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Ground hog coming out of its hole

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

Printables

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

Shadows & Science

Groundhog Day: Hand Shadows
Creating Shadows
Shadow Drawings
How Are Shadows Made?
Examining Shadows at Noon
Explore Activity: Experiment with a Shadow
Me and My Shadow
More Shadow Resources

Quizzes

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

Weather Resources

Popular Science Printables, Grades 6-8
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Popular Weather Printables, Grades K-5
Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Weather Graph
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Spring Resources

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Tissue Flower Craft
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
The Giant Easter Egg
Spring Theme Bulletin Board
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Seasons Printables Slideshow
Welcome Spring
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Types of Snow
Favorite Winter Activities Slideshow (Grades K-5)
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
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

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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, 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.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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