Reviewed for Fourth Grade, 2007

Scrapbooking is all the rage amongst adults, but it's a great activity for kids, too. This kit is a nice primer, with bright colors and cool tools to get kids off on the right foot. They'll get practice with organization as they sort their pictures, ticket stubs, and other memorabilia into themes. They'll practice writing as they ink in accompanying text. And because the included book is completely blank, it's open ended, allowing kids to have free creative reign to choose backgrounds, design their layouts, and assemble collages. The well-written instructions school kids in how best to trim, mount, and frame their photographs. A fun distraction and a nice creativity prompt, this one's a keeper. (Creativity for Kids, $19.99)