Many school children learn about Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World in a history lesson plan. Besides reading books and studying information, crafts are a great way for children to enjoy learning about this famous explorer. Include this Christopher Columbus paper hat project in your history lesson plan.
History Less Plan Craft – Materials Needed
This Christopher Columbus voyage paper hat can be made with simple materials found in any classroom or home with children. Colored construction paper is used for the history lesson plan craft. You should also have clear-drying craft glue, blue glitter, a black marker, and a stapler with staples
History Less Plan Craft – Creating the Columbus Hat
Begin creating this history lesson plan craft by cutting a strip of blue construction paper approximately 3 inches wide. Make sure it is long enough to fit around your child’s head with an overlap to glue or staple at the end. Use a pencil to draw or trace an ocean wave pattern to the top edge of the blue paper strip and cut it out with scissors.
The next step is to cut out Christopher Columbus’s three ships. Research ship shapes in a history book, or draw your own. Cut out the construction paper ships and white rectangular construction paper sails. One each ship, write the name – Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria – with black magic marker. Glue the white sails to the paper boats.
To make this history lesson plan craft truly educational, you might like to write the famous Christopher Columbus rhyme on the blue hat band: In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. This will help your child remember when the explorer took his first journey across the Atlantic ocean. The final step is to staple the construction paper together to fit on your child’s head as a hat.
History Less Plan Craft – Information to Go With the Craft
While this history lesson plan craft teaches a few things about Christopher Columbus and his journey to the New World, there are many more things to be learned. The history lesson plan should include information about Christopher Columbus’s early life, how he intereacted with Queen Isabella of Spain, and how the journey of his three famous ships began.
Learn about what life was like on the ocean voyage, and how Christopher Columbus and other explorers navigated, what tools they used, and even the basics of ship building and sailing. There are many different aspects of exploration history lesson plans to delve into. This Christopher Columbus paper hat craft provides a fun way to begin learning.