Groundhog Story Time

Groundhog Story Time

This week we are celebrating Groundhog Day! First of all, what is a groundhog? Maybe you have never seen one before.

A groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, is a large rodent. It lives in burrows in the ground and hibernates during the winter. You can often see groundhogs that live near the grain elevators in Tekamah! Ask Miss Megan about them; she sees them a lot.

In the United States and Canada, Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd. Legend says if the groundhog emerges from his burrow and sees his shadow because it is sunny, winter will last 6 more weeks. If he doesn’t see his shadow because it is cloudy, spring will arrive early.

A famous groundhog named Punxatawny Phil helps with the celebration in the Pennsylvania every year.

We hope you will enjoy our groundhog stories and fun craft!

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