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Revolutionary War Costume with Kids Tricorn Hat and Soldiers Bundle Review by Audrey TolleCreative Kids Toys
Most of my kids have gone through phases where they love to role play and put on skits. I firmly believe that when my children role play, tell stories, and express themselves through play, they internalize the subject matter on a deeper level than when we simply read about and study the topic. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review the Revolutionary War Tricorn Hat and Soldiers Bundle sold on Amazon by Creative Kids Toys.
The Revolutionary War Tricorn Hat and Soldiers Bundle comes with a kids Tricorn Hat, a pack of American Revolution toy soldiers, a cardboard battleground for the soldiers, a copy of the Declaration of Independence, and an American Revolution fact sheet. It retails for $21.95.
My 9, 10, and 12-year-old boys found this kit in my bedroom and begged to be allowed to play with it right away. Once I gave my permission, I didn’t hear back from them for hours. They loved being able to yell lines that they have learned studying history such as “The British are coming; the British are coming!” and “Give me liberty or give me death!” They played with the toy soldiers and recreated battles and took turns wearing the tricorn hat and warning of impending doom.
The hat was very high quality and will stand up to the use of busy and bustling students for years to come. The plastic soldiers and canons are similar in height and quality to other army men toys and were a delight and served the purpose of giving hands-on play. The cardboard battleground gave a great play atmosphere for the war. The fact sheet gave a brief history of the Revolutionary War and a list of several sites on the web where students can go and explore more including archives, PBS, American Revolution Museum website, the C.I.A website.
Overall, I thought this was a fun way for my kids to be able to reenact and dig deeper into their study of the American Revolution. They had a blast pretending to be soldiers fighting for freedom and I believe that it gave them more of an interest in the topic than they would have had otherwise. I would highly recommend this product for anyone wanting more hands-on play to go with your Revolutionary War unit.
- Product review by Audrey Tolle, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November, 2018