This activity starts as a coloring page, then a craft, and finally a board game to play with friends or family.  We have provided you with two templates to print out: a game board and a sheet of six movers.  However, if you do not have a printer, or do not have permission to use one, you can get two sheets of plain white paper and make your own.

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Make a Groundhogs Day Board Game Crafts Idea for Kids

Make a Groundhogs Day Board Game Crafts Idea for Kids

Crafts Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Colored pencils, crayons or washable markers
  • Index cards
  • Tape
  • Safety scissors
  • Pen or pencil
  • Imagination

To start with print out the two pages provided, or draw your own.

Groundhog Gameboard
Groundhog Movers


Color in the groundhog with your colored pencils, crayons, or washable markers.  I used colored pencils to get the details.  Then you can decide which side is start and which is finish, mark those.  I put START and FINISH, but you could also put WINTER and SPRING.

Add special instructions to spaces, if you want to make the game a little harder.  I put “See shadow.  Go back 3 spaces” and “No shadow.  Go forward 2 spaces” on mine.  Make sure you don’t put too many, and that you don’t put one where another space will end.  I accidentally put “Go back 3 spaces” 3 spaces in front of a “Go forward” space, so I had to change it to “Go back 2 spaces”.  If you make a mistake like this, it’s very easily fixed.



First you will pick 6 different colors and color your groundhogs.  Make sure the colors are different enough you won’t get confused during game play.

Now, cut them apart leaving each pair together.  Once you have 6 pieces of paper, fold them in half so the groundhogs of the same color are both facing out.  You can hold it up towards a light to make sure the holes that the groundhogs are popping out of line up.  Then, cut a flat bottom and up around the ground hog.  Make sure you leave the two sides attaches by the heads.  I have included a picture of the pieces at various stages.

Now, take an index card and fold it lengthwise.  Cut along the fold and discard one half.  Cut the other into 3/4″ strips, you will have a little left over that you can also discard.  Now take a 1 1/2″ length of tape and lay it on your work surface, sticky side up.  Place a strip of index card on it, and tape it to the bottom of a playing piece.  Do this for each piece.  Again, I have including a picture with various stages.


If you are short on time you can grab a die from another board game, just make sure you have permission first.   If you want to play the game following the rules below then you will need 8 index cards.  Cut each one on half the short way and write Groundhog Day on the blank side.  You should now have 16 cards that look like this:

Now flip them over to the lined side and write down how many moves each card is worth.  You will need 4 each of 1, 2, 3 and 4.  Mine has the number at the top and instructions underneath, but you can make yours however you wish.


  1. Mix the numbered cards and lay them face down to the left of the board.
  2. Place all colored playing pieces in front of the “start” space.
  3. Youngest player (or whoever made the game) goes first.  They pick the top card from the pile, move the amount of spaces stated, and discard face up to the right of the board.
  4. Play moves clockwise around the board.
  5. If a player lands on a special space they must follow all instructions on that space.
  6. The goal is to be the first player to reach the end of the game.

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