Columbus Day Ideas
Columbus Day always sort of sneaks up on us. I have included a few ideas that we have used over the years.
Columbus Day Hats
Each child colors the hat that we attach to a headband. These patterns and directions are available in the October Ideas package. Click on the boat for more information about ordering the October Ideas.
Columbus Day Boats
This is a pattern for making boats for Columbus. I don't have any finished samples, but they color the pictures, cut out and glue on a larger piece of white construction. They look nice when blue watercolor is added for the ocean. We use craft sticks to hold the flags.
These can be done in several different ways. You can give the children a pattern and have them trace a boat and then watercolor. Or, they can draw their own and watercolor. A third idea is to have them work on this as a homework project. Below are some examples:
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More Boat Patterns
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Where's Columbus? (like Where's Waldo?) by Anthony Tallarico
Picture Book of Christopher Columbus by David Adler
Christopher Columbus by Russell Bourne
Meet Christopher Columbus by James de Kay
Westward with Columbus by John Dyson
Christopher Columbus by Stephen Krensky
Columbus Day Book by Dee Lillegard
In 1492 by Jean Marzollo
Christopher Columbus by Ann McGovern