Virtual Camp Day 5: 50th Anniversary of Snowbirds
Learn about the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. How did they get their name? How fast do their jets fly? Make a Snowbirds inspired kite, colour in their famous formation, find out about the contrails behind their jets, and more.
As you complete each activity, share your work with other campers and the WDM on this week’s Kudoboard.
Caregiver note: This is not a private board. Please make sure your children do not post anything you are uncomfortable with them sharing.
Day 4 Activity Answers (PDF)
Look for the Day 5 Activity Answers at the bottom of this page.
Activity #1: BCATP
On Day 1, we learned about a few aircrafts that were used to train pilots for the Second World War. This was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). Did you know that over 33,000 pilots were trained right here in Saskatchewan? Find out where these pilots trained (hint: in 14 different communities!) and more about the planes they used for training in the activity below. Then, complete the BCAPT word search.
Activity #2: Who are the Snowbirds?
Learn about the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron. How did they get their name? how fast do their jets fly? Find out in this activity. Then, help one of the Snowbirds through a maze.
Activity #3: Snowbirds Inspired Kite
The Snowbirds put on incredible air shows all over North America each year showcasing their acrobatic moves. This craft will help you make a small kite-plane that has some cool moves of its own!
Activity #4: Colour the Snowbirds
Colour their famous formation! This beautiful Snowbirds illustration is by local illustrator, Timothy Senko.
Activity #5: Look Up for Contrails!
The word, “contrails” is short for “condensation trails.” Find out where they come from in the next activity, then go outside to look for some yourself. Remember, when you go outside, be sun safe!