Family Christmas Traditions 15 Free Ideas


Family Christmas traditions Father Christmas

We are unashamedly old fashioned when it comes to family Christmas traditions.  We spend our lives with fossils after all!  And we are old enough to remember when Family Christmas traditions were about snow, stockings and songs –  and tablets were what you took for a hangover.      Sounds idyllic?  The trick is a […]

Minerals – What are they used for?


Collector's Guide: Minerals

Many children are crazy about minerals now because of their passion for the online game, Minecraft.  But do they realise that we are absolutely surrounded by minerals in our daily lives?  Aside from forming the beautiful crystals that we marvel at, minerals are actually incredibly important to modern life.   Minerals ores are mined and used […]

Collectors Guide: Cataloging and Storing


collectors guide fossil collection

 Although this collectors guide uses the example of  fossil collecting, you may find hints and tips for other collections – or start a new passion?  Welcome in… To get straight to our study guide to cataloging, page down further, or stay with us for a chat first if you’re not in too much of a […]

Gift ideas ?


I need gift ideas

Need gift ideas … drawing a blank? Here’s some ideas, by eg him, her, mum, dad … and occasion eg birthday, retirement, wedding, anniversary … Not sure that a rock, small or large, is just the right thing?  Check out our blog on Fossils, The Newest Thing on the Planet!! Or  go to our online shop to […]

Kids Activities for Cheap, Fun Holidays


20 activities boys on beach

Kids Activities – lets get started: We write about fossils, family learning, kids activities and fun, and are a resource for parents of dinosaur and fossil fans.   Here you can pick up a few ideas and also learn a little bit about each of our family activities blogs and click on those where you’d […]

Continental Drift, Paintballing, and a Mammoth?


Geology, Continental Drift, Mammoths and Paintballing

Continental drift – the connection with a mammoth you may figure out.  But paintballing?  Absolutely – check it out!  Like facts?  Then this is for you! In 1912 German Scientist Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of continental drift.   Wegener’s  Continental Drift Theory simply stated that the continents drifted around on the surface, over the […]

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