Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Real Bug Dig Kit From Discover With Dr. Cool Review


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A few months ago, I did a review on Discover with Dr. Cool's Gemstone Dig Kit (READ MY REVIEW HERE) and my daughters had a blast digging for the gemstones. Recently, I was sent the Real Bug Dig Kit and my daughters, who are 3 and 6, were super excited to "dig" for the bugs.
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The Real Bug Dig Kit arrived in black box with a preview of what my daughters would be able to find inside the green beetle.
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The Real Insect Excavation Kit box contained the following:

- digging block shaped like a green beetle
- a genuine spiny spider, fortune beetle, & scorpion preserved in acrylic.
- digging tool, brush and magnifying glass.
- 12-page info guide which is filled with cool science facts about insects and was written by teachers.
- Activity booklet which contains 10 wonderful puzzles and games for hours of extra fun and learning.
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There's also a stand-up cardboard included with a picture of the forest.
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I set-up scratch papers under the excavation kit so that it wouldn't be too messy after my daughters finish excavating the 3 bugs from the digging block.
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The digging tools included were similar to the Gemstone Dig Kit before so my daughters were already familiar on how to use them. My 6 year old daughter started digging using the digging tool which is made of plastic. The digging block is a bit hard and the inside is similar to a hardened white chalk when dug.
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My 3 year old daughter had fun using the small brush to brush away the dirt to reveal the first insect they dug out.
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They were super excited when they showed me the first insect they dug out. :)
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They excavated a spiny spider.
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Next, they excavated a scorpion.
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Lastly, they excavated a fortune beetle.
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This is how it looked like after they excavated all 3 bug specimens.
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All 3 insects were preserved in acrylic.
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My daughters had fun digging the 3 bug specimens and I love how educational this activity is. They were covered with white chalk, which looked super cute because they look like they really went to an excavation site.

I also like the information guide and the activity booklet included in the box because it adds up to the facts about insects my daughters learned. This has won the award: Brain Toy Gold Award - Academic's Choice 2013.

The Real Bug Dig Kit from Discover with Dr. Cool is a nice indoor activity and since it takes time to excavate the bug specimens, it kept my daughters entertained for a long time. It's very educational and at the same time fun to do. :)

You can visit the Dr. Cool Website HERE to see more of their Dig Kits.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. No other form of compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

  1. This looks like such a fun and educational kit. I loved these kits like this when my kids were young to entertain them.
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