Cruncher: a fun fast-facts game about Indigenous peoples in Canada

Teachers, are you looking for a fun fast-facts game about Indigenous peoples in Canada? If so, download this interactive resource today!

The cruncher is a fun colouring activity that will help children (ages 8 to 12) learn more about First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada.

Instructions for folding a cruncher

  1. Download and print the Cruncher (PDF 183 Kb).
  2. Cut your printed paper into a square by following the dotted lines.
  3. Colour the illustrations on your cruncher.
  4. With the illustrations facing down, bring all the corners of the paper to the center of the square.
  5. Flip your paper over. The coloured side should be facing up.
  6. Again, bring all the corners to the center of the square. All the corners should meet in the center. Crease the edges.
  7. Fold the paper in half vertically and unfold it.
  8. Fold the paper horizontally and unfold it.
  9. Using both hands, slide your thumb and index fingers underneath the flaps to open your paper and start crunching!

How to play the game

  1. Count out the number of letters in your name at the same time as you open and close your cruncher.
  2. Choose a number from one of the Indigenous illustrations on the inside triangles.
  3. Count out the number you've chosen on the inside triangles at the same time as you open and close your cruncher.
  4. Again, choose a number from one of the Indigenous illustrations on the inside triangles, but this time peek under the flap and read the question at the top.
  5. The sentence under the question will tell you where to go to find the answer. Go there and see if you answered right! If not, you will have learned something new.
  6. Go cruncher crazy and repeat the steps as many times as you want!

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