Children of the World Day 1: Canada

Children of the World Day 1: Canada

Canada (Eskimos)

I decided to start with a close country neighbor for our fist day of our Children of the World Unit Study.  We learned about Canada and Eskimos.



Official Name: Canada

Size: 3,855,103 square miles. It is the second-largest country in the world. Only Russia is bigger.

Population: 34,030,589 as of 2011

Capital: Ottawa

Official Languages: English and French

Currency: Canadian dollar

Climate: Temperate in the south, subarctic and arctic in the north

Products: Wheat, barley, fish, dairy, motor vehicles and parts, oil, machinery, natural gas, aluminum and electricity. Canada is the world’s largest exporter of forest products.

Major Mountain Ranges: Rockies, Coast, Laurentian
Major Rivers: St. Lawrence, Mackenzie

Comprehension Questions:

  • Color in the country on your blank world map.Children of the World (476)

  • Create a little passport book by cutting 8 pieces of paper in half and then folding them all in half together. Write the child’s name on the front of the booklet. Write the name of the country on the top of one page and print out a flag for the country to glue under the name. Flag printables… of the World (475)

  • Build the countries flag with Legos.Children of the World (479)

Canada Flag Breakfast


  • Strawberry Pop Tarts
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 jar Marshmallow Cream


  1. Mix the cream cheese and marshmallow cream together.
  2. Spread the mix on top of the pop tart.
  3. Slice one strawberry in half vertically to form a heart shape.
  4. Slice the rest of the strawberries in thin slices and place them along either side of the pop tart on the cream.
  5. Place the heart shaped piece in the middle of the flag.Children of the World (484)

Canada Hand Print Flag

Watch: Canada’s national anthem


  • White Construction Paper
  • Red paint
  • paintbrush
  • Scissors


  1. Paint child’s hand red.
  2. Place hand print in the middle of the white paper and paint the sides of the paper red as well.Children of the World (474) Children of the World (473)

Canada Lunch

Discuss: The moose is native to North America especially the cool Canadian climate. Male moose antlers can spread up to 6 feet form end to end. The maple leaf is on the countries flag.


  • Sandwich
  • Red Apple
  • Fresh Blueberries


  1. Cut an oval and a circle out of the sandwich saving the crust for the antlers.
  2. Place the circle on the bottom part of the oval.
  3. Use the crust to form antlers.
  4. Use the blueberries for the eyes, place them right above the circle part.
  5. Place to crust pieces for the nose.
  6. Slice the apple in half long wise and cut out a maple leaf shape.Children of the World (472)

Canadian Money

We looked at some coins that I had collected from one of my trips to Canada and studied the Canadian Money conversion chart.money_chart_canadian_newChildren of the World (266)Flag and Map




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  1. Wow you put a lot of effort in your school.very detailed .l like the boy still home schooled?

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