teaching resource

Groundhog Day Vocabulary Cards and Writing Center

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Create a vocabulary and writing center with a Groundhog Day for Kids word wall and writing template.

Groundhog Day Activities for Kindergarten? We’ve Got Those!

This set of vocabulary cards is designed to help students make sense of the strange holiday known as Groundhog Day in the United States. Each year, Punxatawny Phill creeps out of his den on February 2nd to predict the weather. Why not have a bit of fun with the tradition, and bring Phil into your writing centers?

Each of the sixteen vocabulary cards contains a large-print, easy-to-read word and an image to aid retention. We have also included four accompanying worksheets to have students practice identifying the new vocabulary words and using them in their writing.

Through this activity, students will show increased vocabulary and understanding of the Groundhog Day celebration in the United States.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Reading lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this word wall to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

Don’t stop there! We’ve got more activities and resources that cut down on lesson planning time:  

Image of Groundhog Day Graphing Prediction Display and Worksheet

teaching resource

Groundhog Day Graphing Prediction Display and Worksheet

Graph the likelihood that Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow this year by creating a data chart on our Groundhog Day prediction worksheet.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 1 - 3
Image of Opinion Writing Activity - Dear Mr Groundhog

teaching resource

Opinion Writing Activity - Dear Mr Groundhog

Write a letter to Mr. Groundhog about the weather using this persuasive writing worksheet.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 2 - 6
Image of Groundhog Day Cut and Sort Activity

teaching resource

Groundhog Day Cut and Sort Activity

A cut and sort activity using animal traits.

Teach Starter Publishing2 pagesGrades: K - 2

0 Comments

Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you'd like to request a change to this resource, or report an error, select the corresponding tab above.

Login to comment
  • Go to Day of the Dead - Skeleton Craft Activity teaching resource

    teaching resource

    Day of the Dead - Skeleton Craft Activity

    Promote cultural awareness make a Dancing Calavera craft for Dia de Muertos.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Grades: PK - 2
  • Go to Labor Day Mini Book teaching resource

    teaching resource

    Labor Day Mini Book

    Learn about Labor Day with a primary-level printable book.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
  • Go to Veterans Day Writing Craftivity teaching resource

    teaching resource

    Veterans Day Writing Craftivity

    Create the perfect Veteran’s Day bulletin board with a student-made Veteran’s Day writing and craft activity.

    Teach Starter Publishing 7 pages Grades: K - 2
  • Go to Veterans Day Printable Book teaching resource

    teaching resource

    Veterans Day Printable Book

    Read and write about Veterans Day with a printable mini-book for primary readers.

    Teach Starter Publishing 8 pages Grades: K - 2
  • Go to Labor Day Vocabulary Cards and Writing Center teaching resource

    teaching resource

    Labor Day Vocabulary Cards and Writing Center

    Learn about Labor Day and write sentences using academic vocabulary with a Labor Day word wall and printable writing templates.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
  • Go to Veterans Day - Summary Worksheet teaching resource

    teaching resource

    Veterans Day - Summary Worksheet

    Uncover the history and purpose behind the Veterans Day holiday with a 5 Ws graphic organizer.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: 2 - 5
  • Go to U.S. Patriotic Holiday Discussion Cards teaching resource

    teaching resource

    U.S. Patriotic Holiday Discussion Cards

    Spark discussions about U.S. patriotic holidays with a set of 16 patriotic-themed discussion cards.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
  • Go to New Year's Day Mini Book teaching resource

    teaching resource

    New Year's Day Mini Book

    Learn about New Year's Day and make classroom resolutions with a printable New Years book for kindergarten and first-grade students.

    Teach Starter Publishing 8 pages Grades: PK - 2
  • Go to Celebrate America Mini Book teaching resource

    teaching resource

    Celebrate America Mini Book

    Read and write about the major national holidays in the United States with a printable mini-book for primary readers.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
  • Go to Labor Day ABC Sort teaching resource

    teaching resource

    Labor Day ABC Sort

    Support your students in reviewing the vocabulary and concepts surrounding the Labor Day holiday with this fun ABC Order Worksheet.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2