In this super fun, easy, and inexpensive tutorial, we're going to make an edible excavation that the young Excavating Adventurers in your life will love. This Gummy Worm Discovery Dig tweaks the good old fashioned Rice Krispies Treats recipe by adding a fun Excavating Adventures spin. We’ll take this tasty treat and turn it into a delicious layer of topsoil to explore and discover the yummy gummy worms we have hidden inside.


Fun Fact: Become a soil scientist for the day on your Gummy Worm Discovery Dig. A soil scientist studies the upper few meters of the Earth's crust in terms of its physical and chemical properties, as well as its biological components, such earthworms and other creepy crawly creatures.


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6 Tbsp salted butter

6 cups mini marshmallows – Mini marshmallows melt easier than the larger ones.

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

4 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies cereal

Gummy worms

13 x 9 x 2-inch pan

Measuring cups and spoons


Cooking spray

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


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  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
  2. Add the mini marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the Cocoa Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
  4. Coat the 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with cooking spray.
  5. Using a buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press a thin layer of mixture into the pan.
  6. Quickly scatter gummy worms in the pan and press another layer of Cocoa Rice Krispies mixture on top.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Cut into 2-inch squares. The Gummy Worm Discovery Dig is best if served the same day.
  9. Distribute the “excavation tools” and encourage the Excavating Adventurers to dig in and discover the gummy worms as they become soil scientists for the day.


Check out our huge list of themed edible excavations ideas to include in your next party or simply to make snack time a little more fun and educational.


Delicious Discoveries: Fun Facts About Interactive Edible Excavation Desserts!

Fun Facts about Interactive Edible Excavation Desserts:

  1. Edible excavation desserts are a unique and engaging way for kids to learn about history, archaeology, and science while enjoying a tasty treat.

  2. These desserts often mimic the process of archaeological excavation, allowing kids to "dig" through layers of edible materials to uncover hidden treasures or fossils.

  3. Edible excavation desserts can be made using various ingredients like cookies, cake, chocolate, or candy, providing a fun and delicious experience for kids.

  4. By participating in an edible excavation, kids can learn about the methods and techniques used by archaeologists to uncover ancient artifacts buried underground.

  5. The process of excavating the dessert encourages fine motor skills, patience, and attention to detail as kids carefully remove the edible layers to reveal the hidden surprises.

  6. Edible excavation desserts can be themed around different historical periods or archaeological sites, sparking curiosity and fostering an interest in history and culture.

  7. Kids can learn about the importance of preserving artifacts and the value of archaeological discoveries by carefully excavating and handling the edible treasures.

  8. Edible excavation desserts provide an opportunity for kids to explore and engage in hands-on learning, combining the excitement of discovery with the enjoyment of a delicious treat.

  9. These interactive desserts can be enjoyed as a fun activity during parties, educational events, or even as a special treat at home, making learning an enjoyable experience.

  10. Edible excavation desserts promote creativity, as kids can design their own excavation projects by selecting the materials, layers, and hidden surprises they want to include.

  11. Through edible excavations, kids can learn about different types of fossils, ancient civilizations, or even famous archaeological discoveries, expanding their knowledge and curiosity about the world.

  12. The joy of uncovering edible treasures in an excavation dessert encourages a sense of accomplishment and adventure, making learning a delightful and memorable experience.

Remember, with an interactive edible excavation dessert, learning becomes a delicious adventure that combines education and enjoyment!


Geology Rocks! Fun Facts for Kids About the Amazing Earth Science

Fun Facts about Geology:

  1. Geology is the study of the Earth's solid materials, including rocks, minerals, and the processes that shape our planet.

  2. Geologists use various tools and techniques to explore and understand Earth's history, such as rock samples, seismic data, and satellite imagery.

  3. The Earth's crust is made up of several tectonic plates that constantly move and interact, leading to the formation of mountains, earthquakes, and volcanoes.

  4. Geology helps us understand natural phenomena like erosion, weathering, and the formation of landforms such as canyons, caves, and waterfalls.

  5. Fossils, preserved remains or traces of ancient plants and animals, provide valuable clues about past life forms and Earth's history.

  6. The Grand Canyon, one of the world's most spectacular landforms, was formed by millions of years of erosion by the Colorado River.

  7. Geologists can determine the age of rocks and minerals using various dating methods, including radiometric dating and fossil correlation.

  8. Minerals are naturally occurring substances with specific chemical compositions and crystal structures, and they form the building blocks of rocks.

  9. The Earth's interior consists of several layers, including the solid inner core, liquid outer core, mantle, and the thin crust we live on.

  10. Geologists play a vital role in understanding and mitigating natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landslides.

  11. The study of geology extends beyond Earth, with planetary geology exploring the geological features and processes on other planets and moons in our solar system.

  12. Geology offers exciting career opportunities, including becoming a geologist, volcanologist, paleontologist, or environmental scientist.

Remember, geology is a fascinating science that helps us uncover the secrets of our planet and appreciate the wonders of nature!


Excavating Adventures Pro Tip: Planning a science themed birthday party? These Gummy Worm Discovery Digs are always a huge hit. Your birthday party guests will love digging into these delicious treats and discovering the gummy worms inside. You may also want to consider including our Rocks and Minerals Birthday Digs in your celebration. Each no-prep kit is designed to excite and entertain birthday guests and is filled with real rocks and minerals for your guests to discover and collect! We also have tons of do-it-yourself dig kits tutorials and blog posts if you are wanting to make your own excavation activities at home. Check them out and Happy Excavating!


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Question 1: What is the study of the Earth's solid materials, including rocks and minerals, called? A) Ecology B) Biology C) Geology D) Astronomy

Correct answer: C) Geology

Question 2: What geological process is responsible for the formation of the Grand Canyon? A) Erosion B) Volcanic eruption C) Glaciation D) Plate tectonics

Correct answer: A) Erosion

Question 3: Which layer of the Earth's interior is believed to be a solid ball made primarily of iron and nickel? A) Inner core B) Outer core C) Mantle D) Crust

Correct answer: A) Inner core