Groundhog Day Activities for Elementary Students

Groundhog Day Activities for Elementary Students

How do we know when winter season ends and spring starts? Nicely, on February 2nd, a groundhog can make a guess! The tale goes that if a groundhog sees its shadow thanks to distinct skies, then there will be six extra weeks of winter season. But if the groundhog does not see its shadow because of to overcast temperature, then there will be an early spring. The United States seems to one particular Pennsylvanian groundhog’s shadow to make this prediction: Punxsutawney Phil

Though scientific studies haven’t identified a correlation concerning a groundhog looking at its shadow and the arrival of spring, celebrating Groundhog Day is nevertheless a entertaining way to split up the seasons and teach your students a thing new. Check out out the next Groundhog Day things to do for elementary learners to see how you can provide this holiday break into your lesson ideas.

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From science to Spanish, Groundhog Working day is a seasonal second that can be integrated into any subject’s lessons. Use the groundhog’s movement in and out of its stump to teach about prepositions in ELA and speech therapy. Take this timely option to investigate the relationship involving light and shadows in STEM lessons. Or observe fine motor abilities with groundhog crafts and art initiatives. No issue what groundhog-themed lesson you choose, you can not go mistaken with any of these 12 Groundhog Working day things to do for elementary learners.

"February Math Centers for the Primary Classroom" with a picture of a rainbow abacus.

Kindergarten Math Facilities for February by The Everyday Alphabet

Grades: PreK – K | Math, Simple Functions

Brown and green resource cover with clipart images of groundhogs and related items.

Groundhog Day Preschool Language Device for Speech Remedy (+Boom Playing cards) by Itty Bitty Speech

Grades: PreK – 1st | Special Instruction, Speech Therapy 

3 hexagons, one in pink, blue, and purple, meet in the middle of this resource cover. On the hexagons are pages from the Groundhog day resource and the activity title.

Free Come across the Groundhog (over/under, in entrance/behind) for Speech Therapy by Educate Speech 365

Grades: PreK – 2nd | English Language Arts, Speech Therapy 


"Groundhogs Activities and Printables" with clipart of a groundhog coming out of its hole and 4 pages from the resource, against a grass and sky background.

Groundhog Working day Things to do by Curriculum Castle

Grades: K – 1st | Science

A white resource cover with the activity title in shades of blue, two blue clouds, and cartoon clipart of a light brown groundhog popping out of its hole.

Groundhog Working day Spanish by Bilingual Shop

Grades: K – 2nd | Figures, Spanish, Writing 

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"Will He See His Shadow? Groundhog  Day Craft" with dancing clipart groundhog and photos of the completed activity.

Groundhog Working day Craft and Graph by Foxwell Forest

Grades: K – 2nd | English Language Arts, Producing

Clip art of various groundhogs behind and around a transparent, centered circle with the activity title.

Groundhog Day STEM Exercise Light and Shadows Investigation by Carly and Adam STEM

Grades: 1st – 5th | Science, Engineering 

"Print & Digital Activity - Groundhog Day Teach Go Pennants" with clipart of a groundhog and two trees, as well as 3 resource pages.

Groundhog Day Writing Activity Prompt Bulletin Board February Instruct-Go Pennants™ by The Tiny Ladybug Store

Grades: 2nd – 4th | English Language Arts 

Activity title with a clipart groundhog, a map, and a tablet with the virtual field trip on display.

Virtual Area Vacation to Punxsutawney Groundhog Day – Google Slides & Seesaw by MagiCore

Grades: 2nd – 5th | Social Studies, Looking at

"Groundhog Day Literary Activities: Reading, Writing" with the informational text printed out and on a purple clipboard, against a white background.

Groundhog Day Studying and Creating Pursuits | Literacy Facilities by The Literacy Dive

Grades: 3rd – 5th | English Language Arts

"Groundhog Day Mini-Unit Activities" with a cartoon groundhog smiling and popping out of its hole and resource pages in the background.

Groundhog Day Mini-Unit by Hillary Kiser – Hillary’s Instructing Adventures 

Grades: 3rd – 5th | Looking through

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This mainly black and white resource cover has the title at the top, two resource pages laid on top of each other, and funny clipart of a cartoon groundhog making a shocked face.

Groundhog Working day Reading Comprehension Paired Passages – Shut Examining Functions by The Tulip Trainer

Grades: 3rd – 5th | Studying

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