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Culture - Day 1 grades K - 3 learning activities

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These activities will help youth build cultural awareness and learn to identify their roots. They can be done alone, but work best with friends over a video chat such as Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

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Trivia question: Think of the answer in your head. What is one thing that living things need?

A. Sunglasses
B. Water
C. TV

Mindfulness activity:

  • Slowly raise your hands in the air, and take a deep breath in.
  • Hold it there for 3-5 seconds).
  • Now slowly lower your hands to the floor, and let all the air out of your lungs.
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  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Blank paper

There are many things that can make up a culture. These are things like food, language, clothing and traditions. Culture is how a group of people behave and work together as a society. In Canada, we are very lucky because there are many different cultures that we get to share and explore. With your child, recreate the worksheet below on a blank piece of paper to explore your culture and your family traditions.

Culture worksheet


*this image was created by Calgary Neighbourhoods based on similar activities found on the web.​​​

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  • Sticks
  • Yarn, thread or wool
  • Glue

How many people are in your family? Thinking about your culture – are there any traditional outfits, patterns or dresses that your family wears? Let’s recreate them using the sticks that you find near your home!

  • Go to the back or front yard, or a nearby park or green space.
  • Find small sticks that can be used as the body and the arms.
  • Use yarn or thread to tie two sticks together so that one is the body, and one is the arms.
  • Wrap yarn or thread around the body to make clothes, and glue some to the top to add hair.
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Using your new stick family, lets play and create a new world and culture for them!

  • What kinds of food does your new stick family like to eat?
  • What kind of clothing do they prefer to wear?
  • Do they have any special holidays that they celebrate?
  • How do they celebrate as a family?
  • Where do they live? Is the weather there warm, cold, rainy?
  • What kinds of food do they like to grow?
  • What are your stick family’s names? Do they have any pets?
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Ask your child:

  • What do you like about your culture?
  • What do you want to learn about your culture?
  • How does your culture make you special?
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Mindfulness Activity 1: Trivia answer: Water​

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