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What is Canada Day and why do we celebrate this day in Canada?

Formerly known as Dominion Day, July 1st is a national holiday for all Canadians to celebrate the anniversary of the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867. It is a day to celebrate the uniting of three separate colonies – the United Canadas, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick – into one dominion.

How to herald Canada Day with your little ones?

  1. Canadian Flag making
  2. Watch a short kids show about Canadian history.
  3. Listen to the Canadian anthem
  4. Cooking Canadian food

Canadian Flag Making

  • coloring pens
  • scissors
  • wooden chopsticks or straws
  • tape

Print a Canadian flag from the Balance in Wonderland library. After coloring and some scissor work you can complete the Canadian flag by taping it onto a wooden chopstick or drinking straw. Extend and decorate the straw or chopstick by taping a few together and wrapping them with ribbon or colored tape.

Happy Canada Day!

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