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Columbus Day Activities

Discover It Game

Play this Columbus Day activity and you can be the famous explorer for a day. In this exciting race against time you get to discover countries, people, and things -- everything a great explorer needs.

What You'll Need:

Thin cardboard


Black and colored felt


Fine-tipped marker



Glue a square of black felt onto a 20 x 20-inch piece of cardboard.

Use a fine-tipped marker to draw simple shapes, such as Spain, North America, Columbus's ships, Columbus, spice bottles, the sun, and ocean waves on the colored felt.

Cut out each shape, and then cut each shape again into 2 or 3 pieces.

One player makes a simple scene by putting the shapes on the black felt board (they will stick).

The other player studies the scene for a few minutes.

The first player then takes the scene away and scrambles the pieces.

Set the timer for 5 minutes. The other player must put the felt pieces back together to make the scene before the timer runs out.

Make 2 games, and race each other to see who can discover faster.

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ABOUT THE CRAFT DESIGNERSLisa Lerner and Kersten Hamilton designed the Columbus Day activities.