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Groundhog Day Word Search – Free Groundhog Day Printable

It’s time for Groundhog Day, which falls annually on February 2nd! Check out our free Groundhog Day word search printable to celebrate this special day.

It serves as a traditional and fun way to determine if we’re in for more cold weather, or if spring is swiftly on its way. On this day, Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog emerges from his burrow and predicts the weather.

If it’s sunny and he sees his shadow, he gets scared and runs back into his burrow, predicting six more week of winter. If he emerges from his burrow on a cloud day and doesn’t see his shadow, this foretells spring’s early arrival.

Head to our Groundhog Day guide, to learn the history of this day, fun facts, ways to celebrate, and the weather forecast for the day.

A cartoon groundhog coming out of his burrow with a butterfly landing on his head and text beside him that reads "Celebrate February 2nd with a free Groundhog Day word search printable".

How to do this Groundhog Day word search printable

This word find puzzle is part of our collection of free printables. We have been sharing lots of printable word puzzles this winter and this Groundhog Day word search is the latest in our collection.

Free seek and find puzzles are great for all ages. If you’re having a tough time solving this Groundhog Day word search printable, don’t worry we’ve included a link to the word search answers!

Not only would this word find puzzle be great to share with your family this Groundhog Day, but they would also make excellent printables for your local church group or classroom full of children

There are 18 words hidden in this Groundhog Day printable word search. They relate to Punxsutawney Phil, the weather, and the reason for the day.

It is medium difficulty, and the words can be located horizontally and vertically. There are no diagonal words hidden in this free word search puzzle.

Words to look for in our Groundhog Day printable word search:

The words below relate to the weather that might occur on February 2nd. They can all be found hidden in our free word find printable for Groundhog Day.

A groundhog emerging from a burrow in between a groundhog predicting spring and a groundhog predicting winter.

No holiday seek and find printable would be complete without words that describe why the day is special. See if you can locate all of the words below!

A map of Punxutawney Pennsylvania with a dot on the Groundhog Zoo.

  • February
  • Folklore
  • Pennsylvania
  • Prediction
  • Punxsutawney
  • Tradition

Each of the words below relates to the namesake of this holiday. See if you can find them all in our printable word find, below.

A cartoon groundhog emerging from a burrow with text above that reads "Happy Groundhog Day".

  • Burrow
  • Groundhog
  • Hibernate
  • Phil
  • Shadow
  • Woodchuck

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Please note: These custom word search printables take a long time to make. They are for personal use only.

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You can either download the seek and find free through the link below, or print it out in the project card at the bottom of the page.

A cartoon groundhog sitting in the snow in front of cartoon trees with the text "Get a free Groundhog Day word search printable" above his head and the words "February 2, Happy Groundhog Day" below his feet.

Click here to download Groundhog Day word search. The puzzle will print out on on a full sheet of paper in the portrait format.

Be sure choose portrait orientation and “fit to page” for the printable area on your printer settings. Printing this way will give you a full page printout.

If you prefer to print the word find from the project card at the bottom of the page, scroll down and press “print”. It will print out the puzzle in a slightly smaller size.

Groundhog Day word search answers

Some free printable word searches are easy to solve and others leave you scratching your head looking for that one last word.

If you are having hard time solving the puzzle, you can click here for the Groundhog Day word search answers.

Other holiday word searches

In addition to this free word find, we have other word puzzles for the holidays. Check out the holiday word searches and word scrambles below.

Check back often, we frequently add new word scrambles and word searches!

Celebrating the month of February

Groundhog Day is just one of the special days this month. In addition to holidays like Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day, each day of the month has many national days to celebrate too.

February also has monthly observances, like Black History Month, American Heart Month and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Some of the national days you can look forward to in February are National Get Out Your Guitar Day, Rose Day, National Football Hangover Day and National Bartender Day.

A brown striped background with a blank February calendar with space to write in all the national days of February on top of it.

To learn about all the national days this month, be sure to check out our list of national days in February. We also have a word search printable for February featuring some of the national days this month.

There are many food holidays in February like National Cherry Pie Day, National Chocolate Mint Day, National Pistachio Day, National Homemade Soup Day and National Tortilla Chip Day.

For more information about the national days of the year, have a look at our national day guide.

The guide gives information on how national days came to be, whether they are official and answers many other questions about these special days.

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More February 2 national days

Today, we’re celebrating National Groundhog Day with a free word find puzzle. However, the February 2 is not known for just this day.

A calendar page reading "February 2" to highlight the February 2 national days and holidays.

Below is a list of the other February 2 national days celebrated today:

  • National Groundhog Day
  • National Heavenly Hash Day
  • National Tater Tot Day
  • Crepe Day
  • California Kiwifruit Day
  • Hedgehog Day
  • Marmot Day
  • Self Renewal Day
  • Sled Dog Day
  • World Ukulele Day
  • World Wetlands Day

Pin this Groundhog Day printable word find for later

Would you like a reminder of this post for our Groundhog Day seek and find printable? Just pin this image to one of your puzzle boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

You can also watch our Groundhog Day video on YouTube.

A free word find for Groundhog Day with a sun and clouds at the top, a word bank at the bottom and a blue bar across the whole image with text that reads "Get the free Groundhog Day word search printable" on it.

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Groundhog Day Word Search - Free Groundhog Day Printable

February is here and with it brings this free Groundhog Day word search printable.

It's a great indoor activity to do this month.

Grab your highlighter and look for the 18 words hidden in the Groundhog Day printable word search.

Some of the words relate to Punxsutawney Phil, while describe the weather!

The words in this Groundhog Day printable word puzzle can be found vertically and horizontally. There are no words hidden diagonally.

Don't forget to look at the word search answers if you need a little extra help.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $1


  • Highligher
  • Printer paper


  • Printer
  • Computer


  1. Load your computer paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print the free Groundhog Day word search puzzle and try to find the words about the holiday in it.
  4. The list of words on the bottom of the Groundhog Day printable word search are found left to right, right to left, top to bottom and bottom to top (there are no diagonal words in this puzzle).
  5. Search for the words relating to the holiday, highlight them and then cross them off the bottom list.
  6. See how quickly you can solve this Groundhog Day word find puzzle!


Using this print function on this card will print a seek and find puzzle that fills about 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper.

To fill the entire page, choose "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting, or use the link in the post above and print using the browser print feature.

A Groundhog Day printable word search with eighteen words to find listed at the bottom.

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