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Groundhog Day Weather Activities:
Groundhog Day:
Groundhog Day is celebrated in the USA on February 2nd. Each year on this day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, people from all over the USA watch Phil the Groundhog as he emerges from his burrow.

On Groundhog Day, Phil the Groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter's hibernation. If he sees his shadow, he is thought to return to his hole (some people think this is an omen of six more weeks of bad winter weather). If he doesn't see his shadow (i.e., if it is cloudy), he is thought to stay above ground (some people think of this as a sign of mild weather to come).

Crafts:
POP-UP GROUNDHOG PUPPET

A cute and simple-to-make groundhog puppet that pops in and out of his hole.
GROUNDHOG MASK

A groundhog mask made from a paper plate.

Groundhog Printout

The groundhog is a rodent that is also called the woodchuck.
Groundhog Matching

Groundhog Matching Printout

Draw lines between the groundhogs that are alike (match the shadows and the direction the groundhog is facing). Or go to the answers.

Coloring and Drawing Worksheets:
Color words

I Can Color Groundhog Day Words

Color Groundhog Day words, including thermometer, eyes, cloud, sun, burrow, Pennsylvania, shadow, sky, storm.
Draw Four

Draw Four Groundhog Day Items

Draw four Groundhog Day items. Below each item, write its name.
Follow the Instructions

Groundhog Day: Follow the Instructions

Color groundhogs, burrows, shadows, and the sky according to simple directions, such as, "Color the groundhogs who can see their own shadow orange." Or go to the answers.
Draw and Compare

Draw and Compare Groundhog Shadows

Draw groundhog shadows then answer questions about the pictures, for example, "Which shadow is longer?"


Groundhog Day: Draw and Write

Draw a picture about Groundhog Day and then write about it.


Bad Weather: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of bad weather and write about it. Describe what you should do when this type of weather is here and about what you do during this weather.


My Favorite Weather: Draw and Write

Draw a picture of your favorite weather and write about it. Describe your favorite weather, why you like it, and what you like to do during this weather.

Spelling Worksheets:
Missing Letters

Missing Letters in Groundhog Day Words

Find the missing letters in Groundhog Day words, and then color the picture of the word. The words are groundhog, cloud, shadow, burrow, sunny, see, cold, hot, Pennsylvania, storm.
unscramble

Unscramble Groundhog Day Words

Unscramble Groundhog Day words, and then color the pictures of the words. The words are shadow, see, groundhog, burrow, cloud, sun, cold, hot, Pennsylvania, storm.
Circle the words

Circle the Correctly-Spelled Groundhog Day Words

Circle the correct spelling of Groundhog Day words, and then color the picture of the words. The words are groundhog, cloud, shadow, burrow, sunny, see, cold, hot, Pennsylvania, stormy.
Match words, pictures

Match Groundhog Day Words and Pictures

Match 10 Groundhog Day words to their pictures. The words are hot, cold, cloud, groundhog, sun, storm, eyes, Pennsylvania, burrow, shadow. Or go to the answers.
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Groundhog Day:
Word Hunt Worksheet

How many words can you make using the letters from "Groundhog Day"? Sample answers: odd, angry, hound, ... Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: Groundhog Day Words

Match two syllables to make 10 Groundhog Day words. The words are groundhog, woodchuck, shadow, weather, burrow, winter, predict, emerge, stormy, rodent. Or go to the answers.
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Groundhog Day Word Shape Puzzle

Solve a word and letter-shape puzzle on Groundhog Day words. Words: see, bad, day, cold, rain, cool, cloud, sunny, light, storm. Or go to the answers.
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 Groundhog Day Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 Groundhog Day words in alphabetical order. The words are: burrow, cloudy, emerge, groundhog, predict, see, shadow, sunny, weather, winter. Go to the answers.
Spelling words

Groundhog Day Spelling Word Questions

Use the list of Groundhog Day spelling words to answer simple questions. Words: groundhog, emerge, burrow, shadow, clouds, predict, winter, weather, mild, stormy. Or go to the answers.
Groundhog Day wordsearch

Groundhog Day Wordsearch Puzzle

Find the Groundhog Day words in the wordsearch puzzle, then use the extra letters to find the secret message: "Pennsylvania." Or go to the answers.
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Unscramble Adjectives:
Adjectives Describing A Groundhog

Unscramble the adjectives describing a groundhog. Go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and the answers (site subscribers only).
Word for Each Letter

Find a Weather-Related Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a weather-related word for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.


List of Groundhog Day Words

This is a word bank of Groundhog Day words.

Writing Worksheets:
acrostic poem

Write a Groundhog Day Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about Groundhog Day. Start each line with a letter from the phrase "Groundhog Day."


Groundhog Day: Draw and Write

Draw a picture about Groundhog Day and then write about it.
Verbal Analogies

Groundhog Day Verbal Analogies
Printable Worksheet

Think about how the first pair of words are related to each other. Then, look at the next word and find the word that is related to it in the same way. Mark the answer. Example: reindeer --> caribou : groundhog --> animal, mammal, woodchuck, weather, predict. Or go to the answers.
Adjectives Describing A Groundhog
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Write adjectives describing a groundhog in and around the groundhog. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet.
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Groundhog Day Grammar Worksheet

Find synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and compound words, then capitalize, punctuate, and correct the spelling of sentences. Or go to the answers.
Write a Sentence

Write a Sentence for Each Groundhog Day Word

Write a sentence for each of the Groundhog Day spelling words. Words: see, shadow, weather, good, bad, storm, cloud, snow, rain, wind.
Complete the Alliterations

Match and Unscramble the Groundhog Day Alliterations

Match the words to make alliterations, then unscramble the words to make more alliterations. Or go to sample answers.

Groundhog Day Books to Print


Groundhog Day
Tiny Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary of Groundhog Day words -- for early readers. The student cuts out the pages, staples them together, then writes each word in the tiny book. The words are: burrow, cloud, groundhog, rain, rainbow, shadow, snow.


Groundhog Day
Cut-and-Paste Picture Dictionary

A short, printable picture dictionary for Groundhog Day -- for early readers. Color, cut and paste the pictures in the right places. Then write the words under the pictures. Cut out each page and staple them together (in the right order) to make a tiny book. The words are: burrow, cloud, groundhog, rain, rainbow, shadow, snow.


Groundhog Day, I See...
A Printable Activity Book for Early Readers

A short, printable activity book on Groundhog Day for early readers, with pages on the groundhog and weather related words. The pages include: I see a groundhog, shadow, sun, cloud, rain, snow, and rainbow.


Groundhog Day
A Printable Activity Book for Early Fluent Readers

A short, printable activity book on Groundhog Day for beginning readers, with pages on Groundhog Day, groundhog anatomy, word unscrambles, facts, and questions.


How Many Groundhogs?
A Printable Counting Book for Early Readers

A short, printable activity book on Groundhog Day for beginning readers; count the groundhogs, shadows and burrows, and color the pictures.


Groundhog Day I Can
A Printable Activity Book for Early Readers

A short, printable activity book on Groundhog Day for beginning readers. Activities include matching, color by number, fill in the missing letters, connect the dots, solve a maze, and finish the groundhog picture.

Groundhogs:


A Quiz on Groundhogs: Grades 2-3

A word scavenger hunt for students in Grades 2-3, using the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary.


Groundhog Quiz

Answer 10 multiple choice questions about these burrowing rodents. Or go to the answers.


Fact or Opinion? Groundhog Day

Determine if the statements are facts or opinions. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet and answers (subscribers only).


Groundhog: Fact or Opinion?

Color the picture of the groundhog, then write 5 facts and 5 opinions about groundhogs. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).

Hibernating Animals

Many animals go into a very deep sleep during freezing weather and then awaken when the weather warms. The groundhog is a rodent that hibernates.

Underground and Burrowing Animals

Printouts of animals that live underground for all or much of the time.

Write an Animal Report:


Simple Animal Report Worksheet

Draw the animal, then write about the animal's anatomy, diet, where it lives, and interesting facts.



Animal Report Graphic Organizers Printouts
Graphic Organizers can help students think about and list the major topics that will be researched and covered in an animal report.
Word Wheel

Animal Report Wheel

Make an animal report wheel using this 2-page print-out; it consists of a base page together with a wheel that spins around. Use the wheel to write facts about the animal, including: Scientific Name, Type of Animal, Color, Size, Diet, Enemies, Habitat, Range, Life Cycle, Life Span, Endangered?, Something Interesting. Also, draw the animal on the top of the wheel. The student then writes a paragraph on interesting features about the animal.

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Write an Animal Report
Tips and guidelines for writing a great animal report (plus a rubric to evaluate your work).

Counting and Math Worksheets:
Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day Connect-the-Dots Printout

Connect the numbers and letters to draw a groundhog, its burrow, and its shadow.
Groundhog Day code

Groundhog Day Alphabet Code

Use the alphabet code to find the Groundhog Day message. Answer: "Punxsutawney Phil is a groundhog from Pennsylvania."
Groundhog Matching

Groundhog Counting Printout

Count the groundhogs with and with a shadow, in and out of a burrow, looking to the right or left, facing their shadow, etc. Or go to the answers.
Fractions of Groundhog

Fractions of Groundhog Printout

Find the fractions of the groundhogs with and with a shadow, in and out of a burrow, looking to the right or left, facing their shadow, etc. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Groundhog Venn Diagram Printout #1

On this printout, the student classifies groundhogs by their shadow direction, the direction they're facing, and whether or not they're in a burrow, by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Groundhog Venn Diagram Printout #2

On this printout, student classifies groundhogss by their shadow direction, the direction they're facing, and whether or not they're in a burrow, by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.

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