Virtual Field Trip to see Punxsutawney Phil & His Groundhog

January 28th, 2005 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

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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. Because the official Groundhog’s Day websites get swamped with visitors that overload the servers — I thought you’d like to get started on your Groundhog Day explorations a few days early this year — so you’ll have plenty to do and learn on Groundhog’s Day, February 2nd.

By the way, Groundhog’s Day is especially near and dear to my heart as my youngest son, Chad, was born on Groundhog’s Day! Happy Birthday to everyone born on February 2nd and Happy Groundhog’s Day! :) – Groundhog Day For everyone who just can’t make it to Punxsutawney for the festivities this year — you can take a VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP TO PUNXSUTAWNEY to watch Phil, the famous groundhog, predict the weather! Will we have an early Spring or 6 more weeks of Winter? Find out from the comfort of your computer on February 2nd as the festivities are webcast.

IN THE MEANTIME…. This site also provides a link so you can take a virtual field trip to Gobbler’s Knob — where Phil predicts the weather each year. But that’s not all! This site also offers a link to a LIVE GROUNDHOG WEBCAM at the Punxsutawney Zoo!

Now, for those of you who want to enhance the learning….check out this next website… 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.
  • 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 at the top of the screen to explore the rest of the site — and be sure not to miss the FAQ page that offers the Fun Facts About Groundhogs.

Happy Groundhog’s Day!


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