Sunday, December 27, 2009

The "Perplexus"

Currently, Joel is "perplexed" as he attempts to get his ball past #31.

The object: get your little silver ball

through all the obstacles (more than 50).

Quite a challenge!

Stop in to Planet Mind and try your hand at the display model...

then take it home and let us know if you have it mastered.

Quite a feat!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Magnetic Amusement

In our store, we have a great selection
of these hairy magnetic gameboards.
They say, "For ages 4 and up", but
we can't keep our hands off them.
Choose from one of our great faces.

There's an outlaw, animals, creatures...
perfect for all ages.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The best Halloween costumes

These Melissa and Doug costumes have a suggested retail price of $39.99.

The Pointy Pencil sells them for $29.99!

They come with great accessories...
they thought of every detail.

The Doctor:

The Veterinarian:

The Police Officer:

The Chef:

The Construction Worker:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lesson Plan Books

Make planning easier with our great selection of Lesson Plan Books!

Here are just two of the many choices we have at The Pointy Pencil.

The Ultimate Planner with:
four-year calendar and list of holidays,
plenty of room to write,
add'l forms, tips and free ideas online!

This is the creme de la creme of lesson plan books...
even including reproducible forms like:
behavior documentation,
parent-teacher conference reports,
parent-communication log,
progress reports,
and much, much more!!!!

(This one is MY personal favorite...
the teacher tips alone make it worth every penny!)

We also have a more basic planner,
with lots of room to write and plan for each week.

Also, with extra info, like:
3 year calendar,
seating charts,
long-term planning,
and special events.

We have many more to choose from...
ranging from $7.99-$14.95.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

2nd Annual Back-To-School Sale Today!

It's on!

Already, we are busy, busy, busy with customers enjoying
15% off
everything in the store!

Stop by and see us... and save!!!

(Store hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Kinz Klips

These are the latest plush toys available at The Pointy Pencil!

For only $4.99, kids can get an adorable little plush animal...

enter a whole new world on Webkinz world (Zumwhere)...

and have a great clip for their new school backpack!

Stop in to The Pointy Pencil for yours today!
(Many more varieties available.)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sale going on right now!!!

Now at Planet Mind...

35% off all Melissa and Doug
summer merchandise!!

(Includes umbrellas, rainboots, garden gear, and more!)

Hurry... it's only while supplies last.

(Planet Mind, our toy store,
is located 2 doors down from
The Pointy Pencil in the Kokomo Mall.)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Repositionable Letters

I teach the Kindergarten and First Grade Sunday School class
at my church.

A group of us painted a world map on the wall.

To complete the map,
I added a Bible verse to the top of the mural with
repositionable letters from The Pointy Pencil.

They were so easy to work with...
if I didn't like where I stuck them,
I peeled them off, and tried again!

Just the right amount of adhesive,
not too sticky,
but tight enough to hold to the wall.

It's so fun to decorate when you have the right tools!

Stop by The Pointy Pencil, and let us help
you be fully-equipped for all your
classroom decorating needs!

(The whole verse reads:
"The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof..."
Psalm 24:1.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Boredom Buster

Summer's here!

Planet Mind
(located 2 doors down from The Pointy Pencil)
has games, kits, and activities to keep your kids busy!

Here's one we just tried at our home:

the SPA Factory.

Our 3 girls tore it open and began mixing up their own
unique blends of lip gloss, perfume, and bath "bombs".

Easy enough for me to stay out of it and
just snap pictures!

They wrapped up their bath "bombs"...
each with its own custom scent.
(They explode and fizz when they hit the water.)

Finally, it has a battery-operated aromatherapy fountain.
Here is J enjoying the lovely smell which she custom-made.

This set would be perfect for a girls' slumber party,
girls-only visit with Grandma, or just any ol' summer day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Alright... even as I sit here typing,
my computer desk is cluttered with multiplication flashcards.

I'm thinking... isn't there a better way?
Isn't there a way to help kids learn multiplication without the mess?
... without losing any of the cards?

Yes there is! At The Pointy Pencil, we have a great tool
for teaching/reinforcing multiplication.

It's a spinner...

A problem solved... and for under $10!

A quote from the manufacturer:

"Here’s a fun new twist on the traditional flash cards. Each set comes with 13 self-checking spinners covering facts 0–12. The facts are displayed in a random order. Supports NCTM standards."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Don't forget your Summer Bridge Activity Books!

A new shipment has arrived,
The Pointy Pencil is well-stocked to meet your summer needs!

Find the activity book that fits your child's grade level,
and have them prepared for the next school year.

These books contain fun activities to
help your child in all 4 main subjects:
reading, writing, math, and language!

Stop in today... don't let your child fall behind!

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Hats!

If you stop in to The Pointy Pencil,
you might spot an angry pirate or a friendly werewolf...

girls wearing hats topped with pigs that fly.
(If you pull the cord, the wings go up and down).

Maybe they're wearing those because that's
when their mother will allow them to date...
(when pigs fly).


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Today from 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Webkinz Extravaganza!

Stop in today at The Pointy Pencil and Planet Mind and enjoy our celebration!

There will be a clown, games, contests, prizes, giveaways, and loads of fun activities!

Bonus: Spend $14.99 in either store and receive a Webkinz plush animal for only $1.00!!!

Stop in and see us today!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring Gear!

At The Pointy Pencil and Planet Mind,
we have what you need
for all your child's Spring needs...

*A cheery tote for a picnic in the park... or their garden tools,

*Stylin' rain boots for the constant April/May showers,

*A tote already stocked with garden tools,

*Alligator boots for boys to splash in all those fun puddles,

*and a happy umbrella for those dreary Spring days (like today)!

Our Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch selection is irresistibly cute!

As you prepare your garden for summer's veggies,
stop in and get tools/gear for your little helpers.

Planet Mind... the toy store where learning is fun!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


They're in! They're in!

Webkinz Jr.'s have arrived at The Pointy Pencil!

Hurry in... quantities are limited, and they are going quickly!

(For more details, see Feb. 25th post.)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Webkinz Easter Animals

Available at The Pointy Pencil
and Planet Mind...

the perfect Easter surprise,
Webkinz Easter plush animals!

(Our everyday low price... $10.99.)

Fall in love with the Cotton Candy Bunny,

the duck,
(sooooo... soft)

or the adorable rabbit.

It's an addition to their Easter basket that
they'll enjoy (virtually) for a long time!

Come check out our exciting Easter toys...
find unique items you won't find at big box retailers.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Baby Shower Gifts

A dear friend of mine had a baby shower today.
Of course, I chose something for her baby from my favorite store...
The Pointy Pencil.

We carry a great selection of Baby Ganz items
for those new parents who want a "smart" plush.

These animals don't just look pretty,
they play 8 familiar tunes
(Oh Susannah, Yankee Doodle, etc.).

Or, you, or your baby, can plunk out your own tune
by pushing on each musical note.

Exciting musical toys for your baby at The Pointy Pencil...
your baby shower headquarters.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Giant Plush Animals

Best Sellers at Planet Mind!

We are selling the giant plush animals by Melissa and Doug like crazy!

There's a great selection to choose from
(turtles, dogs, penguins, etc.)!

Who can resist the giraffe?
(4 feet tall)

or the giant 40" chimp!

These liven up a classroom, playroom, or bedroom instantly
because of their size.

We're excited to serve you at Planet Mind
(our second location at the Kokomo Mall).

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bulletin Board Idea

At the Pointy Pencil, we have everything you need
to update your reading bulletin board.

Title: Great Readers Are Popping Out Everywhere!"

Write your students names on the popped corn, (5"x5").

Each pack has 32 pieces: 16 boxes, 16 puffs.

Then, there's the perfect, realistic trimmer...
Finally, the Pointy Pencil has the perfect color paper...
just waiting to be custom-cut while you wait...
perfectly sized for YOUR bulletin board.

Imagine the popcorn against a bright yellow!

Reward your students in a way they'll LOVE to see!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Have you heard the news?

Coming this Spring to The Pointy Pencil...
Webkinz Jr... designed specifically for children ages 3-6!

This is what we're so excited about...
it has its own website, with the following features:

-able to be customized to YOUR child's age
(3, 4, 5, or 6 years old levels),
-continually updated,
(new activities added often)
-safe, home-inspired activities
(a toddler's favorite place), and
-games that teach
(beginning math and reading skills).

Here is there first line of plush animals.

This is going to be a limited-release product,
so we are predicting a quick sell-out!

Check back soon to learn of their exact release date at
The Pointy Pencil!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Question for you

A Pointy Pencil associate, Diana, who is also a teacher, is wondering...

Are there any good fictional children's stories
about a pelican or pelicans?

She really likes the new Webkinz pelican,
and wants to share a story with her class about
this great creature.

He IS awfully cute, don't you think?

The Pointy Pencil has the BEST Webkinz selection in Kokomo.

Stop in and see our latest additions... so adorable.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

The Pointy Pencil salutes a great American President
on this day, February 12th, 2009.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Colorful Artwork

My daughter just got herself some new chalk
from The Pointy Pencil.

A whole pack of multi-colored chalk for 99 cents.

She discovered her little brother's artwork on her chalkboard.

This martian-person hardly does this
pack of chalk justice.

We've been so impressed at the vibrant color
of this pack... these are not those light-pasty pastels
we all were accustomed to!

Come grab a pack for YOUR chalkboard today,
and see what "creatures" your students can create...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Dress-up for everyone!

For the classroom, or playroom,
we have costumes for your "Dress-Up Box"
that EVERYONE will enjoy!
(Made by Melissa and Doug.)
Notice the detail... the accessories!

There's a police officer...

a construction worker...
a fireman...

and more!
Stop in and check out our selection at The Pointy Pencil.
(Located in the Kokomo Mall.)

Watch your kids role-play with
everyday "hero" costumes!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Trapdoor Checkers

An awesome twist on traditional checkers...

Fun for adults who have grown up loving checkers,
but watch out!
There's just enough luck involved to cause
an 8-year-old to beat you.

Click below and watch a demonstration.

Trapdoor Checkers

Check it out today at Planet Mind,
located in the Kokomo Mall.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Make-Your-Own Mini Fairy Set

Now available at Planet Mind...
a magical fairyland you can make yourself!

The kit is full of flower petals and accessories to make any
little fairy just like you want her.

Here's the color combination my daughter chose...
(She named her "Twiddlywink".)

The fairy's house is even a simple craft for your child...
so artfully done!

When they're finished creating... watch them
use they're imagination with their own creations!

Planet Mind
(Smart Toys Make Smart Kids)
Located in the Kokomo Mall.