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