Visitors and residents alike enjoy Canada’s rich cultural history and events, pursue outdoor adventures from skiing to sailing (sometimes on the same day), or communing with nature on the prairies, in the mountains, or on the water. The diverse geographical and cultural nature of Canada offers endless people, places and things to discover, explore, and enjoy.
Montessori Style Vacations: Canada’s Natural Bounty
"If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography". W.L. Mackenzie King (1874-1950) Prime Minster of Canada, 1921-1926
Before you go exploring Canada, you may wish to familiarize children with Canadian cultural and geographical icons by using or creating Montessori materials to use at home or in your Montessori classroom.
- Explore the physical geography with the Canada Puzzle Map and Pin Map
- Make Canadian famous landmarks 3-part cards
- Make a memory game using Canadian cultural icons such as: the Canadian flag, a maple leaf, a beaver, ‘loonie’ and ‘toonie’ coins, a hockey stick, the Ottawa Capital building, the Canadian coat of arms, maple syrup, totem poles, canoes.
- Older students who enjoy research can find out more about: Canadian explorers, famous Canadians, Canadian inventions, Canadian natural resources, Canadian tourism.
Traveling to Canada with children can be a rewarding experience family experience. With so much to see and do, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. For more information on visiting and traveling in Canada, please visit these resources:
- Fun Things to Do with Kids in Canada (includes a list of books about Canada)
- Family Vacations in Canada
- Where to go on family vacation in Canada
- Top 20 Vacation Spots in Canada
- Family Vacations Directory - Canada
- Travel Canada - About.com
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.