Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel


This week we rowed “Mike Mulligan and HIs Steam Shovel” we planned to read it the same week as Groundhog Day.  Did you know that a groundhog can dig up to 700 lbs of dirt in just one day!  We had planned to take a field trip to our local Waste & Recycling Center but we got rained out (more on that later).  I guess it’s 6 more weeks of winter for us!  Here are our favorite groundhog books that we found at the library:


“Groundhog Gets A Say” by Pamela Curtis Swallow, illustrated by Denise Brunkus


“Groundhog Day!” by Gail Gibbons

I made the kids felt groundhog finger puppets and then they helped me make “grassy” green felt covered cardboard tube burrows.

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