Virtual Field Trip To Gobbler’s Knob

January 30th, 2009 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

February 2nd is Groundhog’s Day!

Celebratory events and activities are already underway in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the official home of the world’s most famous weather predictor — Punxsutawney Phil, the Groundhog. Take a Virtual Field Trip there through today’s recommended websites!

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:

VisitPA.com – Groundhog Day

Will we have an early Spring or 6 more weeks of Winter? Find out from the comfort of your home as you take a virtual field trip to Gobbler’s Knob – where Phil, the groundhog, predicts the weather each year. This site offers links to live webcams of the festivities! Be sure to visit the site on Monday, February 2nd to see what Phil predicts.

Now, for those of you who want to extend the learning….check out this website…

Groundhog.org

This is the official website of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club and it offers all kinds of educational activities that include:

  • Activities for Kids – FREE, downloadable and printable coloring pages of Phil (the Groundhog) along with a Groundhog themed math activity, puzzle, maze, wordsearch, and even some printable cut-out decorations!
  • Lesson Plans for Teachers – Well, not really lesson plans in the traditional sense, but you will find Groundhog themed games for the classroom that can be tweaked for homeschool families and support groups to play – plus you’ll find the lyrics to some Groundhog caroles sung to familiar holiday tunes.
  • Play the Groundhog Game – An interactive game where you try to throw a virtual snowball at the groundhog.
  • Groundhog Poetry – Read groundhog poetry that may inspire you to write your own!
  • Make Groundhog Cookies – A recipe for some sweet groundhog treats!

Once you are through exploring these ideas use the menu to explore the rest of the site that offers the history of Groundhog Day and fun facts and trivia as well.

Want more? Then don’t miss the fun and games designed especially for little ones that the whole family will enjoy here:

UniversalPreschool.com: Groundhog’s Day Fun

Find out how to make a paperbag groundhog or a cardboard box burrow. Learn how to play fun shadow games or go on a groundhog hunt!

Have fun and Happy Groundhog’s Day! :)

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