Columbus Day for Nannies and Au Pairs

Free Online Resources to Use with Children on Columbus Day.

Today is Columbus Day and many chidren do not have school. But you can have educational fun with children today. Nannies can find free arts and crafts, coloring pages, and lesson plans online. Even if you do not homeschool you can use lesson plans fron homeschooling web sites or sites with lesson plans. For example, check out

Also visit:

More Columbus Day lesson plans are available for free at:

Print out arts and craft activities from

For a selection of free Columbus Day printables check out the web site On this web site, you will find printable word searches, word scrambles, a crossword, and Columbus Day journal and activity pages.

Go to for some more free coloring pages for Columbus Day.

Check out you will find more Columbus Day coloring pages. .

We recommend visiting for two coloring pages of Christopher Columbus.

What free resources do you use with children on Columbus Day? What are you doing with children today?


  1. Along with printing out activities listed above on the blog I am using a round world theme today with the children. We often hear that Christopher Columbus showed the world is round by finding a short route to the Indies. So, I am going to have a round world theme today. I am simply going to use a round cookie cutter to make pancakes and sandwiches round and tell the children it is the world in honor of Columbus Day. I am blowing up blue balloons and drawing the continents on the balloons with permanent marker. We will play balloon volleyball with the balloons and see who can pop the most balloons by sitting on them (which is harder than it sounds). We are going to play pin the sail on the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria.

  2. Here is another good website:

  3. Super thanks, we actually had a party already using your ideas last week and now the kids are napping. Thanks for fun ideas.Marianne GA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: