Something strange happened to my daughter. She is craving worksheets. So for Columbus Day I printed some from Enchanted Learning website (membership is required, but it’s reasonably priced) and took them to our traditional Sunday breakfast out. Anna especially liked the one where she needed to decode the phrase, In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. She already knew the phrase, so she cracked it pretty quickly.
We read the only book in our home library – My First Biography: Christopher Columbus. Anna was not too interested in it, since she read it before, and it doesn’t have a lot of substance. Brain Pop Jr had Christopher Columbus as a featured movie, so we saw that and did quizzes and other online activities to go with the movie. I also asked Anna to come up with 8 words related to Columbus Day (a template from Enchanted Learning). She cheated a little – her words were Columbus, 1492, sailed, ocean, blue, land, holiday and ship. She even managed to spell most of them correctly.
I tried to talk Anna into making a paper boat crafts or to color, but she wasn’t interested. However, she was delighted when I pulled out a wooden boat-making kit that I had… oh, since before last Columbus Day. Note to myself – doing it as the last activity of the day was not the best idea – I ended up painting most of the pieces, and we are yet to put the boat together.