What It IsPaleontologists continue to find fossils of animals from prehistoric times. Now kids can dig and discover in the same way with Excavation Kits from Geoworld. Developed under the supervision of paleontologist Stefano Piccini, each Excavation Kit introduces kids to the world of paleontology and a world before their time.
Ice Age Excavation kits feature detailed replicas of a cave bear, sabre tooth tiger, and mammoth. Dino Excavation Kits feature a variety of dinosaur replicas, such as T-rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus. But before kids can see the replica animal skeletons, they must unearth the fossils. Using the included hammer and chisel, kids must "dig" for the fossils hidden in the included gypsum block. Once the fossils are discovered, kids then must put the fossils together to form the animal. (Instructions are given as to how the animals should be assembled.) After assembly, kids have their very own miniature skeleton replica.
The packaging of each kit also includes interesting facts about the animal, so kids will learn about the "fossil" they just uncovered. The Excavation Kits are a fun, hands-on way for kids to roleplay being a paleontologist. These toys are engaging and creative, and they appeal to kids' interest in dinosaurs and the prehistoric. Pay attention to the age grading, however, as older kids will not likely be as engaged in the all-in-one experience as kids who will really feel that they are unearthing something special.