I think the answer to this question may depend on where you live in the world. For those of us in the Happy Hive Homeschool, we are buzzing around southern California where the weather is mild all year. The joke is that we don’t actually HAVE weather…. so we may not even notice if the Groundhog predicts an early spring or more winter when he submerges from his burrow in the wee hours of the morning on February 2, Groundhog Day in the busy town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, USA.
Lots to learn about Groundhog’s Day!
This holiday however provides us with many hidden gems of learning! The easiest is to start with Groundhog day itself. I have outlined a good bit of history in THIS POST.
Punxsutawney Phil has been checking for his shadow well over 130 years! He’s an ancient groundhog to be sure! He speaks his own language: Groundhog-ease and communicates very clearly with those in the inner circle. While, I believe it should be a national holiday (I have my reasons!), Groundhog’s Day hasn’t quite gained that much popularity.
Activities begin on February 1st!
Help spread awareness of this exciting holiday by setting side time to celebrate ! Homeschool Holiday has just what you need to get started! Begin on February 1st by analyzing the data of Phil’s past predictions and making your own by coloring the “poster” of your choice. Then on February 2nd visit the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club to see his prediction. (You can also find the prediction on you tube, just be sure to enter the year you are looking for) After you confirm if there will be an early spring, or more winter, you can complete the Groundhog Day Fact or Fiction activity as well as the Shadow Art project!
The Homeschool Holiday Groundhog’s Day Activity Pack comes with an exciting “Fact or Fiction” game you can play using tid-bits about Phil as well as Groundhog’s day in general. This is a unique way of introducing the holiday into your home or classroom! Perhaps those that make the correct prediction can even have the night off from homework!
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