Top 7 Best Activity Books for 5-year-olds

Children will love getting stuck into these fun, vibrant and interactive books. They feature stickers, puzzles, colouring and so much more. See below for the best activity books for 5-year-olds.

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1. Where's Wally? The Treasure Hunt Activity Book

Martin Handford

Despite his elusive nature, Wally is one of the most beloved children's characters around. This bumper sticker and activity book will keep kids entertained as they join Wally and his friends Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard and Woof in some out-of-this-world adventures. The gang is on the hunt for treasure and must navigate dozens of searches, mazes, word puzzles, matching games, spot-the-differences, quizzes and riddles. This book is perfect for creative kids and young puzzle-solvers.

2. Pixel Planet

If your child is a fan of computer games, they'll love the pixelated patterns in this retro colouring book. This bumper book brings back memories of retro games and encourages children to colour in the fun designs, square by square. From adorable animals to awesome dinosaurs and plenty of other crazy characters, this epic book will appeal to anyone who loves computer games and colouring.

3. i-Spy Series

Children will love spotting things on their travels with these pocket-sized books. They'll be encouraged to discover more about the world, be more observant and peruse dozens of fun facts and photos. The books are full of things to spot on car journeys, at the seaside, whilst playing in the garden, and in many more daily situations. Kids will find it hugely rewarding to tick off each item as they earn more and more points.

4. Colossal Creature Count

Daniel Limon

Dr Taxonomy and Dr Ecology have embarked on an adventure to count all the different animals around the world, but disaster has struck! Their sums have been soaked and kids will need to help them tally all the creatures they've seen, from the Arctic tundra to the Amazon rainforest and deep beneath the sea. Each scene in the book provides a wonderful variety of animals to spot - even rare breeds you may never have heard of! This huge, vibrant book is sure to inspire a love of nature in children.

5. Songbirds Activity Collection

Julia Donaldson

Dream-team collaborators Oxford Reading Tree and Julia Donaldson present these exciting phonics activity books, which will inspire kids aged between 4 and 6 to develop essential phonics, reading and writing skills. Bright, bold and seriously fun, kids won't be able to put these books down. They're bursting with engaging activities, some of which can be completed with the stickers provided. Kids can get to grips with letters, pronouncing and identifying sounds, and developing vital reading skills.

6. Labyrinth

Theo Guignard

This engrossing book will challenge kids to solve a range of perplexing puzzles and marvellous mazes. From worlds made of plants to futuristic cities and wild environments, there are 14 mazes to work through and each is full of things to spot along the way. Fantastically interactive and colourful, this addictive book will captivate kids as they work through the pages and boost their puzzle-solving skills in the process.

7. Hello World

Jonathan Litton

Kids (and grown-ups!) will love learning how to greet people in lots of different languages with this stunning and interactive atlas of hellos. The book encourages children to say 'hi' around the globe, celebrating the joy of language and the diversity of the world's population. There are also fascinating facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the perfect pronunciation for each greeting. Discover how to say hi in hieroglyphics, 'hao' in Native American hand talk and so much more in this gorgeous book.

  • i-Spy Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007962082
    ISPY 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £35.88
    • Save £25.89
    • Just 83.00p per book
    Children will love spotting things on their travels with these interactive, pocket-sized books. They encourage them to discover more about the world around them and are packed with photos, facts and fun.

    There are books full of things for children to spot while they're on a car journey; enjoying a day at the seaside; or even just playing in the garden. They'll love ticking off everything they see and scoring each item as they earn more and more points.

    These books are perfect to use as homework projects or just to keep children happily entertained on a long journey.

    These books have been hand-picked from Collins and Michelin's i-Spy range. The numbers on the spine of each book refers to this wider range.
  • Colossal Creature Count - Paperback - 9781780554303 - Daniel Limon
    CLCH 5 years +
    Daniel Limon
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.49
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.50
    Dr Taxonomy and Dr Ecology have embarked on an adventure to count all the different animals around the world, but disaster has struck... their sums have been soaked and they'll need your children's help to find and correctly tally all the creatures they've seen.

    From the Arctic tundra to the Amazon rainforest and deep under the sea, each scene in this book provides a huge variety of animals to spot and count. There are even some rare breeds scattered amongst the scenes to keep an eye out for.

    As children count up the amount of animals featured on each spread, they'll be inspired to learn more about the natural world. With its huge size, vibrant artwork and appealing activities, this book provides children with a fun and exciting way of practising their counting skills.
  • LABY 5 years +
    Theo Guignard
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £9.00
    Children will love finding their way through the challenges posed in this marvellous maze book.

    From worlds made of plants to futuristic cities and wild habitats, there are 14 mazes to work through and each one is full of things to spot along the way.

    Wonderfully interactive and ideal for stay-at-home days, the mazes advance in complexity as children work through the pages. All of the mazes have been beautifully designed and are sure to keep children aged 5 and over happily entertained.
  • Songbirds Activity Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780192743114 - Julia Donaldson
    SBAC 4 years +
    Julia Donaldson
    4 years +
    (3)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £31.92
    • Save £24.93
    • Just 87.00p per book
    From the dream combination of Oxford Reading Tree and Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson, these phonics activity books will inspire children aged between 4 and 6 to develop all their essential reading and writing skills.

    Bright and boldly presented in a very appealing style, the books are packed full of fun and engaging activities, some of which can be completed using the stickers provided. This will help children develop their coordination skills.

    With eight books to work through, these books provide a great way for children to practise pronouncing and identifying sounds, getting to grips with letters and developing key reading skills - at an early age - in the comfort of their own home.
  • PIXE 5 years +
    Assorted
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
    • Save £8.00
    If your children can't get enough of Minecraft, than they'll love to sit back and relax as they fill in the pixellated patterns featured in this colouring book, Pixel Planet.

    Coming in a bumper size, this book brings back memories of 1980s computer games and encourages children to colour the designs in, square by square.

    From cute animals to awesome dinosaurs and many other crazy characters including aliens, this is a cool book for anyone who loves colouring in and computer games.
  • HLLO 5 years +
    Jonathan Litton
    5 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £8.00
    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
  • WWTH 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    Although he's always been hard to find, it's clear to see that Wally of Where's Wally? fame is one of the most popular children's characters around.

    This sticker and activity book allows children to join Wally and his friends Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard and Woof as they enjoy some out-of-this world adventures.

    The gang are on the hunt for treasure and there are hundreds of searches, mazes, word puzzles, matching games, spot-the-differences, quizzes and riddles to complete. This is a must for children who love Wally and who love being creative.