O Canada

my home and native land

Canada's birthday is tomorrow, so I figured a little Canadian content was in order.

Handprint Canadian flags are an elementary school staple.  Just about every child has one in the scrapbook that they take home at the end of the school year.

A couple more maple leaf crafts...

Raffi, our Canadian children's troubadour, sings about C-A-N-A-D-A

The maple leaf is one symbol of Canada.

Another is our national animal -- the  beaver.
Our early economic history was tied to the trade of beaver pelts which were used to make men's top hats.  And they are busy, industrious little critters.

Canada is the second largest country by total area, and is divided into 10 provinces and 3 territories. We border on three oceans, the Atlantic, Pacific and the Arctic Oceans.

Poutine is a French Canadian dish - french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy.  Fabulous.  My daughter is making it for her workmates at a Yorkshire B and B on July 1 to honour her home and native land.

We can't lay claim to strawberries as a national food.  But they are red and they are ripe for the picking on Canada Day.  Can't be co-incidence.

source: Savvymom

VixenMade is celebrating Canada with a week of Canadian crafts. 

You can download this awesome subway art from It Works for Bobbi.

I'll say "so long, eh" with Canada My Canada, sung by the students from a school "just up the road".


  1. Happy Canada Day to you:)
    I love the hand print flag. I'm doing that next year. And the info graphic map is so cool! The beavers are just the Cutest...we've done those, too.
    I notice we seem to keep the same late hours, eh? Ha ha.
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

    1. late hours are one of the joys of summer holidays : )


  2. Those kids are adorable! I hope you are having a fabulous day celebrating Canada Day!

  3. thanks, I'm going to put my Canada hat on, put a maple leaf tatoo (removable) on my cheek and head out in search of poutine



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