Living on a ranch is my ideal of having fun, and learning about nature. When I was younger, I remember going out to the country, and admiring the horses, the chickens, and yes even the pigs. You wonder if the farm animals have feelings, or do their brain work the same way mine do.
I spent countless hours thinking about this, and many more hours collecting rocks. I would find the most beautiful rocks, polish them, and put them on a shelf in my room. To me they were more than rocks, they were valuable assets. Now, as I look back at my childhood, I can see how important it is to stay in touch with your surroundings.
Invest in the Future of Your Grandkids
This is what prompted me to buy my grandkids, their first rock tumbler kit. Rock tumbler kits for kids are fun, easy to use, and very inspirational. Too many kids are not interested in geography, or science, and to me this is a shame. I believe that if I continue to talk to my grandkids, and share my personal experiences with them, they will eventually want to learn more about the world they live in.
The rock tumbler kits come complete with everything my grandkids need to make their next science project or personal collection the center of attention. If you have ever visited a rock museum, you are probably familiar with the well- polished rocks, and stones, setting inside a glass case.
Buy Age Appropriate Kits
Inside the kits you will a priceless item; a machine that turns the rocks and smoothens them, while giving them a luxurious shine. As the rocks turn, the gritty residue is removed, making the rocks even more appealing than before.
There are several rock tumbler kits for kids to choose from. I chose the ones that are age appropriate, because my grandkids range in ages from 6 to 16. Younger children can’t understand the instructions contained in the advanced kits, and the older kids may find it insulting to give them a kit that is obviously meant for a 5 or 6- year old.
Feel Good About Your Choice
After watching my grandkids collect their rocks, polish them up, and make them pretty and all, I realized I made the right choice. Now, I feel good knowing that I have just contributed to the next scientist or geologist, in my family. Even if they decide not to pursue their rock collection when they older, at least they would have had the exposure.