Groundhog Day Is Coming Up Soon! Fun Activity to do with your students.

Groundhog Day is coming up fast. Crossing my fingers and hoping that the groundhog does not see his shadow.  If you are looking for some useful and FREE printables, websites, and videos, you may want to check out the official Groundhog website page

Here are some great links for Groundhog Day.  

Here is a great video:

This is a fabulous passage and comprehension pack,

I've found this groundhog activity that has been pinned on Pinterest by Mrs. Riicca's Kindergarten. This activity is very similar to the activity that I've been doing with my Kinders for many years in the past.

After reading and discussing Groundhog Day with the students, I had them color and cut out a picture of a groundhog. Students glue it to a popsicle stick and insert it into a styrofoam cup.  Students can use a green strip of paper and cut out slits to form the grass popping out. Instead of gluing the poem onto the cup, I have students copy it on lined paper using their best Kindergarten handwriting. This poem is sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot." 

You can grab a copy of this poem here

You can find some great poems at 

I did change the lyrics a bit to make it simpler for the kiddos to copy. Each week during literacy center time, I like to have my students do an art activity and I have them copy a poem to go along with it. Copying the poem is great handwriting practice for the kiddos as they learn to read and pick out many new sight words. This Can Teach website has so many fun poems to choose from that go along with so many activities that you can use throughout the school year.  

Here are the groundhogs I decided to use with my class and a copy of the poems. You can grab a copy of these by clicking on the links below. 

                                                              Groundhog Poem 
Groundhog Puppets 

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