Things to do Inside

We understand that keeping families happy while they're at home can be a challenge during the COVID 19 pandemic so we've developed a variety of activities to keep you and your family engaged at home. We'll be adding new content to this page regularly so check back often.

Activity Sheets
Colouring and Drawing Sheets
  • Make your own baseball using this baseball template. Simply print it out and then cut pieces of fabric to the template specifications. Sew together and fill with beans or rice or anything else you have on hand and voila, you have your own baseball.
  • Try your hand at Finger Knitting. Learn to make your own knitting machine in this video.
Buzz about Bees
Toilet Paper 
String Figures
Costume Department Tour
How costumes are made
Taste of 1914 Recipes
Rice Bread
Brown Bread
Potato Rolls
The Spanish Flu
Shop Local
Video Games
Inhaler Artifact
Rice Bread
From the Berlin Cookbook, 1906
  • 1 cup cold soft boiled rice
  • 1 1/4 pints warm milk
    • 1 1/4 pints = 2 1/2 cups
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 eggs beaten light
  • 1 scant teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups sifted cornmeal
  • 2 heaping teaspoons baking power
This recipe was submitted by Maggie Seamens.
Potato Rolls
From the New Galt Cookbook, 1898
  • 5 large potatoes mashed while warm
  • 1 quart flour
    • 1 quart = 4 cups
  • salt
  • 1 teacupful milk
Stir until light, make into rolls; let stand two hours, then bake.
This recipe was submitted by Mrs. Capron.
Brown Bread
From the New Galt Cookbook, 1898
  • 2 cups sour milk
    • sour milk = milk with vinegar added
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 5 cups brown flour
  • pinch salt
  • small piece butter, if you choose
This recipe was submitted by Miss Marion Tye of Haysville.

Region of Waterloo Museums has also created Virtual Field Trips as part of our School Program so your family can watch and learn from home!