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Columbus Day Kindergarten Activities

Columbus Day Kindergarten Activities: Get ready to celebrate Columbus Day on October 12th with these super cute, fun, and clever Columbus Day crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, pre-kindergarten students, and first graders. 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

Columbus sought out the King and Queen of Spain, Ferdinand and Isabella, for funding to sail to the East Indies via the West because he believed the earth was round and it would be a 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. Despite not discovering North America himself, his voyage initiated the discovery and colonization of the continent. Make these cute and easy Columbus Day Crafts with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, third-grade students, and second-grade students to remember this historic event.

Columbus Day craft ideas are perfect for engaging young learners whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a homeschooler.

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Columbus Day Crafts for Kids

With these fun and easy Columbus crafts, kids can recreate the three ships that made the voyage by using craft sticks, construction paper, toothpicks, crepe paper, and even fruit loops.



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These STEM Columbus activities allow children to construct their own floating boats. You can also create a hand-crafted ship for Columbus Day!


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Columbus Day Homeschool Activities

Choose one of these Columbus Day crafts for preschoolers to make, or add a delicious snack to the Columbus Day theme.


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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


 Pumpkin Alphabet Tracing  Pumpkin Sight Words game

Pumpkin Printables

  • Free pumpkin activity printables that uses Pumpkin Candy to Count and Trace
  • Practicing Counting with Pumpkin Seed Counting Activity
  • Pumpkin Letter Tracing – use with a dry erase marker or playdough
  • Super cute parts of a pumpkin craft to help kids learn the parts of a pumpkin
  • Improve reading with this fun Word Family Pumpkin Activities for Kindergarten
  • Fall Addition Sticker Worksheets are a fun, hands-on math worksheet
  • Pumpkin Shape Matching Game to practice shape recognition with kids
  • Practice sight words with this fun Pumpkin Sight Word Game
  • These super cute Pumpkin Alphabet puzzles allow children to practice letter tracing as well as working on beginning sounds
  • Lots of FUN October Activities for Kids
  • Make practicing math fun with this super cute, Pumpkin Patch Math Game
  • These fun pumpkin addition task cards are super cute and make practicing fun for kids
  • Sneak in some fun practice with these homophone puzzles

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  • Grab this free Pumpkin Life Cycle Worksheet pack to learn about the life cycle of pumpkins
  • Trace and Erase to practice again with this handy Pumpkin Letter Tracing printable
  • Super cute pumpkin pie counting activity – pile on the “whip cream”
  • Practice making shapes with these pumpkin shapes playdough mats
  • Grab these Pumpkin Addition Worksheets for a no prep math activity for young learners
  • This find the letter free pumpkin activity printables
  • Adorable Pumpkin preschool pie craft for practicing counting!
  • Pumpkin Pie Number Sense Activities for Preschoolers
  • Hands on Pumpkin Shape Games for Preshoolers
  • Work on One to One Correspondence Kindergarten with this pumpkin pie themed math activity
  • Work on Number Bonds to 10 with these pumpkin themed math worksheets for kindergarten and grade 1
  • Kids will love this Pumpkin Phonics activity where they will work on beginning sounds to put together these alphabet puzzles.
  • Trace numbers and work on 1:1 correspondence with this free pumpkin activity printables
  • Pumpkin Word Family Slides Printables
  • Explorer’s Ship Cut-and-Paste Art Pattern by Dianne Tansey – Download it now! This cut-and-paste art project will provide your students with opportunities to improve their fine motor dexterity and their ability to follow directions. This project will also help develop their visual memories and enhance basic math skills.
  • Take a Voyage with Columbus! PowerPoint and Mini Booklet by Tech Girl – Celebrate Columbus Day by having the students complete this Mini Booklet that tells the story of Columbus one line at a time on each page, while the students illustrate the words.  Simple and Engaging!

Columbus Day Teaching Ideas

Columbus Day Activities (K-5)
Arts and crafts, language activities, poetry, songs and fingerplays.

Columbus Day Printables and Crafts (Preschool-1)
Coloring pages, ship, telescope, sailor hats, and more.

Columbus Day Printables (K-5)
A handful of free Columbus Day printables.

Columbus Day Arts & Crafts (Preschool-K)
Art and craft projects for Columbus Day including a boat in a bottle, a telescope and more.

Columbus Day Songs (Preschool-2)
Columbus Day songs sung to familiar tunes.

Columbus Day Vocabulary Word List (3-6)
Activity Idea:  Choose words to create your own word search here at A to Z.

Columbus Fill-in-the-Blank Activity (3-6)
Words can be filled in online, or the activity can be printed for use in your classroom.

Columbus Day History (All grades)
A brief history of Columbus Day and articles pertaining to Columbus Day and exploration.

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