You want to get the kids reading and moving right? I’ve got a whole gift ideas list of part book and part hands-on activity that will have kids reading and creating. Check out these activity books.
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My favorites on this list are the Just Imagine & Play! activity books*. My kids have used the On the Site construction activity book and the On the Farm activity book. Each book comes with removable stickers and corresponding play mat, press out pieces to create storytelling scenes, mazes, coloring sheets, drawing guides, and more. My kids have spent hours with these. They are also perfect for taking on a trip to keep kids busy.
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Book takes your LEGO building to a new level. LEGO lovers will explore blocks in a unique way. Think ramps and spinners.
1-2-3 Drawing books are by far some of our favorite drawing books for young kids. Both of my sons have grown as artists thanks to these titles. Try 1-2-3 Draw Pets and Farm Animals or 1-2-3 Draw People.
PBS Kids has some Look and Learn kits* that get kids exploring nature. Each kit comes with a book of facts and photos, a poster, and an item to use for further exploration. My kids had fun with the Look and Learn Insects kit with magnifying jar. You can also get the Look and Learn Birds kit.
Cookbooks for Kids is another way to get kids reading and creating.—->COOKBOOKS FOR KIDS Pretend Soup is one of my favorites on the list.
A super easy way to learn to cross-stitch is what you’ll find in Suzy Ultman’s Fun with Stitchables!* You provide the yarn and needles. The book provides lots of punch-out beginning templates and instructions.
I’ve always been intrigued by origami. My First Origami Kit has everything you need to complete 20 projects including a cobra, a mouse, and an elephant.
I think this last one is so clever. The Farmers Market Create and Play Activity Book will have kids creating their own play farmers market and developing lots of language skills along the way.
So grab an activity book as a gift for the next holiday or birthday on your list.