Virtual Camp Day 5: Cars, Trucks, and Trains – Oh my!
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 Answers (PDF)
Answers to Day 5’s puzzles, quizzes, and activities will be posted at the bottom of the page.
Activity #1: Story Time! The Great Big Fire Engine Book
By: Tibor Gergely, 1950
Read by: Karla Rasmussen, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at WDM Moose Jaw
Activity #2: Fire Halls & Fire Trucks
By the 1910s and 1920s, many towns and cities had their own volunteer fire brigades. Many had firehalls and special firefighting equipment, like fire buckets and fire trucks. The fire trucks they used often looked a lot different than the ones firefighters use today. Find out a little bit about what they looked like, then see how carefully you pay attention in the Spot the Difference activity.
Activity #3: Learn about the K+S Canada Short Line 101
The K+S Potash Canada Short Line 101 (K+S Short Line 101) at WDM Moose Jaw is the only place in Saskatchewan where you can experience the sounds, the smells and the feeling of a real, live steam train.
When you are done colouring, share your picture on this week’s Kudoboard.
Activity #5: Locomotive Conductor’s Hat
It takes a team of people to run a steam train, including an Engineer who is responsible for the safe operation of the locomotive, a Fireman who makes sure the train has enough water and fuel, and a Conductor who is responsible for safe train operations and rides in the car with passengers.
Share a picture of your Conductor’s Hat on this week’s Kudoboard.
Activity #6: 1158 Locomotive Connect the Dots
Another locomotive in the WDM collection is the 1158. It’s a much bigger locomotive than the 101! Learn more about the railway and the 1158 locomotive, then connect the dots to see what it looks like.
When you are finished, share your work on this week’s Kudoboard.
Activity #7: How the Wheels Turn
The WDM collection has many wheeled vehicles including tractors, steam locomotives, cars, trucks and horse-drawn vehicles. And don’t forget about the wheels on airplane landing gear, bicycles, carts and toys. When you start adding them all up there are well over 3,000 wheels in the WDM collection.
Many of the ways we use wheels today have not changed much from how we used them in the past. Learn more, then match some modern wheels with wheels from the past in the activity.
Activity #8: Buggy Connect the Dots
Wagons and buggies were animal-drawn vehicles introduced with the arrival of settlers. Many different types of these vehicles were available, designed to meet the various needs, tastes and budgets of the population. In Saskatchewan, relatively inexpensive vehicles like the buggy and wagon were most common. Learn more, then draw yourself a horse and buggy with the connect the dots activity.
Don’t forget to draw the animal pulling the buggy! When you are finished, share your work on this week’s Kudoboard.
Activity #9: What is a Penny Farthing? Plus, Bicycle Games!
The first bicycles that were used in Saskatchewan did not look like the ones we have today. They had large front wheels with pedals and small back wheels like the replica ones in the video. These bicycles were called Penny Farthings. Do they look like your bicycle? Find out more about the penny farthing, like how it got that funny name, below. Then, try out some of the bicycle games!