The page you have reached is for worksheets about Groundhog Day. This American and Canadian holiday would be an excellent topic for a cultural lesson or even a short activity. There is currently just one such worksheet but with new worksheets being added all the time, there are bound to be more to choose from soon. The worksheet has four activities to help students practice identifying and using compound words such as the word groundhog. The theme is Groundhog Day but you can decide whether or not to actually include this in your lesson on compound words. For adult students or English clubs, consider watching the movie Groundhog Day and completing some fun activities related to the film. If you are looking for more holiday worksheets, choose another subsection or the general holidays and celebrations section to see what Busy Teacher has to offer. Since this section is still growing, please take a minute to upload your Groundhog Day worksheets for other teachers to use. Busy Teacher appreciates the worksheet contributions of its members and other teachers can certainly benefit from your expertise.
Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like weather will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks. Modern customs of the holiday involve celebrations where early morning festivals are held to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow. In southeastern Pennsylvania, Groundhog Lodges (Grundsow Lodges) celebrate the holiday with fersommlinge, social events in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g'spiel (plays or skits) are performed for entertainment. The Pennsylvania German dialect is the only language spoken at the event, and those who speak English pay a penalty, usually in the form of a nickel, dime or quarter, per word spoken.