Groundhog Day Activities for You and Your Students!

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 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...




I have more Groundhog Day themed resources. Here are most of my Groundhog themed items in one location for you! If you see a certain game or product that I make, and you would like it to have a Groundhog Day theme, please feel free to e-mail me and I'll make it for you! FernleySmith@gmail.com

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!

3 comments

  1. my little girl LOVES your color for fun resources ( and so do I) !!! We are both wondering if you will be creating these for Valentines Day! I check Teachers Pay Teachers almost daily to see if they are there!!
    Please let me know! jthompson@ririe252.org
    Thanks for these amazing resources!! We are LOVING them!!
    Jessica

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    1. Thank you so very much, your comments made my day! I've added you to my mailing list for Color For Fun, I only email the group when there is a new Color For Fun resource published.
      I plan to have Valentine's done by Sunday, I just bought all new clip art for it. :)
      Fern

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  2. Wow! You DO love groundhog's day - so great to see such a fun collection of resources. And the comment above made me happy to hear how much others appreciate your resources too.
    -Leslie
    TeachJunkie.com
    KindergartenWorks.com

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