Do You Have Columbus Day Off?

Arts & Crafts for Columbus Day

The kids have off from school today, as do many nannies. If you work today here are some really simple projects to do with the children.

Christopher Columbus Telescope
Take a paper towel roll and cut construction paper to fit around the paper towel roll. Have the children decorate the paper. Then glue the paper to the cardboard roll.

Christopher Columbus Map
Cut the bottom off of the brown grocery bag. Cut the brown grocery bag down the center of one of the sides so that you may lay the bag flat on your work area. Using markers draw the seven continents. Use your paint to decorate the map. Set aside and allow to dry. Roll your map up and place the yarn around your map and get ready to set sail like Christopher Columbus!

Christopher Columbus Hat
Fold a piece of newspaper in the center. Fold the top corner to the center line making a diagonal crease. Fold the other top corner to the center line making another diagonal crease. Fold the bottom edge up about one-inch to cover the bottom of the two diagonal creases where they come together. Open the Christopher Columbus hat and place it on the kids’ heads.

Columbus Day Preschool Song
Teach the Children the Song “Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue”* to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.”
“Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue”
Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.
Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.
With three tall ships, 120 men,
sailing on, sailing on, sailing on, on, on, on –
Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.
He proved the earth was round, not flat, in 1492.
He proved the earth was round, not flat, in 1492.
With three tall ships, 120 men,
sailing on, sailing on, sailing on, on, on, on –
He proved the earth was round, not flat in 1492.
*”Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue” taken from theholidayzone.com

Click here for some children’s books on the subject.

Comments

  1. I told the kids about the map and they made a scavenger hunt in their house. They made the map of their house instead of the continents and are marking "x" where they hide the treasures. They are singing pirate songs. Very cute. Thanks for fun ideas.

  2. I'm glad to say I have off today since the parents are home. Have a great day off everyone!

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