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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.

Kudoboard Instructions (PDF)

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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.

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Day 2: Fun & Games

Paper dolls of Queen Elizabeth II and her family, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and Princess Anne. There are two additional dresses for the Queen above her and one skirt suit beside her. There is a full tuxedo suit for the Price beside him and a military style suit jacket above.Make your own spinning top, play with paper dolls, weave a bookmark, and learn to play marbles!

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Day 3: A Day in the Life of a 1900s Settler

A line drawing of a 1900s era one room schoolhouse. A female teacher uses a pointer to point at math equations on the blackboard at the front of the room. Two rows of test angle away from the board. Students sit two to a desk. A wood or coal burning stove sits in the middle of the room between the two rows of desks. An upright piano sits in the right front corner. In the left front corner is the teachers desk with a globe, books, and a handbell on it.

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.

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Day 4: DIY 1910

Newspaper covered table. On it are four paper plates. On three of them are blobs of paint, one colour per plate (red, yellow, blue). On the Three plates have potato stamps sitting in the paint. Beside the plates are four pieces of paper with stamped shapes on them in the three paint colours.

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.

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Day 5: Cars, trucks, and trains – oh my!

Conductor hat craft template

Learn about vehicles from the past, compare their wheels with wheels you can find today, make a conductor hat, and more.

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