Canada Day


There are a lot of Canadian teachers who read this blog, and they are all so nice. They email me with such nice comments,  support the site quite out of proportion to their numbers,   and I am so appreciative.  I have visited Canada and the people are good-hearted and friendly.  I am a big fan of your maple syrup and beautiful summer flower gardens.

I remember back in 1976 when I was in a small town in near the Canadian border watching a Bicentennial parade. The town was so small there was no band, so a high school in Canada sent their tiny marching  band to play in the parade. They had learned a bunch of American tunes to play just for the parade and to honor our Bicentennial. It was so sweet and I’ve always wanted to thank them.

Canada Day is July 1, close to our Fourth of July and it is a holiday like our Fourth of July, with picnics, lots of red and white,  and all kinds of summer fun.  I borrowed the format and some other things from my 4th of July pre-reading piece, but I started from scratch with the flag and the border.

Change the fingering if you wish. Be sure and set your printer to landscape, and I hope your little students enjoy this! Let me know if I captured the feeling of Canada Day for your youngest beginning student.

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4 thoughts to “Canada Day

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Susan, for the wonderful resources you provide on your site!
    I am wondering if you’ve ever come across a simple version of “Oh Canada”? Most likely not available in ‘pre-reading’ material, but a very simple version for young elementary students who have a desire to play for a school assembly. Thanks for any help you can give me!

    • susanparadis

      I had so much fun making the beginning Canada pre-reading song in this post.

      I have thought about doing a version of Oh Canada, but I was under the impression that it is under copyright. Does anyone know? I have not seen an easy version published, but I imagine one is available.

  • Marissa

    I live in the US but grew up in Canada, so I really appreciate this!

  • Karla

    Thank you, Susan, for the Canada Day song! I will be sure to share this with my preschool piano students.



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