both girls had fun making the plates, since they both really love to color they liked got to color everything on this one.  And they were very excited to go out and see the shadow.  I think they understand more on what the whole holiday is about and now that their groundhogs had a shadow they both think we are going to have a long winter, oh how I hope they are WRONG!  You will notice I went back outside later in the day and took the shot above with NO SHADOW so my prediction is an early Spring, but that is more because that is just want I want than anything else!


Paper Plate
Groundhog Printable
Craft Stick
Brown, green, and pink markers
Glue Stick


Groundhog Day Shadow PlateColor your plate green around the sides and brown on the top

Groundhog Day Shadow PlateCut out your Groundhog Printable

Groundhog Day Shadow PlateColor your groundhog using the brown and pink markers

Groundhog Day Shadow PlateGlue your groundhog to the craft stick

Groundhog Day Shadow PlateCut a slice in your plate to fit your groundhog

Groundhog Day Shadow PlateTake your plates outside and see if your groundhog sees it shadow

Groundhog Day Shadow PlatePush your groundhog up through the hole on the plate

Groundhog Day Shadow PlateUm I am not liking that shadow there, I am ready for Spring already!

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9 thoughts on “Groundhog Day Shadow Plate

  1. April

    Yet another cute craft. We did this one year for a science project. We had to create it ourselves. I like this one. Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


  2. Debbie @

    Now, this is a great idea! Pinned it and we have to do this! Thanks for sharing at Thoughtful Spot!

  3. Brittnei

    I love how you can teach them about the idea behind Ground hog day with this craft. So cute! Thanks for sharing this one with us at Countdown in Style too!

  4. Rachel

    This is such a cute idea for Groundhogs Day! I never thought to do crafts for this day, so it’s really creative!!

  5. Theresa--Capri + 3

    That is a really cute project and a great way to teach about Groundhog Day. I hope to try this with our children some day. They might be old enough to understand next year. I will pin this to my Preschool Fun board so I will remember! Thank you for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday.

  6. Stephanie Kay

    Very cute craft! I wish I could believe in an early spring but here in Rhode Island we’re having record setting cold. Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

  7. Jill

    Groundhog day now has the potential to be a really fun time or kids!

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