WDM Virtual Camp 2 Settler Life 100 Years Ago July 20 – 24, 2020
What was settler life like 100 years ago? What games did kids play? What did people eat? Today, everything is “cool” – but what slang words were used in 1910? Experience a day in the life of someone a century ago.
Activity #1: Welcome!
If this is your first week of WDM Virtual Camp, come meet everyone! Let the WDM and other campers know where you’re from by posting a hello and a photo to our Welcome Kudoboard.
Caregiver note: This is not a private board. Please make sure your children do not post anything you are uncomfortable with them sharing. Photo release link.
Day 1: A 1910s Kitchen
Learn about milking a cow and making butter and ice cream 1910 style.
Day 2: Fun & Games
Make your own spinning top, play with paper dolls, weave a bookmark, and learn to play marbles!
Day 3: A Day in the Life of a 1900s Settler
Listen to a story about socks, learn to finger stitch, learn some 1910s slang words, colour a picture of a 1900s one-room school, and more.
Day 4: DIY 1910
In the early 1900s, people in Saskatchewan made a lot of things themselves that people today are much more likely to buy from a store, like tools, toys, and furniture.
Learn about and compare pre-electricity appliances with what you have in your house today, make your own hanky doll, watch a video about sheep-shearing, carve a potato stamp, and more.
Day 5: Cars, trucks, and trains – oh my!
Learn about vehicles from the past, compare their wheels with wheels you can find today, make a conductor hat, and more.
WDM Virtual Camps Videos – Covid-19 Disclaimer
Videos featured in the WDM Virtual Summer Camps, or parts of them, may have been recorded before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. All videos recorded after March 11 were filmed following physical distancing and other protocols recommended by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Videos may feature members of the same household who were not required to adhere to these guidelines. Our priority during filming was the safety of all participants.