You can never have too many activity books with a small kid at home. They come in really handy when on a long road trip, stuck indoors, waiting in a queue, or some off-screen quiet time. These books help develop important skills in young children, while also being educational.
For elder kids, check out the activity books for 7 to 12 year olds here.
Below is our list of activity books most suitable for Preschool and Kindergarten kids. Puzzles, crafts, drawings. brain games, cooking, exploring nature – all are included!
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Activity Books For Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
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Paper Crafts for Kids. Introduce your child to the world of paper crafting with this creative activity book. There are plenty of different projects included -starting with windmills, origami cats, pirate puppets, robots, hedgehogs, etc.
Some of the activities would need help with scissors, especially for preschoolers. Most 6-year-olds should be able to do most of the activities independently. The papers are colorful and attractive, making the end product beautiful.
How to Draw Cute Monsters. Learn to draw easy, adorable monsters with this activity book. The monsters featured are cute, funny, and silly – just like the little ones. The drawings are simple, and the steps are easy to follow. This fun activity book is for kids aged 4 years and above who like drawing.
Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail. If you are planning a field trip with your child, carry this learning activity book. Let your child explore nature and look for worms, birds, spiders, clouds. Perfectly suitable for a nature park, suburban backyard, or any kind of hike, this book is quite handy.
A pull-out magnifying glass helps the curious kids to look further. There is also additional information for the children to learn more about the subject.
Logic Puzzles for Clever Kids. Keep you child engaged with these fun brain games and logic puzzles. There are 50+ fun games across different sections like sequencing, patterns, analogies, critical thinking, inferences, etc.
There is also helpful parental prompts on each page to help parents continue working on these skills. Children can complete most of the puzzles independently.
Ocean Animals Activity Book For Kids. This educational activity book is 74 pages of pure underwater fun. Reinforce your child’s counting skills with the dot to dot illustrations activity. The artwork is simple and kid-friendly.
The illustrations are on one side of the page to avoid color bleeding. The pages are thick. This ocean activity book is helpful when stuck indoors or on a long trip.
Dinosaur Activity Book for Kids. If your child is crazy about dinosaurs, this activity book is a perfect choice. With 70 pages of dot-to-dots, mazes, word-searches, spot-the-difference puzzles, this dino book is sure to keep your child engaged for longer. There is also a dino name guide and fun facts for your curious kid.
BIG Book of Christmas Activities. If you are looking for a Christmas gift for a child, this activity book is a good choice. Activities included are – find the matches, dot to dot, match the halves and many more – most based on Christmas theme.
Most of the challenges are visually based, making it easier for reluctant kids. 58 pages of pure fun – enough to keep your young one occupied for long.
My First Learn-To-Draw: Baby Animals. What can be more fun for your little one than learning to draw baby animals! With easy step-by-step pictures of shapes, your child would learn to draw a puppy, a kitten, a fawn, a calf – a total of 25 baby animals.
All of the drawings can be completed in 4 easy steps. The pages are reusable and can be wiped clean. So, go ahead, let your child be creative without worrying about spoiling the drawing!
My First Scissor Skills Workbook. Building scissor skill is an essential part of all children’s motor skills development process. This book helps children develop the scissor skill with guided activities. Kids would love to make kites, hot air balloons, honeycomb houses, masks and more.
The activities are various to keep the children engaged and interested for longer. The pictures are adorable, and the paper is thick, so it does not tear easily.
The Little Big Chef. Let your child don the chef’s hat and whip up some delicious recipes with the help of this easy cookbook, with some assistance from you. This beginner cookbook has simple recipes and easy-to-follow instructions.
Starting with the basics of safety rules, followed by several recipes of breakfast, lunch, dinner, deserts, drinks – this book has it all.
The Insanely Fun Activity Book. This activity book has three types of activities – color by numbers, connect the dots and mazes. The activities are grouped into three themes – food, monster, and robot.
The illustrations are in large print, making it easier for younger children to color. With ninety pages of activities, this book is perfect for a long trip with your pre-k or kinder kid.
Big Engineering Experiments for Little Kids. This book of simple science experiments is designed for younger kids. With basic household items, children learn to design a spaghetti bridge, paper airplane, etc.
There are twenty such experiments that children can do with little help. This one is an educational activity book for kids to encourage scientific thinking.
On The Plane Activity Book. This fun activity book is designed with an airplane theme. The activities include – matching games, quizzes, coloring, and more. A perfect book for a long flight with your little one. Grab some pens or pencils and start having fun.
Cars and Trucks Activity Book for kids. This activity book is for your truck-loving child. Puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, drawing, shadow matching game, word search – all in the themes of cars or trucks. Your child should be able to complete all the activities independently.
Ocean Life!: A Coloring and Activity Book. Let your child learn interesting ocean facts while doing some activity. The activities include – mazes, spot the difference, coloring, and more.
Each page also contains educational information about common sea animals that children in this age groups are aware. With 50+ activities in ocean-themed format, this one truly makes learning fun.
Space Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8. Introduce your child to the solar system with this learning activity book. The book is divided into sections of dot-to-dot, Mazes, coloring pages, find the difference, word searches.
The complexity of the activity increases gradually within sections, giving children the opportunity to adapt and grow.
Fun to Find! Take your child to the baseball field and let her or him find caps, gloves, hot dogs, etc in this search-the-page book. Or go to a carnival and find cotton candy, popcorn, and balloons. Watch your child delight with joyous victory after finding each object.
This book teaches little ones the power of observation while having fun. 20+ search-the-objects pages with adorable illustrations are enough to keep your child occupied for longer.
We hope you have found something for your child here.
All children love activity books. They give kids the freedom of creativity, expression, critical thinking, and provide them the joy of building something on their own.
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