Groundhog Day Reading Passage and Punxsutawney Phil Cup Puppet Craft

LaFountaine of Knowledge
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3rd - 6th
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This Groundhog Day lesson and activity includes a reading comprehension passage about the holiday and directions and materials to create a Punxsutawney Phil groundhog cup puppet.

This resource includes:

  • teacher directions
  • a reading passage and 7 short answer questions
  • an answer key
  • student directions with photos to complete the craft
  • a link to a video demonstration of the craft
  • templates needed to make the puppet
  • a scoring rubric

Reading Passage - The reading passage explains the origins of Groundhog Day dating back to German settlers in Pennsylvania and how it is celebrated today.

Puppet Craft - This download includes directions with pictures and all templates needed to create a groundhog cup puppet. Students can make Punxsutawney Phil go in and out of his burrow!

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Credits: Groundhog clipart by The Little Red Dot.  Cover photograph sourced via Pixabay. All other photographs and graphics were created by Shea LaFountaine of LaFountaine of Knowledge. Information: Passage written with information gathered in part from Ducksters and Fonts: Pangolin by Kevin Burke and Londrina Shadow Marcelo Magalhães (used with permission under open source licenses). 

Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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