Groundhog Day Lesson Plans: February 2

Groundhog Day Lesson Plans For Elementary School Teachers February 2

Groundhog Day Writing Prompts,
Activities, and Project Templates

blue bullet point Groundhog Day Teaching Resources and Activities February 2 Welcome my Groundhog Day Lesson Plans page for teachers.

blue bullet point On this page, you will find Groundhog Day teaching resources for English that include ideas for writing prompts and printable worksheets for creating a Groundhog Day booklet.

blue bullet point Groundhog Day is observed on February 2 in the United States and Canada. This day, which is 40 days after Christmas, is also called Candlemas Day, a Christian festival of candle blessing.

blue bullet point According to the legend, if the groundhog sees his shadow, that means that there will be six more weeks of winter. If the groundhog does not see his shadow, spring will arrive early.

blue bullet point Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks or marmots, grow to be over two feet long and weight 8 to 12 pounds.

blue bullet point The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where crowds as large as 40,000 people have gathered to celebrate this event since 1886.

Groundhog Day Writing Prompts:

You can use the groundhog activities and printable worksheets
found on this page for your students to write their responses on.

  • Groundhog Day Activities February 2 Write a comical story about a groundhog's reaction to Groundhog Day.
  • Pretend that you are a television reporter and interviewing the mayor of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Write 6 questions that you will ask the mayor and the mayor's responses to your questions.
  • Research the job of a meteorologist.
  • Make your own prediction about whether or not the groundhog will see his shadow on Groundhog Day. Be sure to explain your prediction.
  • Explain why the groundhog is often referred to as "nature's alarm clock"?
  • Write about what it would be like to have a groundhog as a pet.
  • Use your imagination to create a legend about a new animal holiday and explain why this holiday is celebrated.

Groundhog Day Lesson Plans
Create a Groundhog Day Flip Book

Groundhog Day Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

Groundhog Day Lesson Activities:
First Draft Worksheets, Final Draft Templates, and 5 Page Banner


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This set of Groundhog Day lesson plans
includes the following teaching resources:

Groundhog Day Classroom Bulletin Board Display Banner For Teachers

5 page bulletin board display banner (shown above)

Groundhog Day First Draft Creative Writing Prompts Printable Worksheet

First draft creative writing worksheet (shown above)

Groundhog Day Projects, Templates, and Activities for Elementary School Students

Cover sheet for booklet and final draft creative writing worksheet (shown above)

Students cut out these 2 worksheets and staple them together to create their flip books.

These booklets measure 6.5 x 6.5 inches
after they have been cut out and stapled together.

Groundhog Day Lesson Plans and Project Activities for Students

Color copy of the cover sheet to use for your example (shown above)

blue bullet point Your students will enjoy creating these groundhog flip books by stapling the cover sheet and writing worksheets together.

blue bullet point You will be able to create a fun Groundhog Day bulletin board display inside your classroom using your students' finished booklets and the 5 page banner that is included in this set of Groundhog Day lesson plans.

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