What position did Babe Ruth play for the Red Sox? Who is credited with organizing baseball's rules? (Hint: it's not Abner Doubleday.) How much does an official baseball weigh? Where and when was Major League Baseball's first night game played? Discover the answers to these and dozens of other trivia questions related to America's favorite pastime with this playful book. Young baseball fans are sure to pick up some interesting stats while having nine innings of fun wlayful book. Young baseball fans are sure to pick up some interesting stats while having nine innings of fun with these 39 winning activities. Crossword puzzles, mazes, find-the-differences, and other challenges offer fascinating facts related to the game and its players. No need to worry about striking out — complete solutions appear at the end.… read more
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After picking the 100th sticker off my sock I knew it was time to make my kids a blank sticker book. Something they were excited t...o have and somewhere to place the stickers other than the wall, the floor or their sibling's face.There are 64, 8 x 10... read more
Fun and healthy yoga exercises for kids and adults.Many children do not instinctively understand the importance of relaxation and ...meditation. It can be a difficult concept to grasp for someone at a young age. Yoga can be an accessible and fun way for... read more
A comprehensive, skill-building bullying prevention activity book for school-aged readers
Help children embark on a voyage of self-discovery with this 104 Activities That Build Self-Esteem Book. It makes teaching and lea...rning by playing games a simple and fun experience for everyone. This activities book can help children develop skills in... read more
Won't you help George Washington find his false teeth? And guide Barack Obama to his lost basketball? Perhaps you'd like to seek o...ut Van Buren's bag of gold, discover Harding's teapot, and locate Taft's gavel? More than 30 mazes, search-and-find puzzles, and spot-the-differences activities feature playful illustrations and intriguing tidbits about our nation's leaders, from their nicknames and birthdays to their hobbies and pets. read more
Kids can have fun as they discover the speed of the fastest animal, which insect can jump 500 times its own height, how many muscl...es you use when you smile, and dozens of other interesting and surprising facts. Each of these 46 challenges poses a question that can be answered by following a maze to its end. Solutions provided. Nature Fun Facts Mazes and other Spark titles offer a wide variety of engaging activities that will foster creativity in children ages 6 to 10. Previously published as Nature Trivia Mazes. read more
Celebrate the spookiest night of the year with a ghoulishly good collection of 35 puzzles. Ranging from a haunted-house maze to a ...hunt for witches' hats, these cleverly creepy activities include matching games, riddles, crosswords, find-the-differences, and more — and each page can be colored! Complete solutions for puzzles appear at the end. read more
Match the Empire State Building and the Space Needle with their states. Guide a Pennsylvania groundhog back to its underground den.... Solve a crossword puzzle using clues of familiar Alaska sights. These 48 puzzles cover all 50 states! Activities include follow-the-dots, word searches, find the differences, more. Solutions included. read more
What's your favorite state in America? This fun-filled book can help you decide. Bursting with delightful activities, it shows kid...s what makes the states so special. They'll find fascinating facts about the United States and colorable activity pages. Plus, they'll explore and learn about America as they make their way through twisting mazes, crosswords, find-the-difference scenes, follow-the-dot puzzles, and more. Solutions are included. read more
Fish in trees? Carrots streaming out of a garden hose? It's true! You'll find all sorts of things where they're not supposed to be... in this hidden picture book. Easy-to-read captions and drawings tell you what to look for in 26 puzzles. When you've found all the "lost" objects, you can have even more fun by coloring each picture. read more
If you love rearranging furniture, you'll have a grand time with this creative activity book. With some simple coloring, cutting, ...and folding, you can fill a make-believe house with 28 different types of home furnishings — from a bed covered in a colorful quilt, a four-drawer dresser with a mirror, and a comfy rocking chair to a tall grandfather's clock and an electric range.All you need are crayons, paints, or colored pencils, some scissors, and paste to create a houseful of bright and beautiful things. Simple instructions tell you how to fold and cut each piece of furniture and appliance. read more
With this easy-to-solve puzzle book, children can learn the alphabet, sharpen their picture recognition skills, solve crosswords, ...and express their creativity through colors — while having fun every step of the way! Twenty-one delightful crosswords contain a variety of numbered objects that serve as clues to the puzzle's words. Children determine the names of the items and fill them in the appropriate "Across" and "Down" boxes in the crossword grid. Each crossword is based on a different letter: the "P" crossword features such picture clues as pig, pencil, and pizza. Plus, when children are finished with each puzzle, the whole page can be colored! read more
Whether you're off to an island paradise or a visit to Grandma's, don't forget to pack this big book of entertainment — it's the p...erfect travel companion for families on the go! Kids will love globe-trotting with 38 vacation-themed activities that include:• Riddles• Mazes• Search-a-word puzzles• Crossword puzzles• Spot-the-difference pictures• Dot-to-dots• Color-by-numbersSpecial Bonus: A Picture Journal with handy frames and a fill-in-the-blanks Travel Journal to help children preserve and treasure their adventures. read more
Whimsical, eye-catching illustrations fill 25 fun-to-search picture puzzles featuring oodles of objects beginning with every lette...r from A to Z. Children will sharpen their alphabet skills with an outdoor painting session bursting with things beginning with the letter A . . . a funny birthday scene filled with letter B objects . . . and many more ready-to-color — and easy to learn from — illustrations! Solutions provided. read more
Enjoy hours of coloring, learning, and laughing out loud! Loaded with big and busy double-page spreads, this treasury of ready-to-...color hidden picture scenes brims with brain-bending fun! Filled with comical things to find and tons of terrific facts, these 46 delightful activity pages seamlessly combine entertainment with education. Kids (and grown-ups, too) will have a blast scouring landscapes such as a wacky miniature golf course, an uncommonly crowded swimming pool, a surprise-filled comic book store, a unique amusement park, a festive birthday party in full swing, a prehistoric pasture of talking dinosaurs, and many more singular scenes that will hone concentration skills and create smiles. read more
Children will discover a hive of activity inside this big book of busy fun! Thirty exciting page include mazes, connect-the-dots, ...and word games galore — all starring adorable insects. Solutions appear at the end, in case anyone gets stuck. And after solving the puzzles, kids can have even more fun by coloring the lively pictures. read more
Baby Boomers wishing to share some of childhood's simple joys with their children and grandchildren will relish this book of easy ...home-based activities. Focusing on creativity rather than collecting, these engaging hobbies involve pets, papercrafts, painting, modeling, chemistry, and electricity. They require only common materials and can help foster a rewarding lifetime interest in art- and science-based pastimes. Hobbies include making a woodland or swamp terrarium; growing plants from seeds, stems, and roots; building a model sailboat or outrigger; and constructing a parachute or boomerang. Other activities range from building model villages and dioramas to making a magnet or compass and growing crystals. Helpful diagrams and other drawings appear throughout the book. read more
Getting from here to there is lots of fun with these 40 travel-themed activities that provide hours of entertainment. Kids can tak...e a ride in a plane, go on a fishing trip, and visit a farm, amusement park, the beach, and other exciting places. Puzzles include mazes, dot-to-dots, crosswords, secret codes, and more. Solutions are included. Features perforated pages for easy removal. Let's Go! Puzzles & Activities and other Spark titles offer a wide variety of engaging activities that will foster creativity in children ages 7 to 10. read more
Spot the differences between two pictures of a school of fish, guide a pirate through a maze to find his treasure, count the buzzi...ng bees in a garden scene, and figure out a secret code! Forty-six puzzle pages include word searches, hidden pictures, matching games, and other challenges. The charming illustrations are fun to color, too. Solutions are included. Features perforated pages for easy removal. Game Time! Puzzles & Activities and other Spark titles offer a wide variety of engaging activities that will foster creativity in children ages 6 to 10. read more
The checkered flag is about to drop for this fleet of sleek, futuristic cars! Gear up for dozens of mazes, word searches, crosswor...ds, dot-to-dots, and other puzzles, all centered around flashy vehicles. Each page offers plenty of coloring fun, and as a bonus treat, there's a pair of street racers to cut out and customize. read more
How long have people kept dogs as pets? Why are dolphins friendly? Do beavers perform rescue work, and are elephants really afraid... of mice? The animal kingdom abounds in examples of curious behaviors as well as popular myths and intriguing facts. The captions for these mazes, spot-the-differences, and other puzzles explain the reality behind commonly observed animal activities, from sheep herding to shark attacks. read more
New York City is made up of five different boroughs and there are a lot of things to see and do. This activity-packed tour guide w...ill show you around Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island with coloring pages, crosswords, mazes, word searches, spot-the-differences, and other puzzles about the city that never sleeps. read more
Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, so there are lots of people to meet and places to go—and this activi...ty book will help you get around town. Coloring pages, word searches and scrambles, mazes, spot-the-differences, crosswords, and other fun puzzles reveal fun facts about the Willis Tower, the Field Museum, and other famous landmarks. read more
Batter up with 45 winning activities, all based on America's favorite pastime! These puzzles and word games are sure to be a hit w...ith young baseball fans. Activities include crossword puzzles, mazes, follow-the-dots, find-the-differences, and other baseball-themed pursuits. Kids can pick up a few interesting stats while having nine innings of fun! In case of "strikeouts," see the back of the book for solutions. read more
Join Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Vasco da Gama, Lewis and Clark, and other famous adventurers as they head for uncharted ter...ritory. A boatload of interesting historical details accompany fun-to-color scenes from the voyages. Word searches, mazes, spot-the-differences, and other puzzles challenge readers to help a Viking longboat navigate dangerous waters, explore an Aztec pyramid, and discover New World foods, from squash and pineapple to chocolate and vanilla. read more
With their big eyes, snaggle teeth, and funny shapes, these playful little monsters promise to both challenge and entertain childr...en. The cute characters appear in more than 30 activities: mazes, connect the dots, spot-the-differences, secret codes, matching and counting games, and more. Solutions are included, and the pictures are fun to color, too. read more