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, 9 × 8.24 × 0.53 in

Published: January 5, 1995

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1563055139

ISBN - 13: 9781563055133

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, 9 × 8.24 × 0.53 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 Tre
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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.

From the Jacket

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.

From Our Editors

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