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SHOP FEATURE 5

20/09/2020

(For the week of September 20, 2020)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $25!

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The Write Lightbox
Regular Price: $17.99
Sale Price: $8.99

Speech bubble lightbox that can be displayed just about anywhere to get your thoughts across. Comes with dry erase pen with eraser cap. Requires four AA batteries (not included). Micro USB compatible (lead not included). Lightbox size is 6” by 4”.

Suitable for ages 8+

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Kids Cooking
Price: $26.99

This classic collection of parent-approved meals includes a rainbow whisk and the perfect mix of tried-and-true recipes (like French Toast with Strawberry Butter) and totally modern flavors (like the Aloha Sushi Burrito). All 30 recipes include step-by-step photos so that young chefs can follow along and learn basic kitchen skills. Finally . . . a cookbook for kids and their grown­up assistants!

Includes: 78­ page book, rainbow whisk, and decorative stickers.

Suitable for ages 6+

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Space Picture Projector
Regular Price: $7.99
Sale Price: $3.99

Turn out the lights and turn on the picture projector for a fun shadow show. Each 6″ flashlight includes 5 image disks, bright LED bulb and push-button on/off switch. Requires three 1.5v “AG” batteries (included).

Suitable for ages 3+

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Switcheroo Game
Regular Price: $13.99
Sale Price: 6.99

Players try to get rid of their cards first by responding to hilarious subjects. Play a card, slap the timer, and pass to the next player. But be careful, a Switcheroo can happen at any time – changing up the subject – and just when you had a great response in mind!

Suitable for ages 10+

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Bristle Blocks
Price: $20.99

Bristle Blocks are a sensory activity with uplifting colours and different textures. Tiny fingers will love to discover round edges and bristles, bumps, wheels, and pyramids. Made of worry-free materials, this building toy is safe for toddlers. Bristle Blocks are bendable with a smooth finish and soft edges. Powered by kids’ imaginations, let them build and rebuild with 50 easy-to-connect blocks.

Suitable for ages 2+

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SHOP FEATURE 5

13/09/2020

(For The Week Of September 13, 2020)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $25!

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Write On: My Story Journal
Write On: My Story Journal
Price: $19.99 each

A learning tool disguised in fun, Write On is filled with helpful tips for creating stories — narratives, poems, comics, song lyrics — true ones, made-up ones, and are-you-kidding-me ridiculous ones. Quirky writing prompts get the creative juices flowing, and a tear-out story card game gets the stories rolling. When it’s complete, the journal becomes a one-of-a-kind keepsake kids will be proud to share. Bonus: Inside are two sheets of bookplate stickers for reviewing and sticking into favorite books.

Suitable for ages 6+

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Mini Sequin Pets Dinosaur
Mini Sequin Pets Dinosaur
Price: $12.99

Dazzle the Dinosaur is a mini sequin pet that’s ready for on-the-go fun! This mini sequin dino is ready to cuddle, calm, and comfort. This super-soft, weighted, sensory dino plush toy offers hours of sensory play with reversible coloured sequins that provide both visual and tactile benefits. Dazzle the Dinosaur is a weighted plush companion to take with you wherever you go! Small in size but large in fun, mini sequin pets are the perfect travel-friendly companions. This small plush toy measures 4″W x 6″H x 5.34″ D.

Suitable for ages 5+

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Gone Fishin' Wind-Up Fishing Game
Gone Fishin’ Wind-Up Fishing Game
Price: $6.99

Treat those adorable anglers to hours of fishing fun! Wind it up to make the pond spin ‘round and ‘round and have your little one try to catch as many fish as they can. These make great carnival and school contest prizes for little kids, and are a fun gift for both boys and girls to crown any occasion.

Suitable for ages 5+

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Mini Monster Scented Highlighters
Mini Monster Scented Highlighters
Price: $4.99

It doesn’t get any cuter than these Mini Monster Scented Markers. Your child will have a silly companion while colouring, and the neon colours and fruity scents make colouring fun! Mini Monster Scented Markers are pocket-sized and perfect for your “little monster.” Tiny hands love these tiny markers for all their colouring adventures. Silly monster faces come in melon, banana, orange, strawberry, grape, and blueberry, making for a colouring session of epic proportions!

Suitable for ages 3+

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Unicorn Foam Putty
Unicorn Foam Putty
Price: $4.99

This Unicorn Foam Putty will make a great addition to your kid’s craft kit. They will love stretching and squishing it for hours. Kids will enjoy moulding and making all new shapes every time with this foam putty. It can be used to make balls, fun animal figurines, and more.

Suitable for ages 5+

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SHOP FEATURE 5

30/08/2020

(For The Week Of August 30, 2020)

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Potato Clock
KidzLabs Potato Clock
Price: $22.99 each

Be a scientist as you discover how to power this digital clock using potatoes. Experiment to find out what other substances will power the clock – you’ll be amazed! The Potato Clock allows you to generate enough electricity to run a digital clock using two potatoes! Just push the zinc and copper electrodes into the potatoes causing an oxidation/reduction reaction that is converted to low voltage. Kit contains digital clock with wires, pots, connecting wire, transparent tapes, copper and zinc strips, and detailed instructions. Does not include potatoes.

Suitable for ages 7+

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X-Ray Projector
KidzLabs X-Ray Projector
Price: $12.99 each

Discover the human body with the amazing KidzLabs X-Ray Projector! Insert the x-ray disc and see through the 8 human structures featured. The projector will project at a distance of 5 meters or more in any dark room. Requires three AG13 batteries (not included).

Suitable for ages 5+

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Magic Ride-On Unicorn
Magic Ride-On Unicorn
Regular Price: $79.99 each
Sale Price: $39.99 each

Enjoy a safe and soft ride featuring Aria the Magical Unicorn. This ride on toy is perfect for infants to sit, play, and imagine. All facial features are embroidered and the base is perfect for any baby to sit on and hold.

Suitable for ages 1+

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Playstix Airplane Set
Playstix Airplane Set
Price: $16.99 each

Build and create a cool airplane with this STEM-supporting construction system! Easy-to-follow instructions are included in every set, with pieces colour-coded by length and a unique “Snap & Lock” feature that allows the model to be assembled and taken apart easily. Ideal for both independent and group play.

Suitable for ages 4+

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Sparkling Flowers Wooden Bead Set
Melissa & Doug Sparkling Flowers Wooden Bead Set
Regular Price: $7.99 each
Sale Price: $3.99 each

Make 3 glittering necklaces with this pretty wooden bead set! A collection of over 45 wooden beads includes cubes, rounds, barrels, and giant flowers with glittering foil accents, all in pretty shades of purple, yellow, and green. Laces and beads store in a handy wooden tray that’s perfect for containing supplies and preventing roll-away beads.

Suitable for ages 4+

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SHOP FEATURE 5

23/08/2020

(For The Week Of August 23, 2020)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $25!

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School Time Play Set
Melissa & Doug School Time Play Set
Regular Price: $50.00 each
Sale Price: $24.99 each

Open the box and the school day begins! With a drop-down teacher desk on one side and a student desk on the other, this innovative set allows kids to realistically play both roles! The exciting array of supplies–including 2 double-sided write-on/wipe-off boards, 2 dry-erase markers, 9 reusable activity cards, 12 pattern blocks, 150 reusable stickers, a bell, timer, pointer, and lots more–enables kids to explore a favorite activity and continue learning even out of the classroom!

Suitable for ages 4+

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Neo-Brite Chains & Charms Kit
Make It Real Neo-Brite Chains & Charms Kit
Price: $18.99 each

Create 10 eye-catching neon bracelets and a textural pom-pom ring with this set’s easy-to-follow instructions and full suite of materials. Kit contains 160 various beads, 3 charms, 6 pom-pom charms, coloured fabric cords, a play tray, full instructions, and more!

Suitable for ages 8+

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Magic Rocks
Magic Rocks Instant Crystal Growing Kit
Regular Price: $18.00 each
Sale Price: $8.99 each

Place brightly colored rocks into a liquid solution and watch them grow into a a brilliant alien planet rock garden! The rocks will grow to different heights up to 4 inches in just 120 minutes. This Magic Rocks kit has a spaceship theme and comes with a space background print that features a rocket-ship on a space launching pad graphic print. Place the background print into the included aquarium. Then, follow the detailed instructions to create a beautiful alien crystal landscape.

Suitable for ages 8+

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Zero-Gravity Fridge Rover
KidzLabs Zero-Gravity Fridge Rover
Price: $6.99 each

Check out this gravity-defying Fridge Rover which moves over any magnetic surface. All you have to do is wind it up and watch it go. A magnet and wind-up vehicle in one gadget, this toy ensures that your refrigerator door stays interesting while kids learn about the magic of potential and kinetic energies. Measures approx 2″ x 2″ x 1 .5″.

Suitable for ages 8+

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Stellar Solar Lamp Kit

Stellar Solar Lamp Kit
Price: $18.99 each

Oh no – a power failure has hit! No problem, with the Stellar Solar Lamp you’ll be ready for the dark any time. Using the solar-powered flashlight and components in this kit, what kind of light will you invent? Use the Spark!lab invention process to invent your own solar lantern light, flashlight, or night light. Kit includes holographic foil, glow-in-the-dark stickers and string, a solar light, and so much more to create a functional and fun new light.

Suitable for ages 8+

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SHOP FEATURE 5

16/08/2020

(For The Week Of August 16, 2020)

Check out this week’s Feature 5 – a list of top-selling products from Shop, the Children’s Museum’s gift store, now with FREE shipping in Winnipeg on orders over $25!

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Melissa & Doug Peek-a-Boo Panda
Price: $11.99 each
Sale Price: $5.99 each

This wooden panda baby toy loves to play peekaboo! Hear the click and clack as its paws flap up to cover the cheerful face, then push them down again to say, “Hello!” Even babies can bring about a big visual change with just a simple motion, so they’re encouraged to keep exploring as fine motor skills grow naturally. First Play Peek-a-Boo Panda would make a heartwarming baby-shower or newborn gift.

Suitable for 9 months+

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Design & Drill Robot
Price: $22.99 each

Beep! Boop! The Design & Drill Robot is the perfect introduction to STEM learning through basic engineering and construction play. Snap, drill, and decorate your rockin’ robot pal with kid-friendly tools that little builders can easily compute!

Suitable for ages 3+

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Mould & Paint Cupcakes
Price: $16.99 each

Create and decorate your own cute cupcake magnets or pins by using the mould, plaster, paints and brush included in this fun kit! Includes: mould with 6 different designs, plaster powder, magnet, pins, 5 colour paint strip, paint brush, and detailed instructions. Everything you need to make up to 12 delicious-looking magnets or pins!

Suitable for ages 5+

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Papermade Paper Pups
Price: $16.99 each
Sale Price: $8.99 each

Paper Pups is a book that comes alive! With 20 unique dog designs, each Paper Pup is pre-cut, scored, and perforated so you can simply punch them out of the page, fold them up with easy-to-follow instructions, and they become adorable, iconic 3-D objects to love and enjoy. Paper Pups combines paper craft with paper engineering so no glue, tape, or tools are needed! Best of all, they don’t need to be walked, fed or paper-trained! Much easier than a real puppy…and just as much fun!

Suitable for ages 7+

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Alex Little Hands My Tape Town
Price: $29.99 each
Sale Price: $14.99 each

Little Hands My Tape Town lets your little urban planner create an entire 3D city complete with buildings, cars, trees, road signs and more, all with colorful adhesive tape and stickers. Use imagination to make streets, ponds and grass, too. Includes 6 rolls of tape, 2 paper landscapes, 4 paper cups, 68 stickers and paper shapes and picture instructions.

Suitable for ages 3+

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SUNDAY FUNDAY: SOME JUST-FOR-FUN ACTIVITIES

09/08/2020

Everyone loves chocolate and everyone loves slime, but what about ooey, gooey chocolate slime? Check out this fun activity courtesy of Museum of Discovery and Science and whip up your own batch of chocolate slime using glue, borax solution, cocoa powder, and glitter.

Who’s up for a fun afternoon of playing pretend vet clinic? Grab your favourite stuffed animal pets and a variety of other materials you can find around your house and become a veterinarian for the day! Check out these activity instructions from the Kansas Children’s Discovery Centre to make the most out of your at-home vet clinic.

Explore games from around the world that require little to no equipment with these game instructions from The Iowa Children’s Museum. Enjoy these games from Hawaii, England, and Romania to see which ones you like best!

Stay tuned for more resources to help spark kids’ creative learning!

SHOP FEATURE 5

(For The Week Of August 9, 2020)

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Alex D.I.Y. Unicorn Craftaccino
Price: $14.99 each

ALEX DIY Craftaccino – Unicorn is a cup ‘o fun and creativity! Each cup comes with everything a little arts and crafts enthusiast needs to make 3 unicorn themed projects. Make a unicorn headband, key chain and wall mount. A perfect activity for parties, rainy days or sleepovers. Includes plastic cup, 5 diecut paper shapes, sheet of foil stickers, sheet of paper stickers, 2 foil fringe sheets, double sided tape, elastic headband, unicorn horn shape, embroidery floss, thread, needle, polyester batting, 5 polyester felt shapes, 12 yarns, 2 metal rivets, screw on spike, ball chain, and easy-to-read instructions.

Suitable for ages 8+

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Make Your Own Washi Tape Stickers
Price: $18.99 each
Sale Price: $9.99 each

This book teaches kids how to turn strips of this pretty little tape into even prettier little stickers. Simply trace any of the supplied art (and there’s tons) on the backing paper and cover it with the washi tape. Then cut it out, peel it off, and you’ve got a perfectly shaped, perfectly adorable sticker. Includes 42 pages with super-clear instructions and more than 130 pieces of traceable art, 108 feet of colourful washi tape, 25 sheets of backing paper, and a felt pen.

Suitable for ages 8+

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Melissa & Doug Farm Magnets
Price: $8.99 each

Easy to position and reposition again and again on any magnetic surface, these 20 wooden magnets offer endless farm-themed creative play opportunities–all while improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills! Convenient wooden storage case keeps everything neatly stowed away after playtime. These colourful magnets with friendly graphics are great for matching, sorting, and storytelling.

Suitable for ages 2+

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Mould and Paint Glitter Princess 
Price: $16.99 each

This kit lets you make 6 fridge magnets or pins in adorable assorted princess designs! Mix the plaster, pour it into the moulds, wait for them to dry, then choose which ones you want to be fridge magnets or pins, and paint them! Don’t forget to add the glitter to make your beauties shimmer and shine! Included in this kit are easy-dry plaster powder, 1 mould with 6 assorted princess designs, glitter, 1 paint strip, 6 magnets, 2 pins, 1 paint brush, and detailed instructions – enough items to create 6 magnets or pins. Being creative can’t get much more fun!

Suitable for ages 5+

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Melissa & Doug Stained Glass Unicorn
Price: $14.99 each
Sale Price: $7.99 each

This guided arts-and-crafts activity gives young artists everything they need to create a shimmering “stained glass” work of art. It’s easy to create: Just hold up the sheet of coloured stickers to the clear frame, peel them off one at a time, and stick them on. Grooves and outlines on the frame make it easy to fit each sticker–featuring realistic textures like bubbles or swirls–into just the right spot. Use the included cord and suction cup to hang the finished artwork in a sunny window to see this pretty scene shimmer to life. Your final result will be gorgeous!

Suitable for ages 4+

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LOVE LOCAL: SPARK CREATIVE LEARNING WITH THESE MANITOBA PARTNERS

08/08/2020

Check out this weeks Winnipeg-based educational resources!

Join Manitoba Theatre for Young People’s Theatre School Director, Kent Suss as he illustrates how to make your very own object or tabletop puppet in this video. Grab your materials and get your creative juices flowing with this fun activity!

Did you know that if you have a Winnipeg Public Library card you have access to thousands of audiobooks and ebooks? Download the books to your computer, phone, or tablet and enjoy hours of stories.

The Winnipeg Public Library also has a great YouTube page full of story times and sing-alongs for your whole family to enjoy. Enjoy stories, music, activities, and more through these interactive and engaging videos.

Stay tuned for more resources to help spark kids’ creative learning!


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FEATURE FRIDAY: MUSIC FOR KIDS

07/08/2020

Music is a wonderful way to get your kiddos creative juices flowing – check out these music resources for some awesome at-home music classes.

This fun bean tambourine activity from the Children’s Museum of Atlanta makes for a great at-home music lesson for your little ones. Make your DIY tambourine, then shake it to the bat of some fun songs as you teach your kiddo some music vocab.

Join Dan, Dan the Music Man as he turns healthy hand-washing habits into a foot-stomping, hand-clapping jam session! This song is a great way to teach your little ones the importance of washing their hands in a way that is simple and fun.

Head into your kitchen for this exciting kitchen percussion activity from Marbles Kids Museum! Grab bowls, utensils, graters, and other kitchen supplies and get jammin’.

Stay tuned for more resources to help spark kids’ creative learning!

THURSDAY LITERACY RESOURCES

06/08/2020

Check out this weeks literacy resources!

Lingokids is an app that teaches English to children ages 2 – 8. Through interactive, game-based play, Lingokids is a fun way to learn. Try it for FREE today!

Are you looking for books to read with your little ones? Get book recommendations through Children’s Bookshelf. They have recommendations for a variety of topics including books to teach them about COVID, books about animals, holiday books, and more!

MagicBlox is an online children’s book library that makes reading accessible, engaging, and fun for kids. With their constantly growing collection of books and award winning authors, there is sure to be something for that every kiddo with love.

Stay tuned for more resources to help spark kids’ creative learning!


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Your support of the Children’s Museum is more important than ever during these difficult times. If you are able, please consider making a donation today.