Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Cultural crafts: family colors and family map of their ancestors

In terms of the pioneer craft, if you want to add an element of race and culture to it, how about providing many different shades of skin colour paper (I'm pretty sure you can find this at Michaels) as well as yarn and maybe markers in skin colour shades (Crayola makes "multicultural" skin colour markers and crayons). Encourage families to find colours that match their family members and they can make puppets or pictures.

Another interesting activity would be to have a map of Canada, Alberta and the world and to get families to put stickers wherever their ancestors came from. If the maps are big enough, families can write short notes about "where they are from" or stories about how they got to Canada (or Alberta or Edmonton -- if they are First Nations).

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