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Groundhog Day


February 2nd

YouTube Video


 

I'm a Little Groundhog
Harry Kindergarten


Drag and Drop Puzzle

Concentration

Starfall's Groundhogs Day  




Groundhog Day - February 2nd 
(Playmate)

February 2nd,                 (Hold up 2 fingers.) 
Is Groundhog Day. 
Gather round his hole     (Make circular motion.) 
To hear what he’ll say.    (Place hand by ear.) 
Will spring be early 
Or late this year? 
Watch and listen 
To what you’ll hear.

If he sticks his head out        (Make a hole with one hand.) 
On a sunny day                     (Stick the index finger from the other hand 
His shadow will frighten him     up through the hole and wiggle.) 
And he will say, 
“I’ll go back in my hole           (Tuck finger in your fist.) 
And go back to sleep. 
You’ll have winter
For six more weeks.”

If he sticks his head out          (Make a hole with fist and stick up 
On a cloudy day                        finger.) 
He’s not frightened 
So he will say,                        (Wiggle finger.) 
“I think I’ll stay out 
And the weather should clear. 
Spring will be here 
Early this year.”

Cup Puppet

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Cup Puppet - Let children draw a groundhog or make copies of the one attached. Staple to a straw. Punch a hole in the bottom of a paper cup and insert the straw in the cup. Raise and lower the groundhog as appropriate in the song.



"Groundhog Day!"

(to the tune of "Bingo")

When Mr. Groundhog takes a peek

Oh, will he see his shadow?

Is spring on the way?

Or will winter stay?

Oh, I can hardly wait

To see what Groundhog sees!

If Mr. Groundhog takes a peek

And does not see his shadow

Spring is on the way

Winter goes away

Oh, I can hardly wait

To see what Groundhog sees!

If Mr. Groundhog takes a peek

And there he sees his shadow

Winter's here to stay

Spring will be delayed

Oh, I can hardly wait

To see what Groundhog sees!


Lesson Plans for Teachers 
  


 The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club  

SMART Notebook Lesson 

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