SSHH! Silent Groundhog game!
If Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, he scurries back into his cozy burrow on Gobbler's Knob for six more weeks of sleep. Try not to awaken Phil during his hibernation as your students play SSHH! SILENT GROUNDHOG.
Decorate a soft classroom ball to look like Phil or put a groundhog toboggan cap over a foam ball. The students position themselves around the room and toss Phil to each other. If a student misses the ball, he is out. If a student makes a poor toss by throwing an uncatchable ball, the pitcher is out. Any student who talks, or makes any noise, thereby threatening to awaken Phil, is also out.