Whenever I take my kids to the zoo or Natural History Museum, they seem to always want to go through the gift stores to look for gems and stones to collect. We have been able to collect some pretty cool looking things over the years. But I always wanted it to be a little more work for them. Excavating Adventures has found a way to make your kids work for their stones and gems just like they would be an archaeologist.
Excavating Adventures sent us one of their kits called the Gemstone Journey. It comes with some really cool items and a tin where your kids will excavate to find a variety of stones or gems. Let me tell you, this was a good rainy day activity. The tin where you excavate is not a simple brush the dust away. You have to chip and brush, and really work to free the items. What I liked is that there was a really good variety inside. Each chip helped a new gemstone release and then we got to categorize them.
The kit comes with the excavating tin, tools, a case to put the gemstone, and information cards so that your kids can really learn what they are digging out. You can subscribe and get just one month, or make it a 12 month subscription so something new all year for your kids to look forward to. I think I will be adding this as a Christmas present that isn’t just a one time thing.
If you are a homeschooling or virtual schooling family, or really just because you want to foster more learning at home, Excavating Adventures subscription is a great choice. Their website even has some digital digs that your kids can go explore and identify things. .