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FREE Printable Early Explorer History Coloring Pages Activity

Grab these free printable European explorers coloring pages to help students learn about 13 famous explorers for kids. Simply print the explorers for children printables to learn facts about explorers such as Alexander Mackenzie, Amerigo Vespucci, Bartolomeu Dias, Sir Francis Drake, George Vancouver, Hernando de Soto, Jacques Marquette, Captain James Cook, Panfilo de Narvárez, Robert de la Salle, Samuel de Champlain, Simon Fraser, and Walter Raleigh. This is a fun, simple history activity for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.

Grab these free printable European explorers coloring pages to help students learn about 13 famous explorers for kids. Simply print the explorers for children printables to learn facts about explorers such as Alexander Mackenzie, Amerigo Vespucci, Bartolomeu Dias, Sir Francis Drake, George Vancouver, Hernando de Soto, Jacques Marquette, Captain James Cook, Panfilo de Narvárez, Robert de la Salle, Samuel de Champlain, Simon Fraser, and Walter Raleigh. This is a fun, simple history activity for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.

Famous Explorers for Kids

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this Famous Explorers for kids themed activity which helps students strengthen their fine motor skill while working on their literacy and history skill. These free printable pages are perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 aged students. Use these for extra practice, at school or at home, summer learning, an explorer study , a history study or literacy activity or as part of an extra activity for those who finish their other work early.

European explorers worksheets

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> ___________<<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save freebie. Now print off  the European Explorer coloring sheets! These worksheets come in color and black and white. Students will choose one page to start with, then they can hang them up or make a book out of the pages, placing them in the correct time order when done.

Alexander Mackenzie Amerigo Vespucci Bartolomeu Dias Sir Francis Drake George Vancouver Hernando de Soto Jacques Marquette Captain James Cook Panfilo de Narvárez Robert de la Salle Samuel de Champlain Simon Fraser Walter Raleigh

Explorers for kids

At the bottom of the post you will find the pdf download file. Download this no-prep file and print off all the pages. There is one male explorer per page with a total of thirteen explorers all up.  The thirteen explorers include:

  • Alexander Mackenzie
  • Amerigo Vespucci
  • Bartolomeu Dias
  • Sir Francis Drake
  • George Vancouver
  • Hernando de Soto
  • Jacques Marquette
  • Captain James Cook
  • Panfilo de Narvárez
  • Robert de la Salle
  • Samuel de Champlain
  • Simon Fraser
  • Walter Raleigh

European explorers worksheets

Explorers for children

  • Give your child one page at a time.
  • After they read the name of the explorer at the top of the page, they will then trace their name. They can then practice tracing this word over and over again on a separate piece of paper.
  • Then they will read a short paragraph about the man. If they are still learning to read, they will need a little help. Point at the words as you read them to help them understand and learn to recognize new words. If there are any words that are new to them or they have difficulty saying, have them write the word out on a separate piece of paper, pronouncing it as they write the letters.
  • At the side of the page is a black and white image of the man. Children can then decorate this man with crayons, markers, or pencils, working on their fine motor skills, while trying to carefully stay in the lines.

Explorers for kids

Though this activity comes in black and white only, it is a great way for children to learn more about thirteen different explorers who explored the world, while strengthening their fine motor and literacy skills.

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Grab free printable European explore coloring pages to help students learn about 13 famous early explorers for kids.

Early Explorers Printables

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Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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