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Get your kids excited about STEAM learning with a super fun kit! This week, my boys and I dug into a rocking gem excavation science kit from Discovery Toys. They loved pretending to be archaeologist and paleontologists. They really enjoyed using a mallet and chisel to dig for gems.

It was great to have a project at home to reinforce what they’re learning in school. My boys are younger, so my focus was on them following instructions, asking good questions, taking turns, and making scientific predictions.

The kit could easily be applied all the way up to a sixth grade science lesson extension as well, because sixth grade students are learning all about rocks and minerals at school!

Discovery Toys and YouNiverse make wonderful STEAM kits that are wonderful for home projects and gifts. Look for them on the shelves of stores such as Wal-Mart, Michaels and Target.

AND be sure to follow the Cincinnati Family Magazine Facebook page for a great upcoming giveaway!

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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