Groundhog Finger Puppet Craft | Still Playing School

Groundhog Finger Puppet Craft

Groundhog's Day is coming up soon so we created a fine motor groundhog puppet craft to celebrate! These are fast, easy, and economical to make with a whole classroom.

We live in Pennsylvania so we are very familiar with Punxsutawney Phil! Do you know the tradition of Groundhog Day?

The groundhog emerges from his den on February 2nd. If he sees his shadow he returns to his burrow for six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see his shadow it means that Spring will arrive early this year!


We crafted our groundhog finger puppet to act out the events of the holiday! First we painted an egg carton green. I carefully cut a hole in the top. This made the groundhog's home.

Next we made our groundhog using Craft Project Ideas' pom poms for the body and nose! We used their smallest wiggly eyes and construction paper for tiny groundhog ears.

The groundhog puppet is a fun fine motor activity since he's adorable to poke in and out of his burrow! Peek!

Whether it ends up being 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring we have more ideas for you here:

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Read this week's Fine Motor Friday posts:

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Fine Motor Valentine’s Day Shirts for Kids from Lalymom

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  1. Holy adorable! My son just sat here and laughed as I flipped through the pictures over and over! Looks like we will be making one of these!