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  • 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 #: 001596
    ISBN: 9780763667016
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.25

    There are so many good tips and ideas for budding animators to try in this boxed set; they will be busy for hours and hours! The box itself is a two-sided set for your animation videos: one is the outside of a gloomy castle and the other is a dungeon. Sturdy cardboard flaps drop down and open to the side to expand the set, and includes a window and a door that opens. These can make for some fun lighting effects! There are also goodies in the box like a detailed handbook with step by step instructions to create several types of animation and lots of fun cardstock props. Also included are devices and props:5 speech bubbles, a zoetrope disk/drum/strip and a thaumatrope (illusion devices), lunar and tropical island props (2 sided) with a 2-sided background, press-on features for your characters, a 2-D monster puppet, a workbench prop, and 2 storyboard starters. The real meat of this set is the 32 pg. book with all of its ideas and color illustrations. Learn about creating a character, telling a story, traditional/cutout/2D/board/clay animation, complex model making, sets, props, lights, object animation, pixilation and editing. A camera or cell phone is necessary but not included. ~ Sara


  • Item #: 016286
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

      The pressure is mounting in this fast-moving word game! This simple-to-learn, easy-to-pick-up-and-play game consists of a Tapple Wheel and 36 category cards (with 144 total categories in two difficulty levels).  The Tapple Wheel has 20 different letter buttons around the outside and a timer button in the middle. A category card is flipped and players take turns shouting out an answer that fits the category, pressing the letter button that corresponds to their answer, and hitting the timer button to restart the 10 seconds for the next player.  For example, the category may be “Something Flat” and the first player shouts out “pancakes” and pushes the ‘P’ button, the next player may say “gum” and push the ‘G’, and on play goes until a player cannot think of an item that fits the category with the remaining letters. Players are eliminated until only one player is left. Then a new category is started for the next round. Ten seconds isn’t a lot of time and as popular letters are eliminated, time seems to go faster and faster! 2-8 players. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 033996
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $6.49

    Jumping rope is great, but if you want something a bit different and have three or more players, Chinese jump rope is a classic activity that kids love! Instead of moving the rope and jumping over it, the rope remains stationary and the jumper moves around the rope in a variety of jumps. When I was young, my friends and I used to do this to fun chants, and we always had a lot of fun. This rope is a good value; it's a continuous thin loop made of stretchy, durable material. The two rope holders stand with their legs about a foot apart, and five or so feet away from each other with the rope around the outside of their legs at about ankle height. You want the rope taut, but still loose enough so it can stretch. The jumper starts with both feet inside the two sides of the rope and jumps in and out. A classic, simple rope that everyone will love!

  • Item #: 033353
    Retail: $31.99
    Rainbow Price: $27.75

    This 32" diameter ball is excellent for exercise and fun, inside or outside. Blow it up with the included foot pump, insert the plug, grasp the handles, and bounce away! Made of resilient vinyl, the ball can be used on almost any open, even surface, and can carry riders up to 240 lbs. To bounce, you sit on the ball with the handle between your legs, hold on, hop, and use the ball to cushion the fall and propel you into the next bounce – which is higher as a result. Hopping works out the legs, while keeping your balance makes good use of the abs. Fun, simple, and a good workout to boot! ~ Mark

  • Item #: 069961
    Retail: $13.49
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    Since 1956, children and adults have enjoyed watching ant colony activity with this classic kit. The “farm” is a clear upright rectangular frame thin enough that the activity of the ants is viewable from the outside. Ants form various tunnels through the substrate as they go about their daily routines. Frame is break-resistant and escape-proof. Harvester ants must be ordered directly from the manufacturer (for shipment in continental U.S. only) which includes a shipping fee. 9” x 14.25” x 1.5”.
    CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts, not for children under 3.

  • Item #: 024102
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.50

    This orange wagon is the perfect size for small children to pull around their favorite stuff. It has thick wheels and a cotton rope with a plastic handle. It can be used inside or outside and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. The wagon is BPA free and made in the USA with 100% recycled plastic. Measures 15” L x 9 ¾” W x 9 ½” H. ~ Rachel

  • 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 #: 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 #: 008807
    Retail: $13.50
    Rainbow Price: $12.75

    Winner of the 2014 Creative Child Puzzle of the Year award, this wooden puzzle is all about creating exciting dinosaur stories. Most of the puzzle itself is put together in the same style of other puzzles—jigsaw pieces that attach in one particular way. But certain round pieces have a hole in them, allowing dinosaurs to stand and rotate in any direction. This allows kids to set up a landscape with different scenery and dinosaurs in it each time, in addition to adding and removing dinos as their story calls for it. These dinosaurs can even be taken out with their stand and used on their own outside of the puzzle. Activity suggestions and information cards are also included to help educate kids (and perhaps some adults!) on dinosaurs. Includes a Brontosaurus, Oviraptor, Parasaur, Pterodactyl, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, T-Rex, and a Triceratops, in addition to some scenery and a canvas bag for simple storage. 15” x 11” x 6”.

  • Item #: 006489
    Retail: $13.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.75
    "It makes just plain wacky sounds!" claims the box, and I'm here to vouch for it! At first glance, this item doesn't look like much—it's just a tube with an opening on one end and a long spring attached to the other. But oh, the noises it makes! Hold it with the spring hanging down and quickly shake it around with your wrist, and it'll make thunderous sounds. Tap the spring for an echo-y drum noise. Pat the open end of the tube for one of the weirdest sounds you'll ever hear! This fun tool is perfect for adding sound effects to a play, fun to science demonstrations, or scaring cats out of gardens. (I don't recommend springing this on your family for morning wake-up calls, though!). It's decorated with a lightning design on the outside. –Chad
  • Item #: 063115
    Retail: $12.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.50

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

  • Item #: 050329
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.50

    This 7” square flower press goes way beyond what most basic flower presses offer! First, it has easy-to-use chunky plastic screws in all four corners, making it easier for little fingers. Then you can either press them normally between the sheets of cardboard or use the 10 pre-designed kraft paper pages from the “Artbook” and press flowers and leaves directly into the design. Six colors of paint and a brush are included to add even more color and creativity!

  • Item #: 038893
    Retail: $26.99
    Rainbow Price: $24.25

    Encourage critical thinking skills with this logic puzzle that grows with children. The rules are easy: choose your puzzle, orient the game board, and place the little pigs (and big bad wolf with the 'night puzzles') to match the pictured challenge. Place the 3 puzzle pieces on the game board so that the houses fit over the pigs, but not the wolf - he must stay outside! 48 puzzles increase in difficulty from Learner to Master. Solutions are provided. Includes hardcover, wordless picture book of the Three Little Pigs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 025166
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.30

  • Item #: 020043
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.50

    Stars! The beauty of the night sky. And now you can identify them with the help of the Luminous Star Finder. You will be able to name the stars and find their locations. The map of the sky on a big wheel makes it easy to turn the "sky" around to different months, dates, and times. Which constellations will be visible tonight at, say, 8:00 p.m.? And where in the sky can you find them? Find out quickly by turning the wheel to the corresponding date and time. Then, it's outside for viewing! Take the Finder with you to help pinpoint the location. With glow-in-the-dark stars, this is perfect for your nocturnal observations! The Star Finder is currently designed for use between 2012-2017.

  • Item #: 025141
    Retail: $3.67
    Rainbow Price: $3.55

    These jump ropes are truly “one size fits all” with slidable connectors that allow you to adjust the rope to your preferred length, from 7’ to 9’. Jumpers 4’5” to 5’10” can enjoy skipping rope at the perfect length without needing to buy separate jump ropes for different people. Great for families with lots of kids! The plastic handles fit comfortably in your hand. These jump ropes come in a variety of bright colors. (Cannot guarantee a specific color, but we will try to assort if you order more than one.) ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 023081
    Retail: $27.95
    Rainbow Price: $25.25

    The Past and To Watch display is the same as the EasyRead Past and To Clock. Numbers 1-12 (hours) are larger, a variety of rainbow colors, and set closer to the inside of the watch, just out of the small hand's reach. Around the very outside of the clock face are two sets of smaller numbers 1-30 starting with the 1's at either side of the very top middle and continuing down around both directions with the 30's being right next to the bottom middle. These sets are color-coded to the corresponding "to" (purple) on the left and "past" (green) on the right of the middle of the clock face. Thus when the minute hand travels along those digits on the right, they are read "__ past" the hour, and when the minute hand points to the small digits on the left, they are read as "__ to" the next hour. The five-minute increments are slightly larger, and the fractions ¼ and ½ at the appropriate positions reinforce "half past the hour" or "quarter till."

  • Item #: 002242
    ISBN: 9781770857445
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

      The naturalist in me adores this book! Introduce your littlest ones to the 12 most common backyard birds through the beautiful images, background information and clear realistic sounds. Each 2 page spread features one bird. On the left, you will find the common and scientific name, a summary paragraph and specific details including location found, diet, size, description of eggs and more. The opposite side has a beautiful, lifelike image of the bird, and a “Did you know” statement. The book itself is composed of thicker, board book type pages. The sound module is encased in durable plastic and is attached to the book. Each bird’s sound button has a lifelike picture of the bird’s face that matches the image inside the book. A list of the included birds is the House Wren, American Goldfinch, Red-Winged Black Bird, Killdeer, House Finch, Great Horned Owl, Blue Jay, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, American Crow and the Song Sparrow. Don’t be surprised if your children are outside playing and come running to share the name of the bird singing from the trees! Book measures approximately 8 3/4 x 8 1/4”. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 065178
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

       Here’s some great entertainment for the whole family while everyone is together for the holidays! Split up into teams, choose a deck (one for indoors and the other for outside), then set off to look for Christmas-themed items like a “lumpy present” or “something white and cold”. The instructions are simple so you can add your own rules about how to collect items or how to determine a winner. 2+ players.

  • Item #: 025179
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.55

  • Item #: 009925
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.95

    This single-player game invites you to match the two-color grid pieces to the 5-row by 6-column color challenge card. Players place the magnetic pieces right on the card, and all colors must match without going outside the bounds of the card. Game includes 200 challenges to be completed using the 28 puzzle pieces, and it all fits neatly inside the plastic carrying case for easy transport or storage.

  • 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 #: 047791
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.30

    These dry-erasable clear covers are designed to slip over a worksheet page from the side, providing a reusable surface that you can use with any book. Covers measure 8.8" x 12.7," are slightly rounded at the top, and have a colorful border that runs around the outside. The covers are open at the top and along the right side, so they easily slide over pages, and there is a space for the student to write their name at the top. A great way to "stretch" the lives of those consumable books and worksheets! Sold by the each, border colors will vary.

  • Item #: 041870
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.85

    This Austrian Pine sprouts and grows quickly and can be transplanted outside in most climates.

  • Item #: 040650
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

    60-minute countdown timer. Set by spinning the outside casing. 3" diameter.

  • Item #: 028157
    Retail: $26.99
    Rainbow Price: $20.95

    Lite-Brite Glow Art Black Light Studio (PK-AD)(ages 4+) This fun kit has all sorts of goodies to create images that will glow under a black light. There are 10 graphic black & white design pages to color with the 8 neon markers. Also included are 52 stickers to color and a plastic stencil with letters & designs. The little black light projector takes 3AA batteries (not included) and has a stand. The box doubles as an easel to create and display your pictures on, simply point the black light projector in that direction to light it up. An invisible ink marker allows you to write secret messages. Use the markers "outside the box" to dress up your other papers and journals too! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 023181
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.00

    Six baby owls have flown far from their nest to see what excitement the dark night can offer; however; the sun is on the rise and they must get home before morning! This quality cooperative game is perfect for young children, employing some strategy as well to keep older players interested. The game board features a spiral path with different colored spaces, leading to the nest in the center, with the six baby owl tokens starting on different spaces at the outside end of the spiral. A separate sun track shows the progress of the sunrise from the dark night to bright daylight. There are 50 cards containing colors and pictures of the sun and to begin the game, each player is dealt three cards which they keep face-up in front of them. Working together, the players take turns playing a card from their hand into the discard pile, moving an owl or the sun token and replacing their hand with a new card from the draw pile. When you play a color card, you choose any baby owl and "fly" it to the next available card of that color (if another baby owl is already on the next space of that color you get to fly on further to the following one). When you play a sun card (which you must play if you have in your hand), the sun moves one space closer to daylight. You're going to have to work together and keep those owls moving if you're going to get them home by morning! 2-4 players, game play lasts about 15 minutes. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 015556
    ISBN: 9780544763425
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.75

    A great book for the beginning stargazer! Authored by H.A. Rey (of Curious George fame), the book starts with the more well-known constellations, introducing and naming them and showing you the constellation both with, and without, lines connecting the stars. Also, it shows you the names of the bigger stars, and which constellation they are in. Quizzes are given after several constellations, and "sky views" show you the sky from the north and south at different times in the year. These pages give you plenty of practice picking out constellations on the page before you move outside for the real thing. It also helps you to find out exactly what months, days, and times a certain constellation will be visible. Stories about constellations are fun to read and make the constellations easy to remember. The sun and planets are also covered, and you learn what planets you can expect to see from earth, and when. Soon, you'll be ready for your own trip to outer space! - Megan

  • Item #: 009151
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $9.90