Columbus Day Ideas
Columbus Day always sort of sneaks up on
us. I have included a few ideas that we have used over the years.
Columbus Day Hats
colors the hat that we attach to a headband. These patterns and
directions are available in the October Ideas package. Click
on the boat for more information about ordering the October Ideas.
Columbus Day Boats
This is a pattern for making boats for
Columbus. I don't have any finished samples, but they color the
pictures, cut out and glue on a larger piece of white construction.
They look nice when blue watercolor is added for the ocean. We use
craft sticks to hold the flags.
Click on the picture to enlarge the pattern.
handprint Columbus boat pattern with complete directions is also available
with the October Ideas package. Click on the picture for more
information about ordering this package.
These can be done in several different
ways. You can give the children a pattern and have them trace a boat
and then watercolor. Or, they can draw their own and watercolor.
A third idea is to have them work on this as a homework project.
Below are some examples:
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More Boat Patterns
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Where's Columbus? (like Where's
Waldo?) by Anthony Tallarico
Picture Book of Christopher Columbus by
Christopher Columbus by Russell Bourne
Meet Christopher Columbus by James de
Westward with Columbus by John Dyson
Christopher Columbus by Stephen Krensky
Columbus Day Book by Dee Lillegard
In 1492 by Jean Marzollo
Christopher Columbus by Ann