Canada Day Activities for Kids


Maple Leaf Toss
The Maple Leaf is an important part of the Canadian flag.
The Maple Leaf is an important part of the Canadian flag.

Here's a great way to use all those unmatched socks on Canada Day with the maple leaf toss game!

What You'll Need:

Large cardboard box

Red and white paint

Paintbrush

Red and white socks

Sand

Red fabric paint

To make the game, first decorate a big cardboard box to look like the Canadian flag.

Gather up all the unmatched white or red socks that you can find, and fill them with sand. Tie the end of the sock securely. If you only have white socks, you can paint a red maple leaf on some.

To start the game, players stand five feet away from the box and toss the socks in. Players score one point for each white sock and two points for each red sock that they get into the box without tipping it over.

After each turn, players move back one foot. Keep playing until someone reaches 50 points.

This is an outdoor game -- Mom and Dad won't appreciate sand in the house!

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