Groundhog Printable Craft (Woodchuck)

Groundhog or woodchuck printable craft for preschool to first gradeYoung children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of a groundhog or woodchuck. Learn about Groundhog Day with a fun video story. This activity is suitable for preschool through first-grade.


  • printer
  • paper or card stock (or light blue paper for B&W template 2)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • coloring tools for black & white templates

Craft instructions and learning activities:

  • Learning activities to conduct before craft assembly:

    • Counting and recognizing numerals during the assembly process > Count out loud how many template pieces are needed to complete the craft.  Print numbers to the back in the order in which these will be assembled and turn face down.

    • Colors > Discuss the groundhog is brown.  Name other things that may be brown.

  • Craft assembly:
    1. Body over ground template 2.
    2. Head
    3. Eyes > pre-paste for younger children
    4. Teeth > pre-paste for younger children
    5. Hat
    6. Ears > 2 pieces


Color          Template 1   &   Template 2

B&W          Template 1   &   Template 2

Complementary activities:

groundhog day and posssum night at youtubeActivity > Video story > Groundhog Day and Possum Night Author: Tom Tittle on YouTube. This hilarious and musical story tells children in a fun way what is Groundhog Day.
letter g groundhog printable activitiesActivity > Alphabet printable activities letter G is for Groundhog
This lesson plan includes basic information about the groundhog, what is Groundhog Day, and printable activities for letter Gg.

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