AD. Bandai - National Geographic STEM Range
Ad| I'm so excited to be able to announce to you, that we have been selected to be an ambassador in the 2021 Bandai National Geographic Stem blogger club. So, what does that mean exactly? Well, it means that over the next few months we will be sharing lots of fun National Geographic Stem Kit reviews with you here on the blog. Having children over the age of 8 years means most toys and games are too young to interest them so when we saw these, we were delighted. They're aimed at older children to help them learn through play.
In March we had the opportunity to play with four National Geographic Stem Kits:
Ultimate Gemstone Dig Kit
National Geographic Volcano Kit
Dino Fossil Dig Kit
Shark Tooth Dig Kit
I'm going to start off by showing you our favourite out of the four which was the National Geographic Ultimate Gemstone Dig Kit which is a much bigger set than the others and keeps you digging for a good while. With 20 amazing gemstones to be discovered, the Gemstones include two types of agate, three types of quartz, tiger's eye, snowflake obsidian, amethyst, aragonite, aventurine, hematite, desert rose, a geode piece, green fluorite, pyrite, red jasper, sodalite, turquenite, blue calcite and labradorite. Both Lily and Ryan loved this set.
You get all the tools you'll need to dig and discover your gemstones inside the box. You can add a little water straight into the container to soften the dirt like we did. I love that this set is self contained so that it doesn't actually make much mess even though you're digging through dirt. The kids loves digging away and even I joined in as it's very calming and so much fun.
Lily loves the gemstones and now has them displayed on her bedroom sides.
Next up we have the Dino Fossil Dig Kit which is a much smaller set but that doesn't make it any less fun. It's just a smaller, cheaper set than the last one. Let your child become a real paleontologist as they explore fossils that are millions of years old. Ignite that spark of your child’s love of history and science and teach them all about dinosaurs with National Geographic. Excavate 3 genuine dinosaur fossils; dino bone, mosasaur tooth and dino poop.
Ryan loved digging for his dinosaur fossils. He quite liked the smaller sets as they didn't take so long to dig. He was pretty impressed when he found his dinosaur tooth, it's pretty cool.
Last but not least is the Shark Tooth Dig Kit as we haven't quite got round to making the Volcano set just yet. This ones very similar to the Dino Fossil Dig Kit so it's another nice small set where you get to dig for goodies. In this one you dig for 3 fossilized shark teeth, each from different species of shark. Ryan was so interested in this one as he really loves sharks.
Digging for shark teeth kept Ryan quiet and very happy for a good hour or so. He loves digging and discovering treasures like these, they're great little adventures to have.
We have really loved doing all of our National Geographic Stem Sets this month and can't wait to have a go at a few more dig kits over the next month or so. It's great being a part of something so exciting. The kids shall be watching the post to see what arrives next so if you'd like to see what we review next, please do stop by in a few weeks to see what we're up to.
Disclosure: We received our NG Stem Sets for free in return for honest reviews.