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Places and People:
Learning about Canada
Craft: Canada Quilt Paper Craft
Canada Day-July 1st
Canada Online Puzzles 4 images
Tell the children they are going to have
fun learning about a beautiful and large country: Canada.
The activities will culminate with making a Canada Paper Quilt that
reflects some of their national symbols: the flag, the beaver,
maple leaf and it honors an important community helper: the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Canada was the first country in the world to adopt an official policy
That is also reflected in one of the images of the quilt. Canada
has recognized that multiculturalism (respect, equality and diversity)
is an asset to the growth and future of their country.
Color Posters for Large Home or Classroom Quilt
There are now two options to make the quilt - small craft version and
large. The large option is a great way to make an educational
display to help discuss all the elements of the quilt for home or
Activity #1: First Geography - Canada Is Big
Young children can start learning a little geography by comparing land
masses and their size. Canada is the second biggest country
(area) in the world.
If you have a world globe or map, show the children the location of
Canada and show how big it is compared to other countries. Show
the children the country where they are and compare again.
If you don't have a globe or map on hand here are printable maps in
black and white to
help you with the demonstration:
Map - black and white - shade the Canada area with red
Map - Tell the children Canada has ten provinces and three
territories (links to information and printable activities at
KidZone.ws for extended activities for older children). The ten
provinces in alphabetical order: Alberta,
British Columbia, Manitoba,
Island, Quebec, and
Activity #2: What does Canada
Discuss that Canada means village. A village is a small town or
community. The word comes from an aboriginal word:
Activity #3: National Symbols: The Flag, the Beaver and
Why do countries have a flag?
Discuss. Starting point: A flag represents a
countrys people. When you are the citizen of a country is
like being part of a team and you work together to take care of the
country. The flag represents all the citizens from that country.
flag of Canada has two red
rectangles and a white square in the center with a red maple leaf in the
leaf and maple
tree have had a lot of significance since the aboriginal people
discovered the food properties of the maple sap and it was later
adopted as a national symbol.
is also a national symbol for it help Canada financially by the use of
Royal Canadian Mounted Police:
When the children are making the quilt,
show them the image of the Canadian Mounted Policeman and explain that
they are very important community helpers and protect and serve the
Canadian country. The RCMP is an enduring symbol of Canada and
are also known as The Mounties.
Activity #4: Craft: The
Canada Paper Quilt
Options: Choose the size of quilt - large or small images or
make a large classroom quilt for the demonstration and use it to
illustrate the small version.
After discussing the national symbols,
making the paper quilt will make more sense to the children because
they will have some understanding of the images.
Discuss what is a quilt. Present Letter Q is for Quilt. A quilt is usually a bed
covering consisting of two layers of material, sewn together in often
decorative panels and filled with feathers, wool, cotton, or the
like. Often times a quilt is made with remnant materials or
pieces from worn clothes to preserve a family's history or
communities history. Many quilts are made only for the purpose
of being works of art.
Instead of fabric the children are going to "sew" together
the important components of Canada's national symbols and their ground
breaking policy of multiculturalism. Explain that the Canadian
people work together and respect each other's differences even when
they disagree. It is important to work together to take care of
our communities and to live in peace.
There are a couple of ways to assemble the quilt:
Easy: For children under 3 years old:
1. Print & cut pieces. Have the children glue the
images to a white piece of paper as shown in the illustration.
Cut excess paper on the border and then glue to the quilt holder piece
on the area indicated.
2. Fold the holder piece on the dotted line, insert a piece of
yarn and glue over. Another method is to glue two to three craft
stick/Popsicle stick with a little sticking out on each side inside
the fold of the holder template, and tie the yarn to the sticks.
Challenging: For children over 3 years old to 6
1. Print & cut template pieces.
2. Cut two pieces of paper/construction paper (a combination of
red or white) in quarters.
3. Glue images to these quarter pieces and then assemble
the pieces gluing together by applying a little glue on the borders to
form the quilt. Children may need assistance along the
process. Once all six images have been "sewn" proceed
as above. Note the quilt will be wider than the holder in this
case, so the quilt needs to be centered on the holder template.
July the 1st is Canada Day!
Let's honor Canada by displaying this quilt on that day!
Alphabet Letter Q Quilt Lesson Plan and
Incorporate presenting letter Q is for Quilt
Additional Activities & Printable Materials:
Online Jigsaw Puzzles - Canada Day Ages 2.5+
Visit the Canada Day online jigsaw puzzles. The default puzzle is 6 pieces
and can be adapted to more pieces. Each puzzle features a
matching coloring page.
1 - Beaver/Canada Map/Flag
2 and Maple Leaf
Dressed as Mounty
and Maple Leaves
Coloring Pages for Canada Day or a Canada
great crafts, games, coloring pages and more for all ages visit DLTK´s
Canada Day for Kids!
Print Canada Quilt Paper Craft -
Print Templates Above
Color Posters for large quilt
Alphabet Letter Q Quilt lesson plan and
Coloring Pages for Canada Day or a Canada
*paper or construction paper
*craft sticks optional
*yarn or thin ribbon
links are in the description.