John & Danita Thomas


Kid Concoctions started 2 decades ago when John & Danita Thomas were asked to create some of the amazing projects they made with their children on a local TV show in Cleveland, OH called "The Morning Exchange". Their first appearance brought in hundreds of viewer phone calls and soon led to a regular spot on the program. It wasn't long before the national TV shows took notice and soon John and Danita were appearing on some of the most popular talk shows in the USA including: The CBS Early Show, Donny & Marie, The Tony Danza Show, The Howie Mandel Show, HGTV (over 120 segments), Discover Channel (36 segments), Lifetime Television, TNN and many more. They then went on to host a national PBS pledge special called Kid Concoctions. The show became the highest grossing Kids' pledge special in PBS history and and aired over 2,900 times on PBS stations across the USA in the program's first year of release. Over the next 6 years, John and Danita hosted 3 more Kid Concoctions specials for PBS. The newest pledge special will be released in June 2012 on PBS stations across the USA.

Their first book "The Ultimate Book of Kid Concocitons" was released in Jan. 1997 and quickly jumped to #6 of all paperback books sold in the USA and went on to sell over 4 million copies in just a few short years. It In the Spring of 1999 John and Danita appeared on QVC selling a record breaking 96,000 Kid Concoctions books in a single day. In 2009 the celebrated their 10th year anniversary on QVC.
They have since developed a toy / arts & craft line that was sold at major retailers across the USA. and then slowly moved on to do regional and national television shows. After almost 20 years of Concocting, their business and journey has taken them from national television to best selling authors, selling  over 6 million of Kid Concoctions books to families all over the world.  Their books have won the coveted Parent's Choice Award and Dr. Toy Award. They have now expanded to join with license partners to provide innovative products and experiences to families. John & Danita both speak regularly as authors, concoctors, parents, and just as business people motivating others to live their dreams. John & Danita are the parents of 4 Children Kyle 28, Kalie 26, Kellen 25, and Christian John 15.
"John and I would like to thank you for all the kind letters and emails we have received through the years. Many children who grew up with the Kid Concoctions books are now parents, sharing the Kid Concoctions books with their own children. We could have never imagined how far this journey would have taken us.   You have all become our inspiration.  We are humble and grateful for the opportunity to share with you our Kid Concoctions and we hope they truly inspire and bless your families. 

We welcome you to browse our quality products. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy and honored to assist you. "

Happy Concocting!

Danita and John Thomas





Welcome to the Kid Concoctions store! Here you will find a complete collection of our award winning children's books, toys, and activity kits. All of the projects in our book series cost just pennies to create, using only household ingredients. Many of the projects duplicate expensive toy store items. We designed each project to expose children to science, art, mathematics and basic life skills. HAPPY CONCOCTING!!

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