Sunday, October 7, 2012


Columbus Day is celebrated in October to commemorate the historic landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. I am sure most of you know the little jingle, “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred-ninety-two.”

This is a great time to have some fun with your kids and enjoy entertaining a few crafts and activities. A fun science activity is to make an ocean bottle so you can create waves. You might enjoy a “green” project that involves a little recycling. Try making mini versions of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria out of egg carton cups. If you like to spy things, then this cardboard tube telescope is perfect for pretending to be Columbus as scoped out foreign land and ocean waves.

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