Discover some new Columbus Day activities for kids as you read this article. As the saying goes, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in the year 1492. He made it to the New World with his ships the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.

Columbus Day has been celebrated in the United States for over two centuries. President Benjamin Harrison dedicated October 12 as Columbus Day to commerate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas.

Celebrate Columbus Day with the following games and crafts.

Race to the New World

See who's the better explorer when you race boats, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, to the New World.

Big Round World Box

Give the gift of the world to the explorer in your life.

Discover It Game

Be Christopher Columbus for a day and test your skills of observation and discovery.

In 1492 Christopher Columbus left Spain, racing to find the New World. See how fast you can get there when you play the game in the next section.

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