Groundhog Day Craft Project
Celebrate Groundhog Day with this fun and quick activity! Students will love this adorable Groundhog Day craft project. Start by reading the passage all about groundhogs and answering the comprehension questions. Students will love making these adorable groundhogs and assembling the 8-page flip-up booklet. The flip booklet pages are attached to the inside the groundhog's mouth. These groovy groundhogs make an extra sweet bulletin board display too!
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 groundhog craft project!
This pack includes:
✔Reading passage All About Groundhogs
✔Groundhog craft templates and directions
✔Flip up pages with questions for groundhog craft
✔Step-by-step visual directions
In this pack:
Have students read the passage all about groundhogs and answer the comprehension questions. An answer key is included. Students could work with a partner or you can use it as a centers/station activity.
Using the reading passage, students can answer the questions on the flip book pages. Lastly, they cut, color, and assemble the groundhog craft and attach the flip up booklet to the inside of the groundhog's mouth.
FAVORITE BOOKS TO ACCOMPANY THIS ACTIVITY:
This is one of my favorite books for Groundhog Day! Every year, people ask Groundhog the same, boring old question. Is spring around the corner? Or are we doomed to more winter? Sure, they care about his shadow, but what about him and his interests? He's had enough! Groundhog packs his bags and sets out for a much-needed vacation. Now the town is holding auditions to find someone to fill his spot. None of the animals seem right for the job, though. Not Elephant, not Ostrich, and most certainly not Puppy. No one has Groundhog's flair for the dramatic, but is it too late to woo him back into the spotlight?
Student's love this adorable book! After Groundhog announces six more weeks of winter, half his animal friends are disappointed, while the other half are excited. Each animal asks Groundhog to make his prediction in their favor the following year. Rather than being truthful about the fact that he just "calls it like he sees it," he leads them to believe he can control the weather, accepting their gifts of food and favor. On the next Groundhog Day, he finally admits he made promises he couldn't keep because he was trying to please everyone and makes amends.
This is a great book to explain how Groundhog Day started so many years ago. Every February 2, people all across America wonder about the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. Will he see his shadow on that day or won't he? Will spring come early or late? Here is information about Groundhog Day and its origins, as well as facts about the animal at the center of this delightful annual event.
Happy Groundhog Day!
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