Hands on History

Paper, scissors, glue, sticks, fabric…the list could go on. My children love to create. Maybe a book has inspired them to create a map of undiscovered lands, sew a costume for a doll or design a wardrobe full of clothing for paper dolls.  I try to encourage their natural creativity. I find that our history reading is often the source of inspiration. Do your children love to create? Do you find that hands on activities encourage your child in learning? Do you want ready to go kits to make incorporating activities easier? Corps of Rediscovery is a company you need to check out!

Corps of Rediscovery is a company founded by a homeschool family that fell in love with American History after taking their learning on the road; traveling through 47 of the 50 states.  This family’s love of learning and history carry over into their products.

Our family was recently sent a Patchwork Quilt Kit from Corps of Rediscovery. When I opened the package I was torn between delight and despair. My girls love to sew. I knew both Bekah and Mary would love to make the quilt. I despaired because I only had one quilt. They were both thrilled to see the patchwork quilt kit. We decided to give the kit to Bekah since she was the oldest.

What was included in the Patchwork Quilt kit?

*All the patchwork squares


*Yarn (for tying the quilt together)



*Excellent instructions and suggestions

The kit is currently on sale for $11.99.

The biggest challenge was decided in the design Bekah wanted to have. I was concerned she would never decide! Finally, after some consultations, she had a design she liked and was ready to go. My help has not been needed since. The instructions were clear, concise and complete. The patchwork quilt was a completely independent project that Rebekah has thoroughly enjoyed. The finished quilt is the perfect size for a baby doll. We are considering making it into a wall quilt in the girls’ room.

I would love to show you her finished quilt but we recently moved and not all items have been found. I am sure that many more quilts will be created in our home!

Corps of Rediscovery has a variety of products to spice up your history. Their kits also make great gifts or reminders of family travels. Your son might like an arrow kit or a flint and steel set. Cornhusk dolls, drop spindles to candle making could add to your colonial studies! Go see for yourself!

Still need help in deciding which item to purchase? Go by the crew and see what others had to say about Corps of Rediscovery.

**Disclaimer – As a member of TOS Homeschool crew, I received a complimentary kit for review. No compensation was made to me. The thoughts/opinions expressed in this post are my own.

One thought on “Hands on History

  1. Nice review-and I am glad there was no disparage. :0) It is one of the more challenging projects but the results are beautiful. Hope you find everything soon (from moving-hate when that happens) :0/

    FM Sheri

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