Top 7 Best Children's Activity Books for Spring

Spring is a seriously exciting time for kids, with more opportunities to go outdoors in the warmer weather and have fun! But if there's an April shower and there's not much to do, it can be hard to think of fun activities to fill the kids' time. But not to worry - we've put together a list of the very best children's activity books for spring, packed full of puzzles, colouring, doodles and more, great for keeping kids busy.

1. We're Going on a Bear Hunt Activity Books

Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury | 3+

Perfect for adventurous little readers, these exciting activity books include over 50 stickers, bear ears to make, a recipe for bear paw biscuits (with adult supervision, of course!) and lots of bear-illiant pictures to colour in! Kids are sure to become engrossed in these paw-some books.

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2. 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside

Dawn Isaac | 5+

Tired of seeing your kids stare at a screen all day? Get them having fun outside with this innovative title. From 10-minute activities to days full of fun, this book covers all the seasons and includes setting up a wormery, building a human sundial and creating an outdoor collage! Great for spending quality time with your children and for keeping them busy as the days grow longer and the weather improves.

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3. 50 Easter Things to Make and Do

Usborne | 3+

Enjoy a range of simple craft activities, perfect to complete as Easter approaches! Each activitiy comes with fully-illustrated, step-by-step instructions, as well as lots of hints and tips on how to get the best results every time. Create pretty Easter garlands, fun fingerprint bunnies, a hatching chick card, beautifully-patterned eggs and lots more.

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4. The Usborne Creative Writing Book

Louie Stowell | 9+

Budding writers will love this wonderfully resourceful creative writing book. With lots of helpful advice and inspiration, from choosing a genre to writing a screenplay, there are prompts for writing stories, poems, blogs and more. With lots of interactive activities, your child will be writing literary masterpieces in no time!

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5. 100 Birds to Fold and Fly

Emily Bone | 5+

Create a menagerie of paper birds with this gorgeous activity book. The birds include peacocks, flamingos, eagles and lots of other feathered friends. Kids will practise patience, focus and intricate motor skills with this enjoyable activity, with step-by-step instructions for each variety of beautiful bird.

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6. Travel Doodles

Adrian Barclay | 6+

Perfect for the Easter holidays, kids can use their imaginations to complete a selection of travel-based scenes in this vibrant doodle book. Travel the world from the comfort of your own home on an icy artic adventure, to a cosy campsite, to the riveting rainforest and even to the treetops to design an epic tree-house!

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7. Owltastic Sticker Book

3+

This owl-themed sticker book is packed with colouring and doodling activities to keep little ones captivated, and comes with over 100 3D puffy stickers for decorating the book (or anywhere else in need of a sticker!). The book also contains press-out bookmarks, door hangers, models, cards and postcards to colour and decorate. Full of fun and creativity, it's a hoot!

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  • HFFB 5 years +
    Emily Bone
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    This creative activity book from the experts at Usborne will inspire children aged 6 and over to create a forest of fold-together birds.

    Fantastically designed, the birds include peacocks, eagles, flamingos and other exotic and fictional birds. Putting them together provides a fun way of practising fine motor skills and there are step-by-step instructions for every single one.

    The birds are wonderfully designed and presented in a variety of vibrant colours, shapes and patterns.
  • TVDO 6 years +
    Adrian Barclay
    6 years +
    • £3.99
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    Fun, simple and very creative, this doodle book asks children to use their imagination to complete a number of travel-based scenes. It's great for keeping them entertained while on long journeys or holidays.

    Bright and appealing, among the amazing scenes to complete are an arctic adventure, the reflection of the water and one of a bunch of city cyclists. Children can also fill a campsite with tents, create an amazing rainforest and design a super tree house.
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt Activity Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781406372410 - Michael Rosen
    BHAS 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Including a sticker book, an activity book and a colouring book, this collection provides plenty of interactive fun for children who like to go on a bear hunt...

    With over 50 stickers included in one book and bear ears to make in another, there are so many activities to enjoy - your children can even bake their own bear paw biscuits (with adult supervision, of course)!

    Featuring Michael Rosen's rhythmic words and Helen Oxenbury's beautiful artwork throughout, the enchanting activities in these books feature all beautiful scenes from the classic story.
  • OWLT 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £2.99
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    This owl-themed book is a hoot!

    It's packed with colouring and doodling activities and even comes with a sheet of over 100 3D puffy stickers to decorate the book (and wherever else children want...) with.

    The back of this activity book has card pages contains press-out bookmarks, door hangers, models, cards and postcards to colour and decorate. The owl illustrations are fun and eye-catching and it would be a wise purchase to inspire children's creativity.
  • UCWB 9 years +
    Louie Stowell
    9 years +
    • £3.99
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    From the experts at Usborne, this is a write-in book filled with a wide range of creative writing activities, tips and advice to inspire a new generation of authors, poets, journalists and scriptwriters.

    From creating characters to choosing a genre and even writing a screenplay, there is so much advice and inspiration. The book encourages children to write reviews of books they love or hate; learn how to use flashbacks effectively; and writing a speech for when they rule the world.

    There are prompts for writing poems, comics, blog and scripts as well. With plenty of space to write in, the book has no scary blank pages.
  • TFKD 5 years +
    Dawn Isaac
    5 years +
    (5)
    • £4.99
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    Dawn Isaac's 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside builds on the success of her blog Little Green Fingers and inspires children (and grown-ups) to get away from computer and TV screens and get outdoors.

    From quick 10-minute activities to full days of fun, the ideas cover all four seasons and include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage and setting up a wormery.

    Outdoor fun for everyone!
  • AMOYH 3 years +
    3 years +
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    A handy book full of simple craft activities for Easter, each with fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions, plus hints and tips on how to get the very best results. Projects include decorative Easter garlands, fingerprint bunnies, a hatching chick card, decorated eggs and lots more.