Dinosaur Discovery

This Toolbox provides the opportunity to feel like a paleontologist while your child

studies a real dinosaur bone, excavates a model dinosaur, and makes their own fossil!

Dinosaur Puzzle no longer included, please see note below*

Dinosaur Fossil Excavation

The fossil excavation kit has many hidden Montessori activities! Your child won’t even know they are learning, but will develop concentration, patience, and care. They will practice fine motor skills by both hammering and chiseling away until they see the replica dinosaur bones. They will then carefully dust the bones and assemble their dinosaur. This will provide hours of fun and learning!

The fossil is a real fragment of dinosaur bone, which comes in a beautiful wooden box!


Make Your Own Fossil

With our Dino Dough Kit, kids can pour, mix, measure, stir, and mash! Your child will love being involved and making their own dough at home (only add water and oil). Then, they can create their own fossils using the plaster and miniature fossil models that are included. Our dough contains a natural dye & preservative so it should last for months of fun when kept in its container.


Dinosaurs and Critical Thinking

We are excited to partner with another great small business this month! Our Dinosaur Discovery Toolbox includes a set of 6 Crayon Rocks that are made from soy wax & natural mineral pigments that give a beautiful color. These non-toxic crayons have a very unique shape that promotes the tripod grasp needed for writing. They can use the crayons with the dinosaur rubbing plates.
We have also created a fantastic classification chart. Children will be able develop their critical thinking skills by sorting their dinosaur cards by shape and color. When they are done, they can hang the beautiful dinosaur poster that is on the reverse side.

Dinosaur Fossil Models*Please note that the wood puzzle was discontinued by the manufacturer and you will receive a set of Mini Dino Fossil Figures and a small puzzle set instead. 




Toolbox Balance – Dinosaur Discovery

Each Toolbox is carefully planned to contain a balanced blend of important qualities.
Space Explorer is:

  • Quality: Materials are durable, professional grade, or name brand
  • Activities: Several activities, uses, and levels of difficulty
  • Aesthetics: Provides children with an experience of beauty or use natural materials
  • Montessori: Activities mostly follow AMS guidelines
  • Imagination: Activities transport the imagination to encourage active, child-led learning

Read more about our Toolbox Design Philosophy

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We are excited to share this Toolbox with
you, and hope your kids will love it!
– Nathan & Teresa Hadsall


Leave Us A Comment


  1. Candice Herlitz

    We're excited!

  2. Tracy Green

    What age group would this be suitable for?

  3. Montessori By Mom

    Hi Tracy, our Toolboxes are designed for ages 3-5, but it depends a lot on the child.

  4. Jessica Lahner

    This is our first subscription box. We think we are going to love it, but I wish I could find more complete directions somewhere. For example, I see the dino dough (that we mix with water, oil), but I'm not sure what to do with the bag of powder (that's pictured with the dough? Is it for the excavating process? Thank for any help you can provide. Fee free to email me at jessicamlahner (at) gmail.com

  5. Jessica Lahner

    Perhaps the powder is the plaster? How should we mix it?

  6. Montessori By Mom

    Hi Jessica,
    We sent you an email. Hopefully you got it and are able to see the resources. Feel free to reach out to us again if you have any additional questions.


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