Groundhog Day (6)
Groundhog Day (6)

On February 2nd, there’s a special day dedicated to predicting the end of winter’s chill – Groundhog Day!

On Groundhog Day morning, everyone gathers around a groundhog’s burrow (like a tiny underground house).

The most famous groundhog is Punxsutawney Phil from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, but there are other predicting groundhogs, too! As the sun peeks, the question is: Will the groundhog see its shadow?

Shadow Says…

Shadow Spotted: If the groundhog sees its shadow (because it’s sunny), that means six more weeks of winter! ❄️

No Shadow? If there’s no shadow (because it’s cloudy), spring is just around the corner! ☀️

Groundhog Day Movies for Kids

If you want to celebrate Groundhog Day with your kids watching movies, check out the list below. All the movies are given with their age rating so that you can decide if the given film is suitable for your kids or not.

Groundhog Day (1993):

Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day

Age Rating: PG

This classic comedy starring Bill Murray is about a weatherman who gets stuck reliving the same day over and over again. While it might be a bit too mature for younger children, it’s a great choice for older kids and adults alike.

A Wrinkle in Time (2018):

Groundhog Day (1)
Groundhog Day (1)

Age Rating- PG

This sci-fi fantasy film follows a young girl who travels through time and space with her friends to rescue her father. While not exactly about the scenario, it does involve the characters reliving certain moments and learning from their mistakes.

Punxsutawney Phil: Seer of Seers (2004):

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Groundhog Day (2) Credit: WTOP

Age Rating- PG

This short documentary explores the history and traditions surrounding Punxsutawney Phil and the festival. It includes interviews with townspeople and experts, offering a behind-the-scenes look at this unique event.

Groundhog Day: The Untold Story (2016):

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Groundhog Day (3) Credit: The pop culture stud…

Age Rating- PG

This documentary delves deeper into the history of the festive itself, exploring its origins and connections to various cultures’ practices.

It also touches on the impact of the Bill Murray film and the modern celebration in Punxsutawney.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016):

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Groundhog Day (5)

Age Rating- PG-13

This Tim Burton film follows a boy who discovers a hidden home for children with strange and wonderful abilities.

The children are repeatedly stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day. However, the film is quite dark and may be too scary for some younger viewers.

Here are some additional tips for choosing a movie for kids:

  • Consider your child’s age and maturity level.
  • Read reviews and watch trailers before you decide.
  • Pay attention to the movie’s rating.
  • Be prepared to answer questions and discuss the film with your child afterward.

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