Chris's Ship Added
Paper, Blue Finger paint, and Crayons
Directions: I have the children draw a
picture of what they think Christopher Columbus'
ship looked like. We use blue finger paint for the ocean and encourage
lots of wavy lines. At the bottom of the picture I write "Columbus
sailed the ocean blue In fourteen hundred and ninety-two!!"
Added 9-22-98 Original
Paper Towel tube and markers
Directions: They can use a paper towel tubes
to make a telescope to look for land and
9-22-98 Original Author
Here are 2 ideas for water to be
used under Columbus' ships (the ships can be cut-outs or original
drawings). Have the child trace his/her hand several times...use some
green paper and some blue. When gluing them under the ships,
alternate blue and green with finger tips slightly overlapping the
edge of the hand in front of it. Have children make thin,
short-linked paper chains...mixing blue and green.
You will need to help glue them under the ships.
Boat in Bottle
Soda Bottle, Cardboard, and Crayons
"boat-in-a-bottle" save clear pop bottles (like RC cola
ones) and make a cutout along the side of
the bottle. Have children draw one of the ships
or, again use a cut-out, with a TAB on the bottom. Glue this to a
piece of cardboard colored
blue. Glue the bottle over the ship and there it is!!
A Ship added
10-7-99 Original Author Unknown
Walnut shell, playdough, toothpick, and white paper
Directions: Give each child a walnut shell
half, a small piece of playdough, a toothpick and a small square of white
paper for a sail. Let the kids decorate their sails with crayons. Help
each child punch holes in his or her sail. Show the child how to
stick his or her toothpick in one hole and out the other hole. Have the
kids roll the playdough into a ball and place in the bottom of the
walnut shell.. Then stick the
toothpick in the playdough.