Columbus Sailed with Three Ships


(Composer unknown)

Columbus sailed with three ships, three ships, three ships,
Columbus sailed with three ships
Over the ocean blue.


Students sing while passing 3 laminated ships, each with a name of a ship. On the word “blue” (the first time) students stop passing. Each student holding a ship echoes the name of that ship when the teacher sings it.

See also

  • Printable & Digital Visuals
  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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  1. I always like singing this song. It is just such a sweet and easy song that fits well in kids’ voices – and mine, too! Thanks for reminding me to use it this year!

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