So when you were a kid you liked making puppets and using them to tell stories, right? Well so does every kid. This week I was looking to make the Roman Republic, Pax Romana, and the split between the empires, and those German Barbarians a little more visual for our little CCers.
But by the way, this can be used for anything, and anyone wanting to teach or act out something. I can see the possibilities now! All history sentences will come to life in 15 minutes or less!
Seriously if I can draw these, so can you and so can your kids!
The great thing is we don't need to sew for hours and we don't need to memorize any long play. It's literally right at your fingertips- or should I say thumbprints. :)
Here's what you need...
Materials: Ed Emberley's Complete Fun Print Drawing Book, Glue, Cleaner, scissors, ink pad, craft sticks, index cards, and paper towels. Oh year and the most important part... thumbs!
I cut out lots of little cards measuring about 3 in X 1 in. Then I gave them each about 8 and they stamped away. Literally five minutes later they were done and onto the next thing. Then it took me another 10 minutes to draw and glue to sticks.
You can use my examples or have them create their own... The only thing I ask, when referring to these masterpieces please give credit due. :)
No seriously, hopefully this will inspire you to do so many more fun thumbprint plays!
The Punic Wars
Label the bottom of each stick so you know which to grab... and your kids will know it when singing. I labeled both the front and back. :)
The Pax Romana! Don't they just sing happy Roman Peace?
The split between the West and East in 286 AD. I added numbers so they could practice learning those. :)
Last but not least the Germanic Barbarians! Those are as barbarian as I could make them. :)
Don't forget to label, the bottoms!
Then put it all to work and make a memory sentence come to life!
So my video is boring, as I'm sure my son's would be filled with fighting noises and such, but you get the idea.
Have fun and please, please, please let me see your stuff if you do this.
I read all the comments and love receiving them knowing these ideas are helpful or not to you.
Blessings to you and yours!