Celebrate Groundhog Day with Code!

Celebrate Groundhog Day with Code!

Celebrate Groundhog Day with Code!

Groundhog Day is coming up! Did you know that groundhogs, like bears, hibernate in the winter? On February 2nd, as the legend goes, the groundhog will emerge from its winter burrow. If it sees its shadow, it’ll go back underground and we’ll get six more weeks of winter. If it’s too cloudy for the groundhog to see its shadow, spring will come early!

Code your own Groundhog Day project with our guided tutorial and see if you can make the groundhog see (or avoid!) its shadow. Can you figure out a way to debug the code and predict whether spring will come early?

View TutorialTeachers, Assign to a Class

How to code this project

All Tynker users have access to this project in their Tutorials Directory. Simply click on the project card and follow the instructions to get started! If you do not have an account, you can sign up for a FREE account here and access many fun coding puzzles, games, and tutorials.

Teachers, all your students have access to this project as a Daily Mission. Once you set up a classroom, your students will continue to have access to the latest seasonal projects. If you’d like to assign the project but haven’t set up a classroom yet, you can:

  1. Set up a classroom in your Tynker account and add your students.
  2. Click on the “View Tutorial” button above to open the project and save it to your account.
  3. Go to “My Projects” in your dashboard and click the “Assign+” button.

After your class has finished, don’t forget to create a class showcase of all your students’ projects to share with friends and parents.

Parents, to give this project to your child:

  1. Have your child log in to his/her account. 
  2. They can find “Groggy Groundhog” as one of their Daily Missions!

We love to see what kids are making! Share your Groundhog Day projects on Twitter or Facebook and be sure to tag us @goTynker.

Tynker enables children to learn computer programming in a fun and imaginative way. More than 60 million kids worldwide have started learning to code using Tynker.

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