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  • Item #: 018745
    Retail: $3.85
    Rainbow Price: $3.75

    Use indoors or out - has large, visible numbers in Celsius and Fahrenheit. Includes mounting screws and is made of durable, waterproof plastic. 3" x 14½".

  • Item #: 007806
    ISBN: 9781608933709
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95


    Are muddy boots a staple of your spring and summer months? Take your love of outdoors (and mud!) to the next level with this multifaceted outdoor project book. Five chapters provide 50 projects. Chapter 1 focuses on mud’s creative power: from pies to art. There’s also a recipe for indoor mud! Chapter 2 details fort building activities from stick forts to teepees. Next up, a chapter of stick and stone activities, including tiny twig rafts, painting rocks, etc. Water is our next focus: some puddle science and building a birch bark canoe. The final chapter offers more nature focused explorations and hands-on activities. Nature scavenger hunts, pressing flowers, bird watching, cloud watching and animal tracks are presented. Beautifully illustrated, engaging narratives and instructions come together to provide a resource that expands on a child’s affection for the great outdoors. Most activities will take 30-60 minutes; a few may take 2+ hours (like the mini canoe). 135 pgs, hc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 023399
    ISBN: 9780525421634
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    When I first read My Side of the Mountain as a young girl, I was fascinated with the possibility that someone – especially a young person – could live off the land, foraging for wild food. This basic survival guide, authored by Jean Craighead George and her son, Twig, provides the curious reader with more information on outdoor survival, framed by excerpts from the novel. This is not only a great tie-in to the book, but also serves as an excellent first survival guide, or even a jumping-off point for an outdoor survival unit study. Short chapters cover: camping, types of shelters, building a fire, finding water, possible protein sources (fishing, fresh roadkill, even bugs), outdoor cooking, edible plants, poisonous plants, tying knots, tracking animals, bird songs, falconry, hiking and trailblazing, navigating, outdoor safety and recipes to try. The brief and easy-to-read text is accompanied by green, sketch-like illustrations and occasional diagrams. While you'll find more limited content here than in other survival guides in this section, this one is well-written and very accessible for younger readers and is likely to pique their interest in learning even more, or trying some of the activities and recipes. 138 pages, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 053184
    ISBN: 9781554538027
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.93

    Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to play we go! Divided by seasons, this book is loaded with fun activities to pique your kids' interest in nature and the world out side their back door. Step-by-step project instructions are interspersed with facts about creatures and natural phenomena. Spring ideas include making bird houses from plastic bottles, collecting swamp water to observe, and juggling bubbles and lots of games to play with friends. Summer ideas include composting with worms you find, beach games, making a treasure hunt, summer constellations to find in the night sky. Fall activities include watching animals prepare for winter, Frisbee golf, making rock art, and hide and seek games. Winter has a lot of indoor games like pick up sticks, cards, coin tricks and other stuff like feeding birds with suet you make and playing hopscotch in the snow. The next time your kids say there's nothing to do outside, pull out this book and see what they come up with. 174 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 000853
    Retail: $40.00
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    Made especially for your little nature lover, this kit has all the items you need for exploration and observation. This kit includes binoculars, a flashlight, compass, signal whistle with thermometer, and a soft carrying pouch. The binocular is the very popular Robin Binocular (#002772) that is 5x30mm and compact with fully coated lenses for clear, bright images. A center focus knob allows you to adjust for better viewing. I know this is supposed to be a toy, but these binoculars are designed for longevity, and a cleaning cloth is included so you don't scratch the lenses. The flashlight is made of durable hard plastic, uses 2 AA batteries (not included), an incandescent bulb, and loop on the end for securing your flashlight. The whistle is made of heavy black plastic and has a Celsius thermometer on one side and Fahrenheit on the other. The whistle hangs from a black cord that will slide over your head and is a great safety tool when outdoors--use it as a distress signal or if you become separated from your group. The compass found in this set is a "Locator Engineer's Compass." It provides precise compass readings and includes a lensatic magnifier and sighting hairline for sighting accuracy, a rotatable bezel, adjustable marching line for maintaining direction in low visibility, thumb hold, and a closing cover. This compass would be a nice introduction to compass reading and locating objects on a map – it's a toy, but very well made and accurate. The nylon pouch that is included in this set slips onto your own belt, has two outside loop holders that will fit the flashlight, a small outside pocket, and a main compartment that is large enough to hold the binoculars and compass. An instruction pamphlet is included with full explanations of each item in the set, along with instructions on how to use the compass for position finding. Spend time in the great outdoors and begin the adventure of exploration! ~ Donna

  • Item #: 052136
    ISBN: 9780762780143
    Retail: $21.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Boys' Life is a classic part of the Boy Scouts program – the magazine has been around for over 100 years now. As a Cub Scout, I always looked forward to it coming in the mail: getting to read stories of adventure, how-to and First Aid articles, and general guy-stuff (oh, and the comics of course). The Boys' Life Book of Outdoor Skills combines decades of Boys' Life content into a single volume, with fantastic articles on equipment, survival, how-to, and stories of Scouts in action. It's a literal treasure trove! This is one book that the Scouts in your family (or any other boys) will read over and over again. Not only is it just fun to read, it's fully illustrated (all of the full-color articles are left as they were originally published in magazine format) and super practical as well. There are articles about how to build your own canoe or snow cave (or indoor home rifle range, if you feel so inclined), how to treat heat exhaustion or hypothermia; stories about scouts surviving in the wilderness or climbing the Grand Teton, and of heroic rescues after bear attacks or fire accidents. There's always been something special about the Scouting program; it's had a huge impact in helping boys gain the skills they need in their lives as men. Plus, what boy doesn't like learning how to rough it in the wild and use knives and fire? 192 pgs., hc. – Chad

  • Item #: 067907
    ISBN: 9780794539689
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49

     Take the classroom outdoors! Well-illustrated, clear instructions for activities, and helpful background information make this an excellent science supplement or a wonderful resource for a Charlotte Mason homeschooler. Beginning with an introduction on how to use the book, tools for outdoor learning, safety tips and how to protect nature, the rest of the book then divides into 6 sections. These sections include Exploring ponds, Rivers and Seas; Discovering Wildlife; Into the Wild; Out in all Weather and Night Explorer. A sampling of activities includes bouncing stones, damming a stream, forming a footprint trap, being a tree detective, creating wildlife art from items found in the woods, pitching a tent and making a campfire, cloud spotting and forecasting, stargazing and much more. Includes a dedicated website for interactive activities and worksheets. Index and helpful glossary. 64 pgs. HC. ~ Deanne 

  • Item #: 066978
    ISBN: 9781631591150
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    Who needs a science lab when you have the great outdoors! This book is packed with 52 activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family, without fancy equipment or special supplies. Divided into 12 units, the activities cover Captivating Creatures, Driveway Physics, Invertebrate Inspection, Picnic Table Chemistry, Bountiful Botany, Atmospheric and Solar Science, Garden Hose Science, Playground Physics, Glorious Gardening, Excellent Ecology, Earth Science, and Frozen Fun. Learn how to set up a science journal. Then you're ready to encounter the world of outdoor science. Each lab includes a materials list (common items), safety tips & hints, instructions, science behind the activity, and an enrichment activity. Each lab is complete with photos from the process and the result. Make giant bubbles, make flower petal pictures, sprout a sapling, make tonic water glow, and more. Have some science fun and create family memories. 139 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 007996
    ISBN: 9781556522383
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.50

    Your little gardeners are wearing their straw hats and gloves, holding their rakes and shovels, and clamoring for help with their gardens. Here you go! Every aspect of fun gardening is compiled in this book. "Getting Started" information helps them prepare, plant, and protect an indoor or outdoor garden. It leads them into making a mini-greenhouse, and preparing a compost pile to create healthy fertilizer for their plants. The "Grow Some Fun" section includes nifty garden ideas. Grow a garden in the shape of a name, grow a bean tent, make a catnip toy, and grow peanuts in a pot. In "Pesky Pests," kids learn to make homemade sprays and traps to keep pests at bay. Several pages are devoted to introducing children to garden friends (animals, birds and insects), and helping to attract them. Build ponds and bird houses, or grow certain plants that they like. This book also contains tasty ideas, like flower petal candy, carrot cake, and vegetable soup. Herbs can be grown for teas, seasoning, and flavoring. Besides edible uses, your garden can provide material for other activities. How about growing an Easter basket? Making dolls? Or sprouting a silly pet? A page of addresses for big seed and plant companies is provided so you can start planning right away. - Melissa

  • Item #: 004066
    ISBN: 9780943173474
    Retail: $13.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.75

    Willie Whitefeather, Honorary Chief of the Black Creek Cherokee of Florida, river-rafter, and backwoods guide, has lived in the wilderness for many years. Disturbed by the lack of survival guides for children (who are the most helpless when they get lost or hurt in the woods), he wrote this for his grandchildren (and children everywhere) to help keep them safe. It's filled with common sense advice for children (and adults) to help prevent them from ever getting lost, or to help them survive if they do. A lot of the information in the book is helpful even in a camping situation, as the unexpected can happen. Bad weather, animal attacks, or loss of food or equipment can turn a pleasant camping trip into an emergency. Would you know how to determine which plants to eat or how to protect yourself from the elements until help arrived? Consider how much more vulnerable your children would be in this situation. Could they make a campfire without matches? This book not only helps insure that they're prepared for the unexpected, but it's interesting, too. It covers basic survival in the woods, desert, and mountains. Some of the methods are presented as Old Cherokee ways, since the author learned them from the Indians of his tribe. The only possibly offensive part of this book for Christian readers is a picture showing an Indian head in the sky (like a portrayal of "The Great Spirit") watching over the lost campers. Read this with your children before that next camp-out or vacation in the wilderness.

  • Item #: 035582
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.95

    Spend time in the great outdoors with this quality outdoor set by Explore One. A sturdy canvas carry bag has enough room to store all of the items in the kit: binoculars (4x30), lens cloth, LED headlamp, mini compass, and aluminum water bottle. The binoculars have a center focus dial for clear viewing and rubber grips for a firm grasp. The LED headlamp has 4 settings (low, medium, high, and flashing), adjustable elastic band, and requires 3 AAA batteries (not included). The canvas carry bag can be worn on your belt, or attach the included adjustable strap for over-the-shoulder convenience. An included user manual shows you how to use each of the tools on your outdoor adventures.

  • Item #: 017241
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.99

    This "indoor/outdoor hide and seek" game puts a fun twist on the traditional (and maybe not-so-fun) Snipe Hunt. The game consists of two actual Snipes, one green and one red, which reside in a green plastic nest. These cute little pointy-snouted, four-legged creatures are, according to the box, a morph between a Snipe bird and a Pine Martin. Game play is simple and can be enjoyed by two teams or two people. Players initially decide on a general area to hide their Snipes, and a location for the nest as well. Each team will then hide their Snipe and meet back at the nest. Then it's an all-out mad race to find the other team's Snipe! While the idea of locating a 4" animal in say, a yard, sounds challenging, the Snipes help you out. After two and a half minutes away from the nest, the Snipes start to chirp… and after five minutes, the eyes light up (a huge help for late games!). The first team to find the opposing team's Snipe and return it to the nest (where it will stop chirping) wins the game. Simple, active, and easy for all ages to play, this is a great game for outdoor parties, or use it indoors when cabin fever strikes! Requires 4 AA batteries, included.

  • Item #: 020085
    ISBN: 9780762452187
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $9.75
  • Item #: 057212
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.09
  • Item #: 030802
    ISBN: 9781620917886
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

  • Item #: 042309
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.09
  • Item #: 057211
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.00
  • Item #: 008270
    ISBN: 9780600616610
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.95

    This idea-packed book includes over 100 activities for kids to play in yards, parks, beaches, and other outdoor spaces. Many of the ideas are classic outdoor games that have been tweaked or modernized for today's kids. For each activity, the book gives an overview of the game, materials and prep work that's needed, easy-to-follow directions for play, recommended age range and number of players, tips, and a few variations to keep the game interesting. Many can be played independently, but most seem to fall into "the more the merrier" territory. Games are loosely divided into categories like movement games, jumping games, running games, throw and catch games, etc. and most don't require anything you won't find lying around. Chapter 1 combines popular rhymes with movement for games like Skip To My Lou and The Farmer's in His Den. Chapter 2 has ideas for smaller outdoor spaces like obstacle courses and bean-bag toss. Chapter 3 includes hopping games like hopscotch and jump rope activities. Chapter 4 features run and chase games like Follow the Leader and tag games. Chapter 5 games require a sports ball of some sort and have games like Ball Against the Wall and First to 100. Chapter 6 has games that help develop skills kids will use later in actual sports, Chapter 7 features games to play specific to the beach, and Chapter 8 games are more like nature activities to do in forests and parks. Overall, the book provides a good range of fun, easy to learn games for kids. By Jane Kemp and Clare Walters, 128 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • 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 #: 008273
    Retail: $0.00
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    Includes doll, Charlie the dog, dog bowl, purse, reading glasses, scooter, and seesaw.

  • Item #: 068492
    ISBN: 9781544924151
    Retail: $27.50
    Rainbow Price: $22.50

    Need more guidance to create a nature study notebook? Check out this new nature study journal from Funschooling Books. First, get a quick look at how to use the book along with a list of 10 things to think about when you go outside. Then you are whisked into activity pages. An assortment of independent activities is included: for example, drawing and coloring pages; brief research exercises; collecting items and creating nature crafts; spelling and vocabulary review, etc. To supplement these pages, I would recommend a Science Encyclopedia, the Handbook of Nature Study from Anna Comstock or accessing a library. The author does provide space to record additional reading/movie resources used with the journal. Created specifically for Dyslexic Children, and utilizing the Dyslexie Font created by Christian Boer. Children without dyslexia may also find them engaging. This is a fun supplement for your nature studies or to keep learning alive through the summer. Black & White graphics. SC.223 pgs. Non-reproducible. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 053377
    ISBN: 9780545382717
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.95
  • Item #: 008199
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.00
  • Item #: 008208
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.00
  • Item #: 008230
    Retail: $25.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.09
  • Item #: 056616
    ISBN: 9781429692656
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75
    (Desription by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) You spot a huge deer coming closer to you. You quietly raise your bow. Do you have what it takes to bring the big animal down? Now is your chance to learn what you need to know about bowhunting history, gear, techniques, safety, and more.
  • Item #: 032000
    ISBN: 9781616284848
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    Learn everything you need to know to keep you and your family safe through all kids of disasters. From practical first aid to swimming though a burning oil spill, this book contains 105 different solutions for everything from landing a plane to using a flashlight to charge your phone and keeping your family safe in an avalanche, hurricane, tornado, wildfire, and more. This highly-practical read is great for everything from camping trips to end of the world scenarios, and it’s size makes it perfect for carrying along in your backpack or bug-out bag. Filled with lots of pictures and even several “It happened to me!” real-life stories. 128 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 074303
    Retail: $0.00
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  • Item #: 061190
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.90
  • Item #: 056617
    ISBN: 9781429692663
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $6.75