I think every parent on the planet loves educational activities that will keep their kids entertained and occupied. A requirement for me: not having to go to the craft store or Target to pick up a million supplies… I don’t have time for that. That’s why I love this fossil kit – everything for the activity is included.
Digging for fossils definitely sounds like an all-boy activity, right? What I didn’t expect was my husband to also enjoy the activity and …. I did too. This little kit arrived in the mail and one sunny Saturday, I decided it was time to get it out and play. It got the reaction I predicted, “I WANT TO DO IT!!!!” And I thought, “Of course, you do, you’re a boy and it’s dinosaur you’re supposed to crush with tools to find fossils.”
Thomas is 4, and this kit is really for 6+ but he still had fun. Older kids would enjoy the dinosaur facts, but mine enjoyed the activity of digging for the fossils. The dinosaur head has fossils buried in it, and the kit comes with tools to “excavate.” We sat outside trading tools – he wanted me to do a lot of the excavating and watched over my shoulder. In the middle of it, my neighbor friend came over to chat, and I was concentrating so hard, it took me a minute to focus on the conversation! ha
And, voila – two fossils!
My husband took over and found the final fossil – a tooth. Then the dinosaur was crushed.
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