The 1st of July is known as Canada Day, so on the Sunday before, as we were out all day on the 1st, was a day of Canada themed activites.
Food wise I made pancakes with maple syrup (Obvious but had to be done!!) for snack time, they went down very well with cries of more!! the kids enjoyed them too!
Activities wise, I took a piece of card and cut out a maple leaf shape out in the middle so that Arthur could use a roller and stencil a version of the Canadian flag, he also then suprised me by just using it to create a picture of maple leafs. Why I hadn't thought of that I do not know, but I guess sometimes kids teach us in return! The activity works on his colour knowledge talking about the flag and also fine motor skills and creativity.
|making the flag|
|The final outcome|
I also talked to him about beavers and created a beaver mask for him to colour to work on his mark making/pen control skills, which lead nicely into our next activity of dam building using sofa cushions and a blue rug for a river. We took it in turns pretending to be the river and bursting through the dam! I wonder sometimes who enjoys these activities more me or him as I am such a big kid at heart! This activity works on physical development and tower building so mess up those sofa's and cause a little chaos!!