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Groundhog Day Videos & Activities

Groundhog Day is February 2. Spark your students' interest about groundhogs such as Punxsutawney Phil, and the history of Groundhog Day with these educational videos and related activities. Students will learn about nature's weather clues, shadows, and hibernation. Each video is paired with three extension activities for use in your classroom or a homework assignment.
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Updated on: January 31, 2013

Groundhog Day Videos & Activities

Punxsutawney Phil

Appropriate Grades: K–2

In this video, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil talks about his daily life, diet, and the handlers that care for him. Kids will learn about Phil's favorite foods and his busy schedule.

Source: New Village Media on youtube.com

Length: 1 minutes 41 seconds

Extension Activities

Groundhog Day

Appropriate Grades: 3–5

Learn all about groundhogs—their size, life span, diet, habitat, and predators—in this informative Missouri Department of Conservation video.

Source: MOnatureKids on youtube.com

Length: 2 minutes 58 seconds

Extension Activities

How Do Groundhogs Hibernate?

Appropriate Grades: 6-8

Students will learn about groundhogs and underground hibernation in this educational science video.

Source: Bayer Channel on youtube.com

Length: 1 minutes 40 seconds

Extension Activities

Please preview the Closed Captioning (CC) to ensure it is appropriate for your students. These captions are provided by the video publisher and may not represent the spoken content.




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