Punxsutawney Phil does not have an excellent record of accuracy after hundreds of years of predicting late-winter weather, but the tradition lives on, even in an era of modern meteorology, because we'll take any sign that warm weather is on its way.
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Visit the website for The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in order to discover details about the history of the American tradition.
Students can learn about other weather traditions by visiting Weather WizKids to find bunches of traditional weather folklore sayings. Kids will also have fun with SciJinks' interactive weather folklore feature, which displays worldwide weather folklore.
Weather Lessons page.
Next, share some fun and interesting Groundhog Day stories.
Groundhog Day, which succinctly defines the details of the day.
Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill.
Groundhog Day story time and craft ideas from last year.
After the read-aloud let students play this Groundhog Day matching game from Speech Room News in order to help them memorize the details of the tradition.