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POOF-Slinky 0SA227 Scientific Explorer My First Dino Kit, 3-Activities


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  • Transforms children into paleontologists as they lead their own dig and learn hand and eye coordination and observation skills
  • Educational make-it-yourself kit uses excavation tools to explore and dig out a dinosaur block
  • Packed with dino info to encourage creative thought and critical thinking skills
  • Scientific Explorer is the industry leader in fun, educational and activity-based science kits
  • Recommended for children 4-years of age and older
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 10.2 x 3 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000ESZQSE
  • Item model number: 0SA227
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 8 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,723 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
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The POOF-Slinky 0SA227 Scientific Explorer My First Dino Kit transforms children into paleontologists as they lead their own dig and learn important skills such as observation and hand eye coordination. This educational, make-it-yourself kit uses excavation tools to explore and dig out a dinosaur block. Children will learn anatomy as they put together a glow-in-the-dark skeleton and impress their friends as they grow and shrink a giant dino. This kit is packed with dino facts to encourage creative thought and critical thinking skills. In each of the (3) activities, your child will get to act and think like a scientist. They’ll compare things, ask questions and make observations using their different senses. Children are sure to become experts on the prehistoric past in no time. Scientific Explorer’s My First Dino includes a brush, chisel, dinosaur block, glow-in-the-dark dinosaur skeleton, growing dinosaur, pair of goggles and 7-page activity guide. Let’s dig up some dinosaurs! My First Dino is part of the exceptional series of home science kits based on the nationally recognized Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program pioneered at UC Berkley's Lawrence Hall of Science. Scientific Explorer is the industry leader in science kits that help develop critical thinking skills, inspire imagination and encourage exploration through interactive experiments and activities that make learning fun. The POOF-Slinky 0SA227 Scientific Explorer My First Dino Kit is recommended for children 4-years of age and older with adult supervision. POOF-Slinky is the manufacturer of the world famous Slinky and the top selling POOF foam sport balls in North America, both manufactured in Plymouth, MI and Hollidaysburg, PA. Ideal and Scientific Explorer are other well-known brands, rounding out the POOF-Slinky family. With roots in the toy industry for over 100-years, POOF-Slinky brands continue to grow and broaden.

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The POOF-Slinky 0SA227 Scientific Explorer My First Dino Kit transforms children into paleontologists as they lead their own dig and learn important skills such as observation and hand eye coordination. This educational, make-it-yourself kit uses excavation tools to explore and dig out a dinosaur block. Children will learn anatomy as they put together a glow-in-the-dark skeleton and impress their friends as they grow and shrink a giant dino. This kit is packed with dino facts to encourage creative thought and critical thinking skills. In each of the (3) activities, your child will get to act and think like a scientist. They’ll compare things, ask questions and make observations using their different senses. Children are sure to become experts on the prehistoric past in no time. Scientific Explorer’s My First Dino includes a brush, chisel, dinosaur block, glow-in-the-dark dinosaur skeleton, growing dinosaur, pair of goggles and 7-page activity guide. Let’s dig up some dinosaurs! My First Dino is part of the exceptional series of home science kits based on the nationally recognized Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program pioneered at UC Berkley's Lawrence Hall of Science. Scientific Explorer is the industry leader in fun, educational and activity-based science kits loved by both parents and children. The POOF-Slinky 0SA227 Scientific Explorer My First Dino Kit is recommended for children 4-years of age and older with adult supervision. POOF-Slinky, Inc. is the maker of POOF, Slinky, Ideal and Scientific Explorer Brands. We manufacture POOF foam balls and the world famous Slinky right here in the USA and our list of products keeps growing. Our company has been in business for over 65-years serving customers around the globe. Our product lines offer new exciting play with the highly successful Sno-Toys line, Fuzz oodles activity kits, as well as timeless classics, such as the original Slinky, Ideal table-top games, wood construction sets and over 400 other products.

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Customer Reviews

While digging out the fossil, the bones would break.
Mrs. Optomistic
By the time we were done "digging" we realized there was no way this thing would stay together even with super glue.
ICKoolG'ma
If your child is a dinosaur-enthusiast, I highly recommend this gift.
Jacquelyn Preiss

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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By C. Starry on September 1, 2007
This was a present for the grandkids. They worked at this for hours (age 4 and 6 ) and never lost interest. One word of caution: It is messy. This is probably a better outside toy where you can hose everyone and everything down.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By M. Palmer on January 5, 2008
my 7 year old sons has been enjoying this since Christmas. It's teaching him to be patient and not rush through it. The bones are fragile so it can't be something that is done quickly. He is enjoying finding the new and different bones and trying to figure out what part of the dinosaurs body they belong to. I recommend this.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. Arbelaez on April 11, 2008
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Beautiful product. It shows clearly the way dinosaurs were discovered. The product has 2 dinosaurs and glasses for eyes protection.
Bones are fragile but the design is beautiful.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kim from Pgh,PA on January 3, 2010
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While our 7 year old daughter loves digging for dinosaurs, these "bones" didn't hold up well to the digging. Many of them broke while digging. My husband even supervised a lot of her digging and that didn't make a difference. The pieces don't click together when done. You must super glue them then not touch it. It is just for display.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Grandma on November 23, 2008
This is a great product. My four year old grandson is kept busy for long periods of time trying to "unearth" the next bone. I would highly reccomend this toy for any dino loving child.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nicola S. Meyer on May 10, 2010
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I got this kit for my 3 1/2 year old boy who also worked relentlessly on it for hours! (you can speed up the digging process by wetting the mud, but it takes away from the fun). I (the adult) broke a bone because I got impatient :(
you can glue the skeleton together with superglue, but it is for display only, not to play with.
you can really make this a great "rainy day" activity, take pictures while your child digs and then create an "exposition" with the photos and the glued together dinosaur. We called our "Dylanosaurs" after its "finder", my son Dylan!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Taximom on January 3, 2010
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This was a present from Santa to a 5 1/2 yr old girl. Her best friend is a 6 yr old boy. They had a great time with this gift. I have a 10yr old girl who wanted to play with this gift as well.
There isn't much to the box. There are safely goggles , a paint brush, tool for carving (it will take forever with that tool) and there is only 1 so get something else that scrapes. The final item is a hard block of nothing. The hard block is what you have to scrape to dig out the bones.
The 5 and 6 yr old needed help with the project. After 2 hrs they are still at it and havent lost interest.
This was a great gift. More to write after we try to grow a dino!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Grandma Laura Lee on December 27, 2008
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This was a gift for my almost 5 yr old grandson and he opened it this morning and just loved it. My daughter said it was a lot of fun for him and a lot less messy than some others he has had. All in all, it was a huge success. Thanks!
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