Songs About Groundhog Day for Preschoolers

Will the groundhog see his shadow? Is it time for spring? Sing about it!

songs about groundhog day for preschoolers
Have fun teaching your preschooler about the significance of February 2, with these songs about Groundhog Day. William Goldsmith

While Groundhog Day isn't a holiday you decorate for, or buy presents for others for, or even send a card to someone to celebrate, it is a day that many enjoy. Preschoolers especially may enjoy the story of the day, as well as making their own predictions about what the groundhog may discover.

To help them get an understanding of the day and what it means, you can talk about Groundhog Day, read books about Groundhog Day, or, sing songs about it.

These songs feature simple words and familiar tunes, so they are easy to learn and fun to sing. 

To help preschoolers learn about the changing of time and the seasons, reading books and singing songs can be very helpful. They put things into perspective for little ones and use vocabulary works in context, so they can understand while they sing.

For songs about the changing of the seasons, try some of these tunes. For songs about all the of the individual seasons, click here: fallsummerwinter, and spring

"Groundhog, Groundhog, Popping Out Today!"
(sung to the tune of "Baa Baa Black Sheep")

Groundhog, groundhog, popping up today.
Groundhog, groundhog, can you play?
If you see your shadow, hide away.
If there is no shadow, you can stay.
Groundhog, groundhog, popping up today.
Groundhog, groundhog, can you play?

"Snore! Goes the Groundhog"
(sung to the tune of "Pop! Goes the Weasel")

Sleeping, sleeping in the ground,
All winter long!


The little groundhog sleeps so sound.
Snore! Goes the Groundhog.

Sleeping, sleeping in the ground,
All winter long,
The little groundhog stretches and wakes.
Pop! Goes the groundhog.

He rubs his eyes, and looks around
What does he see?
He sees the sun so bright and warm
Pop! goes the Groundhog.

He's sleeping, sleeping in the ground,
All winter long,
The little groundhog sleeps so sound,
Snore!

Goes the groundhog.

"Mr. Groundhog"
(sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")
Mr. Groundhog in the ground.
Pop your head up, look around.
Do you see your shadow, oh!
Look up high and look down low.
Mr. Groundhog in the ground.
Pop your head up, look around.

"Oh My Groundhog"
(sung to the tune of "Oh My Darling, Clementine") 

Oh my Groundhog, Oh my Mr. Groundhog,
Will you see, your shadow today?
Mr. Groundhog, Mr. Groundhog,
Are you coming out to play?
If your shadow you do see,
Will you run away and hide?
Then more days of winter
We'll expect to see outside.

"I'm a Little Groundhog"
(sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Groundhog") 
I'm a little groundhog, it's my day.
Wake and stretch; go out and play.
Down in my burrow, down so deep,
Time to wake up, from my long winter's sleep.

Grumble, grumble, scratch, scratch,
Grunt, grunt, yawn.
I'll eat my breakfast in your front lawn.
I'm a little groundhog, it's my day!
Wake and stretch; go out and play.

Furry Little Groundhog
(sung to the tune of "Itsy Bitsy Spider")

The furry little Groundhog
goes in his hole to sleep.
Through the cold winter,
the snow and ice so deep!
In February
he stretches to and fro!
Does the furry little groundhog
get scared by his shadow?

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