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Be on the lookout for an email from Figures In Motion with a link to the free download of all of our curriculum guides to help you use our puppets with your history curriculum!
Plus, you will receive a BONUS King Tut articulated puppet to help you engage your creative kids! You will need a 1/8″ hole punch and mini brads to complete the assembly. If you don’t see the email, be sure to check your spam or promotions folders, as sometimes our emails can end up there.
In the meantime, if you need additional help with engaging your creative kids and want to make history fun, be sure to grab this special offer and get our Printable Ancient Puppet Collection for just $22 (a $38 value!).
Want a fun way to engage your creative kids in history?
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BRING HISTORY TO LIFE!
Wondering how to bring some excitement and fun to your history studies?
Get the help you need to engage your kids with our collection of 28 articulated puppets from ancient history.
MAKE ARTICULATED PUPPETS OF THE GREAT
PEOPLE OF HISTORY & LEARN THROUGH PLAY
GET READY TO…
√ Inspire your kids to discover the wonders of history.
√ Supply your children with captivating materials that generate interest.
√ Create an inspiring and exciting learning experience for your kids.
√ Banish history boredom for kids who love crafts.
√ Improve learning retention with the stories of the famous people of ancient times.
√ Develop curious learners by introducing them to great men and women.
√ Provide tactile activities for kinesthetic learners.
√ Build fine motor skills while cutting out and assembling the puppet.
√ Develop speaking and dramatic presentation skills while storytelling.
We’re a homeschool family, using a Charlotte Mason-inspired, literature-based approach. My kids love to do crafts, so this seemed like a no-brainer. Well, my kids started fighting over who would get to cut out and assemble each figure. And when they realized there were TWO copies of each figure (one fully colored, and one line drawing), it was bliss. I would recommend this for any kids, truly, but especially for home schooling families. This has been a HUGE win for us!
– SHARON –
ENGAGE YOUR KIDS AND MAKE HISTORY FUN!
FOR A LIMITED TIME, GET OUR PRINTABLE ARTICULATED ANCIENT PUPPET COLLECTION FOR JUST $22 (A $38 VALUE)
Get digital and printable copies of 28 of our articulated ancient puppets: 23 ancient leaders and 5 characters from the story of Esther of Persia. Print these out on your own card stock and use a 1/8” hole punch and mini brads to assemble the puppets—assembly materials do not come with the digital product.
Includes a checklist of famous men and women from ancient Egypt through the Roman empire. Use this printable to quickly inventory the key people your kids already know, and whom you would like to study.
You’ll also get printable key facts for each puppet to start your learning journey, along with a reading list of books for independent readers and read-alouds, about the ancient people included.
Best of all, you’ll get high quality, hands-on resources to supply your kids with engaging activities that will build retention, generate interest and excitement in history.
As a homeschooling mother of 5, I enthusiastically recommend the Famous Figures articulated puppets! This product exceeded my expectations and I have been thrilled with our children’s excitement over making the figures. The fun didn’t stop after they were made…they pull them out to play with and show people…like Grandma who came over today. It is rare to be so pleasantly surprised with a product you try in your homeschool. Before purchasing this book I considered it a fun extra. Now, I consider it a must have!
– HOMESCHOOLING MOM –
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE ANCIENT PUPPET COLLECTION & WHAT WILL I NEED?
The printable articulated ancient puppet collection contains three resources that can help you quickly engage your kids in history. You will need scissors, colored pencils or crayons, a 1/8” hole punch, and mini brads to assemble the figures.
First, our articulated historical puppets for your kids to make, are from our Ancient Times and Queen Esther book. You get both of them combined in one digital package.
In addition, key facts are included for each person. You will also get an ancient times reading list for read-alouds or to use with children who are independent readers.
Lastly, a checklist of famous men and women from ancient Egypt through the Roman empire. Use this printable to quickly inventory the key people your kids already know and find out whom you would like to study next.
HOW DO I MAKE THE ARTICULATED PUPPETS?
Download the pdf file onto card stock. The pdf file may be printed with a front and back side. If you do not have a double sided printer, print the front side only.
You will need a 1/8” hole punch and mini brads to put the articulated puppet together. You can get these at a local craft store or on our web site.
Next, chose which of the two versions of the figure you would like to make. One is already colored so you cut out all of the puppet body pieces. The other version allows your child to color the puppet before cutting out the pieces. Then punch a hole at each joint with a small 1/8” hole punch. Finally, use mini brads to assemble the figure and make it move! A letter key is on the back of the doll body pieces to make it easy to assemble.
HOW CAN I USE THESE PUPPETS?
The digital ancient puppet collection can be used to supplement your history curriculum, unit study, or as a stand alone activity. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Color and assemble the puppets during a history lesson, unit study, read aloud time, or just for fun.
- Decorate a wall or time line with your assembled ancient puppets, that are 12 to 13 inches tall.
- Read a biography of someone in the collection (reading list is included) then make and use the figure as a prop to narrate a short summary of his or her life.
- Include puppets in a lap-book project or with a written report.
- Make puppets with string, craft sticks, or pipe cleaners and put on a play.
- Produce a stop-motion animation clip using magnets or felt on the back of the puppets.
CAN I GET A PHYSICAL COPY?
Visit our website to get our books that are already printed on to cardstock. The books included in this offer are Famous Figures of Ancient Times and Footsteps of Faith Queen Esther. You will not be able to get the special offer pricing, but will have to buy the individual books.
The check list is not available as a physical copy.
WHERE CAN I GET A HOLE PUNCH AND MINI BRADS TO MAKE THE FIGURES?
The 1/8” hole punch and mini brads are available at craft stores and online retailers such as Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and on our website. We recommend punching a hole at the joints to easily place the mini brads.
WHICH HISTORICAL FIGURES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS PUPPET COLLECTION?
Sargon the Great
Cyrus the Great
Alexander the Great
Qin Shi Huangdi
Hannibal’s War Elephant
Constantine the Great
Esther of Persia
HOW DO I KNOW THIS PUPPET COLLECTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Our printable articulated ancient puppet collection is for anyone with kids who love hands-on activities, imaginative play, storytelling, and crafts!
Children love stories. If you are a parent or educator who wants to inspire your children with an engaging hands-on history activity that is easy to use, we think they will love making movable puppets, and then using them to tell stories.
You can make all 28 of these figures with our Printable Articulated Ancient Puppet Collection,
a ⅛” hole punch, and mini brad fasteners (available at most craft stores or from our website).
READY TO GET STARTED?
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