Dinosaur Train Dino Poop
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What It Is
First things first: This isn't really dinosaur poop, a fact that Uncle Milton feels is so important to let you know that they call it out on the package. (We know you were concerned about that.) This soft, pliable, dark brown modeling clay is intended to resemble what dinosaur poop might have looked like.
The compound comes inside a plastic dome that looks like a pile of "poop." Hidden in the "poop" itself are pieces of what the dinosaur ate, such as a fish skeleton. Kids can put together the pieces and make fossil imprints in the modeling clay. There are three different Dino Poop sets to collect and play with: Omnivore, Herbivore, and Carnivore.
Why It’s Fun
This is one silly toy that really makes us laugh. Kids will get a kick out of playing with the "poop" and uncovering what's inside. Dino Poop is fun, silly, and creative play for kids. It also introduces kids to the terms omnivore, herbivore, and carnivore. Through the play of uncovering the food pieces, kids will understand what it means to be a herbivore, for example, as they find plant pieces in the "poop."
All that learning is great, particularly since this is being marketed under the Dinosaur Train brand, the PBS Show that suggests dinosaurs rode trains. But kids will really love the gross-out factor and the fun of finding stuff in the poop.
Who It’s For
Dino Poop is for ages 4 and up. This toy is geared more toward a boy's sense of humor and love for all things gross.
What to Be Aware of
To keep the modeling clay soft, always put it back in its container after play. Store it in a cool place.