Canada Day inspired art

Canada Day inspired art

We decided to pull the easel out and do some outdoor painting.  I love being outdoors and art can be so much fun outside not to mention that nature is a great inspiration.

Here is my daughter painting a Canadian flag.  Before we started I showed her a picture from one of our books so she could remember what the flag looks like.  She quickly painted a leaf in the center and two stripes on the side.  In the middle picture there is another option for a painted flag which is a hand print maple leaf and two large smudges for the stripes.

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My eldest daughter was at school during this painting session so she decided to make her own flag with a wooden stick and paper.

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While we crafted we discussed all the wonderful things about Canada and how very fortunate we are to have been born and living here.

 

A fun book about Canada is ‘M is for Maple, A Canadian Alphabet’ by Mike Ulmer, each letter of the alphabet gives a tid bit about Canada.

Happy Canada Day!!

 

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Canada Day Popsicles

We have been getting ready for Canada Day and our first activity is the Canada Day Popsicle.

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you’ll need;

  • raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • orange juice
  • bananas
  • plain yoghurt
  • honey

 

blend about 2 cups of raspberries with 1/4cup orange juice, fill your popsicle molds about half way and then freeze for a few hours

next blend 2 bananas with 1/2 cup of plain yoghurt and a good squeeze of honey (more or less depending on your tastes)

add the banana blend to the rest of the posicle mold, I filled mine too full with the raspberry and so I couldn’t insert the sticks (just use a knife to push into the frozen section to make space for the stick)

 

Delicious and nutritious, perfect for a Canada Day celebration, enjoy!!