Happy Everything! Columbus Day

Columbus Day remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492.
Columbus Day honors the explorer Christopher Columbus, who first landed in the New World on October 12, 1492. While Columbus's nationality has never been positively identified, many believe he was of Italian descent, and throughout the nineteenth century, Italian-Americans held celebrations in cities across the United States to honor his memory. In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed October 12 Columbus Day. President Richard Nixon later declared Columbus Day a national holiday to be observed the second Monday of each October.

What can you do to celebrate Columbus Day with your kids?

Talk about Columbus and his travels

Learn about maps

Talk about the three ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. 

Make some crafts 

Locate Spain in a map

Sing a song
Columbus Day 

Tune "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
Ocean blue, ocean blue.
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
In fourteen-ninety-two.
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
Ocean blue, ocean blue.
I enjoy making discoveries, too.
How about you?

Columbus is a favorite learning activity of many students! Use this print and go vocabulary packet to enhance your science unit. Included are 20 printable worksheets to help review the vocabulary words your students need to know.
These pages can be used for homework, review, assessment, enrichment, and more!

Spain- Vocaulary Pack

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