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. My School Years!!!

This awesome keepsake album allows kids to record their best school memories in a brilliantly creative way. They can store photos, put school stuff in the pockets, and cut and paste things into the pages. There's heaps of space for kids to write about all their favourite things, from school trips to sports, subjects to schoolmates. Plus, they can get stuck into 25 fun activities and quizzes.

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2. Dr. Seuss Colouring Book

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss's iconic illustrations have delighted children for decades. Now, kids can enjoy hours of creative fun by embellishing these delightful images however they like! All the pictures have playful patterns and charismatic characters that are sure to enchant kids of all ages, including familiar figures from tales such as The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who.

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3. 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 book will appeal to anyone who loves computer games and colouring.

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4. Yoga for You

Rebecca Rissman

The calming and health-boosting art of yoga has been embraced by millions of adults worldwide - so why not encourage your kids to take part, too? With this appealing and friendly guide, specially designed for kids and teens, children can explore a wide range of yoga poses as well as build up their confidence and self-esteem. Both calming and energising, kids will cherish this beautifully-illustrated book.

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5. 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 everyday situations. Kids will find it hugely rewarding to tick off each item as they earn more and more points.

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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.

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7. My Big Seek-and-Find Book

Kids aged 3 and over will love completing this enthralling book again and again. It features puzzles, odd-one-outs, spot-the-differences, mazes and hidden pictures, and the artwork is hugely appealing. Complete with a wipe-clean pen, kids will be kept entertained for hours with this bright, bold activity book.

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  • i-Spy Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007962082
    ISPY 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £35.88
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    • 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.
  • BSAF 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Complete with a wipe-clean pen, this book contains a number of activities children aged 3 and over will love to complete again and again.

    There are puzzles, odd-one-outs, spot-the-differences, mazes and hidden pictures and the artwork is completely eye-catching. The spiral-bound format makes it easy for children to find the page they want to complete and it's sure to keep them busy on rainy or stay-at-home days.
  • 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.
  • My School Years!!! - Hardback - 9781474801652
    MYSY 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £3.49
    • RRP £9.99
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    Children can record their best school memories with this cool keepsake album. They can store photos and school stuff in the pockets, and cut and paste things in to the pages.

    There's lots of space for you to write about all your favourite things, from sports and trips to subjects and friends. Plus 25 activities and quizzes to fill in.
  • PIXE 5 years +
    Assorted
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    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.
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    Dr Seuss
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Oh, the places you'll go when you grab your colouring pencils and start working your way through these pages as so...

    Dr. Seuss' iconic creations have delighted generations and this colouring book will provide hours of creative fun for fans of any age, whether you're 5 or 105.

    Some of the 45 intricate illustrations are more complex than others but they all have playful patterns and favourite characters from classic books including The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who.
  • Yoga for You - Hardback - 9781784938154 - Rebecca Rissman
    YOFY 7 years +
    Rebecca Rissman
    7 years +
    (1)
    • £3.49
    • RRP £8.99
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    So many adults are embracing the health- and fitness-giving benefits of yoga, so why not encourage your children to master the exercise, too?

    This book has been written especially for children and teenagers and has a very appealing visual style. It will help them build up their confidence and self-esteem and explains all about two sequences and 35 poses.

    Fully illustrated, one sequence will get children pumped up and energised while the other will help them de-stress and relax.