February 2018 Song of the Month
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Punxsutawney Phil
(Groundhog Day)

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February 2nd is Groundhog Day, and every year the famous groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil predicts either six more weeks of winter or an early spring. The town of Punxsutanwney, Pennsylvania celebrates with a festival of food and music. Children LOVE saying big words, so Iíve used Philís name a lot in this song. Be sure to sing it slowly enough for your children to sing along!

Hereís the story in case you donít know it.

Every year on February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his hole. If he sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he doesnít, it means there will be an early spring. Since you can only see your shadow when there is light, the weather would have to be sunny. This is very confusing (you would think sun would mean spring). So I wrote this song to help children learn, and grownups remember!
Groundhog Day offers many topics for discussion! Shadows, seasons, groundhogs, and traditions. As always, my favorite website to go to for information and fun activities to use with my songs is www.EnchantedLearning.com. There you can find crafts, literacy activities, and more information.

Punxsutawney Phil (Groundhog Day)

Punxsutawney Phil, Punxsutawney Phil
Come on out of your home on the hill
Tell us if you see your shadow then weíll have to sing
Itís six more weeks of winter, not an early spring.

Punxsutawney Phil, Punxsutawney Phil
Come on out of your home on the hill
If you donít see your shadow weíll be happy to sing
Bye, bye, winter, weíll have an early spring.

You have to have sun to make a shadow
So we really hope you see a cloudy day
Although it might seem funny but if itís sunny
Then winter weatherís gonna stay.

Punxsutawney Phil, Punxsutawney Phil
Come on out of your home on the hill
We hope you don't see your shadow Ďcause we want to sing!