Groundhog Day Activities

I adore Groundhog Day, it is a simple and cute tradition that you can use to teach predictions and outcomes that even the youngest kindergartener can even understand. 
Groundhog Day is a simple and cute tradition that you can use to teach predictions and outcomes that even the youngest kindergartener can even understand. Perfect for first grade and second grade too. Groundhog Day resources, lessons and freebies for you to use immediately in your classroom today!
♥love♥ Groundhog Day!
It is one of the simplest, sweetest, holidays to bring into your classroom. You USUALLY don't have to worry about anyone in your class NOT celebrating it. The children adore a groundhog and the many cartoon style groundhogs on many of the resources. AND...it is perfect for teaching simple prediction, weather, and creative writing.

This year, Groundhog Day is Sunday, February 2nd which is perfect for your predictions. On Friday give them a quick introduction about Punxsutawney Phil and how the US uses him as our official groundhog. Will he see his shadow? Will there be six more weeks of winter? Here is his official web site if you want to show them and learn more about his history, but before you go home, make a simple T-chart and ask them if he will see his shadow.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Groundhog Day Resources and a Freebie
On Sunday, the site will have Phil's festivities starting around 6:00 am. With the beauty of the Internet, you can show the replay to your students when you get to school. Then they can check their predictions and write about ole' Phil and the weather.
When I first started teaching, my Dad would record the news in the morning and then bring it to my classroom where I would show it on a big, old, ugly TV / VCR cart that I had to check out from the library. Oh yeah, you know what I'm talking about! You were probably a kid sitting there watching such GRAND technology! But now you lucky teacher, you, you can just go to Phil's web site to watch Phil looking for his shadow! 


You will love this Free Groundhog Day Coloring Page! Just print and pass out! Perfect for Groundhog Day in your classroom. This Free Sample Download is from my Groundhog Day Coloring Pages. Your Students will ADORE this Coloring Book Page for Groundhog Day!


You students will think he's terrific!
One FREE Groundhog Day Coloring Page for Your Classroom from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas at TeacherspayTeachers, TpT.
One FREE Groundhog Day Coloring Page

I've created an adorable Groundhog Day Freebie for you! If you love it, it is part of this bigger resource...
Groundhog Day Coloring Pages - 20 Pages of Groundhog Day Coloring Fun 

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FREE Adjective or Adverb Groundhog Day Themed Task Cards You will love this Free Groundhog Day Reading Center Task Card Resource! Just a little bit of prep, print, cut and place in an envelope or Ziploc baggie and place at your Word Work Workstation or Reading Center! Perfect for Groundhog Day in your classroom! If you like this Free Task Card download, you will love my Groundhog Day Syllable Sort Center Games too. Introduce a little Social Studies with a little Groundhog Day Fun!
FREE Adjective or Adverb Groundhog Day Themed Task Cards!
You will love this Free Groundhog Day Reading Center Task Card Resource! Just a little bit of prep, print, cut and place in an envelope or Ziploc baggie and place at your Word Work Workstation or Reading Center! Perfect for Groundhog Day in your classroom! 

More Groundhog Day Coloring Pages for More Groundhog Day Coloring Fun for your Classroom 



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Groundhog Day is a simple and cute tradition that you can use to teach predictions and outcomes that even the youngest kindergartener can even understand. Perfect for first grade and second grade too. Groundhog Day resources, lessons and freebies for you to use immediately in your classroom today!

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