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Check out the Budget Home$chool Holiday Section! Here we have provided links to holiday trivia, themes, educational projects just for kids and so much more... You will find information on the history of Valentine's Day, arts and craft ideas for Christmas, helpful ideas on starting your own family traditions the children will not only remember but pass along to their own children.

This page is packed full of links that will entertain and education children and adults alike.

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    • Groundhog Dayby Starfall Education Ages: 3 - 7A simple read along story about Groundhog Day for preschoolers. Subjects: interactive, story, preschool, toddler, kids

    • Groundhog's Dayby Lil' Fingers Storybooks Ages: 2 - 6Have fun with Lil' Fingers Groundhog predictor engine. Ask the groundhog if it's going to be an early spring. Play hide-n-seek with the Groundhog.Subjects: todder, games, maze, coloring, Groundhog, fun, interactive

    • Groundhog Day Activities and Craftsby Kaboose Ages: 4 - 13Groundhog Day is February 2nd. It is said that if the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of bad weather, and if he doesn't, that spring will be here soon.Subjects: crafts, activities, puzzles, quiz, art, history

    • Crafts, Worksheets and Printable Books for Groundhog Dayby Enchanted Learning Ages: 2 - 10The crafts use inexpensive materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.Subjects: crafts, printouts, puppet, worksheets, activities, preschool

    • Groundhog's Day Funby Diane Flynn Keith Ages: 4 - 10Show your children how to lightly stuff a brown lunch bag with newspaper. Tape or staple the bag closed. Mold it with your hands to give it a roundish "goundhog" shape.Subjects: activities, preschool, reading, lesson plans, virtual field trip, interactive games

    • Groundhog Dayby The Holiday Spot Ages: 3 - 16The Holiday Spot brings you a wonderful section on Groundhog Day consisting of informative articles on the history and origin of the day as also attractive wallpapers, pictures to color, e-cards and an entertaining quiz related to the occasion.Subjects: Groundhog, traditions, Candlemas, quiz, coloring, fun, puzzles, crafts

    • Groundhog Day Gamesby Primary Games Ages: 5 - 13Fun site for teachers, parents, and kids featuring free educational games, coloring pages, interactive e-books, holiday activities, musical postcards and more...Subjects: interactive, puzzles, games, fun, wordsearch

    • Groundhog Day for Kids & Teachersby Phillip Martin Ages: 8 - 13According to ancient legend, if a groundhog comes out of its burrow and does not see his shadow, because the day is cloudy, winter will soon end. Learn more...Subjects: activities, lesson plans, woodchuck, classroom, presentation, weather lore

    • Annie's Groundhog Day Pageby Annie's Home Page Ages: 14+ In U.S. popular tradition, the day (February 2) that the groundhog, or woodchuck, comes out of his hole after winter hibernation to look for his shadow; foretells six more weeks of bad weather if he sees it; spring is coming if he cannot.Subjects: Christian, woodchuck, groundhog, parable, Bible verse, hibernation

    • How Groundhog Day Came to Be Ages: 12+Groundhog Day is a tradition observed in America. However, it had its origins in two earlier festivals and observances, the Christian observance of Candlemas Day and the pagan Celtic festival of Imbolc.Subjects: history, Groundhog Day, Christian, origins, Candlemas Day

    • Groundhog Day Activities and Games Ages: 4 - 14Get out your interactive crayon and color these cute Groundhogs hoping for spring. Where do shadows come from? Create your own shadow characters. We show you how to make a dog, boy, bunny, camel, deer, donkey, elephant, bird, man, goat, grandpa, pig, goose and tortoise. Subjects: resource, interactive, crafts, spring, weather, prediction, printables, worksheets, reading, poetry

    • Groundhog Day Facts and Factoidsby Cornell University Ages: 8 - 16What's the difference? Woodchuck and groundhog are common terms for the same animal, the rodent with the scientific name of Marmota monax. Most closely related to squirrels, woodchucks actually can climb trees and also swim.Subjects: Groundhog, facts, terms, science, relatives, solstice, burrow, dinner

    • Carla's Ground Hog's Day Pageby Bill Anderson Ages: 10+Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on specific dates. Myths such as this tie...Subjects: links, Punxsutawney, Roman, German, England, spring, tradition

    • Groundhog Dayby Fact Monster Ages: 8 - 13Since a groundhog (woodchuck or "whistle pig") hibernates for the winter, its coming out of the ground is a natural sign of spring. In Europe centuries ago, people watched for other hibernating animals, including badgers, bears, and hedgehogs...Subjects: history, winter, woodchuck, badger, Punxsutawney Phil, Wiarton Willie, Pothole Pete

    • Groundhog Day Facts and Traditionby Jerry Wilson Ages: 10+The lowly groundhog, often called a woodchuck, is the only mammal to have a day named in his honor. The groundhog and badger were not the only animals that have been used to predict spring.Subjects: history, German, immigrants, tradition, Candlemas, badger

    • Groundhog Day Quizby Letitia Bradley Ages: 8+Can you give another name for a groundhog? What day is Groundhog Day celebrated? Become a Groundhog Day expert, answer these questions and more...Subjects: Groundhog Day, quiz, activity, ESL, students

    • Climate-Watch, Groundhog Day Special Reportby National Climatic Data Center Ages: 13+Historical table shows a snapshot by year (1988-2001), showing whether Phil saw his shadow or not, along with additional historical data. (Last update 2001)Subjects: historical, predictions, data, February, NCDC, climate

    • Ground Hog Dayby South Carolina Ladies Auxiliary Ages: 13+In 1723, the Delaware Indians settled Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as a campsite halfway between the Allegheny and the Susquehanna Rivers. The Delawares considered groundhogs honorable ancestors.Subjects: Delaware Indians, German settlers, Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, superstition, Christian, Candlemas

    • Wiarton Willie FestivalAnnually February Groundhog Day, the Wiarton Willie Festival is the one of largest winter events in Ontario. More than 40 different events, celebrating Canada's winter ending groundhog. Started in 1956 the Festival has grown from a single day to upwards of 10 days.