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These 15 children’s activity books are filled to the brim with fun new activities for your children to try. From painting, to building things with loose parts, and even learning about herbs – your children will have a blast!
15 Children’s Activity Books
101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! by Holly Homer & Rachel Miller
Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old, there are hundreds of fun, educational and engaging things to do in this book. When they ask to watch television, you’ll have the perfect solution. 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! has time-tested, exciting activities to keep your children laughing and learning for the whole day, every day.
Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make by Andria Lisle & Amie Petronis Plumley
Kids can sew too! This inspiring guide includes 21 fun sewing projects for children ages 5 and up. With easy-to-follow illustrated instructions and cut-out patterns, young crafters will quickly be sewing up colorful pillows, potholders, dolls, blankets, and more.
Rock Art Handbook by Samantha Sarles
Sam Sarles shares her favorite tips and techniques for transforming the humble rock into a work of art. Brush painting isn’t the only way to decorate a rock! Almost anything you do on paper or canvas, you can do on a rock. Discover how to get great results with puffy paint, acrylics, oil pastels, alcohol inks, gelatos, art pens, watercolors, and more.
Art Workshop for Children by Barbara Rucci & Betsy McKenna
Art Workshop for Children is not just another book of straightforward art projects. The book’s unique child-led approach provides a framework for cultivating creative thinking and encourages the wonder that comes when children are allowed to freely explore the creative process and their materials.
150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids by Asia Citro
With the one-of-a-kind projects, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child’s creativity and skills–all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long.
Kid’s Herb Book by Lesley Tierra
Kids! Explore the mysterious world of herbs with this magical, herbal workbook: Make your own healing potions, secret remedies, magical salves, enchanted syrups and special healing remedies. Recipes, projects, delightful stories, chant herbal songs, color in pictures, activities, grow your own garden, create healing herbal preparations!
Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children by Lisa Daly & Miriam Beloglovsky
Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Alluring and captivating, they capture children’s curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and motivate learning.
Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!) by Deanna F. Cook
Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language, and recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn chicken, pizza, and more. Full of fresh, healthy ingredients and featuring imaginative presentations like egg mice, fruit flowers, and mashed potato clouds.
Filled with 100 fun crafts, Creating Really Awesome Free Things helps you develop your child’s creativity, imagination, and fine motor skills–all while using common household items. Each budget-friendly project features step-by-step instructions and keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning all day long.
Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley
Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play, and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments. They don’t see lines between disciplines; rather, they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring.
Screen-Free Fun: 400 Activities for the Whole Family by Shannon Philpott-Sanders
Fight back against boredom and keep your kids busy and entertained—without staring at a screen—with this handy collection of family activities ranging from DIY projects to outdoor adventures to easy daytrips. Since many of the activities work well for kids at various ages, your family will be able to grow along with the different projects.
The Ultimate Toddler Activity Guide by Autumn McKay
The Ultimate Toddler Activity Guide is a collection of fun and educational activities to do with your toddler.
Play The Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids by Jane Worroll and Peter Houghton
This woodland adventure book brings the activities and–learning through nature–ethos of Forest School to the parents of nursery and primary school-age children. It’s packed full of ideas, from making nature jewelry and whittling a bow and arrow to building a shelter and foraging for food; it also celebrates the Forest School philosophy.
Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers by Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky
Loose parts capture children’s curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. This form of play allows infants to be in control and recognize the power of their bodies and actions. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play.
Art Lab for Kids: Express Yourself by Susan Schwake
Art Lab for Kids: Express Yourself contains 52 brand new original art projects that will draw out each young artist as they discover their style, document their thoughts, and build confidence in their unique perspective. Each lesson asks questions and offers personal choices while encouraging diverse approaches and creative thinking.
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