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30 Best Columbus Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

Here are the 30 Best Columbus Day Crafts and Activities for kids.

Our list includes fun activities with paper plates, handprints, coffee filters, popsicle sticks, and many more.

They are easy to set up and can be done by toddlers, preschoolers, or older children.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired.

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Before we get started with our Columbus Day crafts and activities, let’s find out the history of this holiday.

Why is Columbus Day Celebrated?

Columbus Day is a holiday in the United States and commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. It is also called Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

This year we celebrate Columbus Day on Monday, October 10.

Columbus Day is celebrated since 1792 and became a federal holiday in 1937.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was an Italian-born explorer. He set sail in August 1492 in the name of the monarch King Ferdinand of Spain bound Asia.

He intended to chart a western sea route to China, India, and the islands of Asia.

Instead, on October 12, 1492, he stumbled in the Bahamas. His crew were the first Europeans to explore America since the 10th century.

To learn all about his journey and more facts about Columbus Day take a look here.

Columbus Day Books for Kids

Now where we learned a little bit more about Columbus Day, your children might love to read a story as well while crafting.

Here are some great Columbus Day books for kids:

The Story of Christopher Columbus Ideal for children who have started to read on their own, this simple retelling of the story of Christopher Columbus’s journey to the Americas is told with more words and longer sentences.

Independent readers can learn about Columbus’s fateful voyage in this dramatic, easy-to-read account of a pivotal moment in history, revised from the original 1991 edition.

Learn all about Christopher Columbus’ early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the “Great Admiral of the Seas” and learn of all his struggles to find financial support for his voyage.

Christopher Columbus Day Crafts for Kids

Christopher Columbus Day is around the corner. Here are some great Columbus Day craft ideas for kids.

Our list includes everything from printables to Columbus Day crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.

Let’s get started.

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Columbus Day Crafts for Toddlers

Let’s start off with our Columbus Day activities for toddlers.

These Christopher Columbus crafts are easy enough for them to manage by themselves and will bring a lot of fun with them.

Toddler Columbus Day Crafts

Columbus Day Crafts for Preschoolers

Preschoolers can already be challenged to improve their motor skills. They will enjoy these Columbus Day preschool crafts.

Preschool Columbus Day Crafts

Did you enjoy our fun Columbus Day activities?
Then check out our popular Scarecrow Crafts and Hedgehog Projects, or Pumpkin Crafts for Kids next.

Kindergarten Columbus Day Crafts

Your child is already in Kindergarten? Then check out the following Columbus Day kindergarten crafts.

Christopher Columbus Day Crafts for Kindergartner

Free Columbus Day Printables

Do you like to work with printables? Then check out these Christopher Columbus printables and implement an educational lesson with your crafts for Columbus Day.

Columbus Day Printables

More Columbus Day Crafts for Kids

If these weren’t enough Columbus Day crafts for you, go check out the following ideas:

Why not listen to the Columbus Day song while crafting? Here it is for you:

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