Below we have five favorites when it comes to activity books for kids and trust us, they will not be able to put down! So without further ado..
“Connect the dots, color, and more with everyone’s favorite unicorn–Uni! This deluxe activity book for ages 3 to 7 is based on the New York Times bestselling picture books Uni the Unicorn and Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True,” the description reads. “Activities include mazes, wordplay, doodle prompts, puzzles, stickers, and more!”
“Age 6, crazy about unicorns,” one review read. “Age 9, able to read the books to her sister, explain the activities in the activity book to the younger sister. Some of the activities are enough of a challenge for the 9-year-old to also become engaged. To preserve the book for future use, I scanned and printed pages so they don’t need to color right into book.”
“From enchanted forests to rampaging robots, LEGO Play Book is packed with inspiring models and ideas from LEGO fan builders. Discover tips and tricks for better building techniques,” the description reads.
“My kids, ages 10 (girl) & 7 (boy), love this book,” one review read. “We discovered it last summer and it was the unanimous winner when I asked them the best book they read all summer. We liked the book so much we gave it to cousins and friends for Christmas. No, you won’t find instructions inside, but you will find hours of ideas to get you started on your own Lego building adventure. The point of this and the Lego Ideas book is to inspire and to ignite your creativity, not to give step-by-step instructions– go buy a kit if you want that!”
“I love the idea of frequent art projects, but I’m not a fan of the ensuing construction paper cleanup and glue-sticked chaos. That’s what makes…Paint By Sticker kids…which includes 10 “sticker paintings,” the description read.
“This was *made* for wiggly kids (maybe 6 and up) who love a good art project,” a review reads. “The sticker pages come out fairly easily (for a careful adult) so they can be set down next to the work page. It helps to tell the child to look at the work page to find the number first, then pick the sticker off the sticker page.”
2. Best for Elementary School: Summer Brain Quest
“Learn all summer long with this personalized, interactive quest,” the description reads. “Begin with a map that guides you through a workbook jam-packed with activities based on reading, writing, addition, subtraction, telling time, earth science, geography, communities, and more, with fun illustrations throughout.”
“My going into 2nd grader and going into 5th grader LOVE their Summer Brain Quest workbooks! I’m shocked,” one review reads. “They think they are fun. They actually like to practice their skills from last year with these. They think the map with stickers is awesome, they like the level of challenges in the book, and I’m thrilled they aren’t watching garbage YouTube videos on how to make slime.”
“Each press-out design is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to decorate,” the description reads. “Featuring twenty unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create super cool three-dimensional ornaments or threaded together to make a hanging garland.”
“We’ve loved colouring in these together,” one review read. “It’s just all round fun – pressing out all the shapes, colouring them in and then fitting them together. I’ve found myself carrying on even when the kids have moved onto do other things. Highly recommend!”
“Inside, there are practical, step-by-step exercises to help kindergarten and First Grade children learn to sight-read, write, spell, and use 50 essential high-frequency words,” a description reads. “Also included is a special pen and the activities can be completed, wiped away, and repeated.”
“This is just what I was looking for! My daughter is learning sight words and this allows her to practice reading and writing them,” one review reads. “It also provides a fact about the word on the top of the page and a sentence practice at the bottom of the page. The surface wipes clean easily and its fun for my little one! There are also sight word cards at the end. They are made of the same material with one side blank so you can write on them. We haven’t used them yet but I plan on doing so for practice once we get through all the sight words in the book.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
- 1 5. Uni the Unicorn Dream & Draw Activity Book
- 2 4. Lego Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life
- 3 3. Paint by Sticker Kids: Under the Sea: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time!
- 4 2. Best for Elementary School: Summer Brain Quest
- 5 2. Press Out and Color: Flamingos, Llamas, and Other Cool Things
- 6 1. Wipe Clean: Learning Sight Words: Includes a Wipe-Clean Pen and Flash Cards!
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