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Read Right Now! Groundhog's Day


Men in top hats gathering around a burrow to lure a large rodent out to see if it casts a shadow to make a weather prediction is an unusual tradition! Odder still is that a sunny day, which will cast a shadow, means MORE winter, not less. That seems backwards!

Checking on one's shadow is not a very scientific way to predict the weather, but Groundhog Day is a perfect time to talk about the science of shadows! Listed below are books and activities to help you explore shadows with your child.

FREE Online eBooks:

Show Me a Shadow

More FREE Online Reading:

Websites, Activities & Printables:

Clifford Shadow MatchCount the GroundhogsG is for Groundhog


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A Garden for a GroundhogCaptain Hook's ShadowHand Shadow FunSubstitute GroundhogThe Groundhog Day Book of Facts and FunShadowFollow It Learn About ShadowsGroundhog's DilemmaGroundhog's Day OffGeorge and His ShadowHortense and the ShadowMe and My Shadow a Book about LightMy ShadowPunxsutawney PhyllisShadow ChasersSmoot a Rebellious ShadowThe Shape of Me and Other StuffThe Wolf and His ShadowWhat Is Groundhog Day?Who's There, BewareWill Spring Be Early of Will Spring Be Late


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