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It’s Groundhog Day! 16 Free Teacher Ideas

On February 2nd, Groundhog day will sweep through many classrooms. Here are 16 Ground hog day ideas that include making predictions, themed writing, games, treats and craftivities. I hope you find these free teacher-created resources and lesson plan ideas helpful.Have you seen? The Teach Junkie holidays section is growing in numbers of pictured tutorials with free lesson plans for how to teach holidays so you can always search there if you’’re looking for something different. {wink}Groundhog Shadow PredictionSource: mrswilliamsonskinders.blogspot.comWill He See His Shadow – Students represent their groundhog predictions in the form of a class graph.Source: ilove1stgrade.blogspot.comGroundhog Groundhog What Do You See – This groundhog writing page topper and prediction worksheet is simple and quick.Source: firstgradeblueskies.blogspot.comWhat Will Phil Do – A headband template, survey and prediction worksheet make this a quick mini-unit on groundhogs day.Groundhog Day WritingSource: thefirstgradeparade.blogspot.comThis is My Burrow – Get students imagining what it would be like to live in a burrow and describe their underground home.Groundhog Day GamesCompound Word Riddles – Students act out the compound words in a charades-style game to play in small groups.Source: rulintheroost.blogspot.comDice Game – Two versions depending on whether Punxatawney Phil sees his shadow or not, students roll to get to 120 using the skill of adding or subtracting 10.Groundhog Day Roll and Cover Bump Game – Add or subtract with two dice in this simple game. Tip! Right click on the document and “save image as” to download without gaining an account.FreebiesSource: acupcakefortheteacher.blogspot.comWord Search and Unit – This word search and groundhog topper and writing page for first grade is super cute.Source: candokinders.blogspot.comGroundhog Poem – To the tune of “I”m a little teapot” this simple poem is great for beginning readers.Groundhog Day Emergent Reader – A first and second grade emergent reader in black and white.Groundhog Day GrubSource: sheknows.comPop Up Groundhog No Bakes – This delicious cookie is a no-bake {right up my alley} mound. Add a tootsie roll shaped groundhog to make it fun.Source: thecountrychiccottage.netPudding Cups – Use chocolate pudding to be the ground, add some green coconut and granola to make a groundhog peeking out for February 2nd.Source: tonyastaab.comGroundhog Cupcakes – Use oreos and m&m’s to make a chocolaty groundhogs day cupcake treat.CraftsSource: almostunschoolers.blogspot.com6 More Weeks of Winter or Not – A perfect craft to illustrated and help students remember what it means if Punxatawney Phil sees his shadow or not.Source: teachingfirst-abc.blogspot.comGroundhog Headband Topper – This headband topper is to wish one another happy groundhog day.Source: enchantedhomeschoolingmom.orgGroundhog Measuring Stick – Create a groundhog-themed measuring stick and encourage exploration of items within the classroom to measure if your introducing or working with standards units of measurement.I hope you found these ready to go resources and lesson ideas to be helpful in planning out your February lesson plans. Thanks talented teachers – your printables and lessons are great! Feel free to share your “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” badge on your blog, facebook or instagram. You earned it! {{boo-yah}}P.S.  Don’t forget to check out the Teach Junkie Facebook page.  It’s a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific lesson ideas/collections that you are looking for. I’ll be happy to find them for you!Have You Seen?

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