The supplies are not that difficult to come by and could probably easily be compiled by a parent. There is even a list of supplies needed divided by lesson in the book for ease of shopping. Still, with four little boys at home, it is so nice to know I don't have to run out and get anything...it's all here. I would definitely order the kit again.My only issue is that my bag of plaster of paris split open at some time during shipping and the box looked a lot like something that would have been quarantined at the post office. I was able to clean off almost everything and don't regret the purchase.Supplies are divided into bags labeled with lesson number, contents, and items you must supply (like water).
Felt a little wasteful when we got this in since 97% of the contents are in my kitchen and utility room already. However, it is really nice to have it all pre-bagged for each individual lesson. If convenience is king in your household, this is for you.
This is our fourth time to use an Exploring Creation curriculum. I used another company in the past to purchase our kits and I wish I had gone with your company the whole time. The materials are basically the same, however, you package them in a more useful and organized manner. You have saved me hours of packaging the materials by lesson myself. Thank you!