7 Fun Groundbreaking Groundhog Day Ideas For K-1

7 Fun Groundbreaking Groundhog Day Ideas For K-1

I am not sure about you, but I always love to watch Punxsutawney Phil slowly emerge from his burrow ready to "predict" the weather.  Kids love to make weather predictions to see if we will have 6 more weeks of winter or if spring is coming early.

Here are a few resources, activities and crafts that will motivate your young learners to write, predict and more!

⛅ Free Groundhog Craft and Writing Frame:  This craft is perfect  for Pre-K through 1 

                                                                                                                                                                    Everything you need is included from tracers and shapes to directions and writing.
It is "easy peasy" and will have your students making all kinds of predictions along with explaining their thinking!


⛅Are you looking for something a little more challenging?                  

You will definitely LOVE Let's get to Know Punxsutawney Phil:  It also has a craft, Facts and Opinions, Writing and so much more!   

Maybe you need a quick morning work sheet to complete on February 2nd.  

This is more for first grade, but you may have some kinders who are "Math Smart" and love challenges and this would work for them as well.  Here you go:      


⛅ Do your kiddos need something to support Counting?



This resource especially designed for Kindergarten is a great way to reinforce counts and also informally assess your little ones in a fun and easy way! 

⛅ Are you a few books to add the icing to these resources? 

Well here are a few of my faves:

Everyone of these books can be a resource for any of the above resources...Try one or try them all. 

⛅ Here are some crafts and activities you might like to try:






This cute graph can be adapted in so many ways. 

You can use a smaller groundhog head to graph whether "Phil" will see his shadow or simply a sticky note on which each child can draw a little groundhog face and "stick" it under their heading of choice! Here is an example:


⛅ Check out this tasty treat to celebrate Punxsutawney Phil: 

You can find all of these items in your local grocery store.  The brownie cups can usually be found in the Bakery Department.

They are soooooo much easier to use than baking them...UGH! not my favorite thing to do when I am in a hurry!                     
Oops! I almost forgot...Before you put the "Teddies" into the brownie, add a dot of the icing for the nose and you have a little groundhog peeking out of his burrow!  Well...you can pretend they are Groundhogs!!!

So what are you waiting for?  Get started and grab up some ideas and resources to make this a "GROUNDBREAKING" Groundhog Extravaganza!




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