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.

Mindfulness Activity

p>Trivia question: What is the national animal of Canada?
A) Moose    B) Eagle    C) Beaver

Mindfulness activity:

  • 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.

Canada Flag Puzzle


  • Blank Paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • 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!

Camping Trip


  • Blankets
  • Rope
  • Rocks
  • Tarp

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.​

Tabletop Hockey Rink


  • Cookie Sheet or foil pan
  • Glue or tape
  • White paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • 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.

Review Questions

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?

Trivia Answers

Mindfulness Activity Answer: C) Beaver​