Groundhog Day

Ready-To-Go Teacher Created Activities

Each February 2nd people around the world  join in with the citizens of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to watch our little friend the groundhog peek out of his burrow in search of his shadow. This famous rodent may not be the most reliable weather forecaster, but he sure makes cold winter days a little more fun. Our featured articles help your Elementary students learn more about this special day. These activities have automated grading. Teachers are able to check reading comprehension without grading a single paper! Create a free account and search Groundhog in the Ready-To-Go Publicly Shared Activities Bank.

 
 
 

What is a Groundhog?

In this activity primary students will see a photograph of a groundhog family and use a diagram to learn more about a groundhogs body. A short video makes your young friends groundhog experts. Build reading and compreshension skills with one page of informative text and twelve multiple choice questions. 

 

What is a Groundhog?

 
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What is Groundhog Day? 

A three minute fun fact filled video introduces students to Groundhog Day. A one page informational article and ten multiple choice questions reinforce many of the video's facts. Looking back in the texts to find the answers helps ensure everyone walks away from this activity happy, regardless of the groundhog's winter forecast. 

 

What is Groundhog's Day?

 
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Who is Punxsutawney Phil? 

Introduce your students to the most famous groundhog in the world. Practice fluency reading the poem Groovin' Groundhog. Learn cool groundhog facts and get to know Punxsutawney Phil a little better. Nine multiple choice questions encourage students to read carefully and refer back to the test to find answers. 

 

Who Is Punxstuawney Phil?

 
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Who Is Wiarton Willie? 

Introduce your students to Wiarton Willie, Canada's famous albino groundhog. Students get to travel to Canada through a two minute video where they are introduced to Wiarton Willie and experience this special day through the eyes of Canadian children.  One page informational text and ten multiple choice questions address reading and social studies standards. 

 

Who is Wiarton Willie?

 
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