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  • Item #: 003756
    ISBN: 9780874778274
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    Uses methods detailed in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Mona Brooks. Here, she begins by advising us on providing an atmosphere for creativity, choosing supplies and using a variety of media. The lessons and method are based on training children to perceive their environments in terms of five elements of shape. By visualizing or "overlaying" objects with combinations of these basic shapes, children can quickly begin to draw impressively (or accurately?) and then go beyond this step to creating their own compositions. Lessons progress from learning and constructing the five elements to drawing "flat" pictures, then 3-D still lives. The course even teaches children to draw accurate representations of people. The book can be used by anyone able to read and understand it. However, younger children will probably need some guidance in putting the techniques and methods into practice, since there are few actual assigned exercises in the book. Because of the young age of the artists, the "before" and "after" pictures in the text are particularly striking. Newly revised and expanded, including two additional chapters explaining how to teach children with learning problems or special needs and how to implement drawing in the teaching of other subjects.

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  • Item #: 066233
    Retail: $409.00
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    Early in our nation's history, the primary reason for education was to allow each person to read the Bible for himself. In the same spirit comes this complete first grade curriculum. While it incorporates history, science, art, and math, the heart of the program is phonics-based reading instruction with Biblical emphasis. This program was revised in 2013 and features a new title, changes to the teacher's manual and new package resources.

    Phonics instruction begins with a quick review of letter names and sounds using full-color alphabet flash cards, then follows with in-depth, step-by-step teaching of all phonics constructs. Phonics lesson plans teach new skills while reviewing previously-learned skills. By Lesson 31, students are able to read Bible stories in a special beginning Bible Reader. The reader uses a thematic approach to teach Bible history in chronological order from Genesis to Revelation. Students are expected to retell the Bible story, and then create a keepsake Bible notebook in which they summarize and illustrate Bible stories. (Linda used a similar approach years ago to teach Bible to our older children, and they enjoyed it very much.) Weekly memory verses selected from Proverbs help to develop character and handwriting at the same time. Hands-on projects are designed to help children understand the world of the Bible. These include creating timelines using the included figures, making Bible times costumes, and celebrating a Sabbath meal. Science focuses on the wonders of God's creation, and uses three Usborne books (Things Outdoors, Science with Water, and Science with Plants), which are included with the curriculum. Math incorporates hands-on activities, math manipulatives and a math workbook (Complete Book of Math Gr. 1-2). If you prefer a more serious approach to math (as we do), you can add another math program.

    The Deluxe Package includes the Teacher's Manual; student book; student worksheets; a Bible Notebook; Bible Reader; Complete Book of Math Gr. 1-2; My Big Book of 5-Minute Devotions; Unifix Cubes; a small geared clock; addition and subtraction flashcards; wood pattern blocks; Pattern Animals; Things Outdoors; Science with Water; Science with Plants; Honey for a Child's Heart; Peter and the Wolf CD; Enjoying Art Together; and Drawing with Children. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 004166
    ISBN: 9781933407876
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Rich and Sharon Jeffus are like the "Backyard Scientist(s)" of art! Their books remind me so much of Jane Hoffman - it's like they can't wait to share everything with you about art! It's delightful to peruse a book in which the authors' enthusiasm is so obvious! Before the actual lessons in this book, you get a wonderful section on using art supplies (finally, someone has taken the time to explain those pencil grades!). Here are lots of "how to's" and incredible tips for drawing with pencil and charcoal, using oil pastels, tempera paints, water colors, and chalk pastels. Following is a page of "recipes" for different modeling compounds, including an edible clay! Before encountering the "real" lessons are 7 full pages of exercises in drawing from basic shapes. This is similar to the technique endorsed by Mona Brooks in Drawing with Children. The heart of the drawing book is the 26 lessons, corresponding to the 26 letters of the alphabet, entitled, The ABC's of Art. Here, in their typical breezy, chatty style the authors have given us much to consider and do on every page. Each lesson contains one or more art principles or definitions, one or more art activities, and information or practice on color and techniques. Plan on spending more than one art period for some of the lessons. As usual, sample artwork and illustrations provide excellent models. It is difficult to decide an "appropriate" age level for this course. While it looks as though Mark, at 7 would be able to do and enjoy the exercises, an adult would be equally instructed! This is an art course you can definitely use with all of your children at once! We only wish it didn't have to end at "Z" (actually, it doesn't really end at "Z", because they've packed an additional goody at the end - a brief overview of the major art styles, along with illustrative examples). We hope Visual Manna will produce additional "beginner-type" books in the future!

  • Item #: 000283
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

    Create your own long lasting, professional looking book! The IlluStory A+ kit contains non-toxic, washable markers, writing pages, instructions, hints, a story planner, and a postage paid envelope. Write your story, then illustrate it. When you're finished, mail it in (at no additional charge) for completion and production. They'll typeset and bind your book, returning a 7" x 9" hardcover book that even has a place for a dedication. The kit produces an 18 page book, and the author's bio can be placed on the back cover.

    Authors have the choice of either creating their book by hand using the materials in the kit, or producing their book online using the company's website. Working online allows kids to upload photos or scanned images and use digital drawing tools and effects (like speech bubbles, pre-designed backgrounds and more). Designing online also allows them to place more text on each page (there are per-page word limits for hard copy bookmaking). Planning sheets, informational sheets on types of writing and quite a few "story web" graphic organizers flesh out the contents of IlluStory A+ and may be helpful to tie the project in with your current writing curriculum. Next step, the Library of Congress! - Megan

  • Item #: 056275
    Retail: $29.99
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    Graphic novels, comics, illustrated stories, cartoons call it whatever you like, after all, it's your book! Create your own comic book from a kit, send it off (postage paid) and receive a real published version in the mail that is all YOU! Detailed instructions are clear and easy to follow. There are even story ideas and writing prompts just in case you need them. If you have a student who loves to read comic books, challenge them to come up with their own. It's easier than you might think with this cool kit from Lulu Jr. You could make this a summer project. Make a book about your family or a memorable vacation, or let kids veer off wherever their imagination may take them! You could make one as part of a history study! The kit comes with directions, idea guide, a postage envelope to mail it in, 20 pages for your book and cover, a set of8 broad-line markers, a black felt-tip pen for the dialogue, 1 pencil with sharpener and a white art eraser. You even have the option to have the printer typeset the title & author's name on the cover or to use your own lettering. All inside printing will be in the student's hand. The publisher will take about 2 weeks to make your book. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 017608
    Retail: $59.99
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  • Item #: 037020
    Retail: $13.31
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Start kids young in the fun ways of self-expression and art without making messes or drawing on the wall! Plus they can start developing hand-eye coordination and early writing skills while they draw. This versatile art board by Crayola® lets them draw and doodle on the white wipe-off surface on one side and practice the feel of fingerpaints on the other side, which contains a sealed gel surface. Hours of creative colorful play without any clean up. The double-sided art board comes with three ultra-clean washable crayons (red, blue, green) that are triangular shaped and easy to grip for little hands. And they wipe off the white surface with a cloth making for an endless supply of drawing "paper" whether at home or on the road. Materials are non-toxic.

  • Item #: 037024
    Retail: $32.22
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    Little ones can have their own art light show to music. The sealed gel surface gives a feel of fingerpaint without the mess while the bright color of light shines thru their drawing. The light and song art board plays a variety of 12 colors and 6 tunes and has a big button at the bottom for little ones to select what they want. Unit has three play settings: draw with lights and sound, draw with just lights, or draw with no lights or sound for quieter play. Because you're misplacing the gel to "draw" your picture, the gel will start to seep back as you draw, and when you're ready to start your next drawing you simply smooth it out to prepare the surface once again. Built in hand grips make it easy to grasp and carry. Batteries required (3 x AA) and not included.

  • Item #: 017596
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 063601
    Retail: $7.00
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  • Item #: 017585
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  • Item #: 015447
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $17.99

    What would a “Robot Having Hiccups” look like? What about an “Octopus Making a Sandwich?” Well, you better figure it out fast, because you might have to act it out! In this rollicking game of improv, kids draw “Who” and “What” cards, then spin a spinner to add a special “How” to the act. So you might start with a “Penguin Roller Skating”, but then have to do it “In Slow Motion,” “Pestered by a Mosquito,” or even “With Nonsense Language!” The focus of the game is action, fun, and confidence-building, so it’s perfect for young actors without the added competition of doing better than their fellow players! For 2-4 players.

  • Item #: 065411
    ISBN: 9780761187233
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

      This unique sticker book isn’t for little ones. Create 12 sticker art pieces by placing the appropriate stickers into the numbered spaces of your picture. Numbered spaces in the pictures have corresponding solid colored stickers – some of them are very small. It is recommended that you use a toothpick or tweezers to position the stickers. The finished product has a fractal look that is similar to an art technique called Low Poly. Sticker books aren’t just for the kids anymore!

  • Item #: 063598
    Retail: $7.00
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  • Item #: 001212
    Retail: $7.00
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  • Item #: 032645
    Retail: $16.99
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    The Queen has selected her cadre of loyal ants (that’s you!) to build her a beautiful new tunnel for the colony. But beware: anteaters lurk above the surface, making it increasingly difficult to complete the tunnel! Play begins with a shuffled batch of square tiles, placed face-down for all players to use. Each turn, players draw a tile and add it to the 6x7 board, gradually creating a tunnel fit for the Queen. Most tiles contain different shapes of tunnels, but underground obstacles and the dreaded anteaters often throw a wrench into the works! The ultimate goal is to create a tunnel with 2 unblocked entrances to the surface and all 4 extra special “Ant Room” tiles. But if this becomes impossible to do at any time, all players lose! Overall, a solid game for kids to learn cooperation and a little bit of strategy with a science/nature twist. For 2-6 players.

  • Item #: 049411
    ISBN: 9780794529536
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 073852
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

    This extention activity contains 50 activities that teach kids to write their upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and words, then draw a themed picture based on that word.

  • Item #: 003464
    ISBN: 9781933407555
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Farm, Kids & Critters, Storybook characters

  • Item #: 064428
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

       From the Make-a-Plate people, this kit gives you more options for your art work! Inside the kit are 10 round templates to color and a set of washable markers. When you are ready to order your customized product, scan and upload your favorite piece of artwork to Makit.com (JPEG files at 300dpi) where you will choose a background color (where applicable) and your product. Your personalized keepsake arrives in 7-10 days. You choose 1 of the following items: 10” melamine plate, 12 oz. melamine bowl, 20 oz. stainless steel water bottle, 20 oz. double-wall plastic travel tumbler, 7” tablet sleeve/make up pouch, or an 11” x 17” two-sided laminated placemat. Your kids will love to use their custom-made items, or use them for gifts at the holidays. Grandparents will love it! Shipping not included. ~Sara

  • Item #: 063599
    Retail: $7.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.75
  • Item #: 019866
    ISBN: 9781940110585
    Retail: $42.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition – chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

    The text is formatted differently from first edition – it begins with an explanation of the text, activities, course website, notebooking journals, and science kit in clear bold print. Each lesson is full of new photography and illustrations and interspersed with scripture. Blue “Think about this” and “Wisdom from Above” boxes give special attention to the Creator, and orange questions are scattered throughout the lessons for students to think about and explain. Activities for each lesson include instructions and illustrations for completion. Every chapter is rounded out with “What do you Remember?” where students recall information from the lesson. The appendices include a lesson-by-lesson supply list for hands-on activities and an answer key for “What do you Remember?” questions.

    Notebooking journals are now in full color and color-coordinated. A suggested schedule is in the front of each notebooking journal, but you decide how many times a week to do your curriculum. The schedule lists daily assignments (71 total), and the lists have items listed in 3 different colors – green for textbook reading assignments, blue for notebook assignments, and brown for science kit activities. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. A review of the inner planets now follows lesson 8, review of the outer planets follows lesson 12, and a final review follows lesson 14. “Take it Further” pages are now drawing, making lists of books you’ve read, movies you’ve watched, additional experiments you may have completed, and making scrapbooking pages. Copywork is still included and coloring pages in the junior notebooking journals. There are answer keys in the back for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

    Because of the content changes, first edition products won’t work with the 2nd edition. Experiments are different (four of them are unchanged), so lab supplies do vary as well.

  • Item #: 013236
    ISBN: 9781932012736
    Retail: $42.00
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    Once students have learned all about the creatures of the air and the basics of zoology, they can take a trip into the depths and discover all the strange and unique creatures of the sea, lakes, and rivers. They'll learn about the special features of swimming creatures, the different watery environments they live in, what their lifestyles are like, and the special circumstances they deal with. Then they take a closer look at specific groups of swimming creatures, including whales, seals, sea cows, sea turtles, sea snakes, sea frogs and toads, primeval reptiles (like plesiosaurs), fish, sharks, rays, crustaceans, cephalopods, echinoderms, cnidarians, sponges, leeches, and more. As they study these creatures, they'll create replicas of them to add to an ongoing "Ocean Box," and conduct neat experiments like discovering the insulating power of fat, investigating how electrical current travels through salt water vs. fresh water, and determining how much of a role temperature plays in tadpole development. They'll also add to their notebooks by drawing the animals in them, comparing and contrasting animals, and much more. Whether the ocean is a familiar place to your children or not, they'll be equally fascinated by learning about the unique creatures beneath the water.

  • Item #: 062033
    Retail: $19.99
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    Kit includes 14 story pages, cover page, instructions and a set of 10 markers. Finished product will be a 5.5 x 8.5 soft cover book including a title page, dedication page and about the author section on the back cover. Recommended for ages 4+.

  • Item #: 015445
    Retail: $22.95
    Rainbow Price: $17.95

    Oh, the feel of a nice, thick (1 cm.) wooden pattern block! Don't tell your children that these aren't just toys! The bright, enticing primary colors seem to draw even the smallest of our children into play. Proportioned shapes allow for the construction of infinite designs. Even before they begin to use them for "work" on symmetry, congruence, similarity, measurement, fractional relationships, counting, sorting, and geometry, they are discovering the unique relationships between the blocks and getting plenty of experience in patterning and spatial problem-solving. We've had hours of enjoyment with our set and, with 250 blocks to the bucket, there's enough for several children to construct or work simultaneously.

     

  • Item #: 006213
    Retail: $44.95
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    So, you're writing stories in English class, and your reluctant writer is whiny and reticent. "Why do we have to write stories? I can't think of anything!" If you can't get them out of their writing slump by suggesting "Well, let's brainstorm," or "Look around you for ideas," just say (with a twinkle in your eye) - "Forget it, let's just play a game instead." Of course, five or ten minutes later they'll realize they're not getting off the story-writing hook, but they'll probably be enjoying themselves so much they'll forget to pout. The game format is similar to most board games your family plays, with a large board featuring a wandering path from beginning to end. Besides a die, scoring pad and markers, the game features eight decks of story element cards and a story outline pad. Basically, as players move along the board, they will collect specific story element cards, and weave them into a story. Card decks are clearly labeled and include topic sentence, plot, character, setting, description, dialogue, lesson, and resolution cards. At the beginning of the game, each player receives a topic sentence. This is the only topic sentence card they will receive, and should be used towards the beginning of the story. As they roll the die, they will land on spaces labeled with the names of corresponding story element cards, and will draw the top card from the stack. By the end of the game, they should have at least one of each element card, and at least five description cards. Then, the writing begins! Choosing from their collected cards, the writer decides which cards he wants to incorporate into his or her story, and writes them onto the outline sheet. The outline begins with the topic sentence, and features blanks to fill in for each part of the story. Under "Setting", they must determine the "where", "when" and descriptors. Under character, they must identify the good guys and the bad guys, and describe both. For the plot, they must identify the problem, and decide on the order of events. Under "Resolution" and "Lesson", they will decide how the "Resolution" and "Lesson" cards they chose relate to their story, and how it all wraps up. Now, players each have a good framework for a story; the trick is now fleshing it out into an actual short story, which may be easier at this point, since a lot of the "unknowns" have been identified. A scoring sheet will help Mom decide if the story included all the necessary components, and will inspire kids not to skimp on the "less exciting" stuff. Since inventing characters, conflicts and settings sometimes takes a lot of steam out of even the more enthused young writers, I would imagine that taking that pressure off of them in this way would free up their imaginations to write a much more well-rounded, exciting story. I'll bet that even Mom and Dad will want to play this one! - Jess

  • Item #: 000314
    ISBN: 9784774307091
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    As kids trace and draw lines through each maze to find the exit, they'll build both pencil-control and reasoning skills.

  • Item #: 063115
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

    Another Rainbow Game Night winner! 2-6 players are each dealt four cards, which they place face-down in a row without looking at them. At the beginning of the round, players look at only the two outside cards in their row. The remaining deck makes up a draw pile, with the top card flipped over to start a discard pile. The cards are numbered 0-9 with 0-5 depicting cats and 6-9 depicting rats. Several "Power Cards" Peek, Swap and Draw 2 add a few twists to the game play. Players compete to have the lowest score in their hand, and keep drawing cards, replacing any of their cards they wish, and discarding until they think they have the lowest score at the table. Then they knock on the table and shout "rat-a-tat cat!" While great for practicing simple addition skills for younger player, the challenge of not always knowing what you have in your hand or what anyone else has - keeps this fast-playing game exciting for all ages! Jess