Our favorite burial set for 8 year olds. Photo from National Geographic

Dinosaurs and 8 year olds go together, well, like … dinosaurs and 8 year olds. These children know names, where the dinosaurs lived, what they ate and how they died. But actually finding them would make the most of this love affair, and the way to do that is with a dig kit. Digging kits are designed to educate, entertain, and stimulate young fantasies. They are intended for curious young scientists who have a knack for discovering things for themselves.

While archeology kits for kids are plentiful these days, the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil Dig Kit stands out from the others. Here’s why.

While most grave kits have your child hammering on dinosaur bones before “assembling” them, this one by Nat Geo goes the actual scientific route by delivering 15 “real” fossils from millions of years, including dinosaur bones, sharks, mosasaurs and ammonites. Of course, no digging kit is complete without handcraft tools, and this kit is complete: the chisel, brush, and magnifying glass that comes with it are all quality products. To enhance the experience, the kit also includes 16-page colored instructions for your child to read while hunting. This makes for a fun and educational activity that can last hours. Of course, the dig kit meets all safety standards while the headstone is tough enough to allow hours of digging without being too hard.

The Dig-Kit received rave reviews, an Amazon’s Choice Tag, and a rating of 4.5 / 5. Satisfied parents wrote that this is a great weekend activity while others helped dig with their child. Parents also took note of the digging tools, which are perfect for kids, while another wrote that she even taught her child to be more patient. Finally, reviewers wrote that it makes a great gift for science-minded kids, and that it is competitively priced.

For these reasons, the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil Dig Kit receives our recommendation as an excellent digging kit for 8 year old paleontologists.

Medically reviewed by Yvonne Stolworthy, MSN, RN.
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