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  • Item #: 055486
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.04

    Not only is this little logic game fun to play, but it comes in a sturdy and compact package. Brightly colored plastic pieces fit together in patterns which you try to recreate from the directions booklet. 120 possible designs insure kids will have a lot of options in their play. The pieces look like little balls that are stuck together, but as you turn them around, the configurations change. You are fitting them into holes on a 5" x 10" grid. The entire game is a compact 5.5" x 3.5" x.75", making it a good one to fit in your purse for those times you need to entertain on the go. The game is hard enough to be a challenge, yet easy enough for kids to feel smart! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 038315
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    10” x 5” x 8”. Throws anything light, round, and under 1" in diameter over 15 feet! Includes miniature plastic balls.

  • Item #: 045265
    Retail: $2.99
    Rainbow Price: $2.75

    Learn your ABCs with this colorful wall chart. The 17" x 22" poster lists all 26 letters of the alphabet printed in manuscript upper and lowercase. Below each letter, there is a color illustration of an object beginning with that letter. For example, "E" features an elephant, "I" an igloo, "Q" a queen, and "Y" a ball of yarn. The back of the poster contains four reproducible black and white worksheets - an alphabet maze, dot-to-dot, and two alphabet writing exercises. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 067901
    ISBN: 9780794538033
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.74

    A charming introduction to basic sewing principles. The kit includes materials and instructions to make 7 colorful, felt stuffed animals: a giraffe, bear, owl, fox, turtle, whale and a parrot. Felt pieces are die-cut. This lets the beginner focus on learning to use a needle and thread to attach pieces together. Kit includes a lovely book with clear illustrated project directions (32 pgs, pb), brightly colored felt for the critters (fronts, backs, additions), polyfill stuffing, 2 needles, 40 red ball-head pins in a case, 5 buttons, black/blue/red thread, and a handy little needle threader/cutter. Comes in a nice box (7.5"x 9.25" x1.75") that makes for a lovely contained gift for a boy or girl. To give you an idea, the owl is about 2.5"x 3.5", the whale about 4.5"x 2.5", and the giraffe about 3.5" x5.5". Ages 7+. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 064228
    ISBN: 9781770857117
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.75

       This book is written to those kids (particularly ages 4-11) who love to stay inside. Really! 101 widely creative and fairly low prep ideas guide kids to be more active and access the potential of the great outdoors. Practical, simple and fun ideas span seasons and locales. Take a matchbox challenge - what interesting things can you find in 15 minutes that will fill a matchbox? Play shark and have a blindfold shootout with your water guns. Trail ants or build a human sundial. Make a mini solar cooker, a hanging lettuce ball or a snow labyrinth with your boots. Activities vary from single person to group; contemplative to active; little/no supplies to medium amount (but practically all are found around the home) and little/no to medium construction time. Supply lists; large, colorful, demonstrative photos and drawings and the clear directions will help all ages get outdoors. Kids can self-direct for most projects--at least an older child who can read directions is necessary. In the back is a supply resource list, a traditional index and a well-organized list that helps you find specific activities based on theme, season, location, age, or project length. 8.25x8.25”, 224 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 045763
    Retail: $399.95
    Rainbow Price: $334.99

    Kit I is intended for ages 4-8, and is a complete math program for 5 years of instruction. Remember, the child sets the pace, so it can take more or less than 5 years to complete the contents of this kit. The kit includes Lesson Books 1-3, Answer Guides 1-3, Parent Guide, Volume I CD, 4" yellow foam ball, nylon bag with string tie, geared clock, assorted plastic U.S. coins, 8 crayon set, 2 standard dice, 1- and 2-cup measurers, safety mirror for symmetry work, 22"x34" cloth work mat, 3-ring binder, 0-9 set of wooden dominoes, #2 pencil, 12" clear plastic ruler, pan balance for weight comparison, set of 16 thousand cubes, set of plastic operation signs, complete number card set w/ wooden tray, base ten set, materials bank wooden tray, 8 each of 7 shape tiles, number tile set, and free downloads of consumables for 5 years. Downloads are the consumable pages for each lesson, 'Completed Worksheet' pages, and 'Review Test' scoresheets.

    CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.

  • Item #: 038316
    Retail: $24.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.95

    20” x 11” x 24”. Throws small objects under 1" in diameter over 20 feet. Includes miniature plastic balls.

  • Item #: SSRWL1
    Retail: $264.87
    Rainbow Price: $224.95

    Considering the approach, ease of use, content, child-appeal, benefits, effectiveness and cost of all the phonics programs we were familiar with, Sing, Spell, Read & Write was our choice for personal use. We have used several programs and read about many others. Although we didn't use this program in total with our children (because we extended the spelling, used italic handwriting instead of ball and stick, etc.) we did find it the most used and useful of those we tried. AND the results were wonderful! If you're looking for something to really lay it all out for you, something that works, is easy to use, and will have your child singing the letter sounds in days, followed closely by actually reading...this is what we recommend! Here are some of our reasons:

    The "raceway" theme is very appealing and motivating to children, who love tracking their success via race car around a track as they complete the 36 steps to independent reading.

    The songs are unquestionably contagious - children will sing and sing and sing and learn their letter sounds, long and short vowel sounds, blending vowels and consonants, and digraphs almost effortlessly - and enjoy it! That is, if you can bear to listen to it sung over and over, multiplied by x times the number of children using it throughout the years.

    The 17 phonetic, full-color storybooks cover all 36 steps, providing immediate, rewarding reinforcement for the decoding skill just learned. This makes good sense.

    The games are not just fluff, but real fortification of phonetic skills. They are more fun, however, if you can play with more than one child.

    The teacher training videos included in the set will greatly aid you in understanding/teaching the phonics program - and give you the confidence to do it!

    Included is a complete, phonetic spelling program dove-tailing with the phonetic constructs being learned and a complete handwriting program (if you use ball and stick manuscript).

    thick, four-color workbooks include grammar and creative writing

    phonics songs are contained in both cassette and CD formats

    The two workbooks and the assessment book included in the set are the only consumables in the program. Replacements must be ordered from the publisher.

    To be honest, we have just a few quibbles :

    1. Some of the tapes/voices are not as clear or distinct as a perfectionist might demand. Some may go a little too "fast" for your taste - notably the ferris wheel song used to practice blending sounds smoothly. For us, this was a plus, since we kept at it until we could keep up with the song, resulting in perfect blending!

    2. The "prizes" included are...well...rather cheesy at best and who needs 4 or 5 yo- yos, several plastic magnifiers, multiple thin plastic bracelets, and numerous plastic sack puppets? When using with one child, one of each would do nicely. To alleviate this, see our special offer below.


  • Item #: 074307
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.99

      Take this portable soccer set anywhere! The two kid-sized goals (61”W x 35”H x 35”D) set up quickly. When the game is over, simply remove the side supports, fold up the goals, and place them in the included storage bag. The ball is lightweight with a mesh covering for easy kicking. A great way to introduce soccer to younger children without taking up a lot of dedicated space.

  • Item #: 072944
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    This colorful and stimulating teether toy has 12 bendy arms poking out from its “nuclei.” Each arm holds a ring that rattles up and down when shaken. 4.5” x 4.5” x 3.5” ~ Emily G

  • Item #: 072924
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50

    This bird-shaped teether is made of a textured, green silicone. The bird is carrying a leaf and has a heart-shaped cutout in its center for an easier grasp. 4.25”x 3” and about 1/3” thick. ~ Emily G

  • Item #: 072923
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.25

    This colorful and stimulating teether toy has 12 bendy arms poking out from its “nuclei.” Each arm holds a ring that rattles up and down when shaken. 4.5” x 4.5” x 3.5” ~ Emily G

  • Item #: 070734
    Retail: $17.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.50

       Franklin is the official MLB distributor and they now make it easier to play ball at home. This base set can be used indoors and out and includes 3 base plates that measure 12” square, 1 diamond-shaped home plate that measures 17” wide and high, and a pitcher’s plate that is a 17”x 4” rectangle. Bases are made of heavy rubber and are weather-resistant. You don’t need to worry about them blowing away. Just throw them down where you want and PLAY BALL!!

  • Item #: 066582
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $19.98

       Hone your balance and hand eye coordination skills with this marble maze! Move the marble from the starting point to the finish by tilting the board, maneuvering the marble around corners and over bridges! Comes with instructions for building 7 different mazes! Plastic maze pieces easily fit into the holes of the game board. Game includes 6 marbles and 7 maze pieces. Game board measures 11.75” x 8.25”

  • Item #: 064087
    ISBN: 9780486799445
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

       Start a sculpting career by creating charming pieces of jewelry out of clay! What fun to combine jewelry making with clay sculpting so you can show off your fabulous mini creations or give them away as gifts. Each of the 40 whimsical projects has clear step-by-step instructions with full-color photos for each step. And each project begins with a simple guide—a clay ball size chart, how many of each, and in what color—to get you started. And if you decide to make a matching pendant to the great pair of earrings you created, just move up in size on the clay size chart. The book introduces you to jewelry and polymer clay basics, as well as tools and supplies to get started. Then try your hand at various themed charms (or beads), from tasty treats and animals to seasonal sensations and 10 types of beads. 80 pgs, 8.25” x 11” pb. ~ Emily

  • Item #: 062258
    Retail: $9.24
    Rainbow Price: $5.02

    This dotted, half line note pad is a handy tool for practicing modern-style ball-and-stick letters. Each sheet focuses on a letter with four rows: two for upper case, two for lower case. The rows are one inch tall and there’s a space for your students’ name on top. This set comes with two pads, each with 26 sheets. The backs have an adhesive like sticky notes to help keep the sheet from sliding around on the table, and then you can display your student’s progress on a wall or fridge! – Laura

  • Item #: 054571
    ISBN: 9781620932070
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

  • Item #: 053081
    Retail: $24.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.95

    As three players slide colored balls in and out of this 3x3x3 cube, each attempts to form a square inside of their own color- white, red, or black. The trick here is identifying all possible angles, and to make sure you never help out an opponent! A perfect strategy game for a small group of people looking for a short game.

  • Item #: 052865
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $19.95
  • Item #: 052240
    Retail: $15.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.66

    This figure-eight shaped toy may be irresistible to little hands. The squishable, bendable plastic base contains large flat colored beads to slide around each side. A large wooden ring and wooden balls on each side maintain the beads and the loops on the appropriate sides of the toy (unless this is some kind of logic puzzle for babiesif they can get all of the beads on one side, they have a higher IQ than I do)! Measures 6.5" x 3" x 2."

  • Item #: 050665
    Retail: $240.00
    Rainbow Price: $210.60
    Contains acetate sheets, bar magnet, 100 ml glass graduated cylinder, acrylic cube prism, adding machine tape, alligator clip, steel ball, D-cell battery with holder, bulb with holder, carbon paper, 8 ½"x 11" cardboard, 2" C-clamp, Burette clamp, modeling clay, compass, converging lens, digital pocket scale, Dynamic cart set with spring, electrostatic kit, 6"-20mm glass tube, graph paper, grooved plastic ruler, microscope slides, iron metal filings, liquid graphite, oleic acid, pen light, pipette, threaded pith balls, polarizer analyzer, protractor, ring stand with base, rubber stoppers, rubbing alcohol, semicircular petri dish, slinky, spark timer, helical spring, stopwatch, student thermometer, talcum powder, tongue depressor, tracing paper, weight set with hook. You will still need to gather some common items from around your home to use in some experiments. The curriculum for use with this kit is sold separately.
  • Item #: 050238
    ISBN: 9780760362624
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    Billed as the world’s smallest science lab, this tiny kit contains small versions of basic science equipment. So, if you don’t have much room for science equipment and you don’t mind doing experiments on a small scale, this kit is for you. You also get a 48-page lab manual-ette that contains 20 experiments, all using common household ingredients not included with the kit. Kit includes 3 test tubes with stand, beaker, flask, graduated cylinder, funnel, petri dish & lid, balance scale w/ 3 weights, magnifier, 10 cm steel ruler, pipette and scoop, and a 5”x3.5”x2” cabinet to store it all in.

  • Item #: 050165
    Retail: $11.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.56

    This super-shooter features a slingshot-type handle with an attached cord criss-crossed across the front. It comes with three notched soft foam balls. To shoot it, slip one of the balls onto the cord (so the notch is in the center of the 'X') pull back on the ball, and release. Shoots up to 50 feet. - Melissa

  • Item #: 048254
    Retail: $101.72
    Rainbow Price: $81.50

    This kit contains most of the harder-to-find items you'll need to complete the labs in Exploring Creation with Physical Science. Kit includes: two test tubes (16x150 mm), a 12-pack of antacid tablets, two hard rubber balls (baseball-sized), balloons, a 9-V battery, a D-cell battery, a candle, a size 9 cork, 100g of Epsom salt, a 3.5" x 3.5" plastic mirror, a 6" plastic protractor, a 22"l x 5"w wooden ramp, one sheet of medium-grit sandpaper, a stopwatch, a measuring tape (150 cm), a thermometer, 14-gauge insulated copper wire, and a 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.75" wooden block. If you already have a well-stocked home and kitchen, this is a more economical kit choice.

  • Item #: 045362
    ISBN: 9781570912993
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

     Subtitled, Recipes for Inquiring Minds, this book will unleash the laboratory hiding in your kitchen! Designs of animal scientists (created with pencil and digital collage) overflow this science lab book (Hush! It's our secret!) Each of these 6 recipes (anyone craving Sedimentary Lasagna, Invisible Ink or Black Hole snacks?) begins with clear explanations of the science concepts demonstrated (key vocabulary too!), followed by recipes with prep, ingredients, equipment and method clearly described. Then, a brief section expands on the concept with an activity or further explanation. Please excuse me; I'm heading to make Atomic Popcorn balls! Includes an introduction to the scientific method, kitchen (lab) safety, science concept review, glossary and index. 8"x 10", 47 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 041703
    ISBN: 9781570915543
    Retail: $7.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.18

    It's a colorful storybook, a counting book, and a fact book about soccer! When we get asked about getting kids to read, we often ask what they are interested in. Animals? Science? Art? Sports? This book is a good example of targeting a child's interest to get them reading. It would be a good one to share the reading, too. Your child can read the counting parts and you can read the soccer facts. The illustrations are bright and fun as you count 1 ball, 2 keepers, 3 officials, 4 flags, 5 fingers to help a player up when they fall, etc., up to 15. Horizontal format, 11" x 8.5" 31pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 041603
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25

    This rubber band ball has a diameter of approximately 2 1/2" and contains blue, red, green, and yellow bands. Rubber bands are just under 3" long and are 1/8" wide. ~ Emily G

  • Item #: 038305
    ISBN: 9781929645442
    Retail: $37.99
    Rainbow Price: $29.95
    Sudoku puzzles have exploded in popularity in recent years, and this product allows you to enjoy the logical puzzles with colors instead of numbers. Instead of using numbers from 1-9, Colorku uses nine differently colored wooden marbles on a large wooden board. The high-quality wood board measures 13.5" x 13.5" and is divided into nine rows, nine columns, and nine 3 x 3 squares. It has 81 wood marbles in 9 vibrant colors. The board and marbles are covered with a plastic tray that holds the balls on the board when storing, and flips over to serve as a ball holder while playing. The board comes with 100 different puzzle cards that come in four different difficulty levels and tell players where to place the first few marbles. The solution to each puzzle is achieved when the player ends up having one and only one of every color ball in each of the nine rows, columns, and 3 x 3 squares. Solutions are included. There's even a color conversion card that shows you how to alter any Sudoku puzzle from any book or news-paper and solve it using your Colorku board. Think the 100 puzzle cards that come with the game won't be enough? Luckily, there are a few Expansion Packs, which offer additional puzzle cards at a variety of levels. Each pack offers 100 puzzles with solutions. The Beginner Puzzles are fairly simple, the All Level Puzzles offer puzzles for four different difficulty levels, and the Advanced Puzzles will drive you crazy. The durable wooden game and fun yet challenging puzzles will be enjoyed by new and old Sudoku fans alike. ~Rachel
  • Item #: 038140
    ISBN: 9781582868271
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $26.99

    While the title is pretty ambitious, you'll probably agree that it's one of the largest art-kits-in-a-book that you've seen! This 11" x 14" "book" is actually a package of art supplies inside one cover, with a large, spiral-bound book of art projects and paper attached to the inside of the opposite cover. A nice variety of art supplies is included, such as markers (set of 10), watercolor paint cakes (10), oil pastels, 6 colors of modeling clay, a paintbrush, glue, a 6" ruler, and a pair of tiny scissors (cute, but they might not be able to compete with your child's regular pair of scissors). The book features 42 pages of projects divided by type of art supply used. The introduction gives children a list of other basic items to have on hand and acquaints them with the color wheel. The bulk of the book offers young artists a wealth of ideas and techniques to use with the art supplies provided to make their own art. For instance, in the clay section, children are shown how to create basic clay shapes (squares, ropes, balls, and flat shapes), how to mix colors to get different tints, how to make effects like stripes and swirls, how to create some objects from simple shapes, how to make expressive clay characters, and how to create clay vehicles. From the selection of art supplies included to the variety of ideas and techniques featured, this is a nice introduction to art for young people. – Jess

  • Item #: 037660
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.86

    Zing-shot, sling-shot… Wonderful. This tough, compact sling shot will send the soft foam balls over 45 feet. Turn your front yard into a perfectly safe war zone with the Zing-Shot. Includes one sling shot and three RedX foam balls.