Some preschools and kindergartens will do a storytime on Groundhog Day, even though it may be a concept that is a little bit difficult to explain to a young child. But there are a lot of great picture books on Groundhog Day. For a craft activity, you can make groundhog paper bag puppets.
Cox, Judy. GO TO SLEEP, GROUNDHOG. Groundhog can’t go to sleep, so he experiences autumn and winter for the first time, but falls asleep on Groundhog Day.
Freeman, Don. GREGORY’S SHADOW. Gregory and his shadow search for one another, after they become separated just before the Groundhog Day appearance.
Hill, Susanna L. PUNXSUTAWNEY PHYLLIS. Even though she is the best at predicting the weather, no one wants to give Phyllis a chance to be the Groundhog on Groundhog Day.
Hiskey, Iris. THE SECRET OF THE FIRST ONE UP. Lila learns how important it is to be the first groundhog that awakes from hibernation.
Koscielniak, Bruce. GEOFFREY GROUNDHOG PREDICTS THE WEATHER. Geoffrey is blinded by TV cameras when he tries to see his shadow and predict the weather on Groundhog Day, but his mother has a solution to this problem.
Miller, Pat. SUBSTITUTE GROUNDHOG. When Groundhog gets the flu, he holds auditions for his replacement – who can take his place on Groundhog Day?
Roberts, Bethany. DOUBLE TROUBLE GROUNDHOG DAY. When Grampie wants to retire, twins Greta and Gregory draw straws as to who will be his replacement on Groundhog Day.