Is it just me, or is Groundhog Day one of those holidays you tend to forget to celebrate until the last minute? Anyone? 🙋
If you’re looking for a last minute Groundhog Day activity, I’ve put together this Groundhog Day Sight Word Reader FREE .
Just print, staple, and go! It’s perfect for small groups!
I created this Groundhog Sight Word Reader, so kids can unscramble, cut, and glue the letters for the word “this” on each page. It’s great sight word practice and helps kids read about Groundhog Day, too.
🔍Groundhog Shadow Detectives
Another quick idea is to print groundhog pictures (I found mine for free on TpT here). Then, let kids glue them to popsicle sticks to be “Shadow Detectives.” My virtual students had a blast with this last year!
Here’s how it works:
☁️Turn out the lights (like a cloudy day) and see if the groundhog can see his shadow.
☀️Then, turn on the lights, or go outside if the weather allows (like a sunny day) and let kids explore shadows more.
Digital Groundhog Day Pack
I also use this NO PREP Groundhog Day Digital Pack to present facts about groundhogs, the origin of Groundhog Day, and some fun STEM challenges to share with students / families.
If you’re like me and have kids in person AND live streaming, this digital pack makes it so easy to send a copy to students to follow along at home while I share the information in class.
We also love this little dance break from Jack Hartmann!
Groundhog Day Read-Alouds
If you need any last minute Groundhog Day books, here’s a list of my Groundhog Day Favorites (including my little Groundhog puppet).
I’m so excited for you to use these activities with your students for Groundhog Day!
Make sure to tag me @kindershenanigans on Instagram, so I can see your Groundhog Day fun!