Thursday, January 31, 2013

Poetry Friday: Celebrate Groundhog's Day with a Poem!

  by Amy Merrill1
Groundhog Poem Poster (along with a fun snow poem)

Happy Groundhog's Day!

Many years ago, I began to use this fun poem about groundhog's day with my students. I am not sure where I found it and I never was able to identify an author. It is a simple poem that helps explain the mystery that seems to surround groundhog's day each year.

I first recite and dramatize the poem for the kids. Then we recite it again in an echo format. And, of course we follow with a choral recitation, as we all act like groundhogs.

As a final bit of groundhog fun, students attach the poem to the back of a groundhog stick puppet. Groundhog's Day would not be complete without this little poem celebration!

Stayed tuned for some pictures of our groundhog poem puppets!

 Happy "Poetry Friday!"  I am happy to be sharing and participating, once again,  in this wonderful community of poets and poetry lovers!  Today's "Poetry Friday Round-Up" is being hosted by April at Teaching Authors.  Stop over to her blog for a cup of tea and some poetry! 

1 comment:

  1. Groundhog Day totally snuck up on me this year!