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Introducing Tin Man Thinkables

Our Thinkables are short enrichment units organized by grade level and skill area. Each is only $5.00! Click here to learn more.

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Great Ideas from Tin Man Press!

Gotta Think

$13.00
Fifty fun warm-ups
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112 pages
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50
Grades 2-6

A sequel to our popular book, WakerUppers. Use these upbeat thinking activities as enrichment rewards when other work is finished, or save them for special occasions. Designed to get kids thinking, and to have fun in the process. More than 300 activities in all—challenging yet friendly.

$13.00
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Ideas To Go

$16.00
A variety of thinking challenges
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112 pages
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51
Grades 2-6

Yes, this is a book of reproducible activity sheets. But with lively challenges like "1-2-3 Think," "Picture Puzzlers" and "How Things Move," these 50 activities offer something entirely different from your run-of-the-mill worksheets.

$16.00
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Loosen Up!

$13.00
For problem perfectionists
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64 pages
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
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Nifty Fifteen - 4th through 6th

$5.00
Lively discussion topics
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Simply introduce one of these 15 subjects and watch what happens. Whole-class discussions will meander in interesting directions.

Note: The activities included here were drawn from the book "Nifty Fifty."
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32 pages
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15

Simply introduce one of these 15 subjects and watch what happens. Whole-class discussions will meander in interesting directions.

The premise is simple—let children think about common concepts and then ask thought-provoking questions about them.

Topics include Window, Car, Map and Bathtub. Introduce the subject, read the 10 questions and call for discussion.

A great resource to have when you need 5 (or 15) minutes of something to do. And who benefits? Everyone, because thinking at length on a single subject is what is prized here.

$5.00
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Opposites - 3rd through 5th

$5.00
Sharpens analytical skills
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Hot, cold, first, last, inside, outside—these and seven more either/or challenges push students into new areas of thought and analysis.

Note: All of the activities in "Opposites" are original.
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24 pages

Hot, cold, first, last, inside, outside—these and seven more either/or challenges push students into new areas of thought and analysis.

Ten two-page activities encourage children to think about things such as how old an "old" teenager is or how to turn a boring drawing of a house into something more interesting or what might have happened if you climb a tree slowly but come down fast.

The intent here is to help children think more flexibly and analytically about familiar concepts that may surprise them. We want them to think "I've never thought about THAT before!"

$5.00
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Just Write! III -2nd through 5th

$5.00
Fun writing challenges
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The 15 writing assignments in this collection come from our popular book, Just Write. Every activity comes with a "theme."

Note: The activities included here were drawn from the book Just Write!
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20 pages

There's The Straight Page, The Baby Page, The Fast Page—giving children new writing ideas about common concepts. Very entertaining—and students will hardly know they are gaining experience in thinking—and writing!

$5.00
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Under Our Hat

 

We're always working on new products and are happy to give you a peek at what we're doing. So we'll post a brand new ready-to-use activity right here every month. Put it on your calendar—a free activity ready to use on the first of each month.

 

 

Why You Need Us!

 

• Our ideas help children become more curious, more engaged, and better learners.

• Motivated students are more rewarding to teach.

• Our materials are fun and easy to use.

 

Try before you buy

 

Our website includes free samples from each of our products. Print them out and use them with your students.