Top 10 Best Children's Activity Gifts for 5-year-olds

These fun and colourful gifts are sure to keep kids immersed for hours! Featuring games, stickers, colouring and more, see below for the best children's activity gifts for 5-year-olds.

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1. DIY Board Games

This brilliant box contains five fun games that are just waiting for children to bring them to life with colour and stickers, and then play with them! The games include traditional favourites Ludo, Backgammon, Snakes and Ladders, Draughts and Game of the Goose, all sure to provide plenty of entertainment. With boards and counters to colour in, pieces to assemble, wooden dice and lots of stickers, this is a fantastically fun introduction to board games. There's also a booklet for each game which contains handy hints on the best ways to colour and customise each one.

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2. Tug of War

Perfect for energetic kids, get the whole family involved in a game of tug of war to see who's the strongest! This box includes a tough rope for six people to battle over, a chunky chalk and a red sash to put down on the floor. This is a great game for families to enjoy together, as well as ideal for sports days, garden parties and picnics.

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3. Create the Look: Fashion Designer Sketch Set

Budding fashionistas can create over 100 fabulous looks with the fashion designer sketch set. All they have to do is choose a top, bottom and middle design plate, clip a piece of paper over them and rub over the plates with a crayon. A model outline will appear, waiting to be embellished with colour to create a stylish look.

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4. Sticker Astronauts

Struan Reid

This out-of-this-world sticker activity book is perfect for aspiring astro-adventurers. Kids will have the chance to dress the astronauts for their daring space missions and learn about the different outfits worn by astronauts, cosmonauts and taikonauts. Featuring more than 250 stickers, this activity book is packed with astronomical entertainment.

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5. Tin Can Alley Game

Roll up, roll up, and knock down the tin cans in this brilliant game! Add up the numbers on the cans to see who's got the sharpest aim with this traditional, fun-filled game, which is sure to challenge and delight the whole family. This set includes three bean-bags for contestants to throw and ten tin cans to knock over. This exciting activity is ideal for family days, sports days, garden parties and picnics.

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6. Cinderella: Magnetic Wooden Dressing-Up Doll

Disney fans will adore this wooden Cinderella doll, who's just waiting to be beautifully dressed up! Discover an assortment of spellbinding outfits and use the 25 magnetic clothing pieces to make Cinderella look simply enchanting.

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7. GALT: Funny Faces Sticker Puzzles

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Complete with reusable vinyl stickers, this arty set gives creative kids four fun puzzles to complete in a variety of entertaining ways. Children will be able to create a princess, a pirate, a friendly monster and a crazy clown!

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8. The BFG: 24 Lead Pencils With Shaped Erasers

This simply gloriumptious collection of 24 full-size pencils - all complete with BFG-inspired pencil toppers - is sure to delight fans of the wonderful children's author, Roald Dahl. The BFG surely ranks as one of his most beloved creations, and the pencils here have a dream jar theme. Each eraser is adorned with either a magical quote or one of Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations. This set would make a truly phizz-whizzing gift and is also ideal for dividing into party bags or for classes.

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9. Glitter Puzzle: Pony Parade

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Come and join the most perfect party around - full of princesses, ponies and puppies! This 60-piece jigsaw puzzle features a traditional design, portraying the goings-on at a magnificent palace, and has plenty of things to spot. It's even embellished with sparkly glitter highlights.

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10. Minions Pencil Case

The brilliant and hilarious Minions have become hugely popular following their appearances in the Despicable Me films and their own self-titled spin-off. This glossy pencil case would make a ba-ba-ba-rilliant gift for any Minions enthusiast, and contains eight vibrant colouring pencils, a ruler, a pencil, a sharpener and a large blue eraser that's decorated with a picture of one of Gru's favourite little side-kicks.

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  • STAS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £1.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    An out-of-this-world sticker activity book for budding astro-adventurers, Sticker Astronauts lets space-mad kids aged 5 and above dress the astronauts for their daring space missions - showing them the different uniforms and outfits worn by astronauts, cosmonauts and taikonauts.

    Packed with over 250 stickers, this activity book will provide hours of entertainment as they learn all about the important elements of space suits.
  • AC2024 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Fashionistas aged 4 and over will be able to create over 100 different looks with this Fashion Designer Sketch Kit.

    All they need to do is choose a top, bottom and middle design plate and then clip a piece of paper over them and rub over the plates with a crayon.

    Following this, a model outline will appear ready to be coloured in - and your fashion designer can colour it in and create a very special look.
  • Glitter Puzzle: Pony Parade - Other - 5011979566867
    CT0617 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £5.49
    • RRP £8.99
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    Come and join the most perfect party around - it's one full of princesses, ponies and pups.

    This 60-piece jigsaw features a traditional design of the goings-on at a palace and has plenty of things to spot. It's even enhanced by sparkly glitter highlights.

    Box dimensions: 225 x 280mm;Puzzle size: 470 x 670mm

    Ages 4 plus
  • CT0721 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £19.95
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    This box of goodies contains five games that are just waiting for children to colour, sticker and then play with. Including the traditional favourites Ludo, Backgammon, Snakes and Ladders, Draughts and Game of the Goose, it will provide hours of fun and enjoyment.

    With boards and counters ready to be coloured in, pieces to assemble, wooden dice and plenty of stickers, this is a wonderful introduction to the joy of board games. There is also a booklet with rules for each game - and this also contains handy hints on the best ways to colour and customise each one.

    Ages 4 plus
    Box dimensions: 180 x 335mm
    Colouring pens and pencils not included
  • CT0728 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    'You shall go to the ball...

    Disney fans will love dressing this flat, wooden doll of Cinderella up in a variety of beautiful outfits using the 25 magnetic clothing pieces included. Designed especially for children aged 3 and over, it's a magical way for them to play with one of the most popular princesses.

    Ages 3 plus
    Size: 265 x 210mm
  • CT0713 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £18.00
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    Roll up, roll up... throw the bean bags and knock down the tin cans. Add the numbers on the cans up to see who reigns victorious with this traditional, fun-filled game for the whole family.

    There are three bean bags for contestants to throw and 10 perfectly safe tin cans for you to try and knock over. This is a great activity for the whole family to play on sports days and at garden parties and picnics.

    Ages 3 plus

    Box dimensions: 450 x 195mm

    Contents: 3 soft bean bags, 10 'real' tin cans.
  • CT0714 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.00
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    The whole family can test their strength with a traditional game of Tug of War!

    This box includes a strong rope for six people to battle it out over, a chunky chalk and even a red sash to put down on the floor.

    Tug of War is a great activity for the whole family to play and is ideal for sports days, garden parties and picnics in the park.

    Ages 3 plus

    Box dimensions: 295 x 300mm
    Contents: Six-person rope, one chunky chalk, sash marker
  • ST2675 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This is a phizz-whizzing collection of 24 full-size pencils - all complete with BFG-inspired pencil toppers!

    The BFG must surely rank as one of Roald Dahl's most beloved creations and the pencils here have a dream jar theme. Each eraser also has either a magical quote or one of Quentin Blake's famous illustrations featured on it.

    A big set of pencils that are perfect for sharing out in party bags or with classes.

    Ages 3 plus
    Size 250 x 480mm
  • CT0690 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    The Minions have proved to be a wonderful source of family entertainment with their appearances in both the Despicable Me films and their self-titled spin-off. This glossy pencil case provides a ba-ba-ba-rilliant gift for any fan of the little yellow guys.
    Available for a marvellous price, it contains eight colouring pencils, a ruler, a pencil, a sharpener and a large blue eraser that is decorated with a picture of one of Gru's favourite helpers

    Dimensions: 210 x 140mm
  • GALT: Funny Faces Sticker Puzzles - Other - 5011979567192
    CT0697 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £8.49
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £1.50Save 15.00%
    Complete with reusable vinyl stickers, this set lets arty children complete four fun puzzles in an exciting variety of ways. Among the faces they can create are a princess, a pirate, a friendly monster and a crazy clown.

    Ages 3 plus

    Dimensions: 280 x 225mm