Use the Diefenbaker Canada Centre's free, printable activities to explore the themes of Canadian democracy and important historical events as they relate to the themes of leadership, citizenship, and Canada's role in the international community. To dive deeper into these themes, use the activities in conjunction with the Diefenbaker Canada Centre's online exhibits.

Colouring Sheets

Many people in their political campaigns use buttons to ask people to vote for them. Create your own voters button with this colouring sheet!

Suitable for all ages. 

Canada had two different official flags before the current maple leaf flag was adopted in 1965 — the Union Jack (1867-1945) and the Red Ensign (1945-1965). By the late 1950s, a large majority of Canadians approved of having a Canadian flag that was different from that of other countries. In 1963, Prime Minister Lester Pearson introduced the idea of a new flag, one that would represent the independence and unity of Canada. Over 2600 flag designs were sent in by people across the country and a committee narrowed them down to a select few, thus beginning the Great Flag Debate before the iconic red maple leaf was chosen.

How would you design a new flag to represent Canada? Use your imagination and creativity to create your own version of the Canadian flag and send it us at dief.centre@usask.ca so it can be displayed on our website!

Suitable for all ages.

Touching on themes from our online exhibit, Sisters United: Women's Suffrage in Saskatchewan, these colouring sheets will let you explore the women's movement in our province through art!

Suitable for all ages.

While the Diefenbaker Building remains closed, we welcome you to explore your artistic side by bringing the building to life with our new colouring sheet!

Suitable for all ages.

John G. Diefenbaker wished for all Canadians to have equal rights no matter what race, ethnicity, culture, gender, or region they were from. He called this vision "One Canada". What's your vision for One Canada? Draw your vision for One Canada on this bookmark!

Suitable for all ages. 

The marlin highlights Diefenbaker's love for fishing and is on display in the Prime Minister's Office replica room at the DCC. Colour your own marlin by downloading this colouring sheet!

Suitable for all ages.

Help decorate the Little Stone Schoolhouse for the holiday season!

Suitable for all ages.

Connect the Dots

Canada had two different official flags before the current maple leaf flag was adopted in 1965—the Union Jack (1867-1945) and the Red Ensign (1945-1965). By the late 1950s, a large majority of Canadians approved of having a Canadian flag that was different from that of other countries. In 1963, Prime Minister Lester Pearson introduced the idea of a new flag, one that would represent the independence and unity of Canada. 

In 1965, the new National Flag of Canada was established, featuring two red bars surrounding a red maple leaf on a white background. The maple leaf has been a symbol of Canada’s land and people for over 300 years. Red and white have been affiliated with France and England dating back to the clothing of French and English crusaders in the 11th Century and were adopted as Canada’s official national colours in 1921.

Draw lines connecting the numbers and letters below. Reveal the maple leaf and colour in Canada’s National Flag! 

Suitable for all ages.

Crossword Puzzles

In 1960 the Bill of Rights was introduced and passed in parliament as the first piece of federal legislation to protect the rights of Canadians nationally. This Bill, a lifelong dream of John Diefenbaker, lives on as the Charter of Rights and Freedoms embodies many elements of the Bill of Rights. Learn all about Diefenbaker’s journey in creating the Bill, its effect, and legacy while completing this crossword! All the answers can be found in the DCC’s 2012 online exhibit “The Canadian Bill of Rights". (Hints on the next page).

Suitable for ages 11+. 

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre's Unity, Diversity, and Justice online exhibit explores Canada’s approach to human rights declarations and actions both on domestic and international levels. Strengths and weaknesses of various human rights documents, amendments, and declarations of Canada and the United Nations are explored. All the answers can be found in the Diefenbaker Canada Centre's Unity, Diversity, and Justice online exhibit, here. (Hints on the next page). 

Suitable for ages 11+. 

This crossword touches on main themes from the Diefenbaker Canada Centre's Fostering a Vision for Canada: The Diefenbaker Legacy exhibit, which explores the life of John G. Diefenbaker. Starting from his birth in Neustadt, Ontario, the exhibit moves through his life as a visionary, a lawyer, and a Prime Minister. Delving into his "One Canada" dream, his relations with the USA, his devotion to the monarchy, his bond with the “average Canadian”and the love he had for his family, the exhibit looks at his impact on Canada in not only his time but our time. Good Luck! (Hints on the next page.)

Suitable for ages 11+. 

I Spy Puzzles

Help the staff at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre to find a list of items inside the Prime Minister's Office!

I spy puzzle is suitable for all ages.

Take a look inside the Little Stone Schoolhouse and help the staff at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre find 15 items that don't belong in a Victorian-era school!

I spy puzzle is suitable for all ages.

The DCC needs your help to create a new exhibit with items from this room! Choose a theme and pick items that you want to include in your own exhibit.

I spy puzzle is suitable for all ages.

Mazes

While the Diefenbaker Building remains closed, we invite you to test your skills by finding the building from various locations across Saskatoon. Have fun exploring Saskatoon!

Suitable for ages 4-8. 

Spot the Differences

Can you spot the differences between the two images of John G. Diefenbaker's replica office? Put your eyes (and mind) to the test.

Suitable for all ages.

Quizzes

Are you an expert in holiday-themed trivia? Download our Victorian Christmas quizzes and challenge your Christmas knowledge! Not sure of an answer? Visit our new online exhibit, Victorian Christmas: In the Classroom and the Home and the supplemental learning section, The Meaning of Victorian Christmas to find out! Happy Holidays from the Diefenbaker Canada Centre!

Test your knowledge on the history of the Canadian National Flag with this quiz! Find the answers in the Diefenbaker Canada Centre's online exhibit, A Leaf of Their Own: Searching for a National Flag.

Trivia Fortune Tellers

Print and fold your own fortune teller. Pick the questions that make you the most curious and reveal interesting trivia about Canada!

Fortune teller activity is suitable for ages +6 years. 

Print and fold your own fortune teller. Find all of the answers on the DCC online exhibit called Fostering a Vision for Canada: The Diefenbaker Legacy.

Word Search Puzzles

Deo et Patriae - For God and Country: The University of Saskatchewan and the Great War was on display in the Diefenbaker Canada Centre gallery from April 2017 - December 15th, 2017 and continues to be available as an online exhibit. This exhibit highlights the achievements and sacrifices of individuals from the University, examines the U of S community’s role in the War effort, the War’s impact on campus life and education, and the legacy of the War that is commemorated in the memorials throughout campus.

Suitable for ages +6 years.

Incorporating key words from our online exhibit, Sisters United: Women's Suffrage in Saskatchewan, this fun word search activity will keep you searching for all 25 words! 

Suitable for ages +6.

This Halloween, celebrate with a spooky word search containing the names of some of the most haunted places in Saskatchewan. Do you know any of these stories? Have you visited any of these places? We encourage you to look into the haunting tales of all the places listed. Good luck and Happy Halloween!

Word search game is suitable for ages +6 years.

The word search below contains 26 words featured in the DCC’s AtoZ Twitter event. Explore a variety of Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) gallery, program, and history-related words ranging from special artefacts, to Diefenbaker’s ideals, and DCC events. Check out #DCCfromAtoZ on the DCC Twitter page to learn more about each word!

Word search game is suitable for ages +6 years.