Toys don’t come any more natural than the geode, one of nature’s most interesting phenomena. Geodes occur in nature when sedimentary or volcanic rocks are hollowed out (sometimes by water) and filled with other minerals that eventually form crystals. — These geodes come fully formed, so kids can break open the rocks themselves to reveal the crystals inside. — “Kids really like these,” said Susan Waterstreet of Tree Top Kids in Washington, D.C. “They’re neat because they look innocuous on the outside, but when the kids break it open, they can see how the crystals have formed on the inside, and it’s cool. They’re a good seller.” — Kim Walter, manager of Giggles in Stoughton, Wis., said that people couldn’t resist this product. “Kids love these; they’re by far the most popular thing on the rack. I don’t think a kid can leave without buying a geode.”
This kit includes a 7” gypsum block, tools, a paper clip and twine — everything needed to assemble a complete 11-1/2"- to 12"-tall pirate. The free Pirate Dig Kit POP contains two each of four styles. Launch date: 2006. — “In this hot pirate market, these are incredibly well-done and particularly cute skeletons that are the perfect gift for any pirate enthusiast,” Cindy Vader of GeoCentral told TDmonthly.
The new Handy Science Kits, exclusively from GeoCentral, will have kids learning from real science experiments. There are four different kits including Water, Color, Magnetism and Light. Each kit includes 6 experiments that strengthen a child's powers of observation while being interactive and fun. The Water Handy Science Kit teaches experiments like how to make fish swim, float objects and explore paper. With the Magnetism Handy Science kit you can do experiments like navigate through a magnetic maze, attract objects through water or build force fields. The Color Handy Science Kit teaches how to change colors, make colorful super bubbles and make rainbows. The Light Handy Science Kit teaches how to use the sun to tell time, magnify objects or block light. Launch date: 2012.
A great item for today's adventuresome girls. Each kit contains a gypsum block with 7 different embedded gemstones and a spiral pendant. Once the stones have been excavated, she can choose a favorite stone to wear in the necklace. Stones can be changed to coordinate with her outfit or her mood. Launch date: August 2012.
Rock Clay provides hours of creative and educational play. Each kit has 3 different dinosaur molds, 3 bags of Rock Clay, sculpting tools and play sheet. The play sheet not only provides a clean area for crafting, but also is printed with instructions and educational information about each dinosaur.
Our new deluxe Gemstone Necklace Excavate & Explore kits are an amazing way to make learning fun. Each kit contains a fully dimensional, colored dig block, digging tool, dusting brush, magnifier, and coil style necklace to hold gemstones, keepsake bag and educational booklet. Each booklet has interesting information about the subject and fun activities. Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Magazine Top Toy Award
Be a Prospector! This fun deluxe kit introduces kids not only to the activity of panning for gold, but also to the history of the 1849 gold rush. Each kit contains a 7” miner’s pan, a bag of pay dirt, magnifier, pipet, tweezers, storage flask and educational guide.
These deluxe kits are an amazing way to make learning fun! Each kit contains a sculpted and painted dig block, digging tool, dusting brush, magnifier, keepsake bag and educational booklet. Each booklet has interesting information about the subject and fun activities. Assortment includes 9 kits: 2 of the Amethyst, Gemstone and Dinosaur Poop Fossil kits and 1 each of the Meteorite, Real Sea Life Fossils and Dinosaur kits.
With the Mobile Device Microscope, kids can turn their SmartPhone or Tablet into a MICROSCOPE! Kids can examine bugs and minerals up close and personal. Turn your device to camera mode, and attach the mini-microscope to the camera's eye - suddenly, you have a microscope!
The Volcano Experience Kit is a multi-activity kit that has enough to keep anyone interested in volcanos busy. Each kit allows you to mold and paint a model volcano that can actually erupt. You can also dig out rock specimens and identify the igneous rocks with the educational booklet.
What can be better than science you can eat! Each kits shows you how to make your own sugar crystals or rock candy. Educational booklet includes instructions on how to do the experiment and information about how crystals grow in nature.