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Happy Punxsutawney Phil Day!

One grand thing about homeschooling is the ability to celebrate silly holidays.

We got our schoolwork done a little early, so that we could do a few cutesy Groundhog Day printable activities this afternoon. We also looked up the news story about Punxsutawney Phil to find that he “predicted” six more weeks of winter. (And the kids cheered! How funny! I always wanted early spring, but they cheered for more winter!)

And then, when Luke got home, we celebrated some more!

We had ourselves a little contest to see who could make the best-looking Groundhog-shaped pizza.

Luke is the master of any pizza-dough-shaping contest! And Gracie didn’t do half bad, either. (The rest of us kind of gave up. My Groundhog face looked like Mickey Mouse, Ava made a heart, and the boys made dinosaurs.) 🙂

Luke's Punxsutawney Phil, before he was baked and eaten


Grace and her groundhog

Ava was happy with her heart.

And to top off the evening’s festivities, we had a scrumptious dessert…with P. Phil poking out the top (inspired by the cupcakes here).

For her efforts in the pizza contest, Grace won the chance to eat P. Phil from the dessert. Here he is before she devoured him…Isn’t he kinda cute? (Definitely not perfect, but kinda cute.) 🙂

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!

Next up for celebrations…Valentine’s Day!

4 Comments

  1. Cute, Lacey! 🙂

    I’m a fellow Punxy Phil celebrater, by the way. What a fun idea to get your kids involved with a silly holiday!

  2. Elyse says: “I guess Ava is a little bit a head of Valentine’s Day?”

  3. Loved both updates! Love the creativity of your homeschool. We, too, did Groundhog Day printables. We read the story about him and then did the printables. Always good to have a little fun in our school day.

  4. 🙂 Aww! We love Groundhog’s Day! We have a fat old groundhog that lives out behind the barn. He ventures out to the apples trees in the fall to eat the dropped apples. So, we left him some apples outside his home in hopes that he would pop out and look for his shadow (Christopher chucked one in to him too. YIKES!). Guess he is still sleeping off the winter! All the chickens ate the apples, and the groundhog was no where to be seen but it was still fun.

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