Columbus Day Crafts and Activities

September 6, 2013 – 11:34

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 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.Columbus The words are: ship, trip, wave, ship, trip, wave, and "Can you think of another Columbus Day word?

Columbus Day
Activity Book.

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.colorbynumber

Christopher Columbus Map Activity

A map activity on Columbus' 1492 voyage to the New World. Or go to the answers.

Columbus' Ships

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.

Columbus Day:
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.

Spelling words Synonyms Spelling words find related words


50 LP Record Mailing Boxes (Record Mailers) made by FingerPop
Office Product (FingerPop)
  • Perforated for easy fold
  • 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 and folds to 1/2 or 1
  • Light box but Strong (200 LB test corrugated)
  • US made not a cheaply made flimsy import
  • Factory-fresh from smoke free warehouse

A cardboard box 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

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