Columbus Day Activities, Lesson Plans, Songs, and Teaching Ideas


Columbus Day is commemorated on the 2nd Monday in October.

Columbus Day Teaching Ideas

Columbus Day Activities (K-5)
Arts and crafts, language activities, poetry, songs and fingerplays.

Columbus Day Printables and Crafts (Preschool-1)
Coloring pages, ship, telescope, sailor hats, and more.

Columbus Day Printables (K-5)
A handful of free Columbus Day printables.

Columbus Day Arts & Crafts (Preschool-K)
Art and craft projects for Columbus Day including a boat in a bottle, a telescope and more.

Columbus Day Songs (Preschool-2)
Columbus Day songs sung to familiar tunes.

Columbus Day Vocabulary Word List (3-6)
Activity Idea:  Choose words to create your own word search here at A to Z.

Columbus Fill-in-the-Blank Activity (3-6)
Words can be filled in online, or the activity can be printed for use in your classroom.

Columbus Day History (All grades)
A brief history of Columbus Day and articles pertaining to Columbus Day and exploration.

Explorers Lesson Plans 3-5

Other Resources:

Free Christopher Columbus Unit Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd grade Free Christopher Columbus Unit




Columbus Day Crafts & Activities
(Note: This site used to be free, but now requires a membership.) Some background information, along with printables and crafts for Columbus Day.

Follow A to Z’s board teaching: columbus day on Pinterest.

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