Free Christopher Columbus Coloring Pages & Timeline Fun

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Are you celebrating Columbus Day at school or in your homeschool? Or are you just learning about the greatest explorers? If so you are going to love our free Christopher Columbus coloring pages.

We love celebrating fun holidays in our homeschool.

There are 4 coloring pages to print out, and a timeline to print out and match with the pictures and order. This is perfect for kindergarten, first and second-grade students.

Christopher Columbus Day is a federal holiday in America and is celebrated on October 12th when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas in 1492.

We absolutely love creating free kids coloring pages, and we either use them as a supplement for a lesson we are studying or just to calm the mood! Coloring is a great way for them to refocus and relax.

Christopher Columbus Coloring Pages

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Christopher Columbus Time Line

The kids are going to enjoy coloring in these Christopher Columbus coloring pages and trying to match the timeline with the pictures.

Supplies Needed:


Print out the 4 coloring pages below, it will print out on four full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

Cut out all of the words and the pictures, I like to use a paper cutter as it is more accurate. However, scissors will work too.

Christopher Columbus timeline

Ask the children to color in all of the images first, there are 6 different pictures to color in.

  • Christopher Columbus
  • Queen Isabella
  • Palm trees
  • King Ferdinand of Spain
  • Sailing ships x 2
Christopher Columbus coloring timeline

When the pictures are colored in, give the children the timeline words. If they want to they can color in the words too.

Columbus timeline

The children then need to match the words with the picture they have colored in.

Christopher Columbus set sail in August 1492.

He headed for Asia

He was supported by Spanish King Ferdinand &

Queen Isabella

Christopher Columbus Day timeline

He set sail on the ship, La Nina, La Pinta, and La Santa Maria.

He accidentally arrived in the Bahamas on October 12th, 1492.

Christopher Columbus timeline printable

The final page is just a coloring page with a globe, a telescope, an anchor, gold coins, and a palm tree.

Christopher Columbus Day coloring page

Download Christopher Columbus Coloring Pages Printable

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

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Last Updated on 12 November 2022 by homeschoolof1

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