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

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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

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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

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