Famous Figures of the Civil War
Make 10 Jointed Paper Dolls from the Civil War!
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 Civil War. 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 the Civil War. Hours of fun and educational play with this Civil War history activity!
Famous Figures of the Civil War
Have fun learning more about American history with jointed paper dolls from the Civil War! Use our Civil War activities to bring history to life for your child. 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 Civil War.
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 Civil War activities project for elementary kids.
Make 10 Jointed Paper Dolls from the Civil War
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 Civil War. 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 Civil War 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. Deliver the Gettysburg Address with Abraham Lincoln. Follow Harriet Tubman through the Underground Railroad. Stand with General Ulysses S. Grant as General Robert E. Lee surrenders at a farm in Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. Learn while playing with paper dolls from Famous Figures of the Civil War!
“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.”
The Reading Tub
“If you’d like to creatively transport your child from the present to learn about how famous people lived thousands of years ago, then this book is for you….This imaginative book allows children ages 6-12 to perform their own historical re-enactments or even create new stories using famous people from ancient times. As a parent, I personally recommend this book.“
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!