Burrowing Play the Groundhog Way
Grumbling groundhogs are funny and oh-so-cute. They "chuck chuck" when they're angry and live in holes. Chuck, chuck kids boredom away with these fun be-a-groundhog games. Here's how:
Turn all the kids into groundhogs.
LOOK LIKE A GROUNDHOG:
Follow the steps below to make a groundhog headband. Wear it all day. (Don’t forget to "chuck chuck"!)
You will need:
- Groundhog Headband Template
- Construction paper (8.5x11) in any color (we love colorful groundhogs)
- Black construction paper (8.5x11) (for you, the groundhog's shadow)
- Stapler, tape and/or glue
- Download the Groundhog Headband Template. Print and cut.
- Using the template, trace the shapes onto construction paper, and cut out the pieces. Cut out one headband in black for the shadow.
- Children assemble the groundhog faces, using glue or tape. Add detail with markers.
- Measure the headband on each child’s head, and tape or staple into a circle.
- Make a plain black groundhog headband for yourself.
- Wear all day, through the airports, in the car on your drive home, through the grocery store for those last minute supplies…(you get the idea).
BURROW LIKE A GROUNDHOG (HIDE N' SEEK):
Gather your little groundhogs for a game of hide n' seek. Have your little groundhogs go hibernate. Instruct them to "chuck chuck" - like an angry groundhog - when you find them.
BURROW LIKE A GROUNDHOG (BOX MAZE):
You will need:
- 10-20 boxes (same size boxes preferable; medium moving boxes - 18x18x16" - work best)
- Packing tape
- Layout boxes along walls in hallways and tape together.
- Make perpendicular turns into adjoining rooms by folding back box flaps.
- Cut holes in the top of a few boxes, so children can pop their heads out (and look for their shadow).
- Include children in the construction of the maze, if possible.
- Do time races through the maze.
- If you've included multiple tunnels, hide treats in the maze and have the groundhogs find them.
- Leave box mazes up for a week for extended play.
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