When I was observing a pre-school class before I was a teacher I saw this project and loved it! Last year I made one for Emily and found this cute song to go with it. This year Emily got to help make a new one. She loved singing and playing with the puppet again this year!!
I printed out a groundhog picture and reduced it to the print on a 4x6 card. Emily colored the groundhog in with brown marker.
I cut out a piece of white construction paper and Emily colored it green, then we glued it around a paper cup. We taped Mr. Groundhog to a straw and stuck it through a hole that I poked in the bottom of the cup.
Emily’s Mr. Groundhog Puppet.
When we were finished we sang the Mr. Groundhog Song
Mr. Groundhog--Tune: "Frere Jacques"
Mr. Groundhog, Mr. Groundhog,
Take a peek, Take a peek.
If you see your shadow
The weather will be awful
For six more weeks, six more weeks.
I was so happy to get a video of Emily singing!!