|Celebrate Columbus Day with kids|
In order to honour the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America in 1492, people observe Columbus Day on 12th October every year. A common way to celebrate this day is attending parades and organizing parties. You can read poem titled "Christopher Columbu" or visit places to see images and portraits of that great explorer or get to know the life history of that daring seaman.
It has been more than 500 years that Columbus had explored America. As time passes and if people stop celebrating this grand day, the future generation might not know who this great explorer was. In an effort to make kids know more about Columbus and his achievement, people should engage them in various activities related with this day. Following are the ways how you can make Columbus Day memorable for your kids.
Make them recite poems and read stories
To remember to date when Columbus first sailed to America, children can recite the following traditional verse:
"In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue."
Some sites like the Holiday zone has got several Columbus Day songs which you can tell the kids to memorize and perform on October 12th celebration. Then they can visit local libraries where they can get some material available on Columbus and his historic deeds. Reading exciting stories of Columbus will inspire the kids to dream big in life.
Art and craft
Children enjoy art and craft. They can be engaged in various kinds of art and craft activities.
Also encourage them to take part in parade and other activities on Columbus Day. Who knows? May be one of these kids will be inspired enough to explore another wonderland!!
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