This fantastic kit encourages children to 'dig and discover' to unearth the hidden treasures of fossils!
The child uses the digging and dusting tools to chip away at the block and find the treasures waiting within. To help them understand the significance of these fossils there is a detailed guide book to provide information and insight!
It is all beautifully presented in a delightful box that mimics the appearance of a little box, making it a perfect gift!
The Kit comes with everything that a child needs to start digging and discovering.
- 1 x Earthen Block
- 1 x Digging Tool
- 1 x Dusting Brush
- 1 x Magnifying Glass
- 1 x 8-page Adventure Guide
The block is quite solid and it requires significant effort - as well as time and persistence - for a child to chip al the way through it. It's important to note, however, that the activity naturally encourages a child not to rush or be rough because if they do the fossils will be damaged. This acts as an inbuilt 'control of error' if a child becomes impatient or careless, and keeps them on the right track of carefully using the tools to gently discover and dislodge the specimens!
The manufacturer recommends this kit for children aged 3+
Please note that the excavation process get a bit messy (as often seems to be the case for some of the most enjoyable and engaging activities!) Some fine powder, as well as small chunks of clay, will be dislodged during the digging. This is worth keeping in mind when a child embarks upon the activity - you may choose to present it outside, or you can use it inside but simply ensure that a child has the Practical Life Tools necessary to clean up at the end such as a dustpan and brush