Review: We were sent a copy of the Roman Adventure Activity Book for the purposes of this review. See full disclosure statement at the end of this article.
I know I’ve said it several times before here on Penny Reads, but I’m still a huge fan of kids’ activity books. Especially ones that fit in with things that they have been learning at school. That way you manage to combine fun and entertainment with a spot of learning – and the kids often don’t even realise.
My eldest two go to school I’m St Albans, a city full of Roman history, so sending us a copy of the Roman Adventure Activity Book to review is rather perfect as it’s something that all children here seem to cover at school in quite a lot of detail. The city has its own Roman Museum in the Verulamium Museum and there are various other bits of Roman history dotted around the city too. Even when I take them home from school we travel along Watling Street north – another nod towards the area’s Roman roots.
The Roman Adventure Activity Book is absolutely packed with different activities for children to complete. There’s really something to suit all children’s interests with everything from pages to colour through to explanations of Roman numerals and some basic sums using them. There are mazes, word searches, dot to dots and also instructions for some craft activities like making your own laurel wreath and making a mosaic using tissue paper. All of them tie-in in some way with the topic of Romans and Roman life.
On a practical note, this book has been printed so that the pages have a lovely matt feel to them. This means that you can use coloured pencils, wax crayons or felt tip pens in it easily. There are also four pages of stickers and some of the activities in the book tell you to choose the correct stickers to answer something, or ask you to use stickers to complete a picture.
The book is described as suitable for ages 4 – 8, but I would caveat that slightly and say that children who can read independently will gain most from it. Younger children can obviously work through it with a grown up to help them. A couple of the activities in it do tell children to get a grown up to help them. Whilst a few of the activities may be a bit simple for her, my nine year old still enjoyed sitting down and completing some of it on her own.
The Roman Adventure Activity Book was published by Button Books in November 2019. ISBN: 978-1-78708-042-3 Priced at £6.99 It is available to buy online here*.
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