Kazoo is published quarterly and features stories on art, nature, science, tinkering and tech, cooking, travel, sports, emotions, writing, citizenship and critical thinking. We also feature comics, short stories and fun activities, including mazes, secret codes, dot-to-dots, spot-the-differences, search-and-finds and more! Check out a few stories we’ve run so far.
Artist Mickalene Thomas gave us an interview and allowed us to adapt one of her works into a color-by-dot.
And cartoonist Alison Bechdel gave us a lesson on how to draw a cat.
Ornithologist Amanda Rodewald, Ph.D., Director of Conservation Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology led us on a bird-themed scavenger hunt.
Marine Biologist Christie Wilcox, Ph.D., took us on a journey under the sea.
Aerospace Engineer Ella Atkins, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan explained the principles behind five different DIY flying gizmos, including a napkin parachute, a paper helicopter, a balloon hovercraft, a pyramid kite and a paper airplane.
Chef Amanda Cohen of New York City’s award-winning Dirt Candy restaurant shared one of her favorite recipes.
Artist Libby Vanderploeg took us on a tour of Brazil.
Ballerina Misty Copeland taught us how to plié.
We worked with psychologist Lisa Kentgen, Ph.D., on this flowchart for handling strong emotions.
Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and the graphic novel series Angel Catbird, talked to us about telling stories.
We accompanied this story on the power of the pen with four tear-out postcards, one of which was pre-addressed to The White House, urging our readers to #makesomenoise.
We worked with the News Literacy Project to develop a Fact vs Fiction quiz, so our readers can understand what’s really “fake news.”
In our “True Tales” comics, we tell the stories of women who’ve made history, like jazz singer Josephine Baker, who doubled as a spy during WWII , by Alitha E. Martinez.
In every issue, we include an entire section of fun activities and games.
*We love this matchbox crankie from issue 07 (below), but due to a production error in a few copies, you might not have gotten the full experience. Here’s what it should look like.