Canada Day is one of my favorite holidays. Mostly because it is fun to be outside in the summer, barbequing with family and friends, enjoying delicious food and company but also because of the rich historical meaning. This is a holiday that I ensure I teach my kids exactly what it means and why we celebrate it annually. We dive into the historical facts but I also like to make this learning process exciting.
I created this Canada Day I Spy printable for my kids. We talked about the meaning of each of the objects and then played I Spy. It was fun to listen to my kids squealing when they found a new image. I Spy games are excellent for identifying different objects, practicing counting, sorting and more. Plus it is just plain fun. This Canada Day I Spy is a perfect addition to a homeschool lesson, a summer activity or to take on a road trip.
How To Use
This printable set is SUPER easy to use. The first step is to print out the set.
One option is to laminate each page. This is helpful if you plan to use the game over and over. With lamination, there will be no need to reprint in the future.
If you only plan on using this activity one time, lamination would not be necessary.
The next thing we did is point out each individual set of objects, one of each, and talk about what it is. If my children didn’t know what it was or the meaning behind it, I would explain. We talked about the importance of each object to Canada and why it was included in this activity.
Next, I gave my kids a dry erase marker because we laminated ours. If you aren’t laminating, any writing utensil is sufficient.
I asked my kids to find an object and find each of its matches. At the same time, I asked them to count each one. When they found all of the same images, they wrote the number in the box at the bottom of the page. Then we moved onto the next one.
Each page has a different set of objects, so each page is different from one another.
This Canada I Spy is perfect for Canada Day or during any Canada history lesson. This is a fun way to incorporate many different parts of Canada and it’s rich history.
To extend this activity, delve further into Canadian history with this fun Canadian Time Capsule, a hands-on fun way to learn about important Canadian events in history.
No more boring Canadian history.