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

  • £4.99

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

Pixel Planet - Paperback - 9781784455538 - Assorted
  • £3.99

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

i-Spy Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007962082
  • £9.99
  • RRP £35.88
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  • Just 83.00p per book

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

  • £3.99

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

Songbirds Activity Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780192743114 - Julia Donaldson
  • £6.99
  • RRP £31.92
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  • Just 87.00p per book

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

  • £3.99

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

  • £6.99

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.