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Children can research the many styles of Lacrosse sticks used by Native Americans throughout time. You could challenge the child to research other games and make them. You can add a study of what skills the games teach your mind and body. You can research the regional differences of Native Americans throughout time and the games that they played. These games have also been used in Montessori Elementary Time Lines and Fundamental Needs of Mankind Humankind. You can host a family game night with the parents of students after the children are adept at the skills and rules of the games.
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The games can be used in schools as a multi cultural follow up to studying Native Americans. Because of their fine motor, large motor, eye hand coordination, visual tracking and game skill building, they can be used in physical education class. They are enjoyable family games to use together. Because of their utilitarian beauty, the Native American Games can also be used as decoration for a family who is on a Lacrosse Team for example or just wished to display the games
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You can do both! You can purchase each game separately. The Lacrosse Game is a two person game. The Spear Hunting Game can be used as a two or four person game, the Double Ball is a two person game and the Feather Darts are a two person game. If you purchase the entire four game set, you will engage ten children in purposeful movement at a time. Many schools wanting to use the games in a structured setting purchase two sets to engage 20 students at a time.
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These games are hand made based on historical research to be the best practical representation of games commonly played by Native Americans in history. The Lacrosse sticks are steamed and bent reed that is tied and braided in traditional style with artificial sinew and polished with a clear protected coat. The style of lacrosse stick best imitates the tribes of the Cherokee and Sac and Fox. The ball is made deerskin hand sewn and soft yet durable. The Spear Hunting Game is constructed of bent reed, artificial sinew braided and tied, decorated with ribbon. The sticks are whittled, found in nature, wrapped with artificial sinew, polished and decorated with ribbon. The Double Ball game is made with a double ball of deerskin stuffed and weighted, decorated with beads and hand sewn with artificial sinew. The double ball sticks are found in nature, sought for the bend they have to assist in the throwing and catching of the ball. They are whittled, polished and decorated with a deerskin handle, beading and ribbon. The Feather Darts Game is constructed of a steamed and bent reed hoop polished and decorated with ribbon. There are four feather darts included hand made with feathers and corn cobs. Each game comes with a rustic hard wood slab sign some with bark on them, that articulates the name of the game and some instructions on how they are played.
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by following commonsense safety measures with adult supervision, children in early elementary ages have the coordination to use these games.