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Anyway, I recently found the perfect activity to keep my little mud dauber entertained – the Ultimate Dinosaur Dig Kit! This kit is the perfect gift for the mud-loving, dinosaur hugger in your life.
UPDATE: Here’s what The Discover with Dr. Cool Team had to say about the legitimacy of their fossils:
I did want to mention that the fossils are indeed genuine. We source them from around the world and that is one of the main things that truly does differentiate our products.
That’s great news, huh? Kids will think that’s extra cool. I know mine loved that fact!
Eighteen dinosaur bones and three fossils are hidden within a plaster digging block. You use the handy tools included (digging tool, magnifier, and brush) to uncover new bones around every corner. I can’t tell you how many times I heard, “This is SO cool!”, “Whoa!”, and “Awesome!” come out of my four-year-olds mouth. It was like a scavenger hunt made just for him. He loved it!
After he unearthed the bones we placed them in some water to soak so we could see our “treasure” better. The plaster gets into the bone’s little grooves but it cleans up pretty well by just soaking the pieces as you go.
I will have to say this is not a clean activity by any means. Definitely do this outside. The plaster digging block gets crumbled into tiny pieces and dust that gets everywhere. That’s half the fun for the little guys though. So dig in! Outside!!
My only real concern with the Ultimate Dinosaur Dig Kit was how little hands don’t have the best digging control. The digging tool is decently pointy on one end (the best end for digging) and my son would accidentally jab himself. Granted this kit is meant for kids six years old and older but I couldn’t resist letting my biggest dirt fan dig in. He’s almost five. Close enough. When it would get too tough for him to dig I would pour a little water on the digging block to soften it up. Again, another reason why I vote for this to be an outside activity.
The kit also comes with an adventure guide that explains some neat dinosaur fossil and bone facts while the activity booklet boasts things like word searches, hidden pictures, mazes, dot to dots and more. It’s an all-around informative hands-on activity. While my 4-year-old was still a bit too young for some of the activities in the booklet he loved counting each dinosaur piece and fossil he found along the way.
What is your kid’s favorite activity set? Are you a dinosaur fan?
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.