Will it be an early spring? Explore Groundhog Day with these themed activity worksheets.

These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the Groundhog Day celebration, including mazes, word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth.

Where did this crazy holiday come from anyway? It all stems from Dutch country in Pennsylvania. While the Ground Hog is as right as a coin flip we keep at it. Come on, we all know its fun!

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The Story of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day marks the changing of the seasons from winter to spring. It is celebrated every year on February 2nd.

The History of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day has its roots in an ancient Christian celebration called Candlemas Day, which marked the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.


According to legend, when a groundhog emerges from his den on February 2nd and sees his shadow, then winter will last for six more weeks.

Word Search

Find the Groundhog Day related words in the puzzle. Write each word you find on a line.

Crossword Puzzle

Use the clues to complete the puzzle.


Proofread the passage and find the errors.

In the News

Pretend it is 1886 and you are a reporter for the Punxsutawney Spirit. The groundhog has not seen his shadow. Write the story.

Happy Groundhog Day!

Did the groundhog see his shadow? Draw his picture below. One the lines, write a short paragraph about Groundhog Day.


Trace the words. Color the picture. If the groundhog saw his shadow, draw in the shadow.

Writing Page

I hope that the groundhog...

Paragraph Fill

Fill in the missing pieces.

Did the Groundhog See His Shadow?

Pretend you are a reporter. Write a news story about what happened when the groundhog came out of his burrow. Then draw a picture to go with it.

Six More Weeks of Winter

Each ladder contains a pair of words. Find the words that connect the two, changing only one letter per step.

Groundhog Day Trivia

The animal that predicted spring before groundhogs took over the job in the U.S.

What's a Groundhog?

Groundhogs are large rodents, the largest of the species of the squirrel family. They have brown fur, round bodies, bushy tails, and strong legs with sharp claws which they use to dig into the ground.

What's a Groundhog? Questions

What other animals are of the same species as groundhogs?

Visual Crossword

You know that we had to get boxing day in there.

Word Scramble

Unscramble : drizzle, February, sunshine, groundhog, shadow, predict, scared, forecast, hibernate, controversial, accuracy, broadcast

Word Search

Accuracy, Broadcast, Controversial, Drizzle, February, Forecast, Groundhog, Hibernate, Predict, Scared, Shadow, Sunshine

Missing Letters

Complete all the words on that sheet.

Word Chop

Sniff out the vocabulary words up in there.

Alphabetic Order

Gets those words in order. It is helpful to use numbers with it.

Groundhog's Day KWHL

Do you know what the shadow means?


Help the groundhog find his bed.

Word Wall

A whole lot of words for your students.

February Poem

This gives you a lot of different topic ideas to work with.

Ground Hog Poem

There is no "S" for shadow. That always disappoints.

Weather Poem

We often lose sight that this is what it is all about.