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  • Item #: 038142
    Retail: $25.00
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    Do you fancy yourself an architect? A stone mason? A foreman? A laborer? Why not try them all out with this construction set! Build a 13" wide solid stone castle face from the ground up. The kit includes: three bags of plaster powder, glue, mixing bowl, measuring cup, brick mold, carving tool, brush, trowel, 12 knight figurines, a working castle door, castle flag, landscape play mat, and a full-scale detailed building plan.

  • Item #: 032681
    Retail: $0.00
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    From “micro” to “macro,” turn paper-folding into an architectural masterpiece! Create dozens of buildings from colorful to surreal in your very own cityscape, and then redo it again and again. Includes 697 stickers, planning mat, and a storage box.

  • Item #: 059250
    ISBN: 9781892427526
    Retail: $69.95
    Rainbow Price: $51.95

    Have you ever stopped to realize that a comprehensive understanding of the earth, its structure, and its inhabitants are a necessary foundation for interacting meaningfully with our increasingly global-minded world? Taking an overview approach, the North Star Geography course covers geography skills (reading maps, using geographic tools, cartography, surveying, and navigation), physical geography (geology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, hydrology, and astronomy), and human geography (sociology, culture, religion, transportation, agriculture, government, and economics). Bright Ideas Press and world geography – what a great idea! Student Reader plus Companion Guide CD-ROM (activities: maps, hands-on, research options, quizzes/tests) – what a great idea! Quality content, Biblical worldview, and user-friendliness all rolled up into one package – what a great idea!

    Obviously, the Student Reader is the heart of the course. Each of the sixteen lessons provides 15-20 pages of reading text, full-color illustrations, photos, sidebar articles, and maps. Lessons are divided into teaching segments which are both highly readable and interesting. The organization lends itself to flexibility, and the course could be done over one year (two weeks per lesson), two years (four weeks per lesson), or even one semester (one week per lesson – a bare bones approach). Vocabulary words are in bold with definitions provided in the glossary at the end of the text. The Reader concludes with a reference list that provides options for further study.

    The accompanying Companion Guide CD-ROM (pdf files) provides both basic and "extra" activities in addition to all content from the Reader. It's these pdf files that will allow you to tailor the course for high school, for junior high, or for a combination of ages. Families may make photocopies or print pages as needed, but classrooms and co-ops should contact the publisher for a multiple-use license. Depending on the course time-frame you choose, you will probably have to do some selection of activities, as there is a wealth provided.

    • • Hands-On Activities – there is lots of variety here – some short and simple, some more involved. Materials lists are provided when necessary (and tend to be easy-to-get items).
    • • Build Your Own Atlas – there's a segment for each lesson that includes labeling outline maps, completing fact files, and creating a set of political, physical, and thematic maps. Outline maps are provided but a good atlas as a reference is helpful (i.e. Wondermaps or Atlas of World Geography).
    • • Note-Taking Pages – each lesson has a set of 10 questions taken from the text that serve as lesson review and a study guide for the quizzes.
    • • Memorization Lists – a list of 198 countries, 70 regions and physical features to learn – roughly 16 items per lesson.
    • • Research Questions – a set of questions for each continent which encourage the student to conduct his own research (answers included).
    • • Quizzes and Tests – quizzes for each lesson (based on note-taking questions and map work). A final exam includes questions taken from all 16 of the lessons (answer keys and grading rubrics included).
    • • Graphic Organizers - can be used for all types of studies – world/continent, country, culture, regional geography, and government fact files.

    Homeschool geography courses have tended to be research frameworks that can be used by multi-age students and over several years. While having lots of advantages for families they require planning, preparation, and, often, outside resources. North Star takes a different approach providing a very solid base of textual information but giving lots of options for additional activities and research. It provides all necessary forms and pages, requiring only a good world atlas to accompany the course. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 067725
    ISBN: 9781683440604
    Retail: $34.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95

     Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Beginning 2 or are in grades 4 – 9, depending on skill level. Focuses on skills such as organization, description, and paragraphing. Students will understand that ideas in sentences are connected, and flow from one sentence to the next; list the main points in the summary of a story; understand that there is a voice which speaks to the reader; realize the structure of description, and start descriptions with general statements; use past tense, present tense, and future tense; and recognize a character’s physical positions and realize how position controls what characters know. Literature lessons include plot (sequence of events, cause/effect, character, driving forces, exposition, complication, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, putting it all together, and conflict among individuals, society, setting, and internally. 279 pgs. pb.

  • Item #: 030859
    ISBN: 9781481471602
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

     

    Students are never too young to start thinking about their future and taking necessary steps to achieve goals. Divided into 12 conversations (chapters), each meant as a dialogue between the student and author, and the student and a parent/mentor. Topics include goals, planning and preparation, time management, importance of GPA, extra and co-curricular activities, service to others, college entrance exams, internships and work experiences, money management and scholarships, college application process, interviewing and sharing. Through these conversations, students will develop a personal mission statement, six month and lifelong goals, create a resume, budget and much more.

      Whether your student is self-motivated and excited to plan his future or one who struggles to find purpose, this book offers vision and direction to inspire success through the high school and college years. Includes link to printable interactive reflection questions and worksheets. 149 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 073095
    Retail: $29.99
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    Thinkfun and Crazy Aaron's team up to bring you this one-of-a-kind logic puzzle! Each challenge card instructs you to place two dots of up to six different colors of putty on the grid. Now you must connect the dots by bending and stretching the putty, but you can't intersect with other colors. Bridges and blockers help you go over and around other colors without touching them. Sixty cards take you from beginner- to expert-level challenges and put your spatial reasoning skills to the test! Set includes a puzzle grid with a base for storage, 6 colors of Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty, 4 bridge pieces, 4 bridge blockers, 60 cards with solutions, and instructions. Truly a mind-stretching exercise! ~ Megan

  • 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 #: 012432
    ISBN: 9780838883617
    Retail: $29.25
    Rainbow Price: $19.95
  • Item #: 055099
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75
  • Item #: 010125
    Retail: $15.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    A large mansion sets the stage - together we must search for clues and find the stolen valuables before midnight (when the thieves plan to slip away). A cooperative mystery game - we're all part of the team discussing ideas, sharing strategies. Can we figure out the mystery of what's behind the Secret Door? Each game is different, exciting, and tricky - and a race against the clock! A wonderful workout for those memory and thinking skills! For 1-8 players. A Parents' Choice Award winner.

  • Item #: 012925
    Retail: $31.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.59

    This game has seen plenty of use at our house over the years. A unique board features maze cards which are alternately fixed or movable. On each turn, a player slides the "extra" maze piece into a moveable row, which opens or closes passageways on the board. He can then move his marker to, or closer to, one of his treasure cards. The goal is to collect each of the treasures, in order, pictured on cards dealt him at the beginning of the game. It's not easy to plan, though, as each move changes the layout of the maze! A player must visualize how each of his 12 possible moves will most advantageously affect the maze. Games take only 20 minutes or so and are for 2-4 players. Another Parents' Choice Award winner.

    Note: Some of the symbols used may suggest magic or mysticism. For this reason, we include two identical sets of stickers for you to place over any objectionable symbols. Also, you can easily swap out the 4 "wizard" pawns with playing pieces borrowed from other games in your closet (or your toy chest). This is such a well-designed and unique game that we would hate to see it overlooked for this reason.

  • Item #: 007752
    ISBN: 9781939814470
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    The Printing Power Plus Workbook Set includes the Printing Power workbook, plus a new workbook, Kick Start Cursive. In Kick Start Cursive, students learn beginning cursive using Handwriting Without Tears' simple, continuous strokes. It provides gentle instruction and practice to ease the transition into the Grade 3 program. The 2nd Grade Teacher's Guide includes a short chapter on Kick Start Cursive, if you decide to use it.

  • Item #: 066597
    Retail: $0.00
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      Introduce youngsters to the value of hard work and discipline while developing upper body strength and stamina with this all-inclusive set. Padded boxing gloves (4 oz) measure approximately 6” from wrist to finger, with an approximate 3.75” width (excluding the thumb). The Velcro® wrist strap provides an additional layer to ensure a correct fit. Spring loaded, adjustable pole fits firmly into molded plastic base (fill with water or sand for added stability). With a height range of 26.5-40”, this set will grow with your little champion! Inflatable punching bag and air pump included. I wish this had been available years ago for my son, who needs an outlet for pent up energy and stress. He stumbled onto boxing a few years back and has found purpose and enjoyment developing his skills. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 055109
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

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  • Item #: 031394
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    I had an early interest in houses and architecture, and now I still love good design and creative interiors. I would have loved the stencils in this set, and may have saved some heavy lifting if I had used them to plan my bedroom rearranging instead of winging it! Students are first introduced to several periods in architectural design in a brief & colorful, kid-friendly booklet (16 pp). Classical, Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque, Georgian, neoclassical, beaux arts, Bauhaus, art deco, expressionism, deconstructivism, structural expressionism and critical regionalism all have a short blurb and an illustration of a famous building in that style. You then look at structural elements and a timeline before you are encouraged to have a go at an original design. In the kit is a color poster of all of these famous buildings, great for a quick reference as you are in design-mode! A set of 6 stencils are guides for your student. They are made of sturdy, flexible, clear plastic and have elements like turrets, windows, domes, ornamental doors & ornaments for the outside, plus interior stuff like furniture, closets and sinks. A set of 8 colored pencils and a tablet of graph paper get your kiddos started. They can then make a large exterior and a large interior on the poster-sized paper in the kit. Two sheets of patterned paper have 6 designs of wood-look floors, tile & fabric textures to add some flair. While small children would have some trouble using the stencils, they can still design an interior and exterior in their own style. This would be a fun addition to any study in history or architecture, art or design. It has enough guidance to get you started and enough openness to let you be creative. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 062033
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    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 #: 071097
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

  • Item #: 031154
    Retail: $29.00
    Rainbow Price: $21.95

    If you already have the dissection tools you need, this set just includes the individual specimens: an earthworm, a frog, a perch, and a crayfish. Specimens are nice and large, and are preserved with NASCO-Guard®. Please note that all specimens are enclosed in a plastic bag within a zip-close bag, and will ship with a separate packet of care and safety instructions. All specimens are packaged in one bag, so when bag is opened, you will need to reseal it in the reclosable bag to keep the other specimens from gradually drying out. Brief or minimal exposure to air will not harm the specimens. Refrigeration is not required.

  • Item #: 054744
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Young kids love to be just like Mom & Dad and "help" around the house. Unfortunately, adult-sized equipment can be somewhat unwieldy (and disastrous!) in those little hands. Encourage your little helpers with this cute and colorful broom set. The broom measures 34" tall and includes a dustpan with a brush.

  • Item #: 011977
    Retail: $24.99
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  • Item #: 071081
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

  • Item #: 041186
    Retail: $31.27
    Rainbow Price: $25.75

    Includes 16 prepared slides for Biology:

    1. Amoeba Proteus
    2. Diatoms
    3. Euglena
    4. Ascarismitosis
    5. Grantia spicules
    6. Hydra budding
    7. Leaf with veins (c.s.)
    8. Onion root tip
    9. Paramecium
    10. Planarian
    11. Ranunculus root
    12. Ranunculus stem
    13. Spirogyra with conjugation
    14. Volvox
    15. Zea Mays root
    16. Zea Mays stem

    Slides come in a plastic container. Instructions to clean, store and handle the slides included.

  • Item #: 021548
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95
    The neatest part of this game is that it has a highly rewarding visual element to it compared with other puzzle games. Kids can see their progress by where the end of the laser is, whether it's stuck on an obstacle, hitting a mirror, or finally reaches the goal! Just like the standard version, this puzzle involves guiding a laser to an end destination using doors and mirrors. Certain pieces are set up at the beginning of each scenario, and more are specified as usable objects. Some key changes have been made to accommodate a younger audience: the puzzle grid is now bordered, and the laser is built into the board, decreasing the chance of young children's eyes being directly touched by the laser. Puzzles have also been simplified (though the range from easy to very hard still allows plenty of challenge, even for slightly older children). Finally, the entire board has been stylized with a space theme, calling for a "scientist" to guide the laser around space rocks to ignite one or more rocket ships. With a little bit of hard work, you just might be able to solve all 40 challenges!
  • Item #: 071099
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

  • Item #: 012433
    ISBN: 9780838885512
    Retail: $29.25
    Rainbow Price: $19.95
  • Item #: 071104
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

  • Item #: 065740
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

    Even the youngest artists can create eye-catching spirographs with the jumbo-sized gears in this kit! Featuring an easy to carry drawing tablet that is also a storage case and work station, this set also includes 5 wheels, 1 large ring, 6 washable markers, 10 sheets of paper and instructions.

  • Item #: 060252
    Retail: $11.05
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  • Item #: 046642
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

     You are a Scottish clan leader, and the winter snows have melted, leaving the ground soft beneath the stones marking your clan’s territory. Soft enough, perhaps, to roll into your neighbor’s property and expand your own? In Schotten Totten (Scottish Skirmish), players attempt to win a majority of the 9 territory stones by playing cards, one at a time, in front of stones. The deck is composed of 54 cards: 9 numbers in 6 colors. Once a set of 3 cards have been played on each side of a given stone, the cards are compared and the higher-ranking set (based on rarity) wins the stone. Since cards are played one at a time, and players only hold 6 cards at a time, it’s difficult to plan far ahead. This leads to quite a bit of tension and bluffing; if you play too many strong suits, your opponent will act accordingly and counter with weak, throwaway cards. If you try and balance, your opponent may win key stones you had counted on! The game can be won by either taking a 5 stones total or 3 adjacent stones. Hilarious illustrations top off the theme of this 20-minute card game. Great for competitive Scots young and old!