Thursday, 4 January 2018

Digging for dinosaurs. The 2 in 1 Prehistoric Excavation Kit!

I hadn't planned on writing about any of the kids Christmas presents but they got one each which was a huge hit. It was one of those daft things I bought them as it was cheap and I thought it would kill half an hour....I thought they'd like it but I did not expect it to be as good as it was.....

The 2 in 1 Excavation Kit from Sports Direct which cost only £5.00.


You get two clay blocks which the bones and fossils are in, a tool to dig, a brush to move all the dust and a magnifying glass....

The girls started on their blocks and soon got the hang of scraping the clay....It is really easy to dig but does take a little effort. It doesn't just break apart which is a good thing. It makes all the effort worthwhile....

It says for ages 5+ which I think is about right....The way my girls were digging and scraping I would be worried for younger children's hands....The tool isn't sharp but still hurts if you slip....


It didn't take long before they discovered things....Becky a bone and Ellie a dinosaur head! I think one block of clay has fossils and the other the bones...You don't know until you start digging....


The girls were on for about 45 minutes and only managed to find two of the four things to find in the first block....They had fantastic fun and the only reason they stopped was because we needed to tidy up for tea....I have a feeling they will be back to it soon....

This activity does create a lot of mess but it is easy to clean up. Sweep the dust and wipe everything down with a damp cloth....



This was an unexpected huge hit at Christmas....Did your children get anything like this?


5 comments :

  1. There is no doubt these go down so very well in our house and they are educational too so that's a bonus. #PoLoCo

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  2. They look great fun and I bet that kept them quiet! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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  3. I love this concept, anything that will appeal to both boys and girls gets my approval #stickymudandbellylaughs@_karendennis

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  4. I remember BP having something like this once, he loved it. What a great hit for £5!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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