Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Summertime Plans: Canada Day

This week our summertime plans are all about the awesome country we live in!

It's Canada Day on July 1st. So we're going to explore things like:
- where Winnipeg is on the map
- where grandparents live
- where aunts and uncles live
- what makes Canada special
- the fun symbols on our coins (the loon, beaver etc.)

Terry is taking a couple of days off around the holiday, so we'll be planning out some fun activities to do on car trips. This means a trip to the Dollar Store!

On Friday, we'll be going to the library. Hopefully we can find some great books about Canada. We'll also have to be sure to check out the maps of Canada while we're there.

Our rain plans will be to colour printouts of the Canadian Flag. This will at least teach Lane the colour red. :)

Outside, we'll be exploring Canadian type things, like the big maple trees in the park next to our house. We might even go explore the grounds at the Canadian Mint (which is really close to our house!) We spent Canada Day at the Mint last year in fact.

My very Canadian baby last year at Canada Day celebrations. I might have to discover some new Canadian themed fabric and make her a size 2 bonnet for Canada Day this year.


Kimberly said...

You go all out!! Usually we spend that weekend up north in michigan but you better believe that we wear our red and shoot off fireworks!

Periwinkle Dzyns said...

Canada day at Assiniboine Park was our tradition when the kids were small. They loved the free concerts at the Lyric Theatre and the fireworks were awesome too once they got old enough to stay up that late.
Now they go without me, sigh...