"If Candlemas Day is bright and clear,
there'll be two winters in the year."

Cartoons Lesson plans
Cinema Listening
Cliparts Poems
Description of the Groundhog Songs
Exercises to print Stories
Games to print Tradition / Facts
Interactive exercises Videos
Interactive games Webquests

(Updated on 11/01/2017)




Tradition / Facts :

  • Groundhog Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter in US - Text + Audio + Pictures - 2 February 2018
    "Punxsutawney Phil, America’s most famous groundhog, has predicted six more weeks of winter weather."


  • Famous groundhog makes winter prediction - VIDEO - 2 February 2017
    "Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's most famous groundhog predicts six more weeks of winter on groundhog day.
    The tradition takes place every year on February 2nd."


  • Groundhog Day 2017: Punxsutawney Phil Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter - Text + Audio + Pictures - 2 February 2017
    "Every February 2nd, Americans observe Groundhog Day.
    On this day, Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog, looks for his shadow and predicts if warm weather will arrive soon."



  • The history of Groundhog Day
    "Groundhog Day may be associated with the 1993 Bill Murray film, but its origins lie with German settlers in the 18th century."





Description of the Groundhog :

  • Groundhog Day: The Weather-Predicting Woodchuck!
    How Would You Describe a Groundhog?
    Where Do Groundhogs Live?
    What Do Groundhogs Eat?
    What is the Life Cycle of the Groundhog?
    Do Any Canadian Groundhogs Predict the Spring?
    Is the Groundhog an Endangered Species?




Cliparts :



Listening :


INTERACTIVE exercises :



Exercises TO PRINT :



Lesson plans :



Webquests :





  • Groundhogs (
    "It is the story of a family of groundhogs who learn that each member of the family is special and has something to contribute, regardless of size, strength, or age.
    Each member of Phil's family was named after something to do with the weather.
    On their own special pages they will tell you something about their names, play fun and educational games with you and teach you about weather."



Games TO PRINT :



Stories :

  • Groundhog Day (and Possum Night) - an animated story with audio (


  • Groundhog Day - a short story with audio - for beginners (



Poems :

  • 'My Shadow' by Robert Louis Stevenson (
    Listen to the poem. (



Songs :


Cartoons :




Videos :


  • Groundhog Day explained - in 60 seconds - VIDEO - 2 February 2018
    "Groundhog Day is celebrated annually in Pennsylvania on February 2, centered around Punxsutawney Phil's meteorological predictions.
    Here's everything you need to know about the quirky holiday."





Cinema :