Here is my children’s poem for groundhogs day from last year. I hope you enjoy.
Groundhog’s Day Poem
I am a simple groundhog
No relation to a hedgehog
So don’t ask me
Why we have the same last name?
I guess a hog was a cool thing to be
But I say, it’s no claim to fame
I am called many things
A woodchuck, a whistle pig both have a nice rings
But I choose groundhog
Sounds nothing special from a catalogue
But as I rest after my morning jog
The name brings up a good dialogue
Why would some talk about it?
Well because there is a holiday name after it
On February 2nd every year
An animal that has a highly celebrated holiday
Now that is something you don’t usually hear
Why do I have a day?
Let me explain it all the way
If I see my shadow
Winter is here to stay
If I don’t see my shadow
Springs is on its way
It’s really very simple
So don’t be bashful
Come and watch me in person or on TV
As the weather will help me to predict
If the winter is long or spring is closer than you can see
Sunny or cloudy, I rarely get sick