Thursday, 28 May 2015

Discover with Dr. Cool Dig Kits Review and a Roaring Great Giveaway #SLHFeaturedThursdays


So, parenting fact #276 in a sea of a gazillion parenting facts: Children are attracted to BIG things.

It's no surprise really that little people like the big stuff in life: They typically want the largest serve of cake, to build the biggest sand castle at the beach, the most ridiculously large haul of lollies every time you hit the shops or the hugest collection of whatever the current collecting trend is amongst their peers.

The list just goes on and on don't it just?

It's easy to surmise they're attracted to large stuff in general because they're small themselves - or simply not. There's little point seeking out the method for their preference really; it's just survival of the fittest 'modern day' style.

Big is simply better. Accept it.

...Big is pretty impressive though ain't it? I mean, even if you're just a big kid yourself who happens to be labelled an adult. We all get that...

Think dinosaurs for instance. They're big. As far as a species goes, we've never seen one in the flesh but they do have great big bones and have left behind a cool impression on both the big and little peeps alike. Add some dirt for good measure, (parenting fact #568 - kids love dirt), the hidden discovery element and then the universally assumed scientific traits of aggression, speed and all-up 'bad attitude with big teeth' from an era we've never even witnessed and you've got the captive attention of the entire human race regardless of age.

Fair enough too. They're outright cool those big ol' dinos!

Which brings us to parenting facts #544 - that kids love dinosaurs and kids love toys. (That's parenting fact #1.) Merge the two together and wow!

But enough of the big thing now because I am quite sure you get my point. I am moving on to smaller things from here on with big excitements inside. (Oops! Slipped another big word in didn't I - It won't happen again.)


Let's talk dinosaur digging kits. Bet your kids have tried those out at some point? If they have not yet had a shot at these, you'll want to know all about this one, because this particular kit is the absolute best-est we've tried yet. (And I am not just saying that because this one was gifted either.)
 
 
This is the Discover with Dr. Cool T-Rex Dig Kit and it really rocks. (Haha! Get it?!)
 
This is one of those fantastic educational, hands-on things that kids really love. Inside is a block of plaster with some exciting treasures within for kids and they're always a hit. This particular kit trumps all others we've tried however. 
 
Wait for it...this one contains actual fossils - genuine ones!
 

I don't have to tell you, my boys were incredibly eager to get into this brick because they really appreciate fossils and the general excitement of discovery that these kits hold.

Inside the Discover with Dr. Cool T-Rex Dig Kit is everything kids need to chip away for their treasures including three genuine specimens, a T-Rex puzzle to build (it makes a dino toy model), excavation tools and two impressive guide books.

This wasn't a quick dig either. Three boys worked at this for several hours before uncovering the first of their prizes - a real fossilised dino-poop called a coprolite. (You can bet that was popular!) Next to appear was the dino bone piece which looks a little like honeycomb in rock. Lastly, a Mosasaur tooth was revealed. (The toddler has since run off with that one much to everyone's disappointment!)


The boys were thrilled with their finds to say the least.

The kit can be a little messy so make sure you place newspaper or a tray beneath the plaster block before they commence a dig as all that plaster produces a very fine dust. Outside is best but if they're careful, they can chip-away indoors too.


Discover with Dr. Cool produce many scientific kits to encourage learning and fun in a hands-on way. There are gemstone kits, shark kits and prehistoric kits in the range and all contain real items to discover and collect. (No plastic tat in these kits at all.) You can purchase Discover with Dr. Cool Kits in Australia at Toys 2 Go stores and selected toy retailers. These are good, dirty, educational fun with real collectibles and they've been given a dusty thumbs-up by my kids.

GIVEAWAY! Win One of Two Dinosaur Prize Packs
valued at $114.85 each.
There are two prize packs available for two lucky Six Little Hearts followers.
Total prize pool $229.70.
 
This unisex prize consists of the following items:
 
Dr. Cool Puzzlemaster T-Rex RRP $25
Zoob 125 piece bucket RRP $52 (Read a review about Zoob here.)
Dinosaur torch and projector RRP $11.95
Wind-up walking dinosaur RRP $9.95
Glow In The Dark Galaxy of Stars RRP $15.95
 
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*Disclosure: Six Little Hearts was gifted items in exchange for this post.
All opinions expressed are those of this blog's Author.
 
 
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76 comments:

  1. We've only ever had 'do it yourself' dinosaur digs. Have to admit, it was kinda fun, and ended up feeling close to an Easter Egg hunt, but with plastic dinos. It did fill two afternoons which is a win in my books!

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  2. We have never tried a dinosaur dig kit but we would love to. How fun to put ourselves back to where it all began in a game of dig and discover.

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  3. Hands-on entertainment for kids that combines education and fun is always something I'm on the look out for and these Dinosaur kits are simply a great find. My kids will dig it!

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  4. Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize - this would be perfect for a little man in my life who is fascinated with dinosaurs!

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  5. What a fantastic prize! I think I'd have even more fun than the kids with this one :)
    (Stacey Shailer)

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  6. Dinosaurs and kids are a GREAT match, they play for hours and hours and I love it when they start making the roars like the T-Rex and stuff!

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  7. Not a dig kit but at Science Alive last year they had a big pit with sand and buried bones for little ones to excavate. The great thing about this is that even the children who were a bit too young to understand what was going on thought it was brilliant - a great way to introduce science to young children.

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  8. I would love one of these - definitely a boredom buster!

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  9. Not used an actual kit but the kids have still managed to dig up our backyard!

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  10. I feel like you don't have to be a kid to appreciate this one! Real dinosaur poop! Had me a block and a mini chisel this way and I would be digging for that!! Anything that takes a few hours is always for the win too!

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  11. My godson is dinosaur obsessed and if I won this for me, I would be his most favourite grown up ever...until someone else gets him a totally rocking' gift.

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  12. My son would love this, he has done those fossil type things before and had so much fun!

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  13. This is something my son would really dig. He's a big fan of dinosaurs, and it would be great to see him digging up bones rather than causing havoc in our vegie patch for a change :-)

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  14. We have never tried this great prize!! What a great way to have fun and seeing the kids use their imagination.

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  15. I never have, but I know my girls will love this.

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  16. I haven't tried one of these but our 10 year old would love this!He's fascinated with dinosaurs and what a buzz to get real fossils!

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  17. These Dinosaur kits are really cool I've given them for presents have been well received.

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  18. As let's face it, it's dinosaurs and what kid doesn't like dinosaurs and for that matter big kids like me. Phillip Cunningham

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  19. My son had a small dig kit for his birthday last year and he loved trying to search for the bones, however it was just a tiny little one piece dinosaur so it wasn't as awesome as this kit you're giving away, which my son would absolutely love!

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  20. Dinosaurs are the best! I can't wait until Cheese is old enough for this.

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  21. My kids would love to try this because they are into Jurassic World right now...

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  22. I've never come across these before they look great my little boy would love this

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  23. My nephew would love this!!

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  24. We have never done a dinosaur dig but have had a look at the remains of dinosaurs in the museum and of those of ancient australian mammals in the Naracoorte caves in SA. I am about to make my son and his friends some dinosaur skeleton tracksuit pants for winter perfect for them to go t-rex digging and dinosaur spotting in (with the torch). Oh what adventures they will have.

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    1. Congratulations Lydia! Loved your photo you shared too - you sound as if you have a very big fan who would enjoy this prize! Congratulations!

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  25. My nephew loves dinosaurs and this would be a great fun and educational way to teach him about fossils - Kathy Johnson

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  26. Name - sapna sharma

    I would love to win this prize for my son - he is learning about dinosaurs in school these days and would love to have practical knowledge about dinosaurs and have fun at the same time with this great prize..

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  28. name: Kerrie freame.
    Yes my kids have done one and loved it, spent hours digging for the bones. They were so excited when they found their first bone. Great way to discover new challenges and learning patience.

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  29. My son would beyond love this! Good luck to everyone x

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  30. I loved dinosaurs when I was little, there is something so fascinating about them. I've never done a dinosaur dig and would have absolutely loved something like this. I remember going on a school excursion and they had a large dinosaur dig on a wall, but there were so many kids doing it, I never got a chance. My son has recently become interested in dinosaurs and I know he would absolutely love this.

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  31. Yes I have purchased one kit before, and my kids LOVED it! (I have a boy and a girl). The excitement of discovering something after the slow meticulous digging was pure joy to watch! (Effie Bakkalis)

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  32. Tracey Ralph: After watching the documentary series, Australia: A time travellers guide, my kids have become extremely interested in all things dinosaurs.

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  33. My boys loved a dig they had. It was very messy, but they had a blast working together.

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  34. My eldest had a cheap dinosaur egg that you bashed into, when he was a kid he loved it, I haven't seen them for a long time but my two little kids are getting into dinosaurs now it would be great for them

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  35. These sound amazing - would love to try - Rebecca

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  36. Wow - how much fun would this be. Great prize. Thanks -
    Janice Morris

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  37. wow sounds cool! good timing with Jurassic Park coming out. My Master 6 would really enjoy it

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  38. Oh my boys would absolutely love this! They're dinosaur mad. They did a dinosaur dig at a museum exhibition which they were very excited about. My autistic son recently asked me to buy him Zoob. I had no idea what he was talking about. Now I do 😉 Woukd keep them very entertained these school holidays

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  39. Never tried unfortunately but they look like amazing fun

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  40. Never tried but they look awesome! my nephews would love these. Sheldyn Warwick-hart

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  41. Never had a go,
    But I'm sure fun would follow,
    Mess and discovery for him,
    I'd love to win.

    Laura Scriven

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  42. My grand-daughter is obsessed with dinosaurs. She would be thrilled to have this realistic project to explore.

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  43. Since David Attenborough started again he loves all animals past and present and reads everything he can on them.

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  44. This looks like something my Husband would love to do with our little man, So much fun!

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  46. It is my beautiful niece's 9th birthday soon, to win the dinosaur comp would be a real boon. Christine Atkinson.

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  47. We have never tried a dinosaur dig but would love to try as my daughter loves dinosaurs and exploring.

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  48. Dinosaurs are a very important part of our history and I would love for my children to learn all about them. Never tried a Dinosaur dig kit

    Christina L

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  49. I always wanted a kit like this when I was little but it would be even better to share this experience with my kids. Thanks for the chance.

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  50. My mister almost 12 just about wet himself looking at these, and begged for one for his birthday next month.... I think that means he likes them!!!- makes a change from lego. Ha ha ha

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  51. the kids in the kinder class would love one of these to explore

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  52. never tried, me and miss 5 would love

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  53. My 5 year old has tried a small dinosaur dig kit which he enjoyed and he constantly brings home dinosaur books from the school library so he's dinosaur obsessed and would thoroughly enjoy this Dinosaur prize pack.

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  54. There is nothing better to learn while you play, or better still, to play while you learn.

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  55. We've had dinosaur dig kits before, which were popular, but the kiddies have never been able to dig their own, real, fossils before, so I would be the coolest mum ever if I got these!

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  56. I have two young boys who would just love to have this! Fingers crossed

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  57. Next time the kids say "I'm bored" I want to tell them to "go dig up a dinosaur".

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  58. I'd like to win this to donate to the community centre for their school holiday program.

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  59. Whoops didn't leave my name: Joanne Williams (jowill)

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  60. He is just discovering dinosaurs, the timing is perfect!

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  61. If one more person buys my 4 year old daughter a barbie doll or a princess costume I'm going to scream. She NEEDS this dinosaur in her life so the Barbies will get back in their overpriced dream house. Belle Farley

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  62. My son would really dig this, he loves dinosaurs, I think he'll really get a kick out of it and invite everyone to the hunt!

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  63. My nieces would find this absolutely FASCINATING! Would love to watch the concentration in their little faces as they delicately dig for skeletons!
    Aleisha D

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  64. It'd be lots of fun and very educational for children to play with one of these dinosaur sets!

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  65. My name is Elisabeth Martins and I would love to win this for my nephew so I can show him that educational toys can also be fun. I have liked both Facebook pages. Good luck everyone :)

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  66. My 3 year old is dinosaur mad. She knows all their names, watches at least one dinosaur movie a day, plays with dinosaurs instead of dolls and at bedtime I have to read a dinosaur documentary type book to her as she cuddles her pet dinosaur (pachy the soft toy). She would go crazy if I was to win this prize for her

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  67. What a fab idea - we haven't tried it but I am guessing the boys would love it.

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  68. my boys and i have never tried one before. but they are so into dinosaurs at the moment i would love to win this for them

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  69. no we have not tried a dinosaur dig kit but gee we would love to

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  70. My son would DIG this prize! JAWsome indeed, it deserves much PREYS for the fun and education it brings!

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  71. Both my Daughter and Son would love this, I love hands on experimental kids toys they are so much more fun than tablets and computer games!!

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  72. This is a CLAWsome product. I would love to warm my sons heart with this CHOMP of a deal. He has autism and is currently fixated on Dinosaurs, and always says 'Dad when I'm older, I want to Be a Fossil Digger Man.'
    Cheers, Riley Dimech

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    1. He'll be extremely happy with his new toys! Well done - I will be in touch! Thanks so much everyone for entering. :D

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