Is your little one having a birthday? Do they love rocks and minerals? Then throw them a Rock Detectives Geology Party! This party idea is based on Mini Me Geology’s Rock Detectives line of kits to give your child and their guests hours of fun.
Below you will find a Rock Detectives Birthday Party Plan that will help you design a party full of rock and mineral identification activities, geode cracking, panning for minerals and storage box creation. Throwing a party is simple, choose the Rock Detectives kits that you want to use as the theme for the party (Minerals & Crystals, Rocks or both). Your child can learn about Metamorphic Mysteries, become a Sedimentary Sleuth or solve an Igneous Investigation. You can also design your party around our Crystal Geometry and Crystal Experiments kits and go on a Mineral Mission.
All rock and mineral birthday party pack orders receive a free Rock Detectives Birthday Party CD with instructions for panning, geode cracking, storage box creation, and rock bingo as well as invitations to send to your guests! You can purchase the CD separately for only $9.99 if you simply need ideas for your big day. In addition to the activities on the party CD, each Rock Detectives Kit comes with its own CD with activities, puzzles, and experiments.
ROCK DETECTIVES PARTY PLAN
Activity #1: Arrival Puzzles & Coloring Pages
Each party pack of Rock Detectives kits comes with a free parent CD so that you can print and prepare the party activities from the kits before the kids arrive. Each kit has word puzzles, mazes and coloring pages that you can give to your party guests to occupy them as other guests arrive.
Activity #2: Create-Your-Own Rock Storage Box
A good geologist always has a way to carry their samples. Create fun storage boxes out of inexpensive items from around your house. Instructions are provided on the Rock Detectives Party CD.
Activity #3: Sample Identity Detection
Print the sample identification and activity pages from the free Rock Detectives parent CD and let your party guests follow the clues to identify the name of each sample in their Rock Detectives kit. Each kit comes with a hand magnifier to help see the details!
Activity #4: Panning for Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
Provide each guest a bucket of prepared mixture of sand, rocks, minerals and fossils. Use sand sieves or homemade panning equipment to find the hidden treasures like real geologists do! Instructions are provided on the Rock Detectives Party CD.
Activity #5: Geode Cracking
All good geologists break open rocks to see the inside. Kids love to crack open large geodes to see the crystals inside. Instructions and safety precautions are provided on the Rock Detectives Party CD.
Activity #6: Experiments
All good geologists love experimenting on their samples. Each Rock Detectives kit includes instructions for experiments that you can do during the party. Don’t worry if you run out of time, the party guests can do these experiments at home using their own CD from the kits.
Activity #7: Wrap Up with Rock Bingo!
Play Mini Me Geology’s Rock Bingo to wrap up your party. The bingo game is included on the Rock Detectives Party CD. A great gift for winners is rock candy from your local candy store. If you can’t find the candy locally, give us a shout and we can point you to some online sources!
Get started planning your party today!