I have decided to change Fridays from just field trips to Fun Friday, encompassing field trips as well as art, songs, and any other fun activities that do not readily fall into one of the "covered" academic areas.
-Tour a ship in your area.
-If you live near an American Indian reservation and they have any tourist-type activities, this would be a good time to visit. We have a group near us that puts on a celebration every year at this time.
-To remember when Columbus first sailed to the Americas, remember this rhyme: "In 14 hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." I am unsure of the author of this. If you know please share. The complete poem and a fun Columbus Day song can be found here.
-There is a fill-in-the-blanks word puzzle about Columbus located here
-Here is a Columbus-themed crossword puzzle and word search.
-Using large boxes, poster board (for sails), miscellaneous craft materials and your imaginations, build ships in the backyard/basement.