We received these two excavating kits in the mail this past week, and Kim and Luke have been very eager to start working on them. In fact, I told them they could open them on Saturday...well, I was awakened at 8 am with news that the kitchen table was all ready to start their projects.
Mark and Grace did kits like this years ago and loved them, so I knew they would be a hit with Kim and Luke.
Luke received the Smithsonian Diggin' Up Dinosaur T-Rex.
This was fun because after you excavate the dinosaur bones you get to put together a t-rex model.
Kimberly wasn't left out, she received the Crystal Mining Kit.
This kit contained 9 hidded crystals to discover and a little pouch to keep them in. There is also a guide to included so you can find out what kind of gems you have found.
These aren't tidy activity kits...in fact, I found this next to Kimberly on the bench.
It was a gorgeous day outside and smart daughter Becky wondered why I didn't have the kids do this on the picnic table...Duh!!! That would have been too easy.
It took several hours for both kids to uncover all the secrets.
A little bit of a t-rex ribcage.
A great book to add to this activity is a Let's Read and Find Out Science...Archaeologists Dig For Clues.
Putting together his t-rex model.
Kim and Luke both loved these kits. Kim wants a dinosaur kit for Christmas and Luke wants a pterodactyl.