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Groundhog Day Teacher Resources

February 2nd – Groundhog Day – is the day to celebrate the continuation of winter or herald the approach of spring, depending on the groundhog and his shadow. Browse our lessons and printables to find academically relevant materials for your class. We have fun worksheets about shadows, information about the season of winter and the history of Groundhog Day, and other winter holidays resources.

Educational Videos

Groundhog Day Videos & Activities


Science and Art: Making Shadows
Science Fun: Shadow Match
A Shadow Record
Investigate Activity: Observing Shadows Caused by Sunlight
History of Groundhog Day
Hand Shadows & Groundhog Day
Earth and Shadows: The Reasons for Seasons
Weather Tales
February Fun

Shadows & Science

Groundhog Day: Hand Shadows
Creating Shadows
Shadow Drawings
How Are Shadows Made?
Examining Shadows at Noon
Me and My Shadow
Science Skill: Inferring with Shadows
More Shadow Resources


Types of Snow Quiz
Winter Games Historical Facts Quiz
Groundhog Day Quiz
Winter Word Problems Quiz
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Weather Resources

Popular Science Printables, Grades 6-8
Popular Weather Printables, Grades K-5
Weather Forecast Bulletin Board
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Weather Graph
Climate Activities
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Spring Resources

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Describe the Rainy Day
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Structure of a Typical Flower
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Winter Holidays
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Let It Snow!
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Types of Snow
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Other Winter Holidays

Chinese New Year Teacher Resources
Christmas – Teacher Resources
December Holidays Resources for Teachers
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources
New Year's – Teacher Resources
Presidents' Day Teacher Resources
Valentine's Day – Teacher Resources

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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.