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I know the cover looks like paint by numbers but don’t worry — it isn’t. This actually is a helpful, 54 page book about basic watercolor skills which comes with paints and 18 pages of watercolor paper.
Mermaid Tail Blanket
This is on my kids’ wish list! Be a cozy mermaid with this warm crocheted mermaid blanket. Comes in many colors.
Kristy’s Great Idea Babysitter’s Club #1 Full-Color Graphix Novel by Ann M. Martin, illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
We’re loving these updated Babysitter’s Club graphic novels by the uber-talented Raina Telegemeier who wrote the highly-acclaimed Smile and Sister. Currently there are three published with many more in the works. It’s a good idea to start with book one since the stories are told in a specific order with details from previous stories. These are funny and fun to read, maybe even more than once. (The Truth About Stacey #2, Mary Ann Saves the Day #3)
Bloxels: Build Your Own Video Game
Hands-on video game development! Kids build the video game of characters, game rooms, and game art using the provided blocks and game board. My girls think this looks awesome. What do you think?
Sew Mini Treats KLUTZ
This beautiful book will show you step by step how to sew 18 food plushies. The kit includes the materials: felt, needles, floss, stuffing, patterns, and felt eyes & cheeks.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
The beloved classic is now updated with over 100 illustrations!
Mad Libs The Game
We play this game frequently — it’s fun and funny! Use your word cards to fill in the blanks on the Sentence Card. Players vote for the silliest sentence.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate REALISTIC
Narrated by one gorilla named Ivan, this story will immediately grab your heart — it’s sad but keep reading, it’s an amazing story – and I don’t usually like animal stories. Making it even more compelling, it’s a true story! Ivan is kept in a cage in a run-down mall for 27 years without seeing another gorilla, only the stray dog, Bob, who sleeps with him, Stella the Elephant, and Ruby, a newly purchased baby elephant. Before she dies, Stella begs Ivan to find Ruby a home with other elephants – and Ivan agrees, but it won’t be easy.
Klutz Shrink & Link Jewelry
We love making anything shrink — now my daughter can’t wait to try shrink-plastic jewelry.
WordARound is a super fun word game for kids. The cards have three rings, black, red, and blue, with words written around each ring. To play, start by looking at the black ring.
Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
These are wonderful, timeless fantasy adventures about good versus evil and characters you can love.
This self-balancing electric scooter can go 8 mph for up to 60 minutes. This is a HOT gift right now!
LEGO Vacation Getaway 3 in 1
My kids LOVE these 3 in 1 kits because they give you so much to do. This set makes a camper, a summer home, and a yacht.
Gift Ems boxes are little gift boxes with tiny dolls inside. Each box unfolds to show a scene from the doll’s country.
Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter
600 questions based on the Harry Potter movies. First player to answer 12 questions correctly wins the game. Our only complaint is that we seemed to go through the cards fast and would like more cards.
Perfume Science Kit
This kit is a complete perfumer’s laboratory, including eight perfume oils, finishing solution, decorative flacons and important tools of the trade. The perfume oils are the same as those used in high-quality designer perfumes. The 32-page, full-color book blossoms with information about the biology of smell, the chemistry of scents, the fine fragrance industry, and the history of perfumes.
This is always a top pick for a fun, get-us-laughing game! Match the best caption to the photo and see who the judge picks as the winner.
Tear Up This Book! by Keri Smith
A very popular American Girl book for fun, creativity, and crafts. My kids love this book.
Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation Studio
Make your own stop-motion Minecraft movies using the characters, stage, and backgrounds provided. Fun hands-on, creative technology.
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs MYSTERY / HUMOR
Was the FunJungle’s hippo murdered? Teddy and Summer think so. Mystery, adventure, and humor will keep your readers on the edge of their seats in this unique story with quirky characters perfect for 10 year old readers.
Fashion Angels Zendoodles
Draw outside the lines with double sided black pens, neon gel highlighters, drawing pages, stencils, and instructions. My kids want this for Christmas!
Yummy Scented Glitter Gel Pens
My kids LOVE to write with these yummy smelling and sparkely colorful set of 12 pens. These last forever, too!
86 double-sided write & wipe prompt cards color-coded by subject (language, math, science, social studies). Also includes 14 write & wipe blanks. Prompts elicit responses to who, what, when, where, why and how questions and encourage different types of writing (creative, expository, informational and more).
Art Journal Kit
What 10-year old girl wouldn’t want this inspiring art journal for all their creativity? My daughters love their art journal kits! This makes for a great gift for creative kids.
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger (series)
In this riveting series, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world—before the wrong person finds the answer first. When Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she’s not alone because he’s a Telepath too. Fitz opens Sophie’s eyes to a shocking truth, and almost instantly she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known. But Sophie still has secrets, and they’re buried deep in her memory for good reason: The answers are dangerous and in high-demand. What is her true identity, and why was she hidden.
Shrink Fun Deluxe
10 sheets of Shrink film plus charm bracelets, beads, greeting cards, gift tags, hair clips and more!
This is my personal favorite family strategy game — mostly because I love trying to beat my kids. They love this game, too — and let me win sometimes. Isn’t that nice?
Cuppa Cute: a Fashion Inspired Coloring Journal
Even though my kids aren’t into fashion, I think they would like this part coloring book, part journal. Actually, I would like this, too. Would you?
The slackline stretches between two trees like a tightrope but is stretchy and bouncy. You can ratchet the line so it fits the distance. We also use the guided teaching line above so the kids can hold on when they lose their balance.
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