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

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

(Updated on 24/01/2015)




Tradition / Facts :

  • 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."



  • Groundhog Day - "a traditional festival celebrated in the USA and Canada on February 2." (Wikipedia)



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 :



  • Groundhog Day - sample lesson plan for teaching English with movies (teflchina)



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 : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)


Groundhog Day Cartoons



You'll see your shadow


Videos :



Cinema :