Map of Canada
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 5 and up
Help kids learn about the Canadian territories for Canada Day with this fun map. For older kids, use the pattern to cut out the territories from colored paper and label them all. For younger kids, print our pattern and let children color in the territories with crayons or colored pencils.
What you'll need:
How to make it:
- Print out TWO copies of the map pattern. Set one aside.
- For younger children you can stop here. Give them a map to color in. For older children, move on to step #3.
- Place a piece of light blue construction paper on the table.
- Place one of the map patterns on top of the light blue paper and use a pen or pencil to trace over the top of the Yukon Territory.
- Remove the pattern and cut around the indented trace lines on the light blue paper.
- Place the second map pattern on the table.
- Glue it down.
- Repeat this process for each territory, choosing different colors for each one (see below).
- Place a piece of white construction paper over the top of the map pattern that you were using to trace with.
- Use the map underneath as a guide to glue each construction paper territory into its proper place on the blank white paper.
- Print out the territories list and cut out each territory name.
- Glue each territory name on to its proper location on your map.
We chose the following colors for our territories:
- Light blue – Yukon Territory
- Yellow – Northwest Territory
- Brown – Nunavut Territory
- Pink – British Columbia
- Green – Alberta
- Purple – Saskatchewan
- Blue – Manitoba
- Red – Ontario
- Pink – Quebec
- Light blue – Newfoundland and Labrador
- Orange – New Brunswick
- Purple – Nova Scotia
Brown – Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.)
- This map of Canada is not an exact topographical drawing and should only be used for entertainment purposes.
- For younger children, use the pattern as a coloring page instead of cutting out the intricate pieces as described above.
- Ask your teacher, this would make a great extra credit geography assignment!
- Using a glue stick is easiest for this project, however you can use white school glue, just spread it with a paintbrush or a sponge applicator.