|Written by Bill Hanks|
Groundhog Day is February 2. Â Most people always get confused, on what it means, when Punxsutawney Phil steps outside to view his shadow. Â Phil has been predicting the weather since 1886. Â His first trip to Gobbler's Knob was in 1887.
He comes out of his hole on Gobbler's Knob, in front of thousands. Â If he sees his shadow from the sun, it means six more weeks of Winter weather. Â If he doesn't, then it means an early Spring.
1. Â Here is a picture of Phil that children can print off and color. Â This is great for parents or teachers to do for children.
2. Â Here is a picture of Phil taking an Easter Egg count.
3. Â Here is a word search puzzle for older children and adults.
4. Â Find a way through Phil's maze
5. Â You can even send an Ecard to a friend or family member.
Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Â Before that he was called Br'er Groundhog.
There are many events that help celebrate Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Â Activities begin on January 30 and go through February 2. Â You can find a list of these events at their web site.
If you have to work or be at school on February 2, almost every news network will be covering the action.
If you ever get the chance to visit during this festive time, it is well worth the trip.
Happy Groundhog Day!