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Digital Activities for Groundhog Day

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 / Leave a Comment

Digital Activities for Groundhog Day

Digital Activities for Groundhog Day: A livestream webcam and educational resources that can be use on Chromebooks, laptops, computers and iPads can be found in this post!

One of my FAVORITE memories from elementary school was celebrating Groundhog Day. I LOVED learning all about Punxsutawney Phil and making predictions about whether or not he would see his shadow. I created this Groundhog Day Digital Activities in Google Slides resource last year that I couldn't wait to try out with students. They LOVED it! Some of the activities involve visual literacy, comprehension, writing, poetry, geometric shapes, pictographs, making predictions and more! Click HERE to check out this resource in my TpT Store
A closer look:

Livestream

Be sure to tune into the Groundhog Day 2018 Livestream!

Groundhog Day Livestream 2018

Easy iPad Project

Have students use the FREE app, My Little Groundhog, to dress Phil and save the image to the camera roll. NOTE: This app does have ads appear at the bottom. Once saved to the camera roll, teach students how to crop the picture. For some reason this app saves the images with the setting icons at the top:


Import the picture into an app like ChatterkidAnimate AnythingPhotospeak, etc. and have students record their prediction but talking as if they are Phil! Here is one I created this morning: 


If time allows, have your students share their prediction videos on Padlet, Flipgrid, Seesaw, Google Classroom or your LMS!

Online Activities

Primary Games offers a bunch of different Groundhog Day activities like online word searches, basic math fact practice (addition, subtraction and multiplication), puzzles, hangman and more!


Highlights has a Groundhog Day Pipe Puzzle in which students use logical thinking to create a path that will lead Phil to either 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring.



Students can research about Groundhog Day and then take this 10 question online quiz!


Links to Other Groundhog Day Resources for the Classroom:


Groundhog Day is right around the corner! Have fun😊

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