Do you kids enjoy acting out history? Putting together skits about a book they are reading? Make up a story about characters from history? MINE LOVE IT! So I was thrilled for the opportunity to give the Famous Figures of the American Revolution a try.
The Famous Figures of the American Revolution is AWESOME! Seriously, I would have never known had great these would be received. I would have guessed that my daughter would have liked them but I was SHOCKED how much my 7-year-old son loves them!
So What Are Famous Figures of the American Revolution?
These are some really fun compliments to your study of American History. These are like SUPER paper dolls. I had paper dolls when I was a kid but they were nothing like these. Famous Figures of the American Revolution book contains figures several American Revolution figures as well as additional resources to use in your study.
Famous Figures of the American Revolution includes figures of Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, Patrick Henry, Molly Pitcher, George Washington, John Adams, Daniel Boone, and a soldier of the Continental Army. What I thought was great is that each historical figure has a detailed biography in the book to go along with it. There’s also a great reading list for each figure so you can choose some read aloud’s or some independent reading for your kids while studying each historical figure.
The book includes one color and one black and white figure for each person. We chose to use the color ones to cut out but my daughter is excited to color the figures later. My son doesn’t like to color so to have the full-color option is GREAT!
You color the black and white pages (or not, it’s up to you) or choose the full-color figures, cut them out and secure them together with brads. It seems cumbersome but it isn’t. It’s really easy. The back of each figure has the very easy to use instructions on the back so it’s easy to put it together the right way.
Here’s what the back looks like put together. It even tells you where the brads go so the joints are moveable.
And here’s the front once put together. This one has a gun that goes along with him. You don’t secure it but he holds it.
My son really enjoyed playing with them after they were put together. We did it together and then he played with it while we read through the biography that was included in the book. We chose additional reading from the suggested list to include as well. You could make a very good and thorough history study with these figures and what is supplied in the book; however, it is an EXCELLENT supplement to any history curriculum studying the American Revolution.
What We Thought
In case you didn’t get the gist – WE LOVED IT! We have made so many more. And you can see in this video that my son is having fun with them. I can see us getting more of these to try to go with our history studies this year and next.
They have Famous Figures for other time periods like:
Famous Figures of the Civil War (this the one my son has requested)
Or you can buy all of them in one big bundle here. Which, frankly, is what I’m probably going to do because they are SO GREAT!
Famous Figures of the American Revolution comes in the 3rd Grade Curriculum Kit from Timberdoodle. Or you can purchase to go with your own history curriculum. Either way, your family will have a great time using these to act out famous battles or other historical events you are studying. Be sure to check it out and see if it’s for you. We are so glad we did!