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Groundhog Day Words Fill in the Blanks Worksheet

Number Word With Blank(s) Definition
1 __ __ a k e a term usually used to describe becoming alert and active after a period of long sleep, such as hibernation
2 __ u r __ o __ a hole dug in the ground by rodent type animals for protection and hibernation
3 c __ o __ d __ a term used to describe a weather condition in which there are brief moments of direct sunlight because of numerous clouds in the sky
4 __ __ r e __ a __ t the attempt to predict what the weather will be like for a specified time in the future
5 __ o l k l __ __ __ a story, usually relayed orally, that is passed down through generations
6 __ r o __ __ d h __ g a large, mostly herbivorous rodent that lives in a burrow and hibernates during the winter months
7 h __ __ __ r n a t __ a state of sleep and inactivity when an animals metabolism slows down to conserve energy in order to survive the winter
8 __ a __ e to arrive or appear after a predetermined or expected time
9 __ a m __ __ l a warm-blooded animal usually covered with hair or fur, containing vertebrae, and bearing live young
10 o v __ __ __ a s __ a term used to describe the sky when a continuous cloud or mist blocks out direct sunlight
11 __ __ __ x s u t __ w __ __ y a city in Pennsylvania famous for its groundhog day festivities
12 __ o d __ __ t a small mostly herbivorous mammal characterized by two large upper and lower front teeth and usually having some sort of tail
13 __ __ a d __ w the shaded area produced when an object partially blocks light produced by a larger light source
14 __ __ __ i n g the seasonal change in weather occurring after winter, characterized by increased warmth and renewed growth of plant life
15 u n d __ __ g __ o __ __ d a term used to describe anything that lies below the top surface of the soil

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