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National Geographic Fossil dig kits

National Geographic™ STEM Activities Dig Kits


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As a homeschooling family we are big fans of STEM projects, so when we were recently chosen to become a Bandai STEM ambassador it made our day! Over the next few months we will be sharing lots of fun and educational STEM activities and first up is the National Geographic™ Dino Dig Kit and Real Bug Dig Kit.

Jayden is still into his dinosaurs so it came as no surprise when he cracked open the Dino Fossil Dig Kit first!

National Geographic™ Dino Fossil Dig Kit Age 8+

Inside the box you get –

  • A dig brick
  • Dinosaur specimens
  • Magnifying glass
  • Learning guide

dinosaur fossil digging kit

Jayden has had similar kinds of kits to these in the past so he knew what he had to do and got stuck in with the digging. As we were doing this indoors it got a little dusty, which wasn’t a problem as we just dampened it down with a little warm water. Adding a little water kept the dust to a minimal and softened the brick to make it easier to dig.

It wasn’t long before he revealed the specimens which were a dino bone, a dino poop and a Mosasaur tooth. As he dug away he said he felt like a real paleontologist! And as with all 8 year olds, Jayden found the dino poop quite amusing.


National Geographic™ Real Bug Dig Kit Age 8+

Next up was the Real Bug Dig Kit. You get exactly the same set of tools with this as you do in the dino fossil kit.
This brick is decorated with a menacing looking scorpion!

The real bug dig kit witha decorative scorpion on top.

There are three specimens to find – a Fortune Beetle, a Scorpion and a Spiny Spider and they are all real! Each have been preserved in a transparent acrylic bead. You can examine them closer using the magnifying glass and use the fact book alongside this to learn lots of fun facts.

I think these National Geographic™ Dig STEM Kits are brilliant value starting at just £10 per kit. They are a fantastic way to learn STEM through play and are perfect for our homeschool activities.

These kits are available at Argos & Amazon. Visit Bandai for more information.

*We received these products for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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  1. Carol

    March 18, 2019 at 9:44 am

    The kits sound amazing and should interest most children – especially the boys! Your boys look like they are enjoying the project. #MMBC

  2. Kristin Burdsall

    March 18, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Looks great! My daughter came home from school last week and bombarded me with facts about the fossil hunter Mary Anning. I was ashamed to admit i had no idea who she was but was busting with pride over my daughter enthusiasm

  3. Susan B

    March 18, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    How fabulous! Not just educational and enjoyable but engaging too.

  4. Jeanette Leighton

    March 18, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    These look fabulous my daughter would certainly be interested in this

  5. Denise walton

    March 18, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    These kits look great my grandson Tommy loves dinosaurs it’s a great idea for a birthday gift

  6. A S,Edinburgh

    March 18, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    These look like great fun! Thanks for the review.

  7. Kim Carberry

    March 19, 2019 at 9:02 am

    These look like great fun! I love the look of the dinosaur one but I don’t think I like the bug one as much. Eww! hehehe
    It looks like Jayden is having a fab time x
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  8. Nicola Marshall

    March 19, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    These look fab, great fun and educational too. My son would love the dinosaur one.

  9. Maxine Lewis-Enright

    March 21, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    This looks fun, my stepson loves dinosaurs. He would love to do something like this.

  10. Helena

    March 24, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Watching numerous Youtube homeschooling videos has led me to see how wonderful kits like this are. Enjoy

  11. Catherine @ Story Snug

    March 28, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    These look absolutely brilliant, I would like to play with a kit like this!!

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