The North American Indigenous Games is currently taking place in my home town of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. I wish I could be there in the centre of the action, but as I’m across the Atlantic, I thought it would be a good time to revisit some of the First Nations activities the children have done over the past two years.
My children love food, so what better way have them learn about another culture than to make some Bannock. Click on the photo below to take you to our recipe.
The kids made feather headdresses. Kallista enjoyed the feel of the feathers more than anything else!
Tristan made himself a dreamcatcher to help keep the bad dreams away. He still uses it, and it works! See how the story continues.
The kids learned a little more about First Nations culture when they visited a museum. We made a sweat lodge for small world play and had a unique way of explaining how it worked.
This is a topic close to my heart as Indian Studies was also my minor in university. We’ll be learning a lot more about the First Nations of Canada in the future. Sign up to our blog posts to follow our adventures, and don’t forget to see our First Nations page where we’ll be adding more activities as we do them.