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Top 7 Best Activity Books for Children

Activity books are a great way to keep kids occupied during holidays and free time in a creative, fun and engaging way. Featuring colouring, doodles, puzzles and more, see below for the best activity books for children.

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1. Julia Donaldson Activity Collection

  • £11.99
  • RRP £49.90
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Julia Donaldson | 4+

Entertain your little learners with these activity books inspired by 10 of their favourite bedtime stories. There are colouring books to complete, activity books to puzzle over and sticker books packed with over 100 stickers each. Perfect for engaging story lovers, these will be a much-loved addition to bookshelves. 

2. Ultimate Pocket Puzzles Collection

  • £3.99
  • RRP £11.97
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Matthew Scott | 5+

Put your kids' puzzling skills to the test with these three pocket-sized activity books. Complete crosswords, Sudoku and wordsearches to liven up any long road trip or keep the kids busy on a rainy day. The books also give children an opportunity to build on their word and number skills with a range of difficulty levels. 

3. LEGO Activity Doodle Book with Minifigure

  • £2.99
  • RRP £7.99
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Who doesn't love LEGO? This activity book is themed all around it and even comes with a free Minifigure. There are plenty of doodling ideas to try for every kid who loves to draw. This really is the perfect book for taking along with you while you're out and about. 

4. Scratch and Draw: Space

  • £3.99
  • RRP £7.99
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Get your kids to scratch away the foil on these pictures to see exciting scenes from space come to life before your eyes. Using the stylus provided, children can create an out-of-this-world picture on every page. Plus, there are step-by-step instructions  to complete their own drawings and a scratch-and-draw story as well. 

5. Cooking Step By Step

  • £4.99
  • RRP £13.99
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DK | 7+

Encourage your kids to whip up some tasty treats in the kitchen with this brilliant kids' cookery title from DK. With 50 recipes to try, they'll be making plenty of delicious dishes including soups, pasta meals and banana bread. This book comes with cookery tips and clear instructions to help them develop a love of cooking. 

6. Roald Dahl’s George's Marvellous Experiments

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  • RRP £7.99
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Science is cool. This exciting read filled all manner of wild and wacky experiments proves it. Inspired by Roald Dahl's classic book George's Marvellous Medicine, kids can enjoy loads of fun projects like making slime and creating their own volcano. Scientists of the future will love completing all the activities in this marvellous experiment manual. 

7. National Geographic Infopedia 2020

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  • RRP £12.99
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National Geographic Kids | 9+

This edition marks the 10th anniversary of the National Geographic Infopedia. There is a whole host of intriguing and unusual facts as well as places to see and stunning photos. The book also comes with a range of activities, jokes and comics to get children interested in what is happening around the world.