The long-standing tradition of Groundhog Day might mean very little to the average adult- myself included, but for kids, it can be a fun day to make predictions about the coming weather. This Groundhog Day Worksheet Bundle is perfect for the classroom or a homeschooling lesson plan. You can download it right from our Etsy Shop and make as many copies as you need.
5 pages included in this Groundhog Day Worksheet Bundle:
- Color by Numbers
- Shadow Prediction Graph
- If I Were a Groundhog
- Word Search
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For kids who don’t already know the meaning behind Groundhog Day, incorporate these activity sheets into a lesson plan that focuses on what the day is all about.
What is Groundhog Day?
Groundhog Day takes place on February 2nd every year and it is known as a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerges from his burrow to see his shadow on a sunny day, he retreats back to his burrow and winter will go on for 6 more weeks. If the groundhog does not see his shadow due to cloudy weather, spring will arrive early.
Is Groundhog Day always on February 2nd?
For the past 136 years, Groundhog Day has been celebrated in Pennsylvania. Locals and tourists celebrate this annual tradition with live events, music, food, fun, and, of course, the famous weather prediction ceremony, where the groundhog is pulled from his temporary den to predict the coming weather.
Who is the famous groundhog?
Punxsutawney Phil is the famous groundhog who lives in Pennsylvania. He’s the furry little guy used to predict the weather at every Groundhog Day ceremony in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
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You can download the Groundhog Day Worksheet Bundle below:
*Information from this post was gathered from various sources including britannica.com and groundhog.org.
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