Columbus Day Ship Craft | Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

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Letter S
Consonant Digraph Sh Ship

Biographies > Christopher Columbus

Crafts > Columbus Day or The Mayflower Stand-up Display Craft

Holidays and Events >  
May > Transportation Month
Oct. > Columbus Day

Nov. > Thanskgiving

Transportation > Water transport

Activity: What is a ship and consonant digraph Sh Ship Printable Activities
Visit this lesson plan and incorporate this activity.  There are resources to learn about the three historical ships Christopher Columbus and his crew sailed on their first voyage.  Land was sighted October 12, 1492.

Columbus Day is observed the second Monday in October.

The craft can also be adapted for The Mayflower that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

Activity > Biographies for Young Children Online
Visit this short online biographical presentation for young children about Christopher Columbus, famous explorer at Famous People BBC

Activity > Printable Craft > Stand-up Ship (Caravel) Display Craft
instructions on the back of template. Children will have fun putting together this easy ship display to introduce Christopher Columbus' famous expedition.

* Print the template on sturdy paper or card stock.
* Color the ship and ocean waves.
* Cut out on solid lines.  Fold on dotted lines.
* Paste ship behind the ocean waves.
* Paste a paper tube behind display.

Activity > Watercolor Ship Coloring Pages
Select a ship coloring page 1 or 2
, and use watercolors to associate thes famous voyages over ocean waters.

Activity > Music > Songs >  
*Row, Row, your boat @ YouTube
*Columbus, A Great Crazy Sailor

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