I have always loved Groundhog Day. It is my favorite holiday, by far. I think I just love that cute little Punxsutawney Phil. I also love it because it teaches about animals that hibernate. To help Beck and Elizabeth practice their hibernation facts I created this fun Hibernation Toss and Sort Game.
In order to create this game you will need the following items:
- Hibernation Toss and Sort Fact Cards
- Hibernation Toss and Sort Category Cards
- 2 Large Jugs (I used Halloween Candy Containers)
- 24 Balls (I used plastic golf practice balls – mini wiffle balls)
- Masking Tape
To create the game pieces you will need to follow steps.
- Make the category jugs by attaching the Hibernation Toss and Sort Category Cards to the jugs. I used some jugs that I had from candy last Halloween.
- Cut out and hole-punch the Hibernation Toss and Sort Fact Cards. Use the yarn to tie them to the balls. I found and used plastic golf practice balls because they are light weight and have holes that I can tie the yarn through.
When you are done with these 2 steps you should be ready to play!
To play, I placed the two Fact Jugs about 5 feet from our pile of Hibernation Toss and Sort Fact Balls. I placed a strip of masking tape on the carpet so that we could have a no-pass line. Our starting set-up looked like this:
Then it was a simple matter of figuring out who was going to play first. Beck and Elizabeth decided to play together. They had a lot of fun picking the right category and then trying to get the ball in the proper bin. I think they had a lot of fun playing Hibernation Toss and Sort!
Hopefully you and your children, students, or family can have some science fun with this Hibernation Toss and Sort Game as you learn about hibernation, hibernating animals, and maybe even Groundhog Day too!
For more fun with Groundhog Day, why not take a peek at some of my other activities for Groundhog Day?
- My Groundhog Day Plant Expedition
- Make a Groundhog Day Hat
- Groundhog Day Unit
- Sleepy Little Groundhog Emergent Reader
- Wake Up Little Groundhog Emergent Reader
- Groundhog Day Greeting Cards
- Groundhog Day Countdown Wall Decor
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Would you like to use this Hibernation Toss and Sort Game on your homeschooling adventure? Please click the link below to download a FREE copy of my Hibernation Toss and Sort Game:
PLUS a Groundhog Day Song and Pop-Up Puppet Activity Giveaway!
Still can’t get enough yet of our favorite furry weather forecaster? I know I haven’t yet either, which is why I am thrilled to be sharing this next product with all of you. Why not check out this Groundhog Day Song and Pop-Up Puppet Activity by the ever creative Daria of Daria’s World of Music for Children?
First, the kids and I made this super cute craft (and puppets not pictured). Daria gives several options to create your own by either printing one in color already or to print a black and white version for your student or child to color on their own. The kids selected to color their own. We made our puppets per the instruction included in Daria’s printable (and added a little extra grass since my daughter is wishing and hoping this year for an early spring) and here is our finished product:
Next it was time to have fun learning the cute song. The song was so adorable and the kids had a “Phil of a good time” listening to it over and over again!
As a bonus for readers of Enchanted Homeschooling Mom, Daria has graciously offered to allow me to host a giveaway for one of my lucky readers to win a FREE Groundhog Day Song and Pop-Up Puppet Activity for yourself! E.H.M. will provide the winner’s information to the Daria and she will contact the winner to get them their prize. Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:
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I hope that you have all enjoyed some of our Groundhog Day themed fun. Make sure to check out all of the other Groundhog Day Themed fun on my blog HERE!
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