DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Oh Canada! Craft
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put together a country? Well, here's your chance to try.
Canadian Fast Fact:
In April, 1999 the third territory (Nunavut) was formed (and here I thought we were done!)
- a printer,
- some cardboard (optional).
- Print out the template.
- Color pieces if you want.
- Optional: Glue uncut template to cardboard if you want your puzzle
to be sturdy and reusable (cereal boxes are a good source of cardboard).
- Cut out the template pieces. Some of the provinces are together on
pieces (so it's easier for the children to assemble). There are 7
pieces all together. There are also some straight dotted lines around
zigzaggy portions of the country to make it easier for children to cut out.
- If you want the puzzle to be one time only, glue the puzzle pieces to the Canada background.
- If you want it to be reusable, just arrange the pieces where they go. Mix them up and do it over (and over, and over...).
- For extra "homework" try to name the provinces and territories you are putting on the board or mark where the capital cities are.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Template (puzzle pieces) (B&W)
Template (Canada background) (B&W)