Salut and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Canada! We had a great time learning about this unique country and the kids loved that they are our neighbor!
Of course we started off stamping our passports and finding Canada on the map (yes, that’s the Teeny Tot, she insists on doing everything the big kids do):
Here are some of the activities we did this week along with things I managed to capture on film!
- Say “Hello” in French: salut (silent t) , “Thank You” : merci
- Locate Canada and capital Ottawa on the wall map
- Sang a Canadian song
- Completed mapping and flag worksheets
- Read Children Just Like Me Book on Canada and found where they live on the map
- Learn about the Inuit Community
- Watched some cool videos from Nunavut Canada! (Warning, some of the video is a tad graphic, they harpoon a seal and eat it.)
- Learn more about Canada from National Geographic Kids
- Learn about Niagra Falls
- Learned about and classified 6 animals of Canada
- Animals from Canada mini-book
- Make snowshoes
- Read: Living World Encyclopedia pg 64-65 Forests
- Lapbook Activity
- Make Ice Cream with Maple Topping
- Maple Leaf Prints activity
- Canadian Forest scene craft activity
Here se are working on our lapbooking activity. I give the Teeny Tot a scrap piece of paper to work on. I need to get her a clipboard as she keeps stealing them from the other kids!
Here is our Canada white board. We review all the facts daily and sing the song for fun.
Here’s our mapping worksheet, this is my 2nd graders handwriting.
We learned about 6 different animals found in Canada then put them up on our classification wall. I don’t know about yours, but man, it’s getting full!
We made these fun little snowshoes to wear around the house. We practiced walking like you would if you had on real snowshoes and tried not to fall through the soft snow.
Thanks for joining our week on Canada, next we’re on to the United States of America!
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