What is it
Spark a love of history and science with National Geographic while discovering the thrill of real scientific excavation. Learn about precious gems and minerals with the Gemstone Dig kit or explore fossils that are millions of years old with the Dino Fossil kit.
An exciting hands-on adventure that boys and girls will love! With magnifying glass and full-colour National Geographic learning guide, you can identify and learn all about each specimen you uncover. Archaelogical digging tools help children to uncover hidden mysteries in the digging brick provided.
What our team of testers said
"I know what you do, you have to find the gems." - Boy aged 7
"It's actually a real expensive gem you know." - Girl aged 6
"You need to get it out in one piece" - Girl aged 9
- Develops hand-eye coordination and dexterity
- Promotes knowledge and understanding of science and history
- Encourages teamwork and turn-taking
What our experts think
The National Geographic dig kits provide a lovely, hands-on way of learning about science and history. Our testers started digging straight away with the tools provided, even engaging in role play as they pretended to be excavators and historians. They were very careful with their digging, to ensure the gems/fossils didn’t break and there was much excitement when something was uncovered!
We found the kit great for encouraging teamwork – the children took it in turns to have a go with the tools, which is great for developing patience and social and emotional skills. We also found the kits and accompanying information guides generated lots of discussions, with some of our testers even requesting a gem and birthstone quiz! This is excellent for expanding scientific vocabulary and developing knowledge and understanding of science, geography and history.
- RRP: £9.99
- Brands: Bandai
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Arts, crafts & creative kits
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Pincer grip and writing
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing
Understanding the world