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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

Printables

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

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

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
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Popular Weather Printables, Grades K-5
Weather Graph
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Hurricanes
Weather Symbols
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Spring Resources

The Sunflower
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Describe the Rainy Day
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Let It Snow!
Weather Station
Winter Math & Art Bulletin Board
Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
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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