Top 10 Best Children's Activity Gifts for 3-year-olds

Little ones will be happily engrossed for hours with these colourful children's activity gifts! Featuring blocks, books, crafts, colouring and more, see below for the best children's activity gifts for 3-year-olds.

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1. Petite Boutique: 3 Books and a Height Chart

Petite Boutique

This beautiful set comes in a gorgeous Petite Boutique bag. It contains a height chart, a buggy book, a nursery rhymes book complete with a CD, and a peekaboo mirror book. The height chart measures up to 4 and a half feet, so you can see how much your little one is growing. The buggy book contains things young children can spot when they're out and about, and the nursery rhymes book and CD are full of treasured tunes. Finally, the peekaboo book stars an array of quirky characters and encourages children to copy the faces they pull and the things they do in the fold-out mirror.

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2. Sophie La Girafe: Book & Blocks

DK

This stunning set includes a little board book about the famous giraffe and all her friends, and four sturdy puzzle blocks with six pictures to complete. It's perfect for encouraging little ones to develop their puzzle-solving skills whilst having fun, and will introduce them to some delightful characters.

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3. Little Tikes: Messy Play Pack

Little Tikes

This brilliant play pack from Little Tikes features easy-to-follow guides with plenty of creative ideas and inspiration for lots of messy fun! Great for imaginative play, the box includes a tube of glue, two tubes of glitter, a sponge brush, four foam brushes and three poster paints - the perfect tools for creating messy masterpieces.

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4. Little Why Book and Plush Toy

Jonny Lambert

Discover a heart-warming story and a gorgeous elephant toy in this enchanting set. Little Why is very inquisitive. He's fascinated by Giraffe's long-lofty leggy legs and wants to have spiny-spiky horns just like Wildebeest. But when he spots Crocodile's snippy-snappy teeth, he could be in big trouble... With stylish and stunning artwork and a delightful tale about how every animal is brilliant, no matter what they look like, this book also gently shows little ones how dangerous it can be to run away from their parents.

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5. Animal Dominoes

Go wild with this animal-themed game for two to four players, in which players aged 3 and over will discover 28 animal dominoes and 28 number dominoes to play with! The games are fantastically fun and will help to develop children's knowledge of numbers, fine motor skills and ability to play cooperatively.

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6. The Large Family: My First Year at Nursery

Jill Murphy

Jill Murphy's elephant family from the classic picture book, Five Minutes' Peace, now stars in this wonderful treasury of your child's first year at nursery. It has plenty of space to record all of your favourite moments, as well as spaces for photographs and pictures. Sure to be cherished for a lifetime, this book also has a special pocket to store drawings, souvenirs and mementos from their first year at nursery.

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7. The Gruffalo: Colouring and Activity Set

Julia Donaldson

Children are sure to feel inspired to get creative with hours of paw-some Gruffalo-themed fun! This colouring and activity set comes with 6 mini colour pencils adorned with Axel Scheffler's gorgeous artwork, and 12 colouring and activity sheets to complete.

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8. Little Miss Chatterbox: Record & Play

Much-loved character Little Miss Chatterbox is always talking - and now your child can listen to her speak in their very own voice! Children simply have to press one hand of this vibrant cuddly toy to record their voice, and press the other hand to hear their recording played back to them. Little ones can record their voice as many times as they want and are sure to be enthralled!

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9. Look and Learn: Alphabet

Learning the alphabet will be so much fun with this bright and colourful puzzle board! It's sure to help young learners recognise letters and shapes, and the pieces have been especially designed so little fingers can grab them and lift them out.

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10. I Want to Be a Superhero: Craft Kit

This awesome costume and storybook suitcase contains everything an aspiring superhero needs to realise their dream and even make their own cape! It includes a story and activity book which follows George as he learns all about his superpowers. Packed with fun activities, such as creating a superhero profile and drawing a comic strip, kids will love this super set and can follow step-by-step instructions to make their cape. The kit contains felt, glue sticks and glitter to ensure the cape is as amazing as possible!

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  • LWHY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £7.00Save 52.99999999999999857891452847979962825775146484375%
    A heart-warming story and a gorgeous, plush elephant toy.

    Little Why is very inquisitive. He's fascinated by Giraffe's long-lofty leggy legs and wants to have spiny-spiky horns just like Wildebeest but when he spots Crocodile's snippy-snappy teeth, he could be in big trouble...

    With stylish and striking artwork and a tale about how every animal is brilliant, no matter what they look like, this book also shows toddlers and little children how dangerous it is to run away from their parents.
  • Little Miss Chatterbox: Record & Play - Other - 5021854020926
    CT0541 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £11.99
    • RRP £24.99
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    One of the most popular Little Miss characters, Little Miss Chatterbox is always talking - and now your child can listen to her speak in their own voice!

    A beautiful cuddly toy, all a child has to do is press one hand to record their voice and press the other to hear it played back to them. They can record their voice as many times as they want, too.

    Dimensions: 260 x 210mm
  • PBOU Babies
    Babies
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    • £9.99
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    This set comes in a handy bag and is adorned with Petite Boutique's gorgeously soft artwork. The bag contains a height chart, a buggy book, a nursery rhymes book (with CD) and a peekaboo mirror book.

    The height chart is presented on sturdy board and measures up to 4 and a half feet so you can see just how much your little one is growing. The double-sided chart also has a selection of nursery rhymes on the reverse; the buggy book features things young children will spot when they're out and about; the nursery rhymes book is full of beloved rhymes and the CD finds them being sung by a group of children - perfect for giving your young listeners the confidence to join in.

    Finally, the peekaboo book stars an array of funny characters and encourages children to copy the faces they pull and things they do into the fold-out mirror.
  • CN0182 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.49
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    This colourful puzzle board makes learning fun! All children have to do is lift out each letter and shape to reveal the object in text with a fun picture to match.

    Very bright, this will help children recognise letters and shapes as they play with it over and over again and the pieces have been designed especially so that little fingers can grab them and lift them out.

    Ages 3 plus
    Please note this puzzle is made from board that has a brilliant wood effect.
    Packaging dimensions: 365 x 300mm
  • CT0672 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    A game for two to four players, this lets children join the animals for some matching fun with traditional games of dominoes.
    Suitable for ages 3 and over, there are 28 animal dominoes to play with and 28 number dominoes to play with.
    The games will help teach children numbers, fine motor skills and cooperative play.

    Ages 3 plus
    Dimensions: 210 x 270mm
  • FYAN
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    The Large Family - Jill Murphy's elephant stars of the classic picture book, Five Minutes' Peace - star in this treasury of your child's first year at nursery.

    A charming memory book, it has plenty of space to record all of your favourite moments from your child's first year and spaces for photographs and pictures.

    A beautiful book that will be treasured for a lifetime, it has a special pocket to store drawings, souvenirs and mementos from their first year.
  • CN0207 Babies
    Babies
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This beautiful Sophie La Girafe set includes a little board book about the famous giraffe and all her friends and four sturdy puzzle blocks that have six pictures to complete.

    While the blocks encourage problem-solving skills, the book will introduce these loveable characters.

    Box size 155 x 155mm, Book size 150 x 150mm, board book, 16 pages
  • CT0761 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    This colouring and activity set will inspire children to get creative and enjoy hours of Gruffalo-themed fun.
    It comes with six mini colour pencils adorned with Axel Scheffler's artwork of Julia Donaldson's famous character and 12 colouring and activity sheets to complete.

    Dimensions: 345 x 230mm
  • CT0653 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    This costume and storybook suitcase has everything a child needs to make their very own superhero cape! It also includes a story and activity book that follows George as he learns all about his special powers.

    After the story of George, the book is bursting with activities that include giving the children the chance to create their very own superhero profile and even draw their own comic strip.

    It then gives step-by-step instructions on how children can create the cape using the materials provided. The kit includes felt, glue sticks and glitter to ensure the cape really is something out of this world!

    28 pages

    Ages 3 plus

    Dimensions: 240 x 190mm
  • CT0686 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
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    It's time to get messy and creative with this play pack from Little Tikes.

    There are easy-to-follow guides for lots of creative ideas and also inspiration for lots more messy fun. Ideal for imaginative play, the box includes one tube of glue, two tubes of glitter, one sponge brush, four foam brushes and three poster paints.

    Ages 3 plus
    Dimensions: 215 x 230mm