What is Groundhogs Day? An American tradition that dates back over 200 years, Groundhog Day is a celebration where Americans gather around in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to watch a groundhog predict the weather for the next six weeks. Even though the day is not a public holiday, it is widely observed throughout the United States of America! Every year on February 2nd, a groundhog is said to forecast the weather by looking for his shadow. If the Sun is out and shining, and the groundhog sees it, it is said to give six more weeks of winter. However, if the weather is cloudy, the forecast is of an early spring. Due to the weather being different in the different parts of the States, may town in Canada and the U.S have their own groundhogs for weather prediction with their own traditions and cultures for the Groundhog Day. How fun is that!
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!