Groundhog Day Word Search Free Printable


Groundhog Day is right around the corner. It’s fun for kids to learn about this tradition. Is your child hoping for six more weeks of winter or an early spring? If your child enjoys word searches, you can use this printable Groundhog Day word search to help your child better understand the vocabulary that goes along with the holiday.

Free printable Groundhog Day word search for kids

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Groundhog Day Word Search

This Groundhog Day word search contains 15 vocabulary words all relating to the holiday. The words can be found horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, plus they can be forwards or backwards.

Ways to Use This Word Search

  • Have your child circle or underline the words as they find them. Use a pencil, colored pencil, crayon, or marker.
  • If it’s easier for your child, he or she can use a highlighter or pale marker to highlight the words instead.
  • Another option would be to have your child dot each letter in the word with a bingo dauber. They are always lots of fun for kids!


  • Printer Paper and a Printer
  • Pencils, Crayons, Markers, etc.


If you would like to print out the word searches and reuse them multiple times, you could use a laminator and laminating pouches. Then your child could use a dry erase marker or wet erase marker to complete the activity. Here are some more options to make these free printable word search more fun:

Resources to Go Along with the Groundhog Day Word Search

You can use this word search together with other resources to help your child learn even more about this fun holiday.

Books About Groundhog Day

These would be fun books to read aloud to your child before they complete the word search. Or older readers would enjoy some of these books on their own.

The Night Before Groundhog Day by Natasha Wing

Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons

Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off by Pat Stemper Vojta

Be sure to check out our list of Groundhog Day books for kids!

Groundhog Day Activities

See if your child can put the Groundhog Day words in alphabetical order.

Your child can learn more about the science behind Groundhog Day with this shadow tracing activity from How We Learn.

The Kindergarten Connection has a fun printable for Groundhog Day math facts practice.

If your child enjoys learning how to draw, give this groundhog directed drawing activity from Proud to Be Primary a try.

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Groundhog Day Word Search

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Free printable Groundhog Day word search for kids