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Every year on February 2nd, people gather in Punxsutawney, PA to watch Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his burrow. If Phil sees his shadow, we can expect 6 more weeks of winter. If Phil doesn’t see his shadow, we can start expecting spring! In the doldrums of winter, this day can be an easy reason to celebrate the upcoming spring.
Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day
Make a batch of your favorite cupcakes for work or school and top them with these festive groundhog toppers.
Listen to Groundhog Day The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
This new cast recording is clever and lively. Score by musician Tim Minchin.
Make Groundhog Cookies
Nothing is more celebratory of Groundhog Day than a groundhog cookie!
Watch the movie Groundhog Day
This romantic comedy, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, will keep you laughing on a winter’s day! FYI, the musical listed above was based on this film!
Drink Your Coffee from a Groundhog Mug
You’ll most likely be up early if you’re watching Phil come out of the burrow, so get your caffeine from a groundhog mug!
Color with the Kids
Grab the crayons and get the kids in on the Groundhog Day festivities.
Get in Costume with a Mask
Get in the groundhog spirit with a mask like this! Great to wear or display as a decoration.
Dress Up the Littles
Get the little ones dressed up to celebrate Phil on February 2nd!
Do a Puzzle
Stay warm inside and complete a puzzle with your loved ones!
Decorate the House & Lawn for the Day!
- Try this Whimsical Groundhog Print
This print on the wall is a funny way to look at groundhogs!
- Put Up a Garden Flag
A little flag in the front yard can spread some cheer on this chilly February day.
- Hang a Sign on the Front Door
A rustic wood sign on the front door
- Groundhog Pillow Cover
Get some groundhogs on your throw pillows with one of these colorful covers
- Display these Groundhogs
Great for a shelf or mantel, these little guys are made from recycled books!
Read a Book about Groundhog Day
Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts About Weather and Groundhogs
Take your pick of these activities and have a great Groundhog Day!