Oh my heavens were the kids excited to see the Dino Dig Velociraptor kit show up at our house today! The awesome folks at Educational Insights sent it for our review, and I was begged daily to let them try it out. I wanted to wait for a nice day out before starting since it looked like it might be messy.



It was a good plan.

It was messy.

Very messy.

And very FUN!

The GeoSafari Dino Dig kits come with everything you need to perform a “life like” excavation of dinosaur fossils. Each kit includes fossils encased in a clay block, an excavation tool, a brush, and a wax block (used to hold the fossil pieces together once completed), and a detailed instruction booklet with more ideas and information. (Just as a side note, these books are written with a secular world view)



I was actually amazed at how long my kids sat and worked on this kit. They were even taking turns which is a miracle! Honestly I was a little concerned that we only received one kit, but as you can see below, they were working as a team. Strawberry Shortcake was digging, Tinkerbell was brushing off the dust, and Turbo was holding the block. Then they swapped duties so everyone could have a turn. Seriously…amazing.



At first I thought they’d lose interest because the block was so big, but OH NO!! Those smart folks at GeoSafari put a few bones right at the top of the block so they had almost instant gratification as they dug. Each time they uncovered a new bone I heard squeeling followed by calls to me to see what they’d discovered.




Each bone was brought in so I could see them. As you can see the kids started getting dustier and dustier…did I mention you want to do this outside?


And our finished product:



Here are the details:

Each kit costs about $20, and takes about 2 hours to uncover all the bones. That’s right parents, two hours of uninterrupted alone time! Well a few interruptions due to all the excitement, but still…

They offer Velociraptors, Tyrannosaurus Rex & Triceratops & Stegosaurus


Would you like more information? Stop by and visit Educational Insights, make sure to let them know Erica @ Confessions sent you over!


So you KNOW I am going to offer one of these kits to you today!

Buy It: GeoSafari® Dino Digs

Win It: (Yeah, that’s right, they’re giving away 1 FREE Dino Dig kit to one of you!)

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  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday November 4, 2011. Winner will be announced by Sunday November 6, 2011.
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Disclosure: I was provided with a free GeoSafari® Dino Dig for review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.


  1. I am going to start homeschooling this december and would love to get this. We are very new and don’t have much so I am just starting to build my supplies. I love your site and am having so much fun learning about everything with my kids. Your site is making me so excited to get started!!!


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