Are you looking for creative and affordable ways to bring aspects of American History into the hands of your eager learner? You should check out Corps of Rediscovery! Founded by a homeschooling family, this company strives to provide your children with product kits to enhance your learning of American Indians, Frontiersmen, and American Pioneers.
The company offers several kits for you to choose from. As a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Group, I was fortunate enough to receive the Tomahawk Kit. The kit retails for only $5.50 and comes with a sturdy leather "blade," leather lace, wooden handle, and instructions. The Tomahawk Kit can also be purchased as part of an American Indian Special Package that includes the Tomahawk Kit, Bear Claw Necklace kit, Skin Frame kit, Fringe Pouch Kit, Stone Arrowheads, and Moccasin Kit. The entire American Indian Special package retails for only$46.98. Click here to check out these products and others by Corps of Re-Discovery.
My thoughts on this product:
The tomahawk kit includes everything necessary (no tools required) to assemble it, complete with instructions. While there are no decorations, the package offers suggestions for how it could be decorated. The instructions are clear and relatively easy to follow, though I do not think my 8 year-old could have done it alone, both because he had difficulty following the instructions and also because he did not have the strength to keep the leather rope tight as he laced it. Neither of these are criticisms of the product, just an observation about doing things with children! Assembly took about 10 minutes, and the tomahawk will provide endless uses - it looks 'real' and my 8 year-old was very excited about having his own tomahawk. Since the tomahawk is made out of leather it is relatively safe for unmonitored play.
Thoughts of an eight year old:
I like my tomahawk! I can easily win a sword fight with my brother!
I would encourage anyone searching for an easy and affordable way to bring American History to life to check out the products by Corps of Re-Discovery. I think their products are well-made, and I like how the company is family-owned and operated. The products are well-constructed and the right price!
Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Homeschool Review group, I received the Tomahawk Kit free of charge in exchange for my honest review on this blog. I received no other compensation.