Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

by Melissa

this easy and fun Groundhog Paper Bag Puppet is perfect for telling stories about the history of Groundhog Day.

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This past weekend, my children and I went to a nature program to visit our city’s famous groundhog! He was fat, fuzzy, and very adorable. We were most surprised by how small his ears were! To celebrate Groundhog Day, my kids and I hit the library for some books, then came home and made this adorable Groundhog Paper Bag Puppet to play with while we read stories. It came out cute and was pretty easy too, making it perfect for home, school, or daycare settings!

To make this craft you will need:

  • brown paper lunch bags
  • green, black, and white construction paper
  • black marker
  • brown and pink crayons
  • scissors
  • glue sticks
  • adhesive wiggly eyes

After gathering supplies, invite children to cut 2 very small ears for their groundhog puppet from a scrap paper bag. Glue the ears to the puppet.

Next, cut a round black nose and 2 large white teeth from the construction paper. Glue the nose and teeth to the paper bag, then stick 2 adhesive wiggly eyes above them. Show kids how to use a black felt tip pen or marker to add details to their puppet, like little paws and whiskers.

Next, invite kids to cut strips of green construction paper the same width of the paper bag. Use scissors to cut the green paper halfway down to create grass. Glue the paper to the bottom of the puppet to make it look like the groundhog is popping out of the ground!

Use the pink and brown crayons to add detail and shading to the puppet.

When the glue is dry, kids will have so much fun using their puppets to retell the story of Groundhog Day! My children enjoyed creating shadows on the wall with their puppet, then making the groundhog run away.


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