Do your kids love learning about new holidays? Groundhog Day is a fun holiday that many students may be unfamiliar with.
It falls on February 2nd and celebrates the day when Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog, comes out of his burrow to predict how long winter will last.
These color-by-number worksheets are a great way for students to learn more about this fun holiday.
They can practice their number recognition skills and learn to read or match color words. Plus, they’ll have fun coloring in these cute pictures of groundhogs!
Download our free print & go Groundhog Day Color by Number pages today!
Groundhog Day is a unique holiday that celebrates the day when Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog, comes out of his burrow to predict how long winter will last.
Our free preschool printables provide students with a fun and engaging way to learn more about this special holiday.
Make sure to download our Groundhog Day color by code worksheets today and introduce your students to the fun of celebrating this special day!
Not only will they be able to practice their number recognition skills, but they’ll also have a blast coloring in these adorable groundhog images!
Groundhog Day Color by Number
This free set of Groundhog Day worksheets includes six pages for kids to color. They can practice their number skills by coloring pictures of groundhogs. Plus, they can learn to read and match color words.
Completing the Activity
Print out the six pages of Groundhog Day coloring pages and provide each student with a copy.
Guide students through the color key at the top of each page, showing them how to match the numbers to the colors.
Allow students to practice their number recognition skills and begin coloring on each page with the corresponding colors.
Encourage them to learn the color words as they work on the worksheets and have fun coloring in each of the adorable groundhog images!
Once finished, hang up the number coloring pages in the classroom or have students take them home to show off their artwork!
How does coloring Groundhog Day worksheets help improve a child’s fine motor skills?
Coloring is an excellent activity for improving fine motor skills. As your child holds the crayon or pencil and concentrates on coloring within the lines, they are developing their hand-eye coordination and fine motor precision.
This can help enhance their ability to perform tasks that require dexterity such as writing, dressing, or using utensils. The repetitive motion of coloring can also increase muscle strength in the hands and fingers.
More Groundhog Day Activities
If you’re looking for more Groundhog Day activities to add to your preschool lessons, be sure to check out our recommendations below.
Groundhog Day Books for Preschoolers
We’ve put together a list of five favorite Groundhog day books that are perfect for preschoolers.
From stories about groundhogs named Phil to ones that follow the adventures of Punxsutawney Pete, there’s something for everyone in this list.
Groundhog’s Runaway Shadow – Where does the groundhog’s shadow go? Phil and his shadow do everything together. But where Phil is steady, predictable, and a little boring, Shadow is adventurous, freewheeling – even a bit rude. So they don’t get along so well anymore. Fed up, the two have a falling-out, and Shadow runs off to see the world.
The Night Before Groundhog Day – The anticipation is building: Will the groundhog see his shadow? Will there be six more weeks of winter? Get ready for this festive occasion with the countdown to Groundhog Day in this fun, rhyming story told in the style of Clement C. Moore’s holiday poem.
Groundhog’s Day Off – Every year, people ask Groundhog the same boring old question. Is spring around the corner? Or are we doomed to more winter? Sure, they care about his shadow, but what about him and his interests? He’s had enough! Groundhog packs his bags and sets out for a much-needed vacation.
Grumpy Groundhog – It’s Groundhog Day, and everyone is gathered to find out if it’s time for spring. But Groundhog does NOT want to leave his cozy bed in his cozy den. Will the townspeople be able to coax him outside to do his job?
Substitute Groundhog – It’s almost Groundhog Day! But this year Groundhog is not feeling well. Dr. Owl diagnoses him with the flu and orders two days of bed rest. Then Groundhog has in idea–he can hire a substitute! Maybe Squirrel can be the substitute, or Eagle, or Bear.
Groundhog Day Printables
- Groundhog Day Printable
- Groundhog Day Worksheets
- Groundhog Day Math Worksheets
- Groundhog Coloring Pages from Oh My Creative
- Groundhog Headband Craft from Simple Everyday Mom
- Groundhog Day Activities for Kids from Oh My Creative
No matter how you choose to celebrate Groundhog Day, these color by number worksheets are a great way to introduce your kids to the holiday in an educational and fun way!