Teaching preschoolers and kindergarten students about the discovery of America (Columbus Day) is best explained with simple and easy interactive activities to engage young students.
Celebrate a Holiday song is a great way to kick off a Columbus Day theme unit.
Preschoolers and kindergarten students will love it.
On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus reached the Americas.
Christopher Columbus was an explorer who traveled by ship across the Atlantic Ocean in an effort to find a trade route for spices
Columbus’s travels were funded by the queen of Spain.
In the USA, the second Monday in October is Columbus Day, a holiday celebrating this event.
The lyrics to the Celebrate a Holiday song can be found in our Songs & Lyrics section. Feel free to print as many as you need.
Craft for Columbus Day.
After listening to the Celebrate a Holiday song, introduce a simple and easy craft activity to the class.
A Boat craft!
So, what are you waiting for?
Let’s make a Puffy Paint Boat!
Craft items you will need:
- Card stock
- Shaving cream
- Food coloring
Using a black marker, have the student draw a boat on water, or print out the sailboat template.
Once done, it’s time to make Puffy Paint.
Have the children mix together equal amounts of shaving cream and glue.
Be sure to add food coloring to the mixture for the water and boat.
Then, using the Puffy Paint mixture, have the children paint the boat and water.
And, voila, the children have now made a Boat craft to help celebrate Columbus Day.
We hope you’ll find a lot of ways to use this Celebrate a Holiday song as a teaching tool at home or in the classroom with kids of all ages.