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Celebrate Groundhog Day

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Time:    10:00am    Smart Art-

10:00am    Smart Art- Phill on the Hill

11:00am    Sensational Story Time- Gregory’s Shadow

12:00pm    Poetry Play- Little Groundhog

2:30pm      Good to Go Game

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups

Groundhog Day with Punxsutawney Phil has been a part of American History since 1887. Come learn more about the history of Groundhog Day while participating in fun activities throughout the museum to celebrate!

  • Sensational Story Time: Gregory’s Shadow – By two years of age children can identify themselves as individuals, separate from others. In this tale we will learn about a little groundhog named Gregory who is having trouble making the distinction between himself and his shadow.
  • Poetry Play: Little Groundhog – Work with your child on their fine motor skills while learning fun rhymes about Groundhog Day!
  • Smart Art (Art Studio): Phill on the Hill – Time to make your very own Phil to help you predict the weather!
  • Good to Go Game: Weather Forecast – Be prepared for Phil’s forecast by working with your child on identifying what items correspond to which season!

Play Partner: Pretendgineers and Brain Builders, our experienced stage staff of trained early childhood and child development educators, and grown-ups.

Grown-up Tip: Help your child create the story of Punxsutawney Phil. Gather together art supplies, and encourage your child to tell the story, illustrating it with fun pictures of a groundhog. This will build your child’s literacy and language skills.

RSVP:    Not required

Fee:    Included with museum admission

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Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine,CA92618United States
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.