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Virtual Camp 2021:
From There to Here

Explore traditions brought to Saskatchewan from other countries, including the Dragon Boat Festival from China, chocolate fish from New Zealand, constellations influenced by the ancient Greeks and the puff puff snack from Nigeria.

As you complete each activity, share your work with other campers and the WDM on the Camp Kudoboard.
Caregiver note: Click here for Instructions for using the Kudoboard This is not a private board. Please make sure your children do not post anything you are uncomfortable with them sharing.

 

Activity #1: Food from Australia and New Zealand

Pile of slices of white bread with multicoloured sprinkles

Like Canada, Australia and New Zealand have their own traditions like traditional foods. We will explore two recipes for special treats, just for kids.

Fairy Bread & Chocolate Fish Recipe (PDF)

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

 

Activity #2: Constellations

Observatory in WDM Moose Jaw

Constellations are patterns that stars make in the sky. Thousands of years ago, people looked at the night sky and saw constellations that looked like people, objects, and animals they knew.

Learn More about Constellations (PDF)

 

 

 

Activity #3: Travel

Large train

People move short distances, like from one house to another in the same city, and long distances, like from one country to another. Learn about a few ways that settlers travelled to Saskatchewan from the mid-1800s through to today.

Types of Travel – Immigration to Saskatchewan (PDF)

 

 

Activity #4: Duanwu Festival – The Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon boat race

Saskatchewan is a place with people from many different backgrounds. Getting to know people who have different traditions, languages and stories than you have, makes Saskatchewan a really interesting place.

Bright Horizons Chinese School logo

A huge thank you to Fen from the Bright Horizons Chinese School in Saskatoon for sharing the Chinese tradition of Duanwu Festival with us.

Make a Zongzi Drawing Craft (PDF)

Duanwu Festival – The Dragon Boat Festival (PDF)

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

 

Activity #5: A Delicious Nigerian Snack: Puff Puff

A bowl of puff puffsPuff Puff is a popular Nigerian snack that has been handed down for generations. It is made of flour, sugar, yeast and water. It is served as a regular snack, at weddings and special occasions as a part of finger food platters. No matter where Nigerians are in the world, Puff Puff is one snack that will always be present and never go out of tradition.

A big thank you goes out to Marina who shared this recipe and her connection to the food with all of us!

A Delicious Nigerian Snack: Puff Puff (PDF)

 

 

 

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