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.
Spring is the time when nature comes alive with new born animals so this book is a great activity for the season. All you need is water to bring the designs in the Magic Water Colouring books to life so it's a mess-free way for your little ones to make some art. The book also features interesting facts about the various animals included so they can learn as they create their own masterpieces.
Susannah Hoffman | 7+
Help your kids learn the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with this great read for young beginners. There are 50 poses to try, each accompanied by easy-to-follow photographs and tips. Plus, you can discover mindfulness techniques and practices that will help your kids de-stress and stay focused.
Roald Dahl | 7+
Find out how you can be making the most of the warm spring weather with this activity book themed around the Roald Dahl classic, James and the Giant Peach. From building a bug hotel to making an ant farm, there are plenty of brilliant outdoor activities that will encourage kids to embrace nature and learn more about our creep-crawly friends.
If your kids are often inspired by their literary heroes then this fun activity book is a must! Join George and try out some really messy - but truly fascinating science experiments using items you'd find around the home. From making slime to concocting strange edible treats to creating your own volcano, there are plenty of experiments for you and your junior scientists try.
Mike Dilger | 7+
If your kids are nature-lovers then this brilliant book from the RSPB will give them all the tips they need to know to encourage all of spring's critters and creatures into your garden. With facts and illustrations on all manner of animals, from birds to bugs and everything in-between, wildlife spotting will be easy with this handy guide.
When a rainy day comes and you need an activity that will keep their eyes off the screen this Draw Everything in 5 Simple Steps book is ideal. They can learn a new skill whilst also having fun with an engaging new project. Each design features easy-to-follow instructions to create some brilliant pictures in just 5 steps.
Fiona Patchett | 7+
Get outside and appreciate the wonders of the night sky with this stunning stargazing journal. Discover the stories of the constellations and read fascinating facts about everything out-of-this-world. Young stargazers can keep record of what they see in the sky as well as learn more about the wonders of the universe with this beautifully-illustrated Usborne journal.