kids magazine

Sticks and Stones is the theme for this month’s Kids magazine. Action Pack is an e-magazine aimed at children around the 7-12 age group and is full of projects for them to make (mostly) on their own. The instructions are clear and are accompanied by lots of photos and there are no ads to distract from the business of creativity.

This issue of Action Pack has three main sections: PLAY Games, activities & sports :: COOK Recipes, treats & party snacks :: CREATE  Art, craft & experiments. Each section contains several projects with step-by-step instructions, as well as some fun creative ideas meant as a jumping off point and a way to get thinking about materials and creativity in new ways.

This month’s theme “Sticks and Stones” is a fun theme aimed at getting kids to use natural materials that they can easily find where ever they are. Grab your copy over here.

I have also loved working with the contributors Lisa TilseAnne Weil Margie OomenSusan PhillipsKatie Startzman and Joan Gorman who bring a whole range of experiences to the magazine.

Download this project excerpt from Issue 7: Sticks and Stones: Message Stones by Lisa Tilse

 

 

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Issue 7 of Action Pack, is one that is close to my heart – it’s all about the freedom of childhood – sticks and stones are simple ancient tools that can be made into all sorts of things for games and adventures.

This is a printable downloadable e-magazine – with no advertising.

30 pages of making, baking and adventures

Available now

Kids – go wild, experiment, play, cook, taste, imagine, get outside and create cool things with the projects in this book.

We had so much fun making these projects – our slingshot is based on a traditional Navaho design – easy to get started but takes care and practice to become a good shot! We also loved making our ephemeral art pieces and practicing our whittling skills on our recent camping trip.

Contributors:

  • Lisa Tilse (Australia) and her daughter show us how to make message stones.
  • Anne Weil (USA) and her three kiddos make a pretzel log cabin and some delicious cinnamon sticks.
  • Margie Oomen (Canada) paints stone eggs and creates an inuksuk snow globe.
  • Susan Phillips (USA) and her kids make a nature version of the classic game tic-tac-toe.
  • Katie Startzman (USA) and her boys whittle a fork.
  • Joan Gorman (England) and her daughter Grace make wooden jewellery.

The Action Pack Magazines are aimed at the 7-12 age group – however there are projects suitable for older and younger kids too – Painted rocks and the pretzel cabin would be perfect for little ones, and Wooden jewellery and the Braided Sling are perfect for teens and adults too.

Available now

Enjoy!

Instructions: After you have purchased the Action Pack you will receive an email with the link to where you can download the pdf. Save it onto your computer and then print out. It is a full colour 20+ page document – print the pages all at once or you need as you need them. For optimum quality choose ‘best quality’ when printing, especially for the pages with illustrations. However feel free to print it out in black and white too. Your PDF can also be saved and viewed onto your Tablet or iPad.

Important: The pdf magazine will be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. The email address that it is sent to is the email connected to your paypal account. The e-mail you receive will include a link to download the file directly to your computer. Please note that the link will only allow you to access the file for a limited period, so please make sure to download and save the file on your own computer as soon as you receive it. Lost files may be replaced for a period of 30 days following purchase.

Contact for more information: Action-pack@whipup.net

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For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website

Issue 4 of Action Pack: A MEGA-Mag for kids (aged 7+) just keeps getting bigger and better. The Great Outdoors edition is 60 pages and full of colourful activities, recipes, games and tutorials for outdoor fun.

Action Pack: A MEGA-mag for kids who want to do stuff comes as an easy downloadable PDF format, with no advertising.

In this pack you will find:

  • Campfire cooking recipes, Weather science experiments and Outdoor art projects.
  • Boredom busting games for car trips and rainy days. And we know there are plenty of those at holiday time.
  • Crafts: Including detailed instructions on how to make a must-have utility belt and bag , flower press and nature journal to take along on your nature excursions with you, and nature jewels and a woven fly swat that you can make while camping or hiking, from materials you can find along the way.
  • Adventure and survival. Including how to make your own fish trap, fishing rod, how to safely light a campfire and detailed illustrations on how to tie seven different knots that just might save your life!

This Issue of the Action Pack comes with a safety warning – some projects require the use of fire and sharp knives – some adult supervision may be required.

Our philosophy:

- We see kids as competent, creative and capable people. We believe that our kids are resourceful and clever and we try to enable them to develop their independence and creative minds within a secure and nurturing environment.
- We see learning opportunities everywhere. Learning should and can be fun. But we also know that parents are busy and cannot realistically be spending all weekend ‘playing’ with their kids. We want kids to get off the couch, away from the computer and learn the value and fun in making and doing stuff.

Find out more about the magazine here. Available now in our shop.

Instructions: After you have purchased the Action Pack you will receive an email with the link to where you can download the pdf. Save it onto your computer and then print out. It is a full colour 20+ page document – print the pages all at once or you need as you need them. For optimum quality choose ‘best quality’ when printing, especially for the pages with illustrations. However feel free to print it out in black and white too. Your PDF can also be saved and viewed onto your Tablet or iPad.

Important: The pdf magazine will be automatically delivered via e-mail as soon as your payment is received. The email address that it is sent to is the email connected to your paypal account. The e-mail you receive will include a link to download the file directly to your computer. Please note that the link will only allow you to access the file for a limited period, so please make sure to download and save the file on your own computer as soon as you receive it. Lost files may be replaced for a period of 30 days following purchase.

Contact for more information: Action-pack@whipup.net

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For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website

Issue 3 {MAY}: Action Pack: A Mini-Mag for kids who want to do stuff will be available after the weekend [In the meantime check out issues 1 & 2 in our shop]. This issue’s theme is ‘Sew & Tea’ and is full of sewing projects and tea projects – Afternoon tea anyone?

Our philosophy for the Action Pack is to inspire kids to be creative, to help them develop healthy habits, to feed their tender inquisitive minds, and to challenge their imaginations. This ‘Action Pack’, is for busy parents and creative energetic kids.

The Action Pack is available in an easy downloadable PDF format. Priced at only $5, and with no advertising, this month’s issue is jam packed with 25 pages of projects – with a Sew & Tea theme – inside you will find sewing, cooking a little science and lots of tea tasting plus lots of facts and some fun printables and with a bonus Mother’s Day project.

The Action Pack is aimed specifically at kids (aged 7+) but many projects would also be perfectly suited to those a little younger with parental supervision and young at heart grownups too!

  • Instructions for tea dyeing fabric and then sewing a tea cosy
  • How make a fabric tea cup and felt jam tarts
  • Lots of recipes for tea tasting and cooking with tea
  • Plus lots of amazing tea facts and cool printables – including a teapot poster
  • And a bonus Mother’s day project

Our philosophy:
- We see kids as competent, creative and capable people.
- We believe that our kids are resourceful and clever and we try to enable them to develop their independence and creative minds within a secure and nurturing environment.
- We see learning opportunities everywhere. Learning should and can be fun.
- But we also know that parents are busy and cannot realistically be spending all weekend ‘playing’ with their kids.
- We want kids to get off the couch, away from the computer and learn the value and fun in making and doing stuff.

We really love the end result and hope you do too. Available soon in our shop.

Download the press release here. or contact for more information: Action-pack@whipup.net

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For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website