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Digging for Fossils! Our review of National Geographic Mega Fossil Dig Kit

Every month, Amazon.com ships us a new STEM Toy as part of their STEM Toys Subscription club. For $20 a month, you'll receive a new toy each month that is usually discounted by 25% to 50%. We love it. If you're considering joining Amazon's club, please use our affiliate link to sign up. There is no charge to you, and it helps us offset some of the cost of hosting this site.

This month's toy is the National Geographic Mega Fossil Dig Kit, where you can dig up to 15 real fossils. These real fossils include Dinosaur Bone, Sharks, Coral, Sting Ray, Clams, Mosasaur Tooth, Gastropods and more.

Digging for Fossils


The set includes everything you need to try out being a paleontologist. Use your chisel to dig for fossils, the brush to clean off your treasures, and a magnifying glass to study these real ancient fossils.

Included in the set is a 16-page learning guide where your child will learn how fossils are formed and facts about each of the 15 fossils that your child may discover.

Keep in mind that this is a real excavation, so this is going to get messy. We played with it outdoors, and still ended up making quite a mess!

Kid digging for fossils

Rizwan and Khadija weren't very excited when they received the toy, and I was a bit worried they'd lose interest as the dig does require patience, precision, and effort. However, once Rizwan uncovered his first fossil, both kids were eager to discover more. In fact, even after the sun had set and it had started to get cold out, my kids wanted to keep digging!

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Check out our YouTube video to see us unbox the Dig Kit and get to work digging! If you love our video review, please subscribe to our YouTube Channel, so you don't miss our future video reviews!

About the Author Iftikhar Khan

With over 16 years of Operations Leadership at Apple, Iftikhar has had pivotal roles in launching the iPod, iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch. In late 2017, he launched k12toSTEMCareer.com with the goal of becoming a better parent to his children, Rizwan and Khadija. Today, over 1214 people follow Iftikhar's writings around STEM & Parenting. Read Iftikhar's personal story about his journey from an Introvert to a Director at Apple.

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