Activity Books for Spring 2018
100 Screen Free Ways to Beat Boredom! by Kris Hirschmann, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
PLAY AND CRAFT ACTIVITIES
Nothing new here but I really like the inviting presentation of step by step ideas with whimsical illustrations and photos. Kids can flip through this activity book to find fun ideas that will keep them imagining, playing, and off screens.
Paint by Sticker Kids Beautiful Bugs
I’ve already done one of these myself, they’re so fun! (But I wish my fingers were kid sized so it would be a bit easier.) However, these are meant for kids so I suppose I better share… The sticker bugs are like a paint by number only with stickers. Look on the sticker page for the correct number. Then match it to the spot on the bug illustration. The book has perforated pages making tearing out the sticker page and the art easy. Would your kids like this sticker book? Added to: Best Bug Books for Kids
Color Quest: Color By Numbers (Extreme Puzzle Challenges for Clever Kids) by Amanda Learmonth, illustrated by Lauren Farnsworth
COLORING / ANIMALS
You know how coloring books can be relaxing? Well, I think this could be relaxing for kids AND informative. Each page gives kids clues to what might be hidden in the coloring page. Clues like “I use my super-sharp hearing to locate my prey. I can hear a mouse move from 70 ft. away.” As you color using the color by number guide, the answer will become apparent. Actually, you know what? I think I’m going to keep this book for myself– it’s SO cool!
Space Adventure Activity Book by Jen Alliston
My Family Travel Map – North America
One of many continents (you can also buy Europe and Australia), this is a large map that you can personalize to show where you’ve traveled. It’s also a fantastic decoration for bedrooms, especially for kids learning the 50 states. Two pages of stickers are included with animals, arrows, vehicles, weather, and “I live here” and “been here” tags. I’m really excited about this map because now that we’re not so sick from the mold — we actually might be up for traveling soon! Yeah!!
Magical Scratch Street Art
This is a book of super cool drawing ideas plus 20 sheets of colorful scratch paper.
Magical Scratch Zen Doodling
Grab the enclosed wooden stylus and design a zendoodle (zentangle). Kids will see different rainbow patterns emerge beneath the scratched off designs. 20 sheets of scratch paper, 16 pages of drawing ideas, and a wooden stylus.