Rainy Days & Saturdays

by Linda Hetzer
Illustrator Deborah Zemke

Workman Publishing Co | January 5, 1995 | Trade Paperback

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It''s raining. Or it''s cold. Or it''s just one of those days. The kids are stuck indoors. What to do? What to do is to reach for Linda Hetzer''s Rainy Days and Saturdays, a family lifesaver of 160 engaging activities that can all be easily done using stuff from around the house and with little or no parental supervision. Kids can build a volcano and make it erupt. Plan a carnival. Write a letter in one-time code. Publish a family newspaper. Build a log cabin playhouse (out of cardboard tubes and a very large box). Plant a kitchen vegetable garden, and produce a family video. Suitable for ages 7-11. 107,000 copies in print.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 7.87 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: January 5, 1995

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1563055139

ISBN - 13: 9781563055133

Found in: Family and Relationships, Games
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rainy Days & Saturdays

Rainy Days & Saturdays

by Linda Hetzer
Illustrator Deborah Zemke

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 7.87 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: January 5, 1995

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1563055139

ISBN - 13: 9781563055133

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Getting Started BIG ADVENTURES Open a Restaurant Camp In Have an Indoor Parade Plan a Carnival Produce a TV Show Take a Cruise . . . Or Ride the Rails Wake Up to an Opposite Morning Quick Trick Have a Sing-a-Long Put on a Puppet Show Create an Artists'' Studio Build a Haunted Hallway GAMES Make Your Own Board Game Connect Four Botticelli Junior Quick Trick Moody Blue You Don''t Know What You''re Talking About Name That Number Nim Skills Two-Sided Puzzle MYSTERIOUS FUN Invisible Ink Secret Code Mystery Bags Hide in Plain Sight Pass It Along Quick Trick Freaky Folds Magazine Scavenger Hunt Buried Treasure STRING FLING Friendship Bracelet String Balloon Macrame Key Chain Quick Trick Brushless Painting Straight Curves Twined Yarn Basket Yarn-Covered Vase Yarn Belt Miniature God''s-Eye Yarn Spiderweb INDOOR SPORTS Miniature Golf Bowling Balloon Volleyball Wastebasket Ball Quick Trick Cup Catch Obstacle Course Skee Ball Quick Trick Sardines A Day at the Races SCIENTIFIC STUFF Blow Your Stack Hairy Harry Periscope Up Electromagnet Kitchen Garden Capture Your Shadow Quick Trick Dollar Bridge Feed the Birds Quick Trick Bath Cents Tabletop Terranium Rainwater Watching Quick Trick Lasso an Ice Cube Good Vibes THE FAMILY HISTORIAN Read All About It A Day in the Life of Your Family Relatively Trivial Interview Your Grandparents Special Event Album A Bow Tie Wall Hanging Frame Your Family Grow a Family Tree A Family Photo Album NEAT TREATS Kitchen Basics French Bread Pizza Que
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It''s raining. Or it''s cold. Or it''s just one of those days. The kids are stuck indoors. What to do? What to do is to reach for Linda Hetzer''s Rainy Days and Saturdays, a family lifesaver of 160 engaging activities that can all be easily done using stuff from around the house and with little or no parental supervision. Kids can build a volcano and make it erupt. Plan a carnival. Write a letter in one-time code. Publish a family newspaper. Build a log cabin playhouse (out of cardboard tubes and a very large box). Plant a kitchen vegetable garden, and produce a family video. Suitable for ages 7-11. 107,000 copies in print.

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THERE''S SO MUCH TO DO WHEN THERE''S NOTHING TO DO Quickies Unpoppable Balloon Blow-Your-Stack Indoor Volcano Cup Catch Dollar Bridge Banana Smoothie An Hour or Two Capture Your Shadow Buried Treasure Obstacle Course Marbleized Stationery Miniature God''s-Eye Silver Lantern In for the Afternoon Dough Monster Chain Ice-Cube Candles A Family Photo Album Indoor Parade Tabletop Terrarium Rubber Band Guitar All-Day Affair Build a Haunted Hallway Plan a Carnival Produce a TV Show Camp In Read All About It Create an Artists'' Studio Plus dozens and dozens of other imaginative, scientific, athletic, delicious, and artful activities to turn a rainy hour-or a monsoon weekend-into challenging fun. For a single kid, siblings, friends, or (practically) the whole neighborhood-and you almost never have to ask your parents for help. Bet you can''t wait till it rains. Linda Hetzer, author of 50 Fabulous Parties for Kids, lives with her husband and two children in New York, where they spend lots of time indoors.

About the Author

LINDA HETZER is an editorial consultant and freelance writer whose work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Cuisine, Food & Wine, and House Beautiful. She is the author of several books, including The Simple Art of Napkin Folding and Rainy Days and Saturdays. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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It's one of those days. The kids are stuck indoors and have exhausted their resource of toys. What to do? Reach for this family lifesaver of 160 engaging activities that can easily be done using stuff from around the house and with little or no parental supervision. The ideas are endless--and tons of fun! Illustrations

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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