Hibernation Activities plus Groundhog Day & Shadows Activities Bundle

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    Easily plan and prepare your hibernation and Groundhog Day lessons with these ready-made, classroom-tested materials. This money-saving bundle has fun, hands-on activities for your hibernation & Groundhog Day units that will keep your young students engaged and eager to learn!

    Hibernation Activities Resource

    This resource includes:

    • hibernation animal sorting activities for your pocket chart and centers
    • a hibernating bear craft
    • a variety of writing prompts
    • bulletin board idea with printable bulletin board letters
    • a printable page that is great for individual assessment

    Sorting activities are a great way to enhance students’ learning of hibernation. Sorting the animals into sets helps teach young children about relationships and attributes, helps them to compare and better recognize differences, and shows them that things can be categorized. The sorting activities will also help to train their brains to create organized thoughts and ways of retrieving the hibernation information.

    The cute hibernating bear craft and writing craftivity create a meaningful classroom display. Hanging student-created displays in your classroom conveys to students that their work is valued and makes the message of the display more meaningful to them because they had a hand in designing it.

    You receive the following:

    • Pocket chart headers in both color and b/w
    • Clip art animal picture cards in both color and b/w
    • Real-world animal picture cards
    • Sorting mat in both color and b/w
    • Which Animals Hibernate? printable page
    • Writing Prompt Page - Bears hibernate during the winter. During the winter I like to...
    • Blank Writing Prompt Page that can be used for any hibernation writing activity of your choice
    • Hibernating Bear Craft & Patterns (additional materials required such as paper plates, cotton balls, paint or crayons, glue)
    • Writing Pages (full page and half page) - I would like to hibernate because... and I would not like to hibernate because...
    • Blank Writing Pages (full page and half page) that can be used for your own writing prompts or activities
    • Bulletin Board Title Letters in both color and b/w
    • Bonus: Hibernation Game Ideas and Hibernation Song

    Groundhog Day & Shadows Resource


    ♦ an interactive PowerPoint presentation with information on groundhogs, Groundhog Day, and shadows (40 slides)

    interactive quiz slides at the end of the PowerPoint presentation to check student understanding (groundhog will come up out of his burrow and applause will sound when correct responses are clicked)

    printable pages

    activities about groundhogs and shadows

    book list

    The PowerPoint presentation uses simple terms and real, full-color photographs to explain groundhogs, Groundhog Day, and shadows.

    It includes an interactive quiz at the end to check student understanding. When a correct answer is clicked, the groundhog comes up out of his burrow and applause is heard. When an incorrect answer is clicked, an unhappy face with an "Oops try again" message is displayed.

    The interactive quiz is divided into 3 sections (Show What You Know About Groundhogs, Show What You Know About Groundhog Day, Show What You Know About Shadows). They can be completed all at once or completed a section at a time.

    Printable pages that coordinate with the interactive quiz are also included. Students can follow along and mark their answers as you go through the questions or complete the page as they go through the questions on their own.

    A brief description of each slide is below:

    1 - cover

    2 - terms of use

    3 - teacher directions

    4 - brief description of a groundhog

    5 - other names for groundhogs

    6 - what groundhogs eat

    7 - size and color of a groundhog

    8 - how they use their claws

    9 - about their burrows

    10 - information about groundhog babies

    11 - how groundhogs prepare for hibernation

    12 - When do groundhogs wake up?

    13 - the history of Groundhog Day

    14 - how the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club got its name

    15 - Punxsutawney Phil

    16 - history of the Groundhog Day ceremony

    17 - Groundhog Day prediction information

    18 - What is a shadow?

    19 - shadows and light

    20 - What happens if an object is close or far away from a light source?

    21 - shadows move with you

    22 - 23 - how the time of day affects shadow length

    24 - sundials

    25-43 - interactive quiz questions

    44-47 - printable pages

    48 - credits page

    You also receive additional printables and activities in a separate PDF file. You receive:

    ★ Punxsutawney Phil cut and paste

    ★ Wake Up Groundhog! emergent reader

    ★ Groundhog Day prediction craftivity

    ★ Punxsutawney Phil rhyme/poem

    ★ Weather tracking activity to test Phil's prediction

    ★ Ideas for using the free app - ChatterPix Kids

    ★ Directions and patterns for a shadow demonstration

    ★ Shadow watching experiment

    ★ Role play/dramatic play activity

    ★ Book List

    Please see the preview files for pictures and samples of materials.

    What other educators are saying about these resources:

    "Loved every minute of using this resource!!! Easy to prep and super fun and interactive!" - Creative Buzz

    "LOVE LOVE LOVE this resource! This was such a great craft and lesson to go along with the story Bear Snores On. It fit right in with hibernation and was perfect for our hibernation unit. Students created the craft and were displayed in the hallway along with their writing. We got several compliments on the display!" - Olivia H.

    "This was a great resource to use to help the kids understand what hibernation is all about and it encouraged them to go on to discover more about what animals hibernate." - Brenda H.

    "My classroom and my students loved everything about this resource. It helped me teach my little ones all about hibernation. The graphics were fantastic" - Heather M.

    "I love this resource. I used this for Groundhog Day and it was a blast! Students loved the power point and the shadow activity. This is a great resource that had little prep and covered many outcomes in one day! Keep up the excellent work!" - Shauna H.

    "My students loved using this to learn about Groundhogs! It kept them very engaged." - Jessica G.

    "Loved this! Was great to have some real information on groundhogs. Thanks!" - Jerilee T.

    "I loved this resource! My students we engaged the whole time and LOVED these activities!! I cannot wait to use it again next year!!" - Amanda W.

    "Students enjoyed this PowerPoint! I appreciate that it presents valuable background on Groundhog Day, but remains brief enough to hold their attention. The interactive quiz was fun!" - Jamie R.

    "THE POWERPOINT IS AWESOME!!!! Worth it for the power point alone!" - Jana B.

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