Top 10 Best Children's Activity Gifts for 9-year-olds

Kids will love getting stuck into some creative, crafty and colourful fun with these amazing activity gifts! Featuring painting, playing, puzzling and more, see below for the best children's activity gifts for 9-year-olds.

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1. Haynes Motorbike Construction Set

Perfect for motorbike enthusiasts, this incredible construction set features easy-to-follow instructions and high-quality parts made from stainless steel. Kids will find it so rewarding to watch their mini motorbike come to life, piece by piece.

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2. Emily's Room: Fabulous Frames Kit

Children will love letting their creativity loose with this simply fabulous frames kit! Perfect for helping kids accessorise their bedrooms, this kit comes with everything they'll need to add personality to their pictures and photos, using patterns, designs and vibrant colours to create stylish frames.

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3. Make & Create: Dolly Peg Pirates

This arrr-mazing book features a whole host of dastardly dolly pirate peg projects to work through. From peg-legged pirates to their parrot pals, it's packed with projects and plenty of accessories, and even includes colourful fabrics.

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4. Vintage Learn to Play Set With Book: Harmonica

This gorgeous vintage learn-to-play set is sure to delight any musician in the making who is yet to discover this easy-to-play instrument. Whether they want to become a musical maestro or just play for fun, this kit will take the harmonica novice to the harmonica pro, with easy-to-follow instructions and a numbered guide.

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5. You vs. the Book

Featuring an awesome maze on the cover, this book is bursting with perplexing puzzles, brain-busters and heaps of quirky fun. Test yourself with a series of quizzes and conundrums, ranging from easily-solvable puzzles to tougher challenges that may require more patience, perseverance and skill. The puzzles include mazes, observational tests and memory games, and are sure to provide hours of enjoyment.

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6. BrainBox: Roald Dahl

Test your knowledge of the world of Roald Dahl with this gloriumptious observation game! Suitable for one or more players, you must study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a memory question based on the roll of a die. Kids are guaranteed to have lots of phizz-whizzing fun!

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7. Colour Your Own Jigsaw: Through the Fields

This mesmerising kaleidoscopic jigsaw puzzle is sure to keep children and adults spellbound as they piece it together and colour it in. Perfect for relaxation and family bonding, it features a stunning horse design, which you can colour in however you like.

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8. Avengers Pencil Case

This awesome Avengers pencil case is perfect for any young superhero enthusiast! Complete with a glossy cover, it features Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk and Thor on its front, and Hawkeye, the Black Widow and Falcon on its reverse. It contains eight vibrant colouring pencils, a ruler, a pencil, a sharpener and a large red eraser emblazoned with the famous 'A' logo.

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9. Essential Origami

Any child can soon be an origami guru with this crafty, creative kit. It includes a 64-page guide to the craft, explaining its history and traditions alongside a series of paper-folding techniques. 100 sheets of origami paper are included in the box so kids can get stuck in straight away! With 20 traditional pieces of art to create, this set is sure to provide hours of folding fun, and features contributions by renowned origami experts.

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10. My Bumper Set of Paints

This isn't any standard set of paints... it features neon, pearlised, ready-mixed and glitter paints all in one amazing collection! Sure to have a colour and style for anyone, aspiring artists will love using these perfect paints to create their next masterpiece.

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  • GE2276 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    A very first harmonica and a book full of amazing tips on how to play it, this is a great introduction to playing music for any child!

    Whether they need to learn how to play it for school or they just want to make music at home, this book has easy-to-follow instructions on how to play tunes.

    Children don't even have to be able to read music to enjoy playing as each song has an easy-to-follow numbered guide.

    Ages 6 plus

    Dimensions: 125 x 190mm
  • CT0658 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Build your very own mini motorbike with the help of the experts at Haynes.

    Great for children and adults who love to make things, the high-quality parts are made from stainless steel and the set also comes with extremely easy-to-follow instructions.

    Ages 8 plus

    Box dimensions: 240 x 280mm
  • YVTB 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    This innovative book has a cool maze on the cover and is bursting with interactive puzzles, brain busters and quirky fun.

    There are quizzes, conundrums and puzzles to test any child's brain and they range from the easily solvable to ones that may require more patience, practice and skill.

    Among the tricky challenges are mazes, observational tests and memory games.
  • CT0675 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Yeargh! This craft kit from the popular Make & Create team has a whole host of dastardly dolly pirate peg projects to make.

    Containing a book full of projects and lots of accessories, it even includes colourful fabrics. From peg-legged wonders to pirates with parrots on their shoulders, there's something for every creative child to try their hand at.

    Ages 8 plus
    Folder size: 255 x 210mm. Book dimensions: 250 x 195mm, PB, 32 pages
  • CT0692 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Calling all superhero fans! This pencil case - complete with a glossy cover - is the one you've been waiting for. It features Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk and Thor on its front and Hawkeye, the Black Widow and Falcon on its reverse.
    Available for a super price, it contains eight colouring pencils, a ruler, a pencil, a sharpener and a large red eraser that has the famous 'A' logo emblazoned on it.

    Dimensions: 210 x 140mm
  • Essential Origami - Other - 9781743635940
    • £4.49
    • RRP £14.99
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    Have you ever wanted to master the art of origami? This box has everything you will need!

    The 64-page guide provides an introduction to the craft, explaining its history and traditions alongside a number of paper-folding techniques. With 100 sheets of origami paper also included in the box, you can follow the step-by-step instructions and make over 20 traditional pieces of art.

    Providing hours of folding fun, the book has been written by leading origami expert Matthew Gardiner and features contributions and original designs by renowned origami experts.

    Box dimensions: 260 x 205mm. Book dimensions: 250 x 185mm, 64 pages, pb
  • CT0551 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Children and adults will love piecing together, colouring in and then displaying this beautiful, kaleidoscopic jigsaw.

    Perfect for relaxing and de-stressing, the 736 x 584mm jigsaw features a stunning horse design, which you can then colour in to your heart's content. Six marker pens are also included.

    Dimensions: Box size - 225 x 350mm, Puzzle size: 736 x 584mm
  • ERFF 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Younger children, teens and tweens love to make things their own, using their endless creativity to make their room, belongings, techie items and school books stand out from the crowd. Emily's Room: Fabulous Frames is perfect for allowing them to accessorise their bedroom and make it look fabulous.

    The innovative kit comes complete with everything they need to add some extra personality to their pictures and photographs, using patterns, designs and colours to create an on-trend look for the style-conscious.

    A great creative treat for children aged 7 and above.
  • ED2080 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    This is a whoopsy-wiffling observation game based around the world of Roald Dahl. Suitable for one person or more, the rules of the game are each player studies a card for 10 seconds and then answers a memory question based on the roll of a die.