We are gearing up for quarter 3 in All American History Jr. on the Revolutionary War. My youngest son loves to set up battles with green army men. On our last field trip to a battle field my son discovered in the gift store themed army men. He does not forget these kind of finds.
I knew I was going to need to come up with game plan to change the look of the green army men. A quick trip to the Dollar Store landed me a pack of light green army men and a pack of dark green army men.
A quick decision was made for the pack of dark green army men to become the minutemen.
Now the pack of the light green army men really needed to be red to represent the red coats. Hmm how to make this work….
Changing Green Army Men Into Red Coats:
- First we covered the table with paper.
- Using a bottle of red finger nail polish we painted the coats of each soldier.
I allowed him to paint each one. He was happy to have both sides of the armies ready to reenact battles from the Revolutionary War. I can’t wait to see my son use these soldiers to display the battle tactics of each army.
Next week we are going to look at a new DVD series, Soldiering Through History: Revolutionary War.
A great collection of army men.