Groundhog Day: Writing

Groundhog Day: Writing
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Groundhog Day: Poster Activity

Your students will love this Groundhog Day poster activity! It's perfect to use on February 2nd or the days surrounding it.


Let your students express themselves for Groundhog Day using this 8.5 x 11 Groundhog Day poster. This poster will look great hanging outside your classroom for the month of February, and parents will enjoy reading them when they are sent home.

The poster activity has plenty of places for students to add their own creative touches with color.

If you are reading a story about Groundhogs/Groundhog Day. or watching a movie, this would be a great follow-up activity for reflection.

NOTE: It does have a research section where students will find some facts about Groundhogs. They are very basic, but they may need you to guide them to a website or provide a book from the library, especially if you use this as a literacy center

The sections for the students to fill out on the "Groundhog Day" poster are:

*Place for name
*celebrated on...
*largest celebration is held in...
*most famous groundhog is....
*If a groundhog sees his shadow...
*If a groundhog doesn't see his shadow...
*Do you think using a groundhog is a reliable predictor of weather? Explain.
*Define... Hibernate and Burrow
*Research and find: average size, where they live, eat, predators, life span, other names (NOTE: limited space, just give the basics)
*two additional facts
*Sketch and color their favorite spring activity and winter activity

Don't forget to check out the other posters I have available. I have one for most holidays. They look so nice on a bulletin board or hanging outside the classroom. I get so many compliments on them.


Click HERE for LOTS of posters!!


For other creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.

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