Virtual Camp 2021Would You Eat That?!
Try out wacky recipes from decades past, including tuna Jell-O salad and ration-book foods from the Second World War. See if they’ve stood the test of time!
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: Make Ice Cream at Home
Activity #2: Would You Eat That…..Jell-O Mold?
Have you ever eaten Jell-O? Do you have a favourite flavour? We may be more familiar with Jell-O as a nice, fruity dessert but there was a time when Jell-O was used for other things like salad. Does that sound strange? You’d be
surprised what you can make with Jell-O.
Activity #3: Freshen Up with 7 Up and …. Milk?
Do you like 7 Up? Maybe a nice cold glass of milk? Have you ever tried drinking them both together? This was a common drink recipe around the late 1940s and into the 1950s.
Activity #4: Maritimes to Prairies – Salt Cod
The Great Depression was a difficult time for people in Saskatchewan and around the world. Things got so hard for Saskatchewan people that in 1931, the government created the Saskatchewan Relief Commission to distribute food and clothing to people in the hardest hit parts of the province. Groups like the Canadian Red Cross and other charities also tried to help. The Maritime provinces, which are New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, wanted to help too. They wanted to send fish to feed hungry Saskatchewan folks but back in the 1930s, they didn’t have big freezers like we have today. How could they send fish across Canada without having it spoil?
Activity #5: Wartime Rations
During the First and Second World Wars, Canadians were asked to make do with less to allow more resources like food, rubber, fuel, paper and metal, to be sent to troops overseas in Europe and Africa. To make sure no one used too much of certain foods, people were issued food ration books.
Activity #6: Eating Saskatchewan
Do you have any favourite recipes in your family? Where did they come from, and how long have they been used? We’ll take a look at some familiar (and perhaps not so familiar) recipes that have become a part of Saskatchewan.