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Columbus Day Printables

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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.
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.

Columbus Day Printables

Columbus Day is a holiday celebrated in many countries in the Americas, celebrating Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World in 1492. Columbus was born in Italy, dreamed of sailing on a ship, and eventually moved to Portugal and worked in a shop selling maps. He even sailed on a ship that was sunk by pirates at one point. Columbus asked the King and Queen of Spain to finance his trip as he  tried to find a shortcut going west to get to the valued silks and spices in the east.  After a 2 month journey on their three ships: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria – they spotted land in what they assumed was the Indies. In actuality, they found the New World and had landed in an island off the cost of Florida they named San Salvador.  These Columbus Day Printables help children recall what they know about Columbus and practice writing too.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love these handy resources to use with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students.

No one wanted to sponsor Columbus' voyage except King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain   In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue

Columbus Day Coloring Pages

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text  link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the pages in the template. Print the black and white pages (to save you on ink costs) you’d like to use on plain printer paper and you are ready for this no prep Columbus day activity for kids!

These simple coloring sheets contain images that remind us of Christopher Columbus’ voyage and the vocabulary word at the bottom for children to trace:
Columbus found the New World   free columbus day coloring pages

Christopher Columbus Pictures to Color

Decorating these Columbus coloring pages is not only a fun way to celebrate this holiday and learn about some American history, but it is a great way for young learners to strengthen their hand muscles so they are ready to move on to writing words.
Children can colour their Columbus day coloring picture with crayons, markers, colored, pencils, or any other craft material they like to use.
There were indigenous people already living in the Americas who greeted Christopher Columbus warmly Columbus sailed on the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria ships. THink about what it was like and what it will mean in history with these free writing prompts

Columbus Day Writing Prompts

The creative writing prompts contain a black & white illustration your child can color as well as a writing prompt to encourage them to thing and express themselves in writing.  It is important for elementary age children to get lots of practice forming sentences, using correct capitalization & spelling, spelling words correctly, and learning to express their thoughts and ideas in paragraphs.  The pages include ruled lines to help young writers who need the guidance.

Columbus for Kids

Columbus for Kids

          

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Simple Coloring Pages

If you are looking for even more free printable, simple coloring pages for kids, you will love these resources:

FREE Columbus Day Writing Prompts & Coloring Sheets

Christopher Columbus Worksheets

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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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