Famous Figures of Ancient Times
Our price: $18.95
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
So this is a fun way to visualize what people looked like in history. It's difficult to cut the figures out though, so moms, prepare to be doing the cutting to avoid frustration! I like that it has the colored option or the option to color one themselves, and the paper is durable enough to withstand handling.
I’m teaching my daughter about ancient history. This is a great way to actually see the people she is learning about and act out some scenes she has learned! Beautifully made
My kids have enjoyed this a lot. Most of the characters can be found in the history of the world volume one. It’s fun for the kids to put them together while they listen to the story. I assumed that brads would be included to attach everything and was a little disappointed that they weren’t. Not a huge deal. But, you do need a lot of small brads- between five and ten per character.
I find the idea to be good and its a great tool to bring the people we are learning about to life. Like put a face to the story.
Love this hands on way to learn history