Virtual Field Trip to PA for Groundhog’s Day!

February 2nd, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Happy 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. If you can’t make it to Punxsutawney, you can take a Virtual Field Trip there through today’s recommended websites!

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! :)


Will we have an early Spring or 6 more weeks of Winter? Find out from the
comfort of your computer 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 GROUNDHOG WEBCAMS! Webcam links are located on the menu on the right side of your screen.

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 History of Groundhog Day and Fun Facts About Groundhogs.

Want more? Then don’t miss the fun and games designed especially for little ones here… 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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