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  • Item #: 001561
    Retail: $2.88
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  • Item #: MPBCKS
    Retail: $125.45
    Rainbow Price: $79.95

  • Item #: 062844
    ISBN: 9780486779799
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    A classic animation project has just become a lot easier! I fondly remember making a more simplistic zoetrope than this in my middle school years, but a lack of proper materials, accurate templates or drawing skills made it really frustrating. With this book, all those problems are obsolete!

    Simply cut out all the pre-printed cardstock pieces (An X-Acto knife might be handy for the smaller cuts), fold on the dotted lines, and glue where indicated (glue not included). Then, following the simple directions, use your paper zoetrope to make your own animation strips. If you’re like me and can’t draw, you can cut out and assemble the included person and dog puppets, photograph them in various poses, then use the images to create your own strips. If even that seems a little too tricky at first, there are strips available for a free download at the author’s website: http://www.robives.com/blog/extra_animation_strips_zoetrope. There you’ll find such material to animate a silly bull fight, a walking robot, and two original photographic strips made by Eadweard Muybridge (a famous photographer who studied motion). Additional zoetrope strips are often available online, but those will require a little cutting and pasting to fit properly. The book also briefly explains a variety of stop motion animation techniques from simple to those requiring a digital camera.

    All in all, this is a really fun project that would be great for older students or even multiple ages, with older siblings building the zoetrope and younger siblings creating some of their own animations. From Dover, 26 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 062829
    ISBN: 9780761171478
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 053484
    Retail: $9.98
    Rainbow Price: $4.82

    Made for light cutting and trimming, this knife has a triangular grip for easy control. Blades are held in place with a metal twisting mechanism. A 5” blue and black handle and a 1” blade make it 6” long when the blade is out. Takes #11 blades, no replacements are included with the knife, but a 5-pack of replacement blades are available separately. X-acto blades are extremely sharp. Use with caution. Sara

  • Item #: 041698
    Retail: $9.66
    Rainbow Price: $5.75

    Having trouble seeing? Low lights an issue? Problem solved! Precision cutting at its finest with this classic tool from X-ACTO that incorporates an innovative feature... a built-in LED light positioned by the blade to eliminate shadows and illuminate surface area. Knife uses a #11 blade, has a soft grip barrel, and clicks up and down like a pen. "AAA" battery and clear plastic cap included.

  • Item #: 036086
    Retail: $4.60
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

      For those of you who wish to create your own stencils for customized artwork, this paper has a thick wax coating on both sides so it cuts cleanly and easily. You can lay it over a design and trace it, then cut it out with either scissors or a precision knife. The stiffness of the paper gives a nice clean edge for stenciling.  Pack of 12 sheets.

  • Item #: 025630
    Retail: $69.24
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  • Item #: 025620
    Retail: $55.66
    Rainbow Price: $35.95
  • Item #: 025613
    Retail: $35.86
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  • Item #: 025612
    Retail: $64.53
    Rainbow Price: $39.95
    This sharpener fits six different sizes of utensils and utilizes a fly-away cutting system that prevents over-sharpening. Although it has a heavy duty motor, it runs quietly and will not start unless the receptacle is in place – safety first! Larger than our X-ACTO Mighty Mite sharpener, the School Pro is designed for higher traffic and can hold fifteen whole pencils' worth of shavings before the receptacle is full. Comes with a 10-year warranty. – Rachel
  • Item #: 025610
    Retail: $10.36
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  • Item #: 025587
    Retail: $11.11
    Rainbow Price: $2.25
  • Item #: 046054
    Retail: $199.99
    Rainbow Price: $179.99

    Come visit the neighborhood grocery! This realistic-looking store set includes shelf space and checkout counter with pretend play hand-crank conveyor belt, beeping scanner, card-swiping machine, and cash drawer with keypad/calculator. The free-standing wooden play space features curved corners and rounded edges for safer play. Measures 42"H x 35"L x 27.5"W.

  • 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 #: 048213
    Retail: $26.99
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     Though this game’s origin is unknown, variations of it are played worldwide. The wooden board with felt-covered surface contains 4 sides of number tiles, making it a perfect for 1-4 players. At starting, all 1 through 10 tiles are flipped up. The goal is to flip all the number tiles down. To do this, a player must roll two dice. Then total the die to flip down a single matching number tile, or divide the die and flip down two separate number tiles. Keep playing until no more tiles can be flipped. Add the total of the remaining tiles; that is your score. The lowest score wins. Comes with 4 pairs of dice. 8.5” x 8.5” X 1.75”. 

  • Item #: 043988
    ISBN: 9781572815865
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $2.95

    Kids will have a blast sending codes back and forth to each other with this fun set. Included are two Morse Code flashers and two cards that display the phonetic alphabet and Morse Code. The flashers measure 2.5" x 2.5", are made of durable white and black cardstock, and also display the international Morse Code on the back for easy reference when you're signaling. Simply squeeze the flashers to display white signals and communicate in code! This is a very fun way to help kids learn the phonetic alphabet used around the world and keep them quiet at the same time. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 044921
    Retail: $18.00
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    If you crossed a common, ordinary pocket microscope with a Swiss Army knife, you just might end up with the X-Scope. Truly the "Cadillac" of magnification tools, this handy little pocket-size 30x microscope also includes an 8x pull-out telescope, a 9x magnifying hand lens, a clock, a whistle, a compass and a flashlight! Ok, if you aren't bedazzled with all those extra features, you will definitely be impressed with the quality of magnification and the bright, sharp viewing provided by the LED bulb. Just flip the light switch, place the object you want to observe underneath, and look through the lens on the top. Compared to other pocket microscopes in our office, this one allowed us to see all those Asian beetles in our office in much more detail! Jess

  • Item #: 027140
    Retail: $33.95
    Rainbow Price: $24.95

    Robotics kits with multiple builds are some of our favorites. This versatile kit from OWI combines solar and hydraulic power to propel 12 different robots with no batteries needed. With solar power becoming more popular, and hydraulics a staple in machine engineering, this kit will teach real-world skills in an exciting way. Builds include wheeled units like forklift and excavator that turn and lift, as well as animal-like robots that walk, grip, and bite. Kit includes 230 pieces and a detailed instruction manual. Finished projects range in size from 4.4”x3.7”x4.3” to 9”x9”x10.2”.

  • 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 #: 038691
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.95
    When it is fully assembled, this model of a covered wagon measures about 8.5" x 4.5". Included in the kit are precut wood pieces, a few small nails, the cover of the wagon (which is made from white cardstock), and easy to follow instructions. Recommended additional supplies (which are not included) are paint, wood glue, hammer, and scissors. The wagon is fairly easy to make and (not including painting) should take about fifteen minutes to assemble. ~Rachel
  • Item #: 037024
    Retail: $32.22
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    Little ones can have their own art light show to music. The sealed gel surface gives a feel of fingerpaint without the mess while the bright color of light shines thru their drawing. The light and song art board plays a variety of 12 colors and 6 tunes and has a big button at the bottom for little ones to select what they want. Unit has three play settings: draw with lights and sound, draw with just lights, or draw with no lights or sound for quieter play. Because you're misplacing the gel to "draw" your picture, the gel will start to seep back as you draw, and when you're ready to start your next drawing you simply smooth it out to prepare the surface once again. Built in hand grips make it easy to grasp and carry. Batteries required (3 x AA) and not included.

  • Item #: 020140
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $1.45

    For an added splash of color, write your notes on these Scratch Magic Rainbow mini note sheets. Each of the 8 sheets is 3.5" x 3.5".

  • Item #: 017014
    Retail: $25.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.50

    What could be more fascinating and comforting than watching iridescent little jellyfish float and swim around in your little lamp? Okay, so maybe not as cool as real jellyfish, but hey, there is no clean-up or feeding required! This cylindrical lamp measures 3L x 3W x 8.5H with a soft rainbow of light that causes the jellyfish to change color as they float in different position and areas of the lamp. The pump makes a soothing humming sound and keeps the little jellyfish in constant motion as they float to the top and descend over and over again. This would make an awesome nightlight! ~ Megan

  • Item #: 073457
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $25.99

    Stock the grocery shelves with the Companion Collection. Set includes 70 pieces, including 2 cans, 5 boxes, grocer apron, conveyor divider bar, cloth shopping bag, stocked grab & go rack (with gum, granola bar, magazine, etc.), play $, cards and coupons. 13.5”x10.5”x3.5”.

  • Item #: 022690
    Retail: $99.99
    Rainbow Price: $75.00

    Classy looking red, black and gray barn is made of natural wood and features a tack room and 7-stalls to comfortably house your Stablemates horses. Roof lifts back for accessible play; windows, doors, and stall doors open and close. Set includes barn, grey Peruvian Paso Fino, red roan pony, fencing, feed bag, water trough, hay bale, and stickers. Stable measures 28”L x 16.34”W x 8.625”H when assembled.

  • Item #: 073340
    Retail: $44.95
    Rainbow Price: $34.95

    Solving the age-old problem of combining plastic building bricks with electronics, this kit provides 75 adapters to attach Snap Circuit components to any brick structure! Combine the best of architecture and electronics to integrate gear-driven drawbridges, lights, sounds, and more into your favorite plastic brick structures. Includes 20 Snap Circuits, 25 each of three different brick adapters (1x1, 1x2, & 2x2), 140 building bricks, and an illustrated project manual.

  • Item #: 028643
    Retail: $1.99
    Rainbow Price: $1.75
  • Item #: 047436
    Retail: $57.95
    Rainbow Price: $41.50

    Explore the science behind electro-magnetics with this magnetic levitating train! Once assembled, watch as the train travels around the track with the power of repelling magnets! Some tools may be necessary such as wire cutters, screwdriver, a knife, and two AAA batteries. 155 pieces. Finished model measures 29" x 17.72" x 1.34".

  • Item #: 002772
    Retail: $23.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    These binoculars are perfect for kids who are ready to explore the world! They may be smaller than your average binoculars (4 1/4" x 4 1/4"), but they are not lacking in quality. These binoculars are made out of a sturdy plastic and have rubber grips on the sides where you put your hands and on the eyepiece for comfortable viewing. They have 30mm objective lenses and 5X power magnification, which is a little less powerful than the other kid binoculars that we carry. They are also easy to use as they adjust to your eye width, have a center wheel focus, are lightweight, include a neck strap, and come with a great carrying case. When compared to #005397 these binoculars have many of the same features; however, they are more durable as they are made out of higher quality materials, look more professional, and have a handy carrying case. These binoculars are great for any kid who is on the go and ready to see things they've never seen before! - elise