CANADA'S FLAG – Facts and Figures, Measurement

Students create a book of facts and figures related to the Canadian flag and use craft sticks to make a carefully measured Canadian flag to use for the book cover.

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CANADA'S FLAG – Facts and Figures, Measurement


  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
  • Crayola Paint Brushes - 5 Count
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers - 12 Count
  • Crayola Washable Glue Sticks
  • Crayola Tempera Paint - Red & White
  • Water Containers
  • Rulers
  • Pencils
  • Paper Towels
  • Construction Paper - 45.7 cm x 61 cm (18" x 24")


Step 1
  1. Count 22 craft sticks in total.
  2. Paint 10 craft sticks red.
  3. Paint 10 craft sticks white.
  4. Paint 2 craft sticks half red and half white lengthwise.
  5. Set all the sticks aside to dry.
Step 2
  1. Canada's flag is twice as long as it is wide.
  2. Use a ruler to measure a rectangle 11 cm x 22 cm (4.3" x 8.6") on a piece of drawing paper.
  3. Cut it out.
Step 3
  1. The 2 outside red rectangles are half as wide as the inside white rectangle.
  2. That means you need 5 and a half red sticks on each side of the flag.
  3. Glue the craft sticks to the paper starting with 5 red sticks on the outside edge.
  4. Glue the half red/half white stick next. Make sure the red side is beside the red stick.
  5. Glue 10 white sticks next.
  6. Glue the half white/half red stick next. Make sure the white side of the stick is beside the white stick.
  7. End with the last five red sticks.
  8. Be careful to place the sticks so they are even along the top and bottom edges.
  9. Make sure the side edge of each stick touches the side edge of the one it is glued beside.
Step 4
  1. Cut a square of red construction paper 9 cm x 9 cm (3.5" x 3.5").
  2. Fold the paper in half.
  3. Look closely at a picture of the maple leaf on Canada's flag.
  4. Find the line of symmetry.
  5. Draw half a maple leaf on the paper.
  6. Make sure the line of symmetry is on the fold.
  7. Cut out the leaf.
  8. Glue it to the flag.
Step 5
  1. Make the 8-page book.
  2. Fold the construction paper in half short end to short end.
  3. Fold it again, short end to short end.
  4. Open it up.
  5. Fold it in half long end to long end.
  6. Open it up and you should have 8 boxes.
  7. Fold it in half short end to short end.
  8. Hold the open edges.
  9. Cut from the FOLD side, along the horizontal crease until you get to the intersection of the vertical crease.
  10. Open the paper.
Step 6
  1. Fold the paper long end to long end.
  2. Hold the edges of the paper and push towards the centre until you see a box formed.
  3. Keep pushing until all the pages line up.
  4. Flatten the paper with half the pages on one side and half on the other.
  5. Fold it in half again to create an 8-page book.
Step 7
  1. Glue your flag to the front cover.
  2. Add a title.
Step 8
  1. Find 6 facts about Canada's flag that also tell something about numbers.
  2. Write your information on white paper.
  3. Draw a picture to support what you have written.
  4. Glue each page into your book.
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Mathematics,

    • Social Studies,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 2,

    • Grade 3,

    • Grade 4

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