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Groundhog Day Activities
This early childhood educator shares some of her favourite classroom activities for Groundhog Day, including shadow experiments, books, crafts and puppets.
Groundhog Day Poems
The CanTeach site has a nice collection of songs and poems for Groundhog Day.
Groundhog Day Roundup
What did the groundhogs across Canada and US predict in the last four years? You can watch this web page for this year's results and look at past years.
NASA: Changing Shadows
Here's a lesson plan for an outdoor activity to help students learn about changes in shadows over time. This activity requires some passage of time for a change in shadows; the students can revisit their tracings after some time has passed.
Scholastic: 5 STEM Activities for Groundhog Day
These suggested activities include experimenting with shadows, weather predictions and learning about groundhogs.
Scholastic: Groundhog Day Crafts
Scholastic has a selection of class activities for Groundhog Day. Create a pop-up groundhog, a sun and a cloud for your own Groundhog Day scene.
What's in a Shadow?
In this blog post, an educator describes a three-week inquiry activity that had students exploring shadows. The activities were both indoor and outdoor.
Wiarton Willie's Website
Wiarton Willie is "Canada's Leading Weather Prognosticator" from Wiarton, Ontario. His official website includes information on the Wiarton Willie Festival, groundhog facts, jokes, puzzles, word searches and colouring pages.
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