Happy Groundhog Day!

In case you forgot Groundhog Day is coming up this Thursday, February 2nd.  I grew up celebrating Groundhog Day.  I know what you’re thinking...who really celebrates Groundhog Day?  Well my family does!  My dad grew up there and my family lives in Punxsutawney, PA.  I have been to Gobler’s Knob.  My grandfather’s pharmacy was in the movie "Groundhog Day".  My grandmother was named Woman of the Year in Punxsutawney, PA.  I have danced to the Pennsylvania polka (maybe I shouldn’t admit to that).  So when Heidi Kay over at Pediastaff asked some bloggers to create Groundhog Day activities, I couldn’t pass it up.   
Here are several activities to use for all of your groups on Groundhog Day.
Irregular past tense activity here.

Groundhog Prepositions here.

Groundhog, Groundhog What Do You Wear? here.
This is a good opportunity to talk about the weather and different seasons.  Use the clothing cards included and have the children decide what Punxsy Phil should wear depending on the season. 

6 More Weeks Of Winter/Spring Is Right Around The Corner Articulation Game, here.
Throw the cards in a "tree stump" and the kids take turns and try to collect as many "Spring" cards as possible as they practice their articulation words.
Here's an example of my tree stump.  I just used a coffee can and put brown paper around it and added a groundhog image from clipart.  

If you're looking for any other information on Groundhog Day visit their website.

Happy Groundhog Day everyone!  


  1. This is great Liz! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Super ideas! I featured your site in my latest Groundhog Day post here. http://www.tutoringinthetriangle.com/blog/bid/170616/Great-Groundhog-Day-Fun-and-Ideas