Columbus Day Crafts and Activities
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.
A Printable Writing BookA 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?
Solve simple addition problems, then color the picture of Columbus' three ships.
Columbus Day Spelling Word QuestionsUse 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 SynonymsUse 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 PuzzleIn 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 WordWrite 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 WordsThink 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
50 LP Record Mailing Boxes (Record Mailers) made by FingerPop
Office Product (FingerPop)
A cardboard box
...it will keep the kids playing for months.
go to an appliance or furniture store and pick up big boxes to make a fort, playhouse, puppet theatre, space ship, the list is humongous. (You, not the young kids)use a utility knife or sharp knife to cut doors, windows, etc. get a long narrow (lamp) box, cut off both ends, have the kids get inside...with head sticking out, and roll down a slight slope or on flat ground.
A box can be a car, bus, jail, place to keep the baby, animal (or pretend animal cage), train, boat, airplane, ...unending things.
yhey can paint it, color it, draw on it with markers or crayons, or leave it plain