Famous Figures of Ancient Times
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If you have multiple children, then you no doubt have noticed the unique proclivities of each one. Our middle child lived for art. Her most prized possessions were a tape dispenser, scissors, and endless amounts of paper. Famous Figures of Ancient Times was made for such a child.
While you read historical accounts aloud, your avid artist can color in the detailed figures of twenty people who shaped history, such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Hannibal and his elephant, and others. Colorful characters are printed on heavy cardstock with perforated pages for trouble-free removal. Cut out the pieces, punch holes where directed, and attach common fasteners to allow their arms and legs to move and their swords and shields to flash. For the meticulous child who wants to color it exactly right, matching pre-colored action figures are also included.
"Great for kids who like crafts: Detailed, colored figures from history, from Narmer to Augustine, to cut out and assemble. The figures are on cardstock with moveable joints. Good for decorating timelines or just for fun." - Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise, authors of The Story of the World
Edition: 2nd Edition now includes 21 figures
Publisher: Figures In Motion
Author: Cathy Diez-Luckie
Publication Date: 2009
Age Recommendation: 9-12 Years
Made In: China
Faith-Based: No. Covers some historical figures that have religious as well as secular significance, but remains historical rather than inspirational.
Awards and Endorsements:
Mom's Choice Gold Award
2009 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine
Bronze Medal in the 2009 Independent Book Publishers Awards
2009 Dr. Toy Best Classic Toy Award
2009 IndieFab Award Finalist
Independent Book Publishers Association - Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist
2009 Family Choice Award
My son enjoys making the figures but has difficulty cutting and assembling them on his own, which is why I gave it 4 stars. He will often pull out the figures and play with them on his own between lessons. It is a fun addition to the SOTW curriculum.
This has been a very fun way to see many of the people we learn about in our history lessons. My son can really visualize what the people looked like, wore, and he enjoys getting to put the characters together.
Cutting out and piecing together these figures is a great tactile way for students to remember their history. I have been surprised at the tricky names my kids have been able to recall because of these figures. It's harder to forget Hammurabi's name when he's hanging on your wall.
I just went through SOTW and noted which chapters coincided with which figures for quick reference. Great reinforcement of cutting skills. Use the smallest hole punch you have. There is a colored and uncolored page of each figure, so two kids can easily participate.
We use these for projects for her charter school. She will spend an hour putting them together. Loves them!