Culture - Day 3 grades K-3 learning activities
These activities will help youth build awareness and learn about their country. They can be done alone, but work best with friends over a video chat such as Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.
A) Moose B) Eagle C) Beaver
- Sit down so you're comfortable.
- Notice 1 thing you can taste.
- Notice 2 things you can smell.
- Notice 3 things you can feel.
- Notice 4 things you can hear.
- Finally, notice 5 things you can see.
- Blank Paper
- Have your child use a red marker to colour their own Canadian flag on a blank piece of paper.
- Help your child draw puzzle lines over the flag.
- Have them cut out the puzzle pieces and see if they can put it back together!
Canada has dense forests and big mountains. When it's warm out in the summer, a lot of Canadians like to go camping.
- Imagine that you’re going camping in the forest.
- Have your child build their own campsite in your house, or in your backyard.
Make sure there’s shelter to sleep in at night (like a tent) and somewhere to cook food. Try to use what you can find around your house.
- Cookie Sheet or foil pan
- Glue or tape
- White paper
- Pipe cleaner
- Marble or small ball
Hockey is one of the most popular winter sports in Canada. Make your own tabletop hockey rink with a cookie sheet or foil baking pan.
- Have your child cut a piece of white paper to fit the inside of the pan.
- Glue or tape the paper down. This is your ice.
- Using red markers, draw the lines on the ice.
- Make 2 nets out of pipe cleaners to put on each side of your rink and tape them down.
- Use markers as mini hockey sticks and a marble, small ball or bottle cap as the puck.
- You can also pour a small layer of water onto your rink and let it freeze overnight to have a real ice rink.
Ask your child:
- Do you like living in Canada?
- What do you think are the best things about Canada?
- How can we make Canada a place where everyone feels welcome?
Mindfulness Activity Answer: C) Beaver