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22 Columbus Day Crafts for Kids

Great ready to celebrate Columbus Day on October 12th with these super cute, fun, and clever Columbus day crafts for kid from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students. These are such a fun extension to a history lesson on early explorers talking about how Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.
Great ready to celebrate Columbus Day on October 12th with these super cute, fun, and clever Columbus day crafts for kid from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students. These are such a fun extension to a history lesson on early explorers talking about how Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. 

Columbus Day Crafts

Christopher Columbus sought out the King and Queen of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabella, to fund his voyage to the East Indies going west to reach the East because Columbus was convinced the earth was round and it would be as shortcut to reach the spices to trade with Asia. So in 1492 Columbus sailed with the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria through the Atlantic Ocean and ended up in the Caribbean. While he did not actually discover America, it marked the beginning of exploration and colonization of North America. These super cute and fun Columbus Day Crafts are a great way to remember this historic event with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – this huge list of creative columbus day craft  ideas is perfect for engaging young learners!

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Columbus Day Crafts for Kids

These fun to make, easy Columbus crafts help kids to recreate the three ships that made the voyage using a variety of simple craft supplies such as craft sticks, construction paper, toothpicks, crepe paper, and even fruit loops.

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Columbus day craft preschool

Children will have fun constructing their own floating boats as you try these STEM Columbus activities. Plus, don’t miss this adorable Columbus Day ship hand art project!

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Columbus Day Homeschool Activities

Make a yummy, educational snack to add to your Columbus Day theme, pretend you are a famous explorer, or pick one of these columbus day crafts for preschool to make.

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Columbus day arts and crafts

There are several printable Columbus day projects including this super cute ship in a bottle paper project.

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Columbus day crafts for toddlers

Make a large ship out of boxes, cute boats that actually sail using balloon power, or recreate an old tattered map for navigation.

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Finally, make a plastic bottle ship in a bottle for kids, sail in a laundry basket, or make a paper mache globe:

Celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, October 12th with these super cute, free  Columbus Day Printables. We've included both simple Columbus day coloring pages for toddler, preschool, pre k, and kindergarten age children AND Columbus day writing prompt pages for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade and 6th grade students to practice creative writing exploring themes from this famous explorer who discovered the Americas. Early Explorers for Kids US States for Kids

Columbus Day Printables

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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