According to folklore, if the groundhog sees its shadow on Groundhog Day, it will retreat back into its burrow to hibernate for an additional six weeks of winter. If the groundhog does not see its shadow, it will emerge from its burrow, signifying an imminent end to winter and an early start to spring.

Take time today to discuss the difference in Winter vs. Spring weather with your children as well as the meaning of Groundhog Day.

Remember to make it fun, here are 10 Groundhog Activities for Kids: