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  • Item #: 035578
    ISBN: 9780929292830
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.25
  • Item #: 051264
    Retail: $3.79
    Rainbow Price: $3.50

    Transparent tracing paper can be used for sketches and overlays. Make an overlay of different possible images and try them out on a background. Draw one jungle animal on a page and put them over a rainforest background to find the right positioning. Write a quote from a book or a favorite poem on a piece of this paper, lay it over a photograph, frame it and give as a gift. There are a lot of possibilities with this transparent paper. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062776
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.18
    There are twelve treasure pieces hidden within Monkey Beach Isle. Can a matey like ye use yer tactile powers to help the pirate monkeys find their booty? The game starts with all of the treasures dropped into the fabric island through the volcano opening. Each turn, a player flips over a green tile and a blue tile. The blue tile will be a piece of loot to find. The green tile will be a location to get it out of – or it might be a volcano tile if you're unlucky! Once four volcano tiles are found, the volcano erupts and it's game over. However, if the tile is not a volcano, it will reference one of three openings in the island: a beach opening, a waterfall opening, or a jungle opening. Once a player has determined the treasure and location to get it out of, they will feel for the treasure through the fabric. When they think they have found it, they will push it towards the correct opening. The player gets to keep the treasure if they were right. But if they were wrong, the isle re-claims the treasure. The game ends when all the treasure has been found or the volcano erupts. Whoever has the most treasure by game's end is the MVP – most valuable pirate!
  • Item #: 053516
    ISBN: 9780983732105
    Retail: $38.95
    Rainbow Price: $28.31

    Just so you know – I'm not particularly an art person. However, I do like to understand the interrelationships between historical events and culture. This book bridges an amazing gap – historical events and art history. Designed to be a brief survey of art (from 1830 to 1970) it functions as an art history, an art appreciation, and an art techniques (doing art) course. Not to mention the insights it provides into the people and places covered in the history course. This not-particularly-an-art-person is totally impressed!

    Each of the 16 lessons covers an art history period – romanticism through psychedelic art and tie dye – with impressionism, expressionism, modernism, and surrealism among others in between. Each lesson starts with an overview of the history and art of the time period. The succinct coverage is augmented by suggested web links/books/videos but there are also full-color reproductions (in various sizes) of period works included in the book. Sidebar information includes research questions and learning objectives rounding out the instruction. The lesson then moves into the doing art portion with clearly stated assignments, lists of needed supplies, student and author examples, and step-by-step illustrations. For instance, Lesson 5 is Art Nouveau and Symbolism (an ism I missed earlier) which is coordinated with the BF lessons on The Jungle and teaches us that Art Nouveau was an attempt to apply a new look to all of the applied arts while Symbolism was dramatically different – artists defining their art with dramatic emotions rather than story telling. Among the developments of the period; posters became a fine art medium for the first time. The activity for this lesson is designing a decorative initial in the Art Nouveau style.

    Help is available for the young artist (and/or his teacher). The KnoodleU.com website (book purchaser is entitled to access) contains tutorials, resources, tips, quizzes and even mid-term exams. Use of the DK book, Art, is suggested to augment the lessons and provide additional visuals (there's some nudity in the DK book and the author addresses this question helpfully and cautiously). A very helpful timeline that includes world events, art events, art projects and the BF book list is provided.

    Easily a stand-alone art class – or more by just adding the BF books as read alongs, this a perfect complement to the entire Beautiful Feet course and will provide the student with an excellently rounded-out history/humanities course. 65 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 048938
    ISBN: 9780794524005
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.44

    Reading through this Usborne book made me want to take a few vacation days and go explore someplace exotic. It highlights some of the most popular or influential explorers from ancient to current times. It shares their exciting stories in a concise but captivating way, showing the supplies they needed, hardships endured, reasons for their travels, how their trips made history, and more. The text itself is fascinating, but the illustrations really make the book stand out. There are cartoon drawings and profiles of the explorers with speech bubbles displaying things they said or wrote, photographs or reproductions of famous vessels, tools, etc. used in exploration, colorful maps, and scenes of impressive things explorers discovered. Small text boxes share especially interesting information, captions are descriptive and informational, and the text is engaging. Starting with the ancient Egyptian adventurer Harkhuf, who traveled to a place called Yam to bring back precious treasures to the king of Egypt, the book continues through explorers such as the ancient Greek Pytheas, Vikings like Leif Ericsson, the Italian traveler Marco Polo, the Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta who covered 75,000 miles across Africa, the 15th Century Chinese adventurer Zheng He who explored the lands around China for the emperor and spread the word that China was in charge, Portuguese sailors who explored the African west coast looking for a way to Asia, Christopher Columbus and other adventurers who explored/invaded the New World, and Ferdinand Magellan's trip around the world. The scientific aspects of later explorations are also covered, like Captain Cook's mapping of the coast of Canada, and then attempting a scientific expedition to the Pacific Ocean; nature-lover and German-born Alexander von Humboldt who studied the plants and wildlife of South American jungles; Lewis and Clark's remarkable adventure across North America; Dr. Livingstone's missionary efforts in Africa; British officer Charles Stuart who explored the Australian outback; and even more current Antarctic adventures and races. Ocean and space exploration are touched on lightly. Obviously, a wide range of explorers and explorations are covered, so this is a perfect introductory book for kids and a good way to get them to see the excitement and adventure of exploring. By Anna Claybourne, 104 pages, pb. ~Rachel

  • 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 #: 073758
    Retail: $31.95
    Rainbow Price: $23.50

    Some nefarious villain has murdered Mr. Boddy, and it’s your job to find out whom. There’s only one catch: in this super-sized version of Clue, there’s a whole lot more evidence to find! This faithful reproduction of the original Master Detective involves 10 suspects, 8 weapons and 12 locations for 3-10 detectives to duke it out in the ultimate sleuth-fest!

    Please note this is a reprint of the 1988 version, with everything the original included (though with plastic instead of wood pawns).

  • Item #: 052129
    Retail: $16.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Kids will easily pick up their states, capitals, and U.S. geography as they yell, slap cards down, and use their quick-thinking skills to win state cards and put an impossibly scrambled-up United States back to rights. Each player receives 5 State Cards to create their own "State Line", along with a U.S. map. Then, as a Scramble card is uncovered, players race to fit one of their states to the Scramble card, with clues such as matching the color of the state to the Scramble card, or finding words or names within the state capital. Each of the state cards contains the name of the state, a state outline map, the capital city as well as the state nickname, and, of course, any of this information is fair game to be matched with a Scramble card. When a player is able to match one of their State cards with a Scramble card, they immediately slap it down on the Scramble card and yell out the name of the state. Or, a "Go the Distance" card is played, and the players have to determine which of them has a state that is the closest to that in question, and of course, if they have the lucky card, more slapping and yelling goes on. The game can be played with 2-4 players, and several variations are included to keep it challenging for players of all ages. Loud, noisy, and boisterous as it is, there's plenty of hidden motivations here for them to pick up vital information about each state - and remember it! - Jess

  • Item #: 071854
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    An adorable 3-D sliding puzzle with a bit of a twist. The little squirrels in this puzzle are all holding their acorn stash in front of them, and the board has holes in it for your squirrels’ acorns to be buried. Rather than guiding the squirrels out of the puzzle, your objective is to help them all drop their acorns into the ground. When all the acorns have been buried, you’ve solved the puzzle! There are 60 progressively more difficult puzzle scenarios and a plastic traveling lid included. – Janine

  • Item #: 042051
    Retail: $35.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Don't just read the nativity story to your kids - let them act out this significant story with figurines of their own. This great set includes a small 8-page storybook and 17 adorable nativity figurines including three wise men, two shepherds, two angels, four animals, Mary, Joseph, Jesus, a stable, a tree, and more. The figurines are made from durable PVC plastic and are perfect for young kids. Figures are about 3" tall and the stable is about 5.5" tall and 10" wide. Not only is this is one of the cutest nativity sets out there - you'll have no problem letting your kids play with it!

  • Item #: 032606
    ISBN: 9781338037524
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.25

    Sigh, those creative children who forever want a new bedspread, new pillows, new paint, new curtains and such can cost you a fortune in time and materials. Never mind about the holes in your walls from changing their minds! Turn that creative bent into a thoughtful (an inexpensive) project where they get to design the bedroom of their dreams. You may even find it is motivation to earn some money and learn how to paint to make their dream a reality at some point! This kit from Klutz provides 5 fold-out practice rooms to design using over 300 punch out decorating pieces and patterned papers. Use the tape sheet (included) as you group the colors, patterns and accessories you want in your room onto a plan board of some kind or put them directly onto the room settings. There is also a 78 page book of instruction and inspiration. Design a loft look a la Boho chic, go soft and floral in a vintage style room with weathered finishes, or play with a stark black and white graphic wall with pops of color for a modern fab flair! You have loads of throw pillows to choose from in fun and trendy styles and colors. How about a chandelier? Why not, it's a dream room after all. Parents, just be prepared for a sales pitch from your child who is now armed with a concrete design for his/her bedroom! I have to say, the designs are pretty girly, but I think any future designer would have a ball with this cool kit. ~Sara

  • Item #: 002240
    ISBN: 9781602005228
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    That proverbial talk about the “birds and the bees.” You know you need to do it. Teaching your children about God’s plan for sex and all the male/female interaction that leads up to it is part of what it means to bring up a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And you want to do it – sort of. It’s just that it’s so very uncomfortable – and you don’t know what to say – and there might be questions asked that make you ashamed or guilty. . .  Dennis and Barbara Rainey (parents of six) of Family Life Ministries know you need “a plan” and they’ve provided a lovely one – a getaway weekend kit complete with instructions for you, guidelines for what to do, excellent speakers to get the difficult words out in the open by offering interesting audio sessions, an engaging format, a solid study of Biblical values, and enjoyable scripture songs.

      The goal of this program is to encourage and empower parents to discuss the difficult topics of intimacy, sexual behavior, and personal feelings that are facing their children as they enter the preteen years. To give parents the tools they need to both challenge their sons and daughters as they enter the pathway to Christian adulthood as well as provide the foundation for future discussions and sharing. To build a mentoring relationship with your children that continues past the weekend and into all the years leading up to adulthood.

      Preteen? Isn’t that jumping the gun a bit for the birds and the bees? Not in today’s culture. It’s literally everywhere around us – and now in ways unimagined by all previous generations. This program is designed to set the stage for a close parent/child relationship as the child moves into this period. Topics are handled biblically, carefully, and tastefully. Some topics are left optional for the parent.

      A weekend getaway. That’s the general setting. One child – with the parent all to himself (boys with fathers; girls with mothers) – doing an activity of his choice that he loves to do and spending time listening to “talks” and working through study material together. It’s a wonderful affirmation that the love of the parent can transcend the upcoming changes that the child will be experiencing.

      There are five audio sessions and one optional session: 1) the adolescent experience, 2) how to handle peer pressure, 3) changes that are ahead (God’s design for sex), 4) purity (protecting sexual innocence), and 5) dating (properly engaging with the opposite sex). The optional session covers really delicate issues (masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction) and can be inserted after the fourth session and before the fifth if the parent chooses,

      The Getaway Kit provides the necessary framework: a tour guide for the parent, travel journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s of all sessions.

      The Tour Guide is for the parent – basically a leader’s guide for this very focused Bible study. This little manual includes sections on planning the getaway, an itinerary for the weekend, a suggested schedule, preparation checklists (and needed supplies), guidelines for writing a note to your son/daughter, and very specific suggestions for praying for your son/daughter. Also included is a page-for-page reproduction of the Travel Journal (accent color rather than full color) so you can work through it with your son/daughter.

      The Travel Journal is for your son/daughter and is designed as a companion for the experiences of the weekend. With a travel theme and an engaging appearance, it provides a place to write notes (from the talks), thoughts, and answers to questions as well as the guidelines for godly Christian living provided by this study material. There are 25 follow-up devotions that continue with a similar theme and help strengthen the biblical core of the young adult’s understanding of the various issues. This is a nicely done keepsake book with a hardcover, full-color graphics, and an elastic strap for place-keeping.

      The CD Set provides the core material for the heart of the weekend and the program. Eight CDs provide the weekend talk sessions. These sessions feature scripture memory songs, dramatic vignettes, humorous features, real-life stories from teens and adults, and lots of teaching from parents and experts that have “been there, done that.” Songs are CCM-type of music with understandable lyrics, singable melodies, and full instrumentation backup.

      Having “that” talk with your children may never be entirely comfortable, but this kit gives you a plan; the certainty of godly, biblical content; and the promise of enjoyable memories. 

  • Item #: 073760
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    There are many variations of the classic ‘Cube out there, but here’s a “twist”: imagine two 2x2 Rubik’s Cubes stacked on top of each other, fixed to a central axis. As a result, this one takes on all sorts of strange shapes in the process of solving it, as blocks hang off and rotate perpendicular to their former neighbors!

  • Item #: 028122
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    Create fun soaps to keep or give to friends! Simply melt the glycerin in the microwave, add color and/or scents, pour in the molds, and let cool. Before you know it, you're ready for some good, clean fun! This kit comes with three 50g blocks of clear glycerin soap base, three 50g blocks of white glycerin soap base, 45g of purple, green, and red glycerin soap colorant (15g of each color), two stirring tools, 5 punch out and fold gift boxes, three plastic molds with 4-5 designs on each, and a directions/recipe book. Because the kit uses melt and pour glycerin, there are no potentially dangerous chemicals to work with. Each of the 50g blocks of glycerin is enough to make 3-5 soaps depending on which molds are chosen. The booklet shows how easy it is to melt the glycerin, but it also comes with lots of recipes for scents, exfoliation additives, and other ingredients to make skin healthy. While these are not included, many of them are probably available in your own kitchen if not the local grocery store. Such items include dried flower petals, cocoa butter, espresso beans, honey, Epsom salts, aloe vera, vanilla extract, and so much more! The booklet also explains the science behind how soap cleans, packaging ideas, and ideas to get you hooked. Perfect for your crafty child or as an intro into soap making. – Laura

  • Item #: 055524
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $18.00

    A disastrous volcano is threatening to erupt on the dinosaurs' homeland. Work together to get the dinos to safety before it does! The game begins with 12 fern tokens face down in three different terrain areas. There are three desert areas as well, where no tokens are placed. Three dinosaurs on the mainland are in need of rescue, and players collectively try to get them to Dinosaur Island. To give a dinosaur asylum, a fern token matching a dinosaur must be flipped over when the dino is walking through the habitat the token is in. A die is rolled each turn. If a volcano is rolled be-ware! You must add a piece to the volcano. When all five pieces have been added, it's gonna blow! If a number is rolled, a dinosaur piece may be moved that number of spaces in either direction on the board. Then a player flips over a token of their choice. If the token does not match a dinosaur currently walking through the token's terrain, it is flipped back over. Try to remember what has been revealed and where, but watch out for the T-Rex token! If this token is revealed, dinosaurs are returned to their starting positions. Everyone shares game pieces, and any player can aid the player whose turn it is in remembering which tokens are where. This game fosters cooperation, memory, and basic counting. For 2-4 players. Game time: 10 minutes.

  • Item #: 016962
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $21.95

    Throwing darts can be a lot of fun, especially with the many different variations to play. Unfortunately, the sharp points on most darts make it unsafe for younger children (and unprotected walls as well). This product provides a safe alternative without taking away from the game. The set includes six magnetic darts without tips that are shorter than a regular dart but have been professionally weighted. A reversible magnetic mat made out of fabric is also included. The two different styles of dartboards featured provide dozens of game possibilities. The mat measures 18.25"x14.75" and is black with a medieval font to give the board a renaissance feel. A thin rope is attached to the top of the mat with a plastic bar so it can easily be hung on any surface (and is easily stored in the rare case when it is not in use). We were sure to take time out of our busy schedules here at Rainbow to ensure the quality of this product, and I am happy to report that the magnetic force of the darts and mat is quite strong and we had no problems with darts not sticking or falling off throughout the games (of which there were several… never let it be said that our Rainbow employees won't go to any length for our customers). Instructions on how to play different games and the proper technique for throwing are included. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 035039
    Retail: $44.95
    Rainbow Price: $43.95

    These well thought-out math games really encourage players to use what they've learned! These games are played on a reversible double-sided board with Muggins on one side and Knockout on the other. Muggins is fast-paced and brain-stretching; it uses all basic arithmetic operations and requires the use of strategic thinking and mental math skills. The game is for 1-4 players and requires players to occupy as many number spaces as possible while blocking their opponents' attempts to do the same. After rolling 3 dice (6-sided or 12-sided, depending on the level of play), players try to claim an unoccupied numbered space. To do this, they must form an equation (using any combination of basic arithmetic operations) with those three numbers with an answer equal to the number shown on an unclaimed space. A few extra rules like "bumping" and "bluffing" provide additional complexity to the game and allow for more challenging play. Knockout is a "King of the Mountain" with numbers type game for 1-4 players. Roll dice and add or subtract to build lock-out points for yourself or knock out your opponents in this fun game of strategy and luck. There are many different levels of play.

  • 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 #: 064756
    Retail: $6.25
    Rainbow Price: $5.75

      Studying history is part of the core curriculum all kids learn. Your family history is another way to make your children connect with the past – their past. This is easier than ever to do with online resources, but talking with older generations is much more fun and interesting for all parties. Once you have the names of great-great-great-great-great Grandpa Joe and Grandma June, preserve your research on a beautiful document. This large family tree comes rolled up and measures 16” x 20” with a large antique-looking tree in the middle and lots of room to write family members’ names. Beginning with a married couple, there is space for 5 children, 5 siblings of the Mom and Dad, and 7 generations back of grandparents. The paper itself is crinkly it’s made to look and feel like real parchment. You can write on it with any type of pen/ink. It certainly has the look of the Declaration of Independence; your finished product will certainly be frame-worthy as well! What a great project to do together! Use your best handwriting and practice your spelling ahead of time, you won’t want to use white out on this elegant document. ~Sara

  • Item #: 039320
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

    We were a little disappointed when the Beginner's Leathercraft Kit was no longer produced; it was a terrific starter set. Then Tandy Leather Factory came out with this one – at an even lower price – and it offers many of the same tools and projects. The kit contains a wooden mallet, three metal stamping tools, 16" of leather lace, three beaded chains, 4.4 oz. of all-in-one leather stain, a sponge, and eight pre-cut leather pieces. The instruction booklet gives basic stamping instructions, then includes life-size black-and-white photos of the leather pieces with suggested stamping patterns. There is an infinite number of patterns you can create with just three stamps! Young crafters will create two coasters, two bookmarks, two key fobs, a wristband (with plastic snaps) and a person-shaped key fob (named Stanley). A great basic introduction to leather stamping. - Jess

  • Item #: 020821
    ISBN: 9780794533717
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.29
    Forget those other paper airplane books with only a couple dozen planes to fold — how about 200? This book contains 200 patterned tear-out sheets, with cool designs like space ships, jets, and camouflage. There are seven models to make: the Dart, Coaster, Bug, Mantis, Jet, Shuttle, and Glider. Follow the tips to fold the perfect paper plane, launch it, and have a successful landing. Guidelines are provided on the patterned paper, but the folding instructions for the seven plane types are located on fold-out flaps on the book cover (so you can keep on folding, even when you run out of the patterned paper). With so many patterns to choose from, you can create an entire fleet of high-flying planes! –Chad
  • Item #: 074195
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

    Play cards going up, down, and all around! In this fast-paced game, there are two types of cards: Qwitch cards (1-8 & A-H) and Direction cards (+, -, or =). Direction cards indicate whether the next-played card should be numerically alphabetically higher, lower, or equal to the current Qwitch card. A Qwitch card is set out in the center of the table, and the rest are distributed to players. When play begins, a direction card is revealed, and players race to play a suitable card from their hand of 5 on top of the appropriate Qwitch card; a “3E” with a “+” would allow players to play a card with “4” or “F” on it, for example. Play continues at this fast, simultaneous pace until a player finishes their hand; then everyone draws cards from their pile to start again. The first player to empty their pile wins! For 1-5 players.

  • Item #: 019865
    ISBN: 9781940110752
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    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 #: 029432
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.39
    How much do you know? Find out! A sort of visual trivia challenge, the board in this game is laid out with twelve images. Each player rolls two die: one colored, one numbered. The player then finds an image with a border that matches the color they rolled and tries to identify it. Each image also has a word clue at the bottom to explain what should be identified (Landmark, Mythical Creature, Political Figure, Animal, Sport, Planet, Company, Vehicle Make, etc.) If the player correctly identifies the picture, they will answer one of three different types of questions about it. The question will be true/false, multiple choice, or open-ended depending on the roll. For example, if I identified the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes and rolled a 3, I would answer this open-ended question: Who was Holmes' arch nemesis? Oooh! Eye know this one! It was Moriarty! Since I was correct, I would receive that card for my efforts. The first player to five cards wins. For 2 or more players/teams. Game time: approx. 30 minutes. Note: there are some adult themes/questions in this game, such as a trivia card about Playboy.
  • Item #: 019834
    ISBN: 9781940110738
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    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 #: 003539
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    Yup, a butterfly garden! This kit includes a butterfly garden habitat (11" tall, 10" diameter) that pops up to stand on its own. You'll also get an Online Redemption Voucher for five Painted Lady caterpillars, butterfly feeding kit, instructions for care, plus interesting butterfly facts. Please note that there is an additional shipping and handling fee for the caterpillars and food.  Watch the caterpillar morph into chrysalises, then beautiful Painted Lady butterflies to keep in your butterfly habitat. Enough nutrient is included in the container for the caterpillars as they mature into butterflies, and after that you feed them with the aid of your butterfly feeding kit. When they're full grown, set them free! The sides of the butterfly garden habitat are made out of a see-through and breathable mesh for easy viewing. There is also a hook-and-loop fastener strap on top which will allow you to hang it from the ceiling or in front of a window (it also allows you to fold the habitat flat when not in use. Please note that butterfly larvae do not ship to Canada or HI and they will only be shipped during mild weather. - Stephanie

  • Item #: 066198
    ISBN: 9780945084327
    Retail: $5.00
    Rainbow Price: $4.65

    If you would like a story that gently reminds us that honesty is the best policy' you will enjoy this book. First copyrighted in 1954, this reprint tells of a young man named Shan, who thought a penny wasn't a big deal. Bringing used sacks back to the local store would bring a penny a bag a lot of money for that time. Shan knew that one of the sacks had a hole in it, but he wanted ten cents for ten sacks, so he could get a chocolate bar and lemon soda. There are consequences to our actions even cheating someone out of a penny, and Shan finds this out. A Penny's Worth of Character is a quick and easy read, but teaches a lesson we should learn for a lifetime. 60 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 062862
    ISBN: 9780545647793
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75
    Make over 60 paper and straw jets that fly and do stunts! It's simple: cut out one of the five designs in one of the five color schemes, fold and tape tabs and wings, attach to a straw, add the nose cone, and you're ready to soar! The black straw your plane is attached to slides over a colored straw which pilots blow into to send the jet flying. Each design comes with a sheet of information about the real-life plane that the paper jet was based on, giving it real world application. There's also a stencil of the Spitfire design, so you can trace and create with your own color combos. This 60-page book and the included supplies will have you commanding your own paper fleet in no time! - Laura
  • Item #: 061885
    ISBN: 9781573674492
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    Cross stitching might seem like a dated craft, but with these fun, modern projects you can create cute gifts and décor that is easy to personalize with your favorite colors! This book is very entry level and kid friendly, breaking down basic cross stitching with lots of pictures to help you out. While there are no included materials, the book is very helpful at telling you exactly what to get and where to get it, making crafting easy! You can make a floral design that can either be attached to a pillow or wrapped around a canvas. Why not make a trio of adorable woodland friends to hang in your room? Or stich a simple floral motif and attach it to a pin, ring, or headband and give to a friend! This colorful book will keep you stitching for hours! 48 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 043665
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    The tray holds nine pieces of chocolate. Each customer wants a different arrangement of chocolates, but the instructions on where to place each piece are incomplete. The challenge card tells you where to place the first few, but after that you have to figure out where the rest of the pieces go by using the standard placement rules for shapes and colors. There are 40 challenge cards in four difficulty levels, from beginner to expert. It is a single player game, but solutions are included if you're stumped... or if the lifelike chocolate pieces are distracting you!