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
This is so fun to go along with history. My daughter loves cutting them out while we are listening to the history audio. I love the little biography for each one and that my daughter can pick the colorful ones and just cut them out or the ones she can color.
My 6 year old loves learning about each famous figure. Her favorite part is coloring and assembling her own figure. She can put a more create spin on the person (Jesus in a rainbow robe).
These are fun to make as a craft to go along with the history lesson. My kids seem to be able to remember the lesson better when their are hands-on projects like this to go along with it. Ages 5-6
We have enjoyed cutting out and assembling the ancient figures to go along with the history lessons. Just as a side note, I did laminate each one before cutting them out and assembling them with fasteners. My first grader enjoys playing with the figures while I read each chapter to her.
My 7 year old loves paper dolls, so these were a no brainer purchase. She loves them! Combining play and learning is the way to go!