Virtual Camp 2021: Look for the Helpers
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” -Mr. Rogers
During the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people have helped each other. Explore Saskatchewan’s “helpers”, including the air ambulance CF-SAM, teachers, nurses and doctors. Say “thank you” by writing a note to an essential worker.
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: Storytime – Sergeant Billy
Listen to the story of a real life Saskatchewan hero. This is the true story of Sergeant Billy, a goat who travels from his home in Broadview to Europe and back again during the First World War.
Author: Mireille Messier
Illustrator: Kass Reich
Publisher: Tundra Books
Learn more about this book.
Activity #2: Thank You Teachers – Past and Present
Teachers are a very hardworking group. We are thankful for all of the work they do every day to ensure that students can have a great learning experience.
Activity 3: Farmers – Feeding Saskatchewan and the World
If you travel around Saskatchewan, have you noticed farmers with their big machines working in their fields? Farmers keep busy year round, producing crops of grains, fruits and vegetables, and raising animals for food. Even during a pandemic, farmers kept working so that the world had the food it needed.
Activity 4: Essential Workers Thank You Note
During the COVID-19 pandemic essential workers have helped their communities keep going. Think of your community and something that has been essential to you during the pandemic. In the activity below, draw or write just how thankful you are.
Activity 5: CF-SAM
CF-SAM is an important part in Saskatchewan and Canada’s aviation, or flying, history. It belonged to the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Service (SAAS), the first non-military, government-operated air ambulance service in the world.
Activity 6: Emergency Vehicles
Today when we get sick or hurt, a trained, free, professional doctor is never far away. During the settlement period of our province and beyond, Saskatchewan people were not so lucky. People lived far apart and didn’t have cars, ambulances or airplanes to help them travel to hospitals quickly.