Golden Anniversary of the Canada Flag

This Sunday, February 15, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag!  Our red and white maple leaf flag was first raised over Parliament Hill 50 years ago on February 15, 1965. This is a significant and special milestone!  Why not celebrate with your family be making a special flag of your own.

Handpainted Canada Flag

Here’s an easy one.  Grab some paper and red paint.  Let the creativity begin.

 Canada Flag Playdough

Have your children model a Canadian Flag from play dough and take some time to talk about our flag, our country and our heritage as you work.  Instructions here are from

You Will Need:
2 cups flour
2 cups water
2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
2 Tbsp Oil
1 cup salt
Red food colouring (I use Wiltshire for the vibrant colour!)
a Maple Leaf cookie cutter
Optional: red glitter

Mix the dry ingredients together. Add the water and oil. Cook over medium-low heat until the dough no longer looks wet. Allow the dough to rest for 1 minute away from heat. Knead in the food colouring.

Once your playdough is ready, colour about 2/3rds of it red and leave the rest uncoloured.

Colouring Pages

Colouring pages are a an easy way to get smaller kids involved.

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