© by Leanne Guenther
This is a cute poem about Canada that you can read to the kids or that the children can present in the form of a skit. I wrote it awhile ago.
(For example: It's nice for a Grade 4/5/6 class to do as a skit for a grade 1/2/3 class during an assembly).
|Verse||Additional Felt Board Ideas||Additional Prop Ideas|
|My name is British Columbia
The jewel of the West Coast.
Forestry and fishing are
The things that I do most.
|Fish coloring page||Make pretend fishing pole and axe out of paper towel roles, string, poster board and poster paint|
|Hi, I am Alberta
A wild west kind of place
With cows and oil and mountains
And lots of open space.
|Cow coloring page||Wear cowboy hats or hard hats.
Hold cow stuffed toys or bean bag animals.
|I am Manitoba
And I’m Saskatchewan
We’re the golden prairies
Where fields of wheat grow in the sun.
|Sunshine coloring page||Wear sunglasses or hold sheaves of wheat. Make a large sunshine from posterboard.|
|Hi, I am Ontario
The home of government
To me each year the leaders
Of our democracy are sent.
|Canada Coat of Arms coloring page||Make a large Canadian Flag or small flags for each person to wave.|
|Bonjour, I am Quebec
Here French is my language too
When I want to ask “how are you?”
I say, “comment allez vous?”
|Make trefoils (see the Quebec Flag for what these look like)||Make large trefoils from poster board (see the
Quebec Flag for what these look like).
Make a sign that says "Bonjour" on poster board.
|Newfoundland, New Brunswick
And Nova Scotia -- those are we,
We are Atlantic Provinces
The three musketeers of the sea.
|Fish 2 coloring page||Wear rain gear (jacket, boots, hat) to look like a fishing boat captain.
Hold fish or lobster stuffed or bean bag animals or make from poster board.
|I’m Prince Edward Island
And I know I may be small
But without me all the rest of you
Would have no potatoes at all.
|Have the smallest child(ren) represent PEI. Hold a real potato or make from poster board.|
|The Yukon, Nunavut and North West
Territories are up north.
Through ice and cold and polar bears
Few brave souls venture forth.
|Polar Bear coloring page||Dress very warm (scarves, mits, hats, etc).
Hold polar bear stuffed or bean bag toy or make from poster board
|Together we are Canada
One nation strong and free
With sharing, friends and happiness
Forever we will be!
|Canada map coloring page||Have everyone stand together with their props and recite this verse.|