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Gold Rush VBS Slang

Looking for more fun ideas to share with the miners at your Gold Rush VBS? Try this “Talk of the Times” worksheet!

Talk of the Times

These are actual words and phrases from the Gold Rush period. See if you can match up the word or phrase on the left with the correct letter on the right.

Part One

 ____ 1. Eureka!                                                           A. Rock collector

 ____ 2. Higgledy-piggledy                                         B.  Undecided

 ____ 3. Rock hound                                                   C. I found it!

 ____ 4. Hang up your fiddle                                      D. Give up

 ____ 5. On the fence                                                  E. In confusion

 Part Two

____ 1. Necessary                                                       A. Nonsense

____ 2. Hobble your lip                                              B. A story

____ 3. Skittles!                                                          C. Outhouse

 ____ 4. Yarn                                                              D. Hush up

 Part Three

 ____ 1. Hither and yon                                               A. Large teeth

 ____ 2. Right as rain                                                   B. Here and there

 ____ 3. Sourdough                                                     C. Clothing

 ____ 4. Tombstones                                                    D. An experienced miner

 ____ 5. Togs                                                               E. Fine

 Part Four

 ____ 1. Skunk eggs                                                     A. A snack

 ____ 2. Sinker                                                             B. Biscuit

 ____ 3. Snatch                                                             C. Gravy

 ____ 4. Sipper                                                             D. Bread

 ____ 5. Soft tack                                                        E. Onions

Answers

Part One

1. C

2. E

3. A

4. D

5. B

Part Two

1. C

2. D

3. A

4. D

Part Three

1. B

2. E

3. D

4. A

5. C

Part Four

1. E

2. B

3. A

4. C

5. D

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