Groundhog Day Writing Prompts

Here are 10 Groundhog Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.

431. Imagine that you were counted upon to determine if spring would come early or not. What kind of media attention would you get? Why might people think you have such weather-predicted prowess?

432. Create a conversation between the famous Punxsutawney Phil and one of his groundhog brothers. What would their opinions be about Groundhog Day? Do they enjoy it? Why or why not?

433. Describe the inside of a groundhog's underground house. What sort of items might you find down there? Do you think it would be comfortable for humans? Why or why not?

434. Which prediction would you rather the groundhog make, six more weeks of winter or an early spring, and why?

435. If a weather-predicting groundhog sees his shadow, he almost immediately runs back into his burrow. What do you usually think when you see your shadow and why? How would your life be different if you were afraid of your shadow?

436. In the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, the main character relives the same day over and over again. Imagine that you were stuck in the same day repeated many, many times. What would you do with your time and why?

437. Have you ever made a prediction about whether or not something would come true? If so, were you right and why did you make the prediction in the first place? If not, predict something that might happen at some point in February. Why do you think that might happen?

438. You hear a whisper and look behind you. It's your shadow asking for your help. What does your shadow ask you to do and how are you able to try to save the day?

439. Imagine that the other woodland animals got jealous of Punxsutawney Phil and did everything they could to replace him. Would they be successful? Why or why not?

440. What if Punxsutawney Phil accidentally predicted six more years of winter? How would you cope with all the snow and ice? How would you get Phil to change his prediction? 

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