I began making these biography coloring pages for my own kids before I did for anyone else. They loved to color, but just as I sneak veggies into their meals, I wanted to sneak in a little something extra to craft time. This cute clip art is used in tons of my resources, but these coloring pages came first. They are filled with just enough information and key words to be educational and easy-to-remember without completely going over a child’s head. Many of these pages have led to further discussions and the desire to dig deeper. My oldest child especially loves finding books in the “Who Was” series to go along with her art work.
The idea of turning these pages into puppets actually came when my children cut the historical figures out and began to have a dialogue with them. I couldn’t believe the things they remembered about each figure and the spin they put on their personalities.
Today, when the weather was dreary, I finally made a companion resource to go along with my growing collection of biography coloring pages. And the best part is that it’s totally FREE! I have a pocket design that I use in all of my interactive notebook novel units and it seemed to be the perfect size to tuck in a cute puppet on a stick and the short biography blurb.
Hope these keep your kids as busy as it’s kept mine on this yucky day!!