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Virtual Camp 2021
Would 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

Three young children holding up small ice cream cones. They have big smiles on their faces. Beside them is an old fashioned wooden barrel ice cream maker.How do you get ice cream today? You may be able to walk or get a ride to a store to buy some. Would it be this easy to get ice cream if you lived 100 years ago?

Making Ice Cream at Home Recipe (PDF)

Making Ice Cream – Colouring Sheet (PDF)

The Scoop Craft (PDF)

Ice Cream Word Search (PDF)


Activity #2: Would You Eat That…..Jell-O Mold?

Green jello salad ring on a white plate. Bits of yellow, green and red fruit are visible inside the green jello ring.

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.

Ring Around the Tuna Recipe (PDF)


Activity #3: Freshen Up with 7 Up and …. Milk?

Two frames - 1st frame a carton of milk and bottle of 7up pop sit on a table, 2nd frame a girl in her 20s grins with a glass in one hand and giving thumbs up with the other

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.

7 Up and Milk Recipe (PDF)


Activity #4: Maritimes to Prairies – Salt Cod

Mural depicting the Great Depression in Saskatchewan with a tractor half burried in sand, dust blowing in clouds behindThe 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?

Maritimes to Prairies – Salt Cod (PDF)


Activity #5: Wartime Rations

Wartime museum display with lots of text panels, a British flag, and black and white photos

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.

Wartime Rations Chocolate Cake & Applesauce Cookie Recipes (PDF)


Activity #6: Eating Saskatchewan

Sugar covered donuts

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.

Eating Saskatchewan (PDF)

Exploring Recipes from the WDM Collection





Answer Keys

Ice Cream Word Search Answer Key (PDF)

Eating Saskatchewan Matching Game Answer Key (PDF)


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