Thursday, September 25, 2008
Friday Show and tell ~ Story of the World Timeline
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I wanted to have a timeline when I started Story of the World with my children, but the company did not have one. I looked around at the pre-made ones and thought they were all very expensive and did not always have the exact characters talked about in our history book. So, I decided to make my own. I found this great site over the summer. It (www.makingfriends.com) was created to encourage children to have pen pals. However, the paper dolls were so cute that I thought they would make great timeline figures. I printed them out and found that the nativty clothes could be made into great costumes for Ancient Civilizations. Hurray! For the price of printer ink, glue, and crayons, I have a cute timeline that goes great with our book. The timeline runs along the stairwell between our first and second floors, and the kids stop and talk to the characters sometimes when they are on the stairs. I love making history come alive!
Sorry this figure is blurry. You get the idea!
Please go see my son's show and tell at TKB. He has an important message this week.