Canada Day

Canada Day

Canada Day

Canada Day activities for preschoolers through second grade.


The Canadian National Anthem:

O Canada, our home, and native land.
True patriot love, in all our sons’ command.
With glowing hearts, we see the rise, the true north strong and free. From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land, glorious and free. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


For a fundraiser at our school this year we are trying a “Loonie Toss”
Set up 5 red and 19 white plastic cups (Dollar store purchases) in a shallow box. A pop can case will work. Participants toss a loonie and see if they can get the loonie into a red cup. A prize could be a Canada Day balloon, maple leaf bookmark, Canadian flag sticker etc.


Sung to Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Canada, oh Canada
How I love this land
Oh Canada, oh Canada
How I love this land

With its wilderness and Northern Sky
From the oceans to the mountains high!

Oh Canada, oh Canada
How I love this land
Oh Canada, oh Canada
How I love this land


Twinkle twinkle Northern Lights
Shine brightly in the nights
Up in the sky so high
Their beauty makes me cry!
Twinkle twinkle Northern Lights
Shine brightly in the nights


Save your red maple leaves from fall and make a Canadian flag!

You will need a large piece of white construction paper for each child
Glue
Red maple leaves (real or cut out of construction paper)

With a marker, section off the construction paper to make the flag (like the picture above).  Have the children glue leaves on the sidebars and then one in the middle.  Voila!!  A Canadian flag!


Paper Plate Canadian Flag

You will need large paper plates
Red maple leaf cutouts
Glue

Have the children glue the leaves around the edge of the plate then glue a leaf in the middle.  Easy flag!


Buy or make red and white popsicles for a snack.


Canada Day Fruit Kabobs

You will need watermelon cut in chunks, sliced bananas, and plastic straws (or wooden screwers without points)

Thread three banana slices onto the middle of the straw or skewer.
Thread two chunks of watermelon on each side of the bananas.

Talk about the colors in the Canadian flag.  If you want to get even more creative, you can cut maple leaves out of the watermelon with a cookie cutter and put it at the end of the straw!


Make a red and white jello parfait for each child.  Use clear plastic cups and layer it with red and white foods.  Be creative!


 

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