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Usborne Books Kid Kits

Choosing great gifts for children of all ages

Georgene Hughes ฉ2005



A Kid Kit is a learning bag or box that is focused on a particular book or activity.  It includes all needed supplies and instructions for a child to learn while having fun!


Top Usborne Books at Home Kid Kit Picks for Great Children's

Gift Ideas



Starting Lettering Kid Kit

• Ages: 5 - 8 years.
• Size of book: 9 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches
• Pages: 32

Grow it, bake it, wear it, tear it! A fun, practical introduction for the lettering beginner. Starting Lettering is packed full of exciting projects for drawing, and making and decorating the letters of the alphabet. Step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs make it easy to succeed. Supplies are provided to get children started in acquiring new skills or improving lettering techniques.







Travel Games Kid Kit

• Ages: 7 years and up.
• Size of book: 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches
• Pages: 32

This exciting kit contains all you need to play Treasure Hunt, Air Race, Destination, Take-off Race, and other games listed in the compact Usborne Travel Games book. You'll find a total of 35 puzzles and contests, great for car, plane and train trips. The kit includes a ruled 60-sheet spiral bound note pad, an 11-cartridge pencil, which needs no sharpening and has a capped eraser, and one die. The Wikki Stix strips we provide may be used to create game tokens that stay in place during bumpy travel. These 36 waxy "sticks" come in lots of colors and are sticky (but clean!) and reusable for creating colorful shapes, words, and figures. For extra fun, we added a compass to chart direction of travel, and a deck of 52 playing cards.



Science Experiments Kid Kit

• Ages: 9 years and up.
• Size of book: 9 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches
• Pages: 64

One of our top selling books is now combined with various items to perform some of the more than one hundred experiments. Scientific principles are explored in a fun and practical way. All of the projects are safe and easy to perform at home. Make an alarm to keep intruders out by using the buzzer and wire included. Learn about air pressure with an experiment using straws and an empty thread spool included. Amaze your friends with a signal that you can change from "come in" green to "go away" red. Corks, red and green cellophane and light bulbs are included for this exciting experiment. Whatever you decide to do, you will enjoy following the simple step-by-step instructions and making your own scientific discoveries.



Creepy Crawlies Kid Kit     

• Ages: 6 years and up.
• Size of book: 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches

The 32-page book is paired with a Bug Patrolฎ, a four-inch bug viewer complete with a sliding magnifying glass. Young naturalists can catch and observe insects, while learning all kinds of fascinating facts about a multitude of different invertebrates. Simple yet informative text and detailed illustrations are sure to give you a greater understanding of the natural world.






Going to the Doctor Kid Kit

• Ages: 3 years and up.
• Size of book: 9 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches
• Pages: 16

Pretend play is a healthy way for young children to externalize and understand what their minds absorb through everyday life experiences. Empower them in the doctor-patient relationship! Our medical kit provides just the right tools. In it, Going to the Doctor (from Usborne's First Experiences series) typifies a family's busy trip to the doctor. The kit's brightly colored, durable plastic toys help children familiarize themselves with many of the instruments doctors employ during routine medical examinations. Kit contains stethoscope, thermometer, reflex hammer, mouth mirror, otoscope, syringe, glasses and prescription pad. Now preschoolers may want to visit their doctors, to impress them with their newfound medical expertise!




What Shall I Draw Kid Kit

• Ages: 5 - 12 years.
• Size of book: 10 x 15 3/4 inches
• Pages: 32

Packed with fun and imaginative ideas to excite and hold the interest of young children. Draw a tiger's head; add the body; the legs; draw a tiger running; draw a tiger resting in a tree. These step-by-step instructions boost the confidence of even the most reluctant child and produce drawings, which will make the budding young artist proud. Using the included materials will make these projects more enjoyable and add pizzazz to the final product.






Very First Numbers Kid Kit

• Ages: 3 years and up.
• Size of book: 9 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches

Bold clay-figure icons in a colorful board book, with a set of twenty board-weight puzzle cards to reinforce number learning.
Includes: 20 self-checking puzzle cards with ideas for play.











Pirates Kid Kit

• Ages: 8 years and up

Playing Pirate is a great way to spend the day using your imagination. Be sure and read "Usborne Young Reading Stories of Pirates" which comes in the Kid Kit. Kid Kit Includes: Stories of Pirates Book, Spyglass, Pirate Hat (bandanna), Gold Earring (clip on), Gold Coins, Compass, Pirate Flag. Instructions for making a treasure map plus more ideas and suggestions also included.










Under the Sea Kid Kit

• Ages: 5 years and up
• Size of book: 5 7/8 x 9 inches
• Pages: 32

String a genuine shark tooth necklace, decorate an animal shape, collect seashells and more.

Includes: wire wrapped fossilized shark tooth, lacing, fish beads, self-adhesive fish, four colors crepe paper, self-adhesive magnet strip, assorted shells, and cardboard frame. Adult supervision is recommended for necklace assembly.








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Georgene Hughes

Educational Consultant and Instructor for Learningtrends.com

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