Rather Good Geodes!
I am a Den Leader for a Webelos den. We were working on our activity pin for Science, and I needed to show how crystals are formed. These were perfect! I was surprised that for the price these geodes were really nice! They were a good size, cracked rather easily (w/ the help of an adult), and all were very pretty. Out of 12 we only had 3 that had any real crystals, but the boys thought the geodes were amazing anyway and were really excited to see what "surprise" would be inside. For the price you can not beat these geodes! I have bought them at other sites for TWICE the money and they were smaller and NO crystals at all. For the price these are a really, really good deal! I will buy more for stocking stuffers for the kids... and dare I say some adults! Fun item!
November 19, 2011
Fun for Kids
I am a first grade teacher and for Open House we learn about a mountain and all it's parts, some of it's animals, etc. During our Open House the children get to go to mountain centers and collect one thing from each area they learned about. The Break Your Own Geodes are the thing they can collect in the Rocky Tundra. We put one in a baggy and staple directions to the front. The children take them home and break them open with their families to find their "surprise" inside. Every year they are a big "hit" with the children and their parents. We have been doing this for at least 6 years and we get good reviews every year! I highly recommend these and hope Oriental Trading continues to carry them for years to come.
April 22, 2009
Lots of Fun
I bought these more for me than my daughter because she's only 3 years old. But I wanted to see if it might be something she would be interested in when she's a little older before I buy more than one package. The sizes of the individual rocks were very surprising. After reading some of the reviews I was expecting very small rocks but most of them were walnut size. They were a little difficult to break apart but all but 3 of them contained some really cool geodes. My daughter loves them so I will absolutely buy more to hold onto until she is old enough to break them up herself. This would be a fun classroom activity for kids in a science class. Even older kids might find them to be fun. I had a blast breaking them open while my daughter waiting to see what we would find.
November 13, 2013
This is the second year I have purchased this item. My fourth grade science classes loved them! Out of 67 geodes, only 4 did not have at least a few crystals in them. Since they are so reasonably priced, I bought extras, so everyone went home with a geode that produced crystals.
November 2, 2013
Was hoping they would be more colorful.
October 4, 2013
Girls Loved Them!
We purchased these for our GS Girls Rock camp this year and the girls (age 6 through 18 and adult helpers too) loved bringing their old socks and smashing these with hammers. The majority had very pretty centers, but ALL had something inside. Note: Use these out on pavement to break - they will mark your picnic tables!! The larger ones break easier for younger kiddos too!
August 4, 2013
Break your own geodes
I bought these geodes as a gift to my students after reading a selection on geodes. The ad said the geodes would be between 1-2 inches. When they finally arrived, out of 27 (3 packs of 9), their were only 6 geodes that were one inch or more. The largest was only 1 and a half inches. None were 2 inches and most were between one half inch to three quarters of an inch they wer too small to give to my students. I couldn't give larger geodes to only 6 students. I had to purchase from another company.
December 19, 2012
A big hit!
I teach the youth at church and used these as part of a lesson. I broke one open at the end and it was perfect! The class completely got the point of the object lesson and were so excited they got to keep one. Clear directions on how to use them, excellent quality. Thank you!
December 10, 2012
Out of the dozen I got, one arrived already cracked (probably a shipping issue) but it was sort of cool to have one I could see right away. They do tend to shatter, so putting them in a sock or wrapping them in a washcloth helps keep the pieces together. I had one about 2 inches in diameter, another that was actually two grown together, and the rest were about 1~1.5 inches in diameter. Very fun stocking stuffers!
December 8, 2012
These were all just rocks. When we opened the first one it was very disappointing. The kids were very sad and disappointed too. No geodes were in this pack. Be prepared if you purchase these and tell your kids there could be no geodes. They all might just be rocks. Don't buy these!
November 18, 2012