Sunday, September 22, 2013

Set Sail for Columbus Day Free Resources and Activities.

It's almost October and Columbus Day is right around the corner. I've put together some great free resources, activities, craft ideas and more for all your Columbus day needs. To start let's visit Holidayzone which you can access by clicking on the picture below. You will find links to books, arts and craft activities, songs and poems, language activities, puzzles and more.

You can read Interesting Facts about Columbus Day and get more links to free activities at Kids Connect by clicking on the picture below.
Scholastic has "Everything You Need" for Columbus Day for all grade levels that you don't want to miss, so click on the picture below.
In case you are looking for more check out Apples4theTeacher which has free activities, printables, a skit, poems and short stories.
How about making this hand print ship? I thought it was so cute. Just click on the picture to find out how.
You can find more craft ideas at dltk by clicking HERE.
At the All Kids Network you will find the templates and directions for making this Columbus Day Ships Craft. Just click below.
After all my searches I came up with one more website for free activities, songs, crafts and more.
Just click on the picture below.
Wow! That's a lot of free resources.  Well I finally revised and updated both my K-1 and 2-3 Columbus Day packets which you may want to check out. This is my K-1 packet which is filled with reading and writing activities galore. You will find a Shared Reading Book, 3 Differentiated Reading Books at the Early Emergent and Emergent levels, plus 3 Comprehension Activities for each book. Students will make their own narrative writing books about Columbus by either Tracing and Writing the Words, Filling in the Missing Words in Sentences or Retelling the Story with Pictures. There are literacy activities, a Word Wall and Picture/Word card activities, too. You can see sample pages of all the differentiated reading and writing books as well as the literacy activities when you download the Preview file. Just click on the picture below to get all the details.

For Grades 2-3 I have revised my "Set Sail for Columbus Day" which you can check out by clicking on the picture below. It also has a Shared Reading Book, Reading Texts and Comprehension Activities, Picture/Fact Cards, Informative Text and Opinion Piece Writing Prompts and Graphic Organizers. You can download the Preview file to see sample pages of all the differentiated reading texts as well as writing and other activities in this unit.

Here is a fun freebie for K-1 teachers from me. Students will build fluency by rolling the die and reading the words or phrases. This is a fun pair literacy center activity.
You can access it by clicking on the image below.

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I've really been busy getting all these great free resources together for you. Hope you find some great activities.

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 Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. Have a great Columbus Day holiday.

What kinds of activities do you do for Columbus Day?


  1. Fun writing activity to add to my lesson on Columbus Day. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I came over from Manic Monday and I've pinned this because you always have such wonderful freebies!
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  3. Great share! Thanks for the Columbus Day Activities.