Groundhog Day Activities and Lesson Plans

The Groundhog Day seasonal pages will provide you with great resources for a bunch of topics related to Groundhog Day. Ideas within this section include: songs, poems, journal activities, craft ideas, and lesson plans.

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Groundhog DayGroundhog Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd in both the United States and Canada. The folklore states that on February 2nd if a groundhog emerges from his hole and fails to see his shadow, he will leave his burrow - signifying that winter will end soon. But if the Groundhog does see his shadow he will retreat down into his burrow, and winter will last for another 6 weeks!

Groundhog Day occurs on: (U.S.)
February 2nd

Check our February Events Calendar for more important dates

Books for Groundhog Day
Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather by Bruce Koscielnia (hardcover) (paperback) Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day! by Abby Levine (hardcover)

Come to the Groundhog Day Party!
Celebrate Groundhog Day with a bunch of activities, some Internet exploration, and a variety of groundhog games. Fun for all ages! Included: Three Internet teaching masters.

Enchanted Learning Resources
Dozens of great reading activities, crafts, and activities.

Great Web Sites to Teach About Groundhog Day! Grades Various
A number of great resources.

Groundhog Activities
Straight from the Official Site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, these activities are perfect for your classroom.

Groundhog Day Map Grades Various
A printable student worksheet. (This is a PDF.)

Groundhog Day Predictions Grades Various
A printable student worksheet. (This is a PDF.)

Groundhog Day Songs
A ton of great songs for your students.

Groundhog Day: (Punxsutawney) Phil Your Day With Fun
On February 2, the world will be watching to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. Will his shadow predict six more weeks of winter? Whether Phil's shadow appears or not, Phil your Groundhog Day with connections to math, science, geography, and more.

Happy Groundhog's Day
Cute and simple crafts along with some background information to share with students.

Internet Scavenger Hunt: Groundhog
Learn to browse the Internet and learn some great facts.

Peek-A-Boo Groundhog Craft
Instructions for making a Peek-A-Boo Groundhog puppet.

Storm Fax Weather Almanac
Find previous predictions and results.

The Official Site of Punxsutawney Groundhog Club
Find fun activities and useful facts.

Welcome to the Official Groundhog Site!

Zzz Groundhog Craft
Make this fun groundhog craft using an egg carton and pom-poms.

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