Molly finds a way to give new life to old crayons.
The jungle food web connects animals large and small, both predators and prey. In this beginning origami title, the animal crafts show this diversity of species well, from spider to monkey. Kids will learn all about the jungle biome as they fold some of the coolest wild animals.
Crafting! The Timbertoes are a handy bunch, especially Pa! Pa makes a whistle for Tommy, and a doggy door for Spot. His plans don't go exactly as he wanted when he makes a snow buggy. Finally, all the Timbertoes join in, and have a fix-it day at their house. Stories by Rich Wallace, and Marileta Robinson.
Holiday crafts! Tex, Indi, and Charlie help decorate for Christmas. Arizona, Tex, and Indi play with Halloween costumes. Arizona helps her little siblings make Thanksgiving treats. Tex and Indi, host a magic show. For Valentine's day Tex and Indi make something special for Gran and Poppy. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.
Finding solutions! See what Elijah can do with only a cardboard box and a little creativity. Learn about the difference between building a Lincoln Log cabin and a log home. Watch as Tex and Indi rescue their cat Cow from a tree. Find out how the three little worms make a beautiful bookcase. Discover all that you can build with toothpicks, glue, and your imagination. Stories by David L. Roper, Linda Haas Manley, Lissa Rovetch, and Highlights for Children.
Learn about makerspaces with Make It Yourself! Coloring & Doodling! Young makers will discover what makerspaces are and how to hold maker events. Kids will decorate tennis shoes, design CD art, make reusable doodle tables, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Special techniques and tips help kids make the most of their makerspace experiences. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Find out how board games and card games have changed over the years. Then learn how to play some of the more popular games as well as make several of your own.
Provides a history of kites and kite making, and offers step-by-step instructions for making a wind sock and different types of two- and three-stick kites.
Jumping, spinning, twisting, turning, racing—the power is in your hands. Make bots that jump and spin, build a rubber band racer and a bottle boat, power a boat and a car with air. Make machines that move!
Easy to follow three-dimensional makerspace projects, including 3D printing, for library, classroom and home.
Easy to follow winter holiday gift craft instructions for makerspaces, home activities, and classrooms.
Easy to follow birthday gift craft instructions for makerspaces, home activities, and classrooms.
Learn about backyard habitats with Super Simple Backyard Projects! Kids will discover plants and animals that live in backyards and read about backyard food chains. Then, they will learn how to create an insect inn, make a squirrel feeder, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day or making a personalized gift for a friend, crafts are a great way to pass the time. They also provide an opportunity to learn how to draw meaning from technical texts. The activities in this book push readers to read for comprehension, use information gained from the text and illustrations to follow step-by-step directions, determine relationships among steps in a technical process, and build the skills they need to make the perfect crafts for the Thanksgiving season.
An early reader’s introduction to the connections between the proteins food group and staying healthy, benefits of proteins such as meat, nutritional concepts such as vitamins, and recipe instructions. Based on the most recent guidelines for healthy portions and exercise, this new series for ages six and up familiarizes readers with key nutritional concepts and the ways in which Healthy Plates can keep them active and strong. The friendly text and colorful photos emphasize good eating habits and staying active, while each title concludes with an easy-to-follow recipe for a healthy snack.
An elementary introduction to the relationship between cooking and French culture, the effect of local agriculture on the diets of different regions, common dishes such as ratatouille, and recipe instructions. Created for ages six and up, this new series dishes out an elementary overview of world cuisines and their connections to geography and culture. While bold photos showcase the dishes of various regions, accessible text highlights common ingredients and cooking tools. Each title includes three kid-friendly recipes for young chefs to make, encouraging sequential learning and hands-on immersion.
Do you have something to celebrate? You can celebrate by making papel picado! Featuring vibrant step-by-step photo instructions, this nonfiction book helps introduce children to another culture through craft-making and designs.
Early readers can learn how to make their very own Chinese New Year dragon in this step-by-step instructional nonfiction book. Bright, vivid photos and a glossary of required tools help introduce children to a new culture through craft-making.
Early readers can learn how to make their very own gingerbread man in this step-by-step instructional nonfiction book. Bright, vivid photos and a glossary of tools required give children an opportunity to immerse themselves in craft-making.
Find three-dimensional shapes in a fort! This fun title challenges children to find cylinders, cones, and pyramids in a fort while introducing them to terms like base, vertex, face, and more! Young readers will improve their STEM skills and learn how to recognize these three-dimensional shapes all around them! Vibrant images, clear examples, and helpful mathematical diagrams work together to make geometry seem easy and fun!
Sometimes all you need to craft a vehicle is a single sheet of paper. In this origami guide for kids, young flight enthusiasts will find easy-to-understand specs for building airplanes of all shapes and also an invitation to conduct test flights to compare the planes’ speeds and flight paths.
In nature, extinction is an irreversible process. Animal species that die off cannot be brought back to life. This origami how-to, however, gives young dinosaur lovers the opportunity to resurrect a stegosaurus, a triceratops, and more with paper. Making each species is as easy as 1-2-3…
How can you raise farm animals without acres of land? This children’s title has the answer, showing readers how to mountain-fold and valley-fold a cow, horse, sheep, goat, pig, chicken, and other livestock. Animal herds and flocks can form with additional paper and repeated folding.
Most people would agree that handmade decorations have more charm than store-bought alternatives, so this origami book teaches kids enough paper crafts to make eight popular holidays more festive! The background information on the holidays makes sure origami artists know how to best celebrate each occasion.
Because the ocean biome is the biggest biome in the world, it’s not hard to believe that it is packed with many interesting creatures. Aspiring young paper engineers will enjoy making crafts of some of these aquatic animals to develop their paper-folding skills.