In this super quick and easy edible excavation tutorial, we are going to make a Gummy Frog Swamp Search for your young Excavating Adventurer to dig in and enjoy. This tasty treat is inexpensive, super easy to make, and a lot of fun.


Excavating Adventures Pro Tip: Don’t have any frog gummies? No problem! You can easily use gummy bears or gummy worms and let your young Excavating Adventurers imagination take over. They will enjoy edible excavation no matter what you hide inside.



Gummy frogs – you can also find gummy snakes, gummy alligators, gummy fish and other gummy swamp creatures in candy stores and online that make great additions to the Gummy Frog Swamp Search.

Box of green Jell-o

9 oz clear plastic cups

Plastic spoons, forks, and knives. These will be the excavation tools.



  1. Make the green Jell-o per the directions on the box.
  2. Place five or six gummy frogs in each cup.
  3. Fill each cup about ¾ of the way full of Jell-o and put in the refrigerator for the recommended amount of time.
  4. Once the Jell-o has fully set, distribute the “excavation tools” and encourage the Excavating Adventurers to dig in and recover the gummy frogs from the swamp.


Excavating Adventures Pro Tip: Planning a birthday party? These Gummy Frog Swamp Search edible excavations are always a huge hit. Your birthday party guests will love digging into these delicious treats and discovering the gummy frogs hidden inside. You may also want to consider including our Excavating Adventures Birthday Digs in your celebration. Each no-prep kit is designed to excite and entertain birthday guest and is filled with real rocks, minerals, fossils, and seashells for your guest to discover and collect! We also have tons of Excavating Adventures ideas you can do at home if you are wanting to make your own excavation activities and dig kits. Check them out and Happy Excavating!