I think Groundhog Day is one of the most creative and unique minor holidays we celebrate each year. Being from Pennsylvania, I can’t help but be proud of our tradition (though I confess, I have not made the journey to see the furry little fella on his big day). After all, how many times do you get “cute,” “furry,” and “rodent” all in a description of a holiday celebrated across the country? If you want to jump start your kids’ creativity, grab these FREE Groundhog Day Writing Prompts.
These FREE Groundhog Day Writing Prompts are designed to help 8-12-year-olds think outside the box and have fun at the same time. Even if they are reluctant writers, they can have fun with writing prompts about:
- What do you do if you’re a groundhog who is always getting lost in its burrow?
- What do you do if you’re Punxsutawney Phil but hate the name “Phil”?
- What happens to you as a groundhog when you put on your best disguise and try to observe Groundhog Day from the outside?
- And much more!
There are 10 writing prompts in all plus blank notebooking pages to help capture your kids’ stories. Scroll down for your FREE instant download!
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Learn about the history of Groundhog Day with these fun books:
Bonnie Rose Hudson works as the Director of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine®. Her heart’s desire is for every child to feel the love of God and know how special they are to Him. She would love for you to stop by her website WriteBonnieRose.com for homeschool and history curriculum, resources to help teach your children about missions and the persecuted Church, free history and writing printables, ways you can write for the homeschool market, and to check out her newest release from JourneyForth, The Hidden Village, an early reader set in India.
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