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There are lots of good magazines out there for kids. The gift that keeps giving all year! The following are some suggestions:
Cricket (ages 9 - 14) - Click for Cricket
Highlights - Click for Highlights
Ranger Rick - Click for Ranger Rick
National Geographic Kids - Click for National Geographic Kids
Turtle (preschoolers) - Click for Turtle
Art & Craft Ideas
Select-a-map personalized jigsaw puzzle. Select your grandchildren's location and a jigsaw puzzle street map is created for you. Available at Hammacher.
Clue - one of our grandchildren's favorites (ages 9 & 12). Available at most toy and game stores.
The Metmuseum store has some great things for children.
Peter and the Wolf
- a picture book with
the music included.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the site for yourself. You’ll find Museum stores are great places for distinctive gifts. All big ones have net sites.
In addition to the Met check out these museums:
Click for MOMA.
Suzy’s Posters. Of course I love them, they’re my pets. You can personalize them with your own message. Click for details.
|Our Kabubblers offer their suggestions||
Remy S. - Book suggestions from an eleven year old guy who’s an avid reader.
The Warrior Series by Erin Hunter. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. Lion Boy Series by Zizou Corder. Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. The Amulet of Samarkand by Johnathan Stroud. The Golem’s Eye by Johnathan Stroud. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Following Fake Man by Barbara Ware Holmes. Available at Amazon.
Malia S. - Book suggestions from an 8 year old girl who reads all the time. High School Musical by Zac Efron. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. The Schwa was Here by Neil Shusterman. Echohawk by Lynda Durrant. Something Upstairs by Avi. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling and Mary GrendPre'. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko. The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman. Because of Winn-DIxie by Kate DiCamillo. The Last Treasure by Janet Anderson. Following Fake Man by Barbara Ware Holmes. Double Fudge by Judy Blume. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Available at Amazon.
– “What was your favorite birthday present she asked her 11 year old
granddaughter.” "The question challenge game" she answered. This is
available at the Discovery Store for $39.95.
for the Discovery Store. Here are several games our family has
Battleship, Gobblet, Apples to Apples, Cranium, Charades for Kids, Life,
Yahtzee. Available at
and other stores.
Jan C. - LEGOS: Target has kits. In Hillsdale shopping center in San Mateo, Ca. there is an enormous store devoted to Legos. These stores exist in different parts of the country.
WALKIE-TALKIE: Can be found at Target in their National Geographic section. Speaking of National Geographic, they have great educational toys. Check out the National Geographic website.
KLUTZ BOOKS: There are a variety of titles like the Book of Paper Airplanes, or a book on juggling etc. Check the Klutz website and find them at Target or Michaels. Three kits from Orchard Supply Hardware give you an opportunity to watch ants at work, caterpillars becoming butterflies, or little lady bugs. When it is hatching time, you send in a certificate and get your living creatures to put in your enclosed container.
- HEIFER FUND. Give
an animal ($100) or part of an animal ($10) as a gift to people around
the world who need animals to survive. Check out the