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Activity Books

Our books and eBooks offer a variety of approaches, including independent seat work, scripts for full-class activities, learning centers and bulletin boards.

Activity Books

Thinking Challenges

Looking Logic
Grades 2-6.

These 100 activities will sharpen analytical and critical thinking skills. Children must carefully examine a design and then complete a sentence that describes the design.

$13.00
Nifty Fifty
Grades 1-6.

These 500 thinking questions address 50 very familiar things, such as a map, a tree, a clock. From the Penny page: "Why aren't pennies made out of gold?" From the House page: "Why do houses have rooms?"

$16.00

Direction Following & Listening

Loosen Up!
Grades 1-5.

Great activities for your problem perfectionists. These drawing, cutting and folding assignments are fun and non-threatening. Students build confidence as creative, original thinkers.

$13.00
Play by the Rules
Grades 2-6.

A valuable resource for teaching one of the most difficult skills of all—listening. This popular book gets children to pay close attention by offering activities they truly enjoy. Many of the 50 activities result in a drawing or design that students create while listening to your directions.

$16.00
Smart Snips
Grades 2-6.

Fancy scissor-work on every page! Each of these 50 activities starts with cutting, so the reproducible sheets become hands-on challenges. Students must follow written directions to complete each activity.

$16.00
Surprise in the Middle
Grades 2-6.

Direction-following with a surprising twist. Students follow oral instructions to make marks on their papers. Then you tell them they've really begun a drawing they never would have imagined. Careful listening leads to a delightful reward.

$13.00

Learning Centers

OPQ
Grades 2-6.

This is not a safe little ABC book. The OPQ letters signal that what lies ahead is offbeat and original. Though the book centers around the alphabet, the focus is always on thinking.

$13.00

Language Development

T is for Think
Grades 1-3.

The alphabet is a tool for thinking in this collection of 300 clever activities. Answers require a word that has something to do with what the letter is doing. A valuable aid in introducing younger students to the alphabet, but a great thinking-skills book for older children, too.

$13.00

Board Books

Unbored Blackboard Book
Grades 2-6.

Don't be fooled by the name—the ideas in our "blackboard" book work just fine on all sorts of boards, including whiteboards and SMART Boards. It's the ideas that are the key part of this long-popular little gem of a book.

$9.00
Unbored Bulletin Board Book I
Grades 2-6.

The Great Unbored Bulletin Board Book offers ideas that are the opposite of those canned bulletin-board kits. Titles in the first book include This is Your Robot Speaking, Sack Lunch Messages, and Crazy Couplets on a Weird Beard.

$9.00