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Columbus Day Crafts and Activities
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These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.
|COLUMBUS' VOYAGE: MAP AND SHIPS
Make a map of Columbus' voyage and tiny replicas of his three ships.
A globe made from a balloon, newspaper, and flour.
A simple Earth pendant or light-catcher made from glue.
Native American Crafts:
Rainsticks are ceremonial musical instruments used to invoke the rain spirits. You can make a simple Rainstick from a cardboard tube and aluminum foil.
Make a Totem Pole from a paper towel tube.
Make a Native American dream catcher that traps your bad dreams.
Make a tiny birch bark canoe from construction paper (or a brown paper grocery bag) and yarn.
Columbus Day Books to Print:
Columbus Day Word Mini Book
A Printable Writing Book
A tiny, printable book about simple words related to Columbus Day-- for early readers and writers. The book has 2 pages to print and makes 8 pages for the student to cut out, color, and write in. The words are: ship, trip, wave, ship, trip, wave, and "Can you think of another Columbus Day word?
A short activity book on Christopher Columbus for early readers with connect-the-dots, color the map, do a ship maze, fill in the letters to label the ship, match the sails, finish the Columbus portrait, unscramble the words, do a wordfind puzzle, and do a word path puzzle.
Christopher Columbus Map Activity
A map activity on Columbus' 1492 voyage to the New World. Or go to the answers.
Solve simple addition problems, then color the picture of Columbus' three ships.
Columbus Day Spelling Word Questions
Use the list of spelling words to answer simple questions. Words: ship, explorer, voyage, compass, ocean, Columbus, Europe, island, Santa Maria, king Or go to the answers.
Put 10 Columbus Day Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet
Put 10 Columbus Day words in alphabetical order. The words are: ship, trip, voyage, explore, compass, island, ocean, America, Spain, Portugal. Go to the answers.
Columbus Day Synonyms
Use the word bank to find synonyms of common words. Words: voyage/trip, ships/boats, map/chart, land/place, king/ruler, long/lengthy, difficult/hard, discovering/finding, sea/ocean, New World/America. Or go to the answers.
Columbus Day Word Pieces Puzzle
In this puzzle, combine pairs of word segments to make Columbus Day related spelling words. Words: captain, compass, cartography, explorer, island, king, ocean, queen, sailor, spices, voyage, world. Or go to the answers.
Write a Sentence for Each Columbus Day Word
Write a sentence for each of the Columbus Day spelling words. Words: explore, ocean, sail, world, map, spices, compass, ship, island, voyage.
Write Eight Columbus Day Words
Think of and write eight words related to Columbus Day, then write a sentence for each word. Sample answers: ship, sea, Europe, India, spices, trip, sailing, crew.
Word Hunt Worksheet
How many words can you make using the letters from "Columbus Day"? Sample answers: scold, comb, soul, ... Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.
Columbus Day Alphabet Code
Use the alphabet code to find the Columbus-related sentence. Answer: "In fourteen hundred ninety two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue."
Write a Columbus Day Acrostic Poem
Write a poem about Christopher Columbus. Start each line with a letter from the word "Columbus."
America: Acrostic Poem
Write a poem about America. Start each line with a letter from the word "America."
Caravel Coloring Page
A caravel sailing ship to print and color or to color online.
Caravel Sailing Ship: A Revolutionary Ship of Exploration
Read about the caravel sailing ship, first made in Portugal in the 1400's.
Caribbean: Outline Map Printout
An outline map of the Caribbean to print.
List of Columbus Day Words
This is a word bank of Columbus Day words.
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