Groundhog Day Activity Pack with Passages, Activities, and Flip Book
Learning about Groundhog Day has never been so much fun! This activity pack is full of kid-friendly articles, vocabulary, flip book, and several interactive activities to keep your students highly engaged.
Groundhog Day is a yearly tradition held on February 2nd where a groundhog, named Punxsutawney Phil, predicts how long winter will last. Celebrate this special holiday with this creative and interactive pack!
This unit includes many interactive activities and learning opportunities for students including:
✔Reading Passages about Groundhogs and Groundhog Day
✔Groundhog Day Organizer
✔What do you Predict?
✔Where do Groundhogs Live?
✔What Happened Today?
✔Spotlight on Vocabulary
✔Vocabulary Flip Flaps
✔Plus a 5 Page Groundhog Day Flip-Up Booklet
There are 3 main activities in this Groundhog Day Activity Pack:
Introduce the 5 vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too
Next, have students read the informational articles about groundhogs and Groundhog Day with questions and scenes for students to connect and color. Students then complete the Groundhog Day Organizer. You could have students work with a partner or in small groups. It could also be used as a center or learning station activity.
Groundhog Day Activities:
Have students complete the Groundhog Day Flip-Up booklet and/or build it page by page. I usually have them do one page at each center or learning station. They can use the articles as a reference source to help them complete the pages of the booklet. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the booklet. Flip-Up books can be glued or stapled inside their interactive notebooks, file folder, or a 12x18 piece of construction paper folded like a book cover. They could also decorate the outside of the folder with a colorful groundhog image.
Happy Groundhog Day!
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