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Grumpy Groundhog Activities for PreK-5

Increase Groundhog Day excitement with Novel Effect's fun Grumpy Groundhog activities that encourage creativity and critical thinking.
Grumpy Groundhog book cover with thumbnail images of free activity sheets and Novel Effect app on phone

Grumpy Groundhog Activities

Every year on Groundhog’s Day, we wait for a small creature’s shadow to predict the arrival of spring. This Groundhog’s Day, increase the excitement with Novel Effect! We’ve got fun Grumpy Groundhog activities that encourage creativity and critical thinking. Students of all ages will work on vocabulary, coax the groundhog out of his cozy den, and more. 

Through the included activities, students will be able to:Novel Effect book activities for Grumpy Groundhog

  • describe and illustrate the problem and solution.
  • sequence the story.
  • respond to writing prompts.
  • draw slippers and breakfast for the groundhog.
  • write a motivating news article.
  • sort rhyming words.
  • inquire and research about groundhogs.
  • sort true and false statements about groundhogs.
  • participate in a class vote.
  • learn about the history of Groundhog Day.
  • reflect on and respond to comprehension questions and writing prompts.

Activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.

Download Grumpy Groundhog Activities

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About the Book and Soundscape

Oh no! Is Groundhog gonna get up from his cozy bed? He’s supposed to predict spring, but he’s just too comfortable. Everyone works together to get Groundhog out. This delightful rhyming story will put a smile on students’ faces.

This soundscape combines cinematic winter magic for the outside setting, cozy guitar for the groundhog’s den, and frazzled polka-rhythms for the unrest being stirred about in the town as the groundhog delays his prediction.

It switches between orchestral music and simple, relaxing guitar music. This is a magical way to describe and differentiate the mayor and groundhog.

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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