Famous Figures of the American Revolution
Make 10 Jointed Paper Dolls from the American Revolution!
Cut out the arms, legs, and body parts. Then put them together with a hole punch and mini brads to make a paper doll that moves. This fun hands-on history craft will inspire your children to want to learn more about the famous people of the American Revolution. Includes a short description about each person along with a list of books to read aloud. Perfect for kids who love crafts and hands-on activities. A great addition to your study of U.S. History. Hours of fun and educational play!
Famous Figures of the American Revolution
Have fun learning more about American history with jointed paper dolls from the American Revolution! First, cut out the arms, legs, and body parts. Then put them together with a hole punch and mini brads to make a paper doll that moves. Use your imagination to make them move and come to life with the real stories of the American Revolution.
Inspire your child with this fun history craft. Perfect for eager children who want more hands-on activities and love crafts. You can also use them to motivate reluctant learners. Add this American history activity to your homeschool history lesson. Or, have your child make the paper dolls while reading a biography. Another idea is to have your child narrate what they have learned with the puppet. A great hands-on U.S. history project for elementary kids.
Make 10 Jointed Paper Dolls from American History
The 10 famous people in this book come in two versions: one colored and one to color. The card stock pages make sturdy paper dolls from American history. All costume is from the time of the American Revolution. You may laminate the pages before cutting them out to strengthen them. We label the back of each paper doll with a letter key for easy identification and assembly. Cut out the pieces. Use a 1/8" round hole punch to form a hole at each joint. Finally, place a mini brad through the joint hole and you have a moving historical character!
Includes Facts and a Reading List
There is a short description about each person at the beginning of the book, along with a list of books to read aloud. The list of books may be a teaching resource for books to read while your child is making the jointed paper dolls. Or, use the historical paper dolls with biographies, with lap books, as a unit study, on a timeline, or with any American history curriculum. Famous Figures of the American Revolution works well with Story of the World, Sonlight Curriculum, Classical Conversations, Mystery of History, and many others.
Hours of fun and educational play for hands-on learners. Stand in a thunderstorm with Ben Franklin as he conducts experiments with a kite. Write the Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson. Sew the first American flag with Betsy Ross. Lead the Continental Army with George Washington. Learn while playing with paper dolls from Famous Figures of the American Revolution!
“These figures provide tactile learners an opportunity to manipulate figures from history and make what once was perceived as ‘boring’ book learning into fun and games. The extras provided in the book allow parents and teachers the resources to teach the children about each figure.”
—Jennifer Wagaman, 321Learn.net
“The idea of creating puppets with the characters appeals to me. First, it builds history with context, not date memorization. Also, I am intrigued by the idea that learning can go beyond reciting what we know to using ‘time travel’ to let the kids create their own dialogue. History is not usually a discipline you think of for hands-on learning, and this could be an incredible resource for all kids, but particularly kinesthetic learners.”
—Terry Doherty, The Reading Tub
Award-Winning Author and Illustrator
I’m Cathy Diez-Luckie, author and illustrator of Famous Figures of Ancient Times: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble and the award-winning famous figures series of activity books. I am dedicated to providing parents and teachers with engaging hands-on history activities for their creative children that excite even a reluctant learner!