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  • Item #: 022360
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    While this game is super easy to pick up and play, the challenges might leave you in knots! The 40 challenges really test your spatial reasoning and manual dexterity. In head-to-head 2 player mode a double sided card is inserted into the slot on the top of the scorekeeper. Players must then race to be the first to complete the pictured knot. The winning player gets to pull the "Tug-o'-War" rope through the scorekeeper one notch in their direction to signify a win. The first player to pull the rope all the way through to their side is the winner of the game. Challenge cards progress from beginner to expert. Game includes 4 ropes, 4 rings, a 30-second timer, 40 cards, scorekeeper, and instructions. Single and 4-player instructions are included.

  • Item #: 057925
    ISBN: 9781893791268
    Retail: $2.25
    Rainbow Price: $2.05

    When you just need that little something for extra addition & subtraction practice, this is the ticket. Students do one page of 20 problems a day and chart their progress. Answers are in the back, so students can even check their own work. Simple paperback booklets have 40 pages of exercises. This smaller format (7.5" x 9") makes this book very kid-friendly and portable. You can set a timer if you'd like and go for speed and accuracy at the same time. The cover is green and white and so are the inside pages (green ink). ~ Sara

  • Item #: 044882
    ISBN: 9781613734001
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    What a great fiber book! Learn the basic elements of knitting, crocheting and more. First, this book introduces you to different types of fibers and briefly explains the applications for each. To start the crafty part, there are several, simple felting projects to introduce students to the way natural fibers lock together. There are some other simple braiding, weaving and knotting projects as well as learning how to make your own yarn from wool. Next, youll learn both spool and traditional knitting as well as how to make a bag, a scarf and more. Knitting not your thing? Try out crocheting next! After learning some basic stitches, you can make jewelry, a hat and more. The book even includes information on different methods of dyeing your own yarn, reusing yarn from sweaters, or making other types of yarn from old plastic grocery bags or t shirts! While the amount of information sounds overwhelming, it is all presented in a very kid-friendly, unintimidating manner, so even a not-so-crafty parent can help out. 148 softcover pages. Laura

  • Item #: 041584
    ISBN: 9780071463386
    Retail: $14.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

    If you're looking for a simple but fairly thorough way to learn Spanish, this book teaches it in 15 straightforward grammatical steps. You'll learn Spanish the way people naturally acquire a language, with each step building upon the one before. First you learn the elements of a sentence with steps including: Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives; Estar, Ser, and Subject Pronouns; Hay, Interrogative Words, Days, and Months; Numbers, Dates, and Time; Regular Verbs; Irregular Verbs; Ir and the Future; Adjectives and Adverbs; and Negatives and Prepositions. Then you move on to more complicated steps like Indirect Objects, Direct Objects, Reflexive Verbs, Present Subjunctive, Preterit Tense, and finally Imperfect Tense. Each chapter contains clear grammar explanations and students will need to make sure they understand every concept before moving to the next or they may struggle to keep up. The book explains each component of Spanish grammar in an uncomplicated way, with plenty of examples to help students understand. After the explanations, varied written and oral exercises are included so students get used to reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish. While speaking with a native Spanish speaker is the best way to learn how to pronounce the words correctly, a pronunciation guide is included in the book that's very helpful in describing how words should be pronounced. Each chapter also includes Spanish readings with comprehension questions to help students learn new vocabulary and practice reading aloud. Some may find that there's not enough review or drills in this book to help them cement the language into their head, because it does move rather quickly from step to step. However, if students are willing stay with each step until they truly understand the section and have memorized the vocabulary words, this program will give them a working knowledge of the language and allow them to communicate in everyday Spanish. You'll need a Spanish/English dictionary to get the most out of this book because while some of the Spanish words are shown with their English translation (including over 300 of the most commonly used verbs), many are not and the actual number of vocabulary words (specifically nouns) is limited. Overall, this is a great book that can quickly give students the knowledge they need to comminute in Spanish with confidence. An answer key for all the exercises is included in the back. By Barbara Bregstein, 304 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 028382
    ISBN: 9781604331059
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    If you're new to the world of string games, this book (which includes string and a DVD) is a great place to start. The book begins with simple string figures and beginning hand positions like First Position, Opening, Eiffel Tower, and Tepee. Then you're ready for more difficult string figures like Cat's Whiskers and Jacob's Ladder. Next, the fun really starts with amazing tricks and catches you can perform with the string like Thumb Catch and Handcuffs. Lastly the book goes through Cat's Cradle and lists the classic series of string figures used by most cultures including Cradle, Manger, Cat's Eye, Clock, and more. The book begins each set of instructions where the previous one ended, so you'll learn how to quickly form string figures in no time! Most string games are best played with a partner, because often one set of hands will need to hold the string in a certain pattern while the other set of hands will need to move the string to new positions. Manipulating string like this can often be difficult and requires lots of practice, but the book is very helpful because it provides numbered instructions with full-color photos of each step, so you can read AND see exactly what you have to do next. Plus, an instructional DVD is included in the back of the book that also provides help with forming figures! With all this help and a fun format and feel, this is a great guide for those interested in learning to play classic string games. 58 pgs, spiral-bound, hc.

  • Item #: 020287
    ISBN: 9781878257536
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    My dad always says, "Busy hands are happy hands." Now I know why! When I discovered Cat's Cradle at my cousins' house, I couldn't put it down! Five string manipulation games are presented. It was so much fun I just had to play it until I could do all five by memory. It includes a sturdy, tie-dyed loop of colorful string that's just the right size! Enjoy!

  • Item #: 069881
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Want a game you can take on the go and play for five minutes or as long as you'd like? Then toss this one in your purse. The cute little square box holds 78 letter cards and instructions. Each round, you pull out three cards, decide on the direction you want to play and then race to be the first to use those three letters in order in a word. So if you set out an "M," "S" and "H" and play left-to-right, you could say "mash" or "misshapen," or if you play right-to-left, you could yell out "handsome." The first one to say a valid word wins the cards, and the player with the most cards wins! Play solo or with as many other players as you'd like! Jess

  • Item #: 055607
    Retail: $7.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.95
    Now paracord is ready for night time! This kit comes with enough lime and glow-in-the-dark white parachute cord to make two fishtail-style bracelets as well as black plastic buckles with built in emergency whistles. Because no knot-tying is involved, I think that kids under 8 could make these with a little help. However, as with standard paracord, heat is required to seal the ends if you cut the cord, so parents may want to help with that part. – Laura
  • Item #: 063510
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.87
    You've seen those knotted friendship bracelets with words and symbols, but now make them using your favorite Rainbow Loom bands – and faster too! This loom has two rows of seven pegs. Place all your bands, then instead of looping them one at a time, use the special comb to loop all seven at once! How cool is that? While this loom will work with standard Rainbow Loom bands, this kit also includes 1000 specially-designed Alpha Loom bands in assorted colors (wider than your standard bands so the designs are really easy to see). Finished bracelets are about an inch wide if you use all seven rows to make your designs. Easy-to-follow instructions are included and design ideas are available on the Rainbow Loom website as well as Youtube(use with a parent's supervision!). – Laura
  • Item #: 064619
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $23.98

    Create 8 handsome wristbands with colors and designs catered specifically to boys. From basic leather wraps to more detailed knot work and the addition of beads and chains, these bracelets build on difficulty as you go. All the cords and clasps you need are included, though strong glue is required for one bracelet to affix the clasp. Parents will want to note that it is recommended to seal the ends of the cord with a lighter, so they may want to supervise that part (Fire in a boys bracelet kit? How fitting!) Perfect for a party activity or craft night. Laura

    1CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 065226
    Retail: $8.60
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

      There are so many projects you can make for a porch or front door with this sturdier version of your favorite Mod Podge! Let the kids come up with seasonal decorating ideas or try out something you found online. Make a “Welcome” sign and attach it to an old chair you repurpose and decorate with whimsical paints and papers. If you are decorating a clay pot to match your patio furniture, seal the inside first to keep water from soaking through and ruining your artwork. To use this product, brush a layer onto your surface, apply decorative papers or fabric, and then apply several thin coats, letting it dry about 20 minutes between coats. On the Mod Podge website, they recommend you let your items cure (harden) indoors 3-7 days before setting it outside. ~Sara


  • Item #: 066874
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

     Help Dr. Microbe complete her research by competing to complete the microbe challenge. Each player (2 to 4 players) gets a small Petri dish that is divided into 4 compartments. The larger Petri dish is full of colorful microbes and sets in the middle of the playing table. Flip the top challenge card so all players can see it and complete the puzzle first. Put the microbes in the correct compartment and find the ‘superbug’ to complete the puzzle. The game includes 49 microbes, 4 lab tweezers, 5 Petri dishes, 54 challenge cards, and instructions. Game play is fast and loads of fun logic fun! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 003076
    ISBN: 9780753453322
    Retail: $13.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    Milly-Molly-Mandy! Serving quite a dandy! This selfless girl is fast and small, running errands and doing business for all. In this large print storybook, Mandy always has something to do: doing jobs, starting businesses, throwing parties, winning things! So join the adventure with Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends, because there's never a dull day with them. 183 pgs, hc. ~ Janine

  • Item #: 068089
    Retail: $21.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

       Smooth laydown of ink, these super fine 0.8mm needle point pens from Zebra are fun to use and great for detail work. Set includes 12 colors of archival quality ink that dries fast so you can write, draw and apply layers of colors without worrying about smudges. These are great for sketching, cartooning, lettering, journaling, adult coloring and mixed media projects. The pigment is water resistant and holds its lines without bleeding even when wet media is applied over the top. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 025577
    ISBN: 9780395311288
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    When the homes of a cast of wild animals are in danger from heavy machinery, they decide it’s time to move on. They climb a big oak tree and jump on top of the train, but now that it’s going so fast, will they be able to get off? More important, will they ever find a new home? A story of teamwork and sticking together. 38 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 026708
    ISBN: 9780064401487
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    This is a delightful story about a woman who has hair down to her knees so that children can comb it or braid it, but she usually wears it in a knot on the top of her head. When she was little, she always dreamt about an upside-down house, but her kitchen and bathroom are right side up. How can you cook on an upside down stove? You'll know even more about Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle if you read the first chapter, because it is everything you wanted to know about her. As you read the following chapters, you'll notice a pattern. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a cure for everything! Very effective, funny, and clever cures at that! For every problem, she has a solution: The Won't-Pick-Up-Toys Cure, The Answer-Backer Cure, The Radish Cure, The Never-Want-To-Go-To-Bedders Cure, The Slow-Eater-Tiny-Bite-Taker Cure, and lastly, The Fighter-Quarrelers Cure.

  • Item #: 019373
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Tic tac toe, four in a row! This game has a unique set-up. There are four bars, each inlaid with four colored tiles, laying side-by-side on a platform. The four bars have magnetic dots on the bottom and there are magnetic dots on the platform – this allows you to slide the bars smoothly. The four colored tiles on each bar are triangular in shape and suspended so that you can only see one side of them at a time – yellow, red, or blue. This game is for 3 people, and on each turn the player can either flip a tile to their color or slide a bar to line up their color. The goal is to flip and slide your way to four of your color in a row, but your opponents will be doing their best to block you.

  • Item #: 021904
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    Your family or classroom can learn a centuries old craft that is still being practiced by enthusiasts around the world. Using materials found in most homes, instructor Larry Withers teaches us the process of making and assembling a hard cover book. He begins with very basic steps so no prior knowledge is needed. What an interesting activity to add to a history or literature lesson! Sections include: the binding process and materials, folding and sewing page signatures, several variations on creating the hard cover, book assembly, building your own book press and sewing frame and much more! This DVD contains PDF files including a materials list, book press and sewing frame diagrams, and knotting illustrations. Run time 63 minutes. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 057124
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    Be the first at to fill in all of your ladybug's spots! The only way to do so is to get to ten as quickly as possible by matching the spot with the proper dot (6 would need a 4 in order to work, for example). It's a fast, frantic counting game! 10 on the Spot! includes 72 dots and 6 double sided cards. The first side is for beginners and features pictures of a ten frame under each number. The advanced side shows only the number. Great practice for making ten - again and again! ~ Nick

  • Item #: 008863
    Retail: $11.98
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    If you like double solitaire, you'll love this! Lay out your 3 base piles, and 10 cards in your "wood" pile. Stack the same color card from 1-10. Everyone plays at once in this fast-paced card game. Also, you can never be stuck! So hurry up, use the "wood" and be the first to yell, "Dutch Blitz!" It's easy to learn, fun to play, and contagious. It seems like our children take a deck wherever they go. 2-4 players.

  • Item #: 041509
    ISBN: 9780688088095
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    Jumping rope is more fun if you use rhymes to keep rhythm and lend some poetry and humor to the jumping, so kids will love the little ditties included here. This book by Joanna Cole includes over 100 traditional jump-rope rhymes, including counting rhymes, rhymes for jumping very fast, rhymes for jumping in and out of the rope, future-telling rhymes, and more. Most rhymes go with some kind of jumping game like when the rhyme tells you things you have to do while jumping, or you jump to find the letters that spell out your future sweetheart's name. Funny black and white sketches illustrate the rhymes in the book. 64 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 014117
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    A fast and fun card game you can learn how to play in less than five minutes. Just remember the golden rule: to play a card, you must match either color, shape, or count to a previously played card. For example, on a card with one blue flower, you could play a card with two blue stars (matching color), three brown flowers (matching shape), or one red moon (matching count). Players simultaneously race to discard cards, and the first to get rid of all his cards is the winner. This deck contains 60 cards consisting of six shapes, six colors, and five counts. Game play is so quick, you might want to make it a best two-out-of-three match. Great for set recognition skills. 2 players. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 031417
    ISBN: 9780740318764
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.75

    Same fast-paced, Dave Stotts-narrated adventures as the above series, but instead of places, this series takes on a tour of the Founding Fathers – er, Founding People (giving Abigail Adams her rightful place as a person of influence in the founding of our country). The first episode examines the Adams family – John, Abigail, and John Quincy; the second a collection of Benjamins – Franklin, Banneker, and Dr. Rush; and the third – without benefit of either a first or last name in common – familiar Americans George Washington and Noah Webster and the not-so-familiar Haym Salomon. Each biographical tour includes family homes, letters/diaries, and accomplishments.

  • Item #: 063021
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Frida is a toucan who loves her fruit! Your goal is to get 4 letters in a row on your bingo-like board. You do this by spinning a triple spinner with letters on it (and special monkey and bowl of fruit spaces). If your spin lands on a letter that is on your board, use the toucan squeezer (like a big plastic pincher) to grab the matching fruit bowl out of the box. The fruit bowls are so cute! They are rubbery blue bowl shapes that hold a cardboard letter. The effect is that they wiggle and wobble in the box, and even bounce a little! The rules are simple and fast to learn. Great for fine motor skills, letter recognition, multi-sensory play and good old fun! 2-4 players ~ Sara

  • Item #: 035278
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
    This R/C car moves so fast, it reminds me more of a slot car than the slow and sluggish R/C cars of yesteryear. This car excels at fast cornering, so it's thrilling to drive and quite a challenge to keep on track. Use the four included cones for a high speed formula race style obstacle course. The car runs on a lithium ion battery (included) that you recharge with the controller. It held its charge for quite a few laps before it needed recharging for about 10 minutes…just enough time to rearrange the cones (and some furniture) before heading off to the races again! The controller uses 3 AA batteries (not included).
  • Item #: 022748
    ISBN: 9780060080938
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

    A delightful story about a little boy in grand clothes; fierce tigers who are talked out of eating a little boy when given pieces of his clothing; fighting tigers whirring so fast around a tree leaving only melted butter and pancakes. Set in India, this story might be familiar to those who have been around awhile by another name, but has now found its rightful setting and comes alive with winsome illustrations. Small (6.5” x 6.5”), 70 pg paperback ~ Janice

  • Item #: 040105
    Retail: $5.24
    Rainbow Price: $4.75

    First appearing in the late 19th century, flip books were an early form of animation, combining a series of small sequenced drawings in a tiny book that produced movement when flipped through at a fast speed. Create your own animation with this simple set of 6 flipbooks by General’s® measuring 2” x 4” and containing 32 pages each. Paper has a nice texture for drawing and the right weight so you can see your previous drawing slightly thru the next sheet. A quick animation lesson is included. Made in the USA. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 006760
    Retail: $10.01
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    This American Girl craft kit gets kids sewing and designing their own felt pins with pre-cut flowers and hearts in bright, vibrant colors (purple, hot pink, turquoise, yellow.) Your kit includes: a project/idea booklet, 12 yards of embroidery floss in 4 colors (pink, yellow, turquoise, white), 33 plain cut felt pieces (daisies, circles, scalloped circles, hearts), 5 embroidered patches (deer, frog, star, owl), 12 adhesive pin backs, 10 flower-shaped sequins, 1 piece of practice felt, 1 needle, and 1 threader. Detailed instructions show how to do a running stitch, appliqué, an X and a French knot. Needles are sharp, so tell kids to be very careful with it. Add pins to jackets or hats, hair-bands, give them as gifts, attach them to a card instead of adding the pin-back, or whatever else your child can think of! I like to sew the pin backs on so they are sure to stay put even with the peel-off backing.

    In the directions and ideas booklet, girls are encouraged to express their creativity without worrying about what other people think in a nice little pep talk insert about style sense. Fun and funky, and enough supplies to make 12 pins. ~Sara

  • Item #: 027396
    Retail: $10.19
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    So, what's the most annoying thing about highlighters? I would have to say their propensity to dry out so fast! I mean, if you tend to highlight a lot of text in a lengthy article, text, or book, you leave that cap off a lot, and if you don't, well, I don't have to tell you how annoying it is to keep capping and uncapping your highlighter. Anyway, it's about time they came out with retractable highlighters. Just click the highlighter out to highlight, and click it back in, where it's "safety-sealed" to protect against drying out. All this, and they come in a 5-pack of quick-drying, bright translucent colors.

  • Item #: 025700
    Retail: $10.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    In this fast-paced card game, there is no honor among thieves. 3 to 6 players vie to be the thief least likely to be caught by the police while ending the game with the most loot. Loot cards can be kept secret in your stash or publicly given to another player. Why give away your ill-gotten gain? During a police raid (triggered by event cards), the player with the highest total loses his stash. Special Ring, Horseshoe, Roadblock and Getaway cards add to the unpredictability of the game. Games move quickly, completed in about 20 minutes. So try to lay low until the time is right! ~ Bob