gift guide + gift certificates

If you do not have a local store for activity supplies (or just want to sample our favorites), use the links below to build your stash or give a great gift for an inquisitive kid. This page also includes affiliate links which means we may be make a penny here or there if you use them to make a purchase. Thank you for your support and let’s paddle!

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Click here to purchase a gift certificate for snail mail delivery. For digital delivery only, use the orange Gift A Subscription button on this page.

Gift Guides

We love gifts of experiences. There are also gifts we can have and hold that we really adore. We’ve selected gifts that grow curious and confident artists, thinkers, citizens and innovators. You’ll find books about making + doing things, books about ourselves, books about the world, and books about seeing things differently. You’ll find play things, music things, STEM/STEAM things, art + craft things. And of course gift certificates for Wishcraft Workshop in Chicago and digital subscriptions for The Yellow Canoe for familis everywhere.

If you can find these locally from independent small businesses, please do purchase them there. Want to order online? You can do that from our site: check out the full guide by clicking on the image. Happy browsing!

1.3 Writes + Responsibilities



1.2 In The Fold

1.1 Make An Impression

12-monthly issues, $47

6-monthly issues, $27

month-by-month, $7/issue

In Every Issue
binoculars icon Scout It Out
Meet the Issue's topics and prepare for your adventure.

utility knife icon Outfit Your Crew
Collect any supplies to make the art.

oars icon Ready, Set, Row
Follow along with simple instructions for three different projects of varying complexity. Start with the "Dip A Toe" project, move on to "Jump In" and then finish with "Make A Splash."

hand in hand icon (G)row Together
Find tips for parents in "Toss Them A Line" (considerations for varying needs and capabilities), "Adventure About" (ideas for applying the learning in their world) and "Buckle The Life Vest" (suggestions for additional skills practice to prepare your child for success).

canoe icon Paddle Your Own Canoe
Kids explore on their own (or with a little help) ideas to practice what they've learned in "Get Your Bearings" (self-reflection), "Buoy Yourself" (helpful tips) and "Make Good Waves" (apply the skills).

greenhouse icon Leave No Trace
When applicable, this section provides guidelines to upcycle any leftover project materials.

world love icon In The Same Boat
Practice new skills on a personal, local, regional, national or global level.

backpack icon Pack It Up
Explore the interconnectedness of the projects, the activities and the ideas.

field notes icon Field Notes
Share with us what you learned, what you made or how did it go...because we want to know!

TYC science iconTYC languag arts iconTYC math icon
Science! Language! Math!
Look for these icons to find a connection to the academic subjects your child may be studying. Play with math. Learn new words. Watch science in action. Then be ready for them to be confident and delighted when they come across these ideas in their studies.
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