Life Cycle of a Groundhog Worksheets (8 free printables)

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As we are heading towards Groundhog Day I wanted to learn a little more about the groundhog. These free life cycle of a groundhog worksheets are a great way to learn while having fun.

In these 8-page life cycle worksheets all about the groundhog, you will find a life cycle of a groundhog, an information report, opinion writing, groundhog research, and fun groundhog crafts. These are perfect for 2nd – 4th-grade students. But can be adapted for younger or older students.

This is a no-preparation download, so if you have left it until the last minute (like I normally do!) this will be perfect for the kids at home or school.

life cycle of a groundhog worksheets

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Groundhog life cycle worksheets

The kids are going to love learning all about the groundhog with our free groundhog life cycle worksheets. You are going to love them too, especially as you already have all of the supplies needed.

These free printable life cycle worksheets are free to print but are for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

Supplies needed:

What’s included in the download?

Print out the groundhog worksheets below, they will print out on 9 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.

  • Research groundhog information plus find 8 interesting facts about them.
  • Opinion writing.
  • Groundhog fact sheet, use the internet and books to learn more about them.
  • Research the 4 main stages of the groundhog’s life.
  • Color and label the parts of a groundhog.
  • Color and label the different cycles of the groundhog.
  • Groundhog foldable craft, color, cut, stick, and fold the 4 main life stages.
  • Groundhog life cycle spinning wheel craft.

The first worksheet is a planning sheet where the children have to find out about groundhogs. What their appearance is, their habitat and diet, movement, and any interesting facts.

groundhog information

Interesting groundhog facts

  1. The groundhog is related to the squirrel
  2. Punxsutawney Phil predicts the weather on Groundhog Day (Feb 2nd)
  3. They are also called woodchucks, whistle-pigs, and land-beavers.
  4. They are skilled climbers and swimmers
  5. Groundhogs whistle at potential mates
  6. The Groundhog mainly eats grass, herbs, and plants. But also eats carrots, and corn, which is why farmers consider them to be pests.
  7. Their underground burrows include different rooms, including a bedroom and even a bathroom.
  8. They hibernate from late fall to late winter or early spring, which can mean up to as many as six months of solid sleep.
  9. Its body temperature can drop from about 99 degrees Fahrenheit to as low as 37 F.
  10. Its heart rate slows from about 80 beats per minute to 5.

I love this opinion writing worksheet. Which do you like better a reindeer or a groundhog?

opinion writing on groundhogs

The children will need access to the internet or books to complete the information about groundhogs. They need to find:

groundhog life cycle

Questions about the groundhog

  • In what countries can you find groundhogs in their natural habitat?
  • How long do groundhogs live? In the wild, and in captivity.
  • How many babies do they typically have?
  • The type of birth, is it egg or live?
  • What food do groundhogs eat? How do they get their food?
  • What is the population of groundhogs? What is their biggest threat?

Answers

  • Groundhogs can be found living in the eastern and central United States northward across Canada and into Alaska.
  • The average life span of a groundhog is 3 years.
  • Groundhogs tend to be solitary except in the spring when a litter of 2 – 6 young is born.
  •  Groundhogs give birth to newborn groundhogs called kits, pups, or chucklings.
  • Groundhogs eat plants, grubs, other insects, and snails.
  • The estimated population is about 200 million. Groundhogs are preyed upon by lots of animals, including wolves, coyotes, dogs, foxes, bobcats, lynxes, and black bears.

We also use the book Life Cycles for our studies, but they have not included the groundhog. We also love to use this life cycle kit, but of course, they do not have groundhog either.

Parts of a groundhog

The next two pages involve labeling and coloring the groundhog.

Label the parts of a groundhog worksheet, whiskers, teeth, ears, curved claws, bushy tail, and body. Then color in the groundhog.

parts of a groundhog

On the next page the children have to color the different stages of the groundhog’s life, and then label which is which.

labeling groundhog life cycle

Scroll to the bottom of the page to grab all 8 free life cycle of a groundhog worksheets.

We love to add the Life Cycles book to our studies.

Groundhog life cycle crafts

The first page is a fun groundhog craft that involves coloring, folding, cutting, and gluing.

I recommend coloring the images in first, but if you are working with much younger children then you might want to cut them in advance.

life cycle of a groundhog craft

Cut up the groundhog craft, younger children may need some help.

groundhog craft

Sort the images into the correct order and glue them under the groundhog burrow. When you have glued the pictures you need to fold along the dotted lines.

groundhog day craft

 The next groundhog craft is the life cycle of a groundhog spinner wheel.

groundhog life cycle spinner wheel

Cut out the two circles, and make sure on the groundhog life cycle image you cut out the blank quarter.

Place the groundhog life cycle image with the quarter cut out on top of the other image and add a brass fastener to the middle.

groundhog life cycle spinner wheel

Groundhog Day activities for kids

Have fun on Groundhog Day or when you are studying the groundhog with these fun printables and books:

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Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

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Download the free life cycle of a groundhog worksheets

If you are running short on time you can download all of our life cycle worksheets. There are 247 pages over 23 different life cycles.

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 14 February 2024 by homeschoolof1

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