Come Learn about Groundhog's Day

Stories, Activities and History

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Discover the history of Groundhog Day, as well as activities to learn about the holiday, hibernation, and Punxsutawney Phil.

Groundhog's Day Event

Friday, Feb. 3rd, 11:30am-2pm

2509 Black Gap Road

Chambersburg, PA

This outing is suited for students Kindergarten through Fifth Grade but all grade levels are welcome to attend. Older students are welcome to assist in the outing if they would like to volunteer.

What is Groundhog Day

According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will arrive early, some time before the vernal equinox; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks.

Purpose of Outing

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this outing, students will:

  • Learn about the history of Ground hog day
  • Older students will learn will be volunteers to assist others with their activities.
  • Students will listen to funny stories about groundhog's day
  • Students will learn about animal hibernation and survival methods
  • Participate in a hands on project to benefit the community.

OLS Hours: 45 min. Language Arts & 45 min. Science


11:30a-12:00p_Arrivals and sign ins

12:00p-12:30p_History of Groundhog's day and story

12:30p-1:00p_Activities about Groundhog's day

1:00p-1:30p_Facts about Hibernation and survival skills

1:30p-2:00p_Story and Questions and Answers


Additional items to bring with you!

If you have colored pencils, crayons or markers that you would like to bring along, please do. I will have supplies but if you wish to bring some of your own that is fine.

Emergency Form 2016-2017 School Year

Only one form need be submitted each year.

Reminder for PA Virtual Events

1: In consideration of our students with serious allergies, please refrain from bringing nut (food) products and balloons.

2: As always, to limit the spread of possible flu, please do not attend a PAVCS event if you have had a fever within 24 hours of the event.

3: For safety: All students need to be accompanied by a parent or learning coach. All students must wear shoes/sneakers for the entire school event and please refrain from bringing pets.

4: If there is a possibility of severe weather, please check Blackboard the day of the event in case the event is cancelled due to weather.

5: All PAVCS events are tobacco free.