Enjoy these Canada Day ideas with your preschooler to help celebrate Canada's Birthday. Canada Day is July 1st.
Supples Needed: Black paper, glue, glitter
Directions: Make your own fireworks. Give each child a piece of black
construction paper and have them make designs using white glue (Elmer's). Then sprinkle glitter over the glue. Use a variety of colors to give it a firework effect!
Patriotic Bead Patterning
Pipe cleaners, red, and white for Canada(the larger the better, remember beads can be a choking hazard.)
Directions: Gather several packages of red, white, and blue beads and pipe cleaners. Make a few example patterns with the beads on the pipe cleaners. Set the remaining beads and pipe cleaners on a table and allow the children to copy any of the patterns on their own pipe cleaners. When they are all finish you can place the pipe cleaner around the child wrist and twist the ends together. Now you have a patriotic bracelet.
With all the different colours, shapes and sizes, Canadian currency is very interesting to look at. By doing crayon rubbings of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies and toonies, kids can see the engravings more clearly. To make the rubbings, have the child place the coins on a table and lay a piece of white paper over top. Show the child how to gently rub a peeled crayon on its side over the coins to make the raised surfaces of the coins show up. Crayon rubbings of the other side of the coins will show that all of them have a picture of Queen Elizabeth II.
Penny – Maples Leaves
Nickel – Beaver
Dime – Bluenose Schooner
Quarter – Caribou
Loonie – Loon
Toonie – Polar Bear
Canada Day Flag
Here is a link to a free printable of a Canada Day flag for coloring:
Help your child color each section correctly using paint, crayons or markers. Hang the finished product beside the
Next time you drive a distance, ask your child to count how many Canada flags he can spot! For more information about our flag, refer to Canada's Maple Leaf: The Story of Our Flag
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Great playdough fun!
Creative Playdough Ideas for Kids is a 32 page e-book that is downloadable in PDF format, and provides simple, step by step instructions for a variety of creations with full color photos throughout. Playdough creations include cat, turtle, lion, snail, pig, snowman, snake, two rose methods, daisy, daffodil, ladybug, faces, cup and saucer, a heart of flowers, fruit and butterfly.
Great playdough fun
Wow! LITTLE KIDS CRAFTS FOR ALL SEASONS
Whether you are a Pre-School Teacher, Day Home provider or a busy Mom with little kids trying to find some inside activities on a cold/rainy day, here is a great resource for many more craft ideas for little kids. It is jam packed (200pages) full of great age-appropriate crafts. As a thank you for buying the book Chris Yates (the author) gives you the second book free.
You can download this ebook or get the printed version.It's called
Little Kid Crafts For All Seasons
ABC Fun & 1-2-3
ABC Fun & 1-2-3 is a preschool programme that gives you alphabet-based activities each week, alphabet crafts, alphabetized nursery rhymes, number and counting activities, as well as a list of recommended, quality children's stories to read aloud together as you and your children adventure through the alphabet, one letter per week.
All the hard work and planning is done for you - for less than $1 per week, you just open up the book and start the A-B-C fun!