Happy Tuesday, y’all! Today, I’m sharing several Groundhog Day activities and read alouds. Also, some freebies! I hope that these help make your planning a little easier.
Groundhog Day activities and read alouds
First up are these prediction hats. These could be a follow up to a read aloud or to a graphing activity. Students could create the hat that matches their prediction on whether or not they think the groundhog will see his shadow. They could also complete the sentence stem and glue it to their hats. These are free, here.
Speaking of graphing, here are free graph labels to create an interactive graph using an anchor chart.
You could use themed sticky notes or the squared colored ones to help your visual leaners.
Also, here are some free questioning cards that you could use with your class graph to bring in some higher level thinking when discussing the class data!
After discussing the class graph, students could complete this interactive graph flip book using the data from the class graph.
Math graphing standard? Check!
This is another free anchor chart activity that I have for y’all. These “can, have, are” charts are great for recording class research onto!
As a follow up, students could complete these Groundhog Flip Books to hold all their new groundhog learning!
STEM activities are always fun, especially on holidays! This STEM activity could easily be integrated into one of your stations for the day.
Something I have I always enjoyed doing over the years are these prediction craftivities. I loved seeing my student’s writing responses! They added sunglasses to their groundhog if they predicted spring, and earmuffs if they predicted winter! So cute! You can find this writing activity, here.
Here are a few other writing ideas! These (below) are from my February Writing pack, here.
This is a great Groundhog’s Day read aloud. I found it at our local library. It is called, Groundhog Dilemma. I’ve never seen it before until this year; I absolutely love it. It has such a great message about staying true to who you are and not changing your mind or self for someone to like you. Definitely worth adding to your classroom stack of books! (affiliate link here)
Here are several other groundhog read alouds. I’m sure some of these will be at your local or school library (that’s where I got mine from), but here are links to Amazon if you’re wanting to grab them for your personal library! (affiliate links)
Groundhog Day (I believe there is also an Amazon Prime Video of this book) // Groundhog Dilemma // Groundhog’s Day Off // Double Trouble Groundhog Day // Substitute Groundhog // Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather // Go to Sleep Groundhog // Gregory’s Shadow
I hope these are ideas are helpful!