Updated in 2022

Are you struggling to choose the best activity book for your kid? We collected the best books for your children and also noted the ideal age range of the books to help with the selection. We reviewed activity books from the last 5 years, so our selection is quite new and up to date.

Big Preschool, by Joan Hoffman

Ideal for children 3-5 years

My son is almost 4 and he enjoys the workbook. The book is full of colorful illustrations, easy to understand and follow lessons. The book is also easy for my son to use. The activities are easy for him to follow and complete on his own. The book covers a lot of skills and the activities are designed in a way that keep him engaged and interested.

The layout of the book is very good. The pages are full color and the book is very engaging. The book is a great product to help develop my sons basic math, writing, early reading, and pre-writing skills.

Connect the Dots, by Joan Hoffman and Barbara Gregorich 

Ideal for children 3-5 years

This is the perfect present for the little artist in your life. Connect the Dots a 32 pages book, takes kids through the process of drawing a set of basic shapes, from circles and squares to triangles and rectangles. Each page features a simple image, and kids can connect the dots using the numbers to create the shape. The best part is that it's easy enough for even the littlest ones to enjoy!

New York, by Marisha Wojciechowska

Ideal for children 6-12 years

Get ready to take your kid on the tour of New York! Find your path via a maze in the Central Park, decipher the Manhattan areas, solve a financial puzzle, and create an ad for Times Square. These are the best selling points of this book. Great activity book for small travellers.

This book by Marisha Wojciechowska is a great resource for families with kids who are planning a holiday or an educational visit to one of the six famous cities namely, Quebec, Montreal, Tokyo, Bangkok, Paris, and New York. It is filled with age-suitable details about the city, which are shared via fun activities such as games and puzzles.

Peppa Pig Coloring Book, by Crayola

Ideal for children 3-6 years

My son loves Peppa Pig and he loves coloring books. This coloring book is perfect as it has 96 coloring pages and 1 page of stickers. The pages are thick, so they are very durable and will last a long time. The bright colors on the pages are beautiful and really stand out when the pages are colored. My son was very excited to get this and is having a lot of fun coloring the pages in.

This would be a great gift for any young Peppa Pig fans.

Mega Machines (John Deere Kids), by Jack Redwing

Ideal for children 4-8 years

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this book was not only entertaining for my son but for me as well. He loves to read and do puzzles and this book had both. Inside the book are a variety of activities to do, some of them are done in the form of puzzles or mazes, others are more like hidden pictures. We have really enjoyed this book and will be getting a lot of use out of it. There are a lot of different activities to do, so the book can be used over and over again. I would recommend it to anyone who has sons who love puzzles and big “machines”.

Easter Activity Book for Kids, by Blue Wave Press

Ideal for children 6-12 years

Thinking of an exciting gift for your growing child for next Easter? Consider this Easter activity book from Blue Wave Press. It will really thrill your child. This is because high-quality, big, and pure white pages are full of diverse activities that are only fun-filled.

Celebrate the divine holiday by finding a way through mazes, playing sudoku, connecting dot puzzles to know what is the image all about, coloring by number, drawing things and creatures, searching for words, and more. Most of them are educational and themed activities including flowers, baskets, and bunnies.

Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments, by Kate Biberdorf

Ideal for children 8-12 years

Do you see a scientist in your kid? If yes, then this is the activity book to buy. It comes with 25 far-fetched science experiments that the little ones can do at home. Through the bright full-color photographs, this book shows kids that it is fun to be a scientist. There are step-by-step instructions, a rating for the mess factor, and a list of ingredients for each experiment.

The Complete Kids Play Book With 360 Games and Exercises, by G.R. Junior

Ideal for children 4-12 years

Consider this book if you are looking for some different varieties of activities for building a more profound connection with your kids. If you are confused as to which activity book should you start with, you can consider starting with this one.

The main feature of this book is its diverse set of games associated with different topics. There are games and activities for the growth of your child, holidays, occasions, birthday parties, and enjoyment without any props. There are activities to enjoy during the snow and beat the heat. Special activities are there to play during the teen years. The best part of this book is that it is split into sections as per the age group.

Human Body Activity Book for Kids, by Ph.D., Katie Stokes, M.Ed.

Ideal for children 4-8 years

This is a really cool book that I would recommend to kids who are interested in learning about their bodies. The activities are fun and engaging and kids will learn a lot from this book. My son completed several of the activities and I think that the book is high quality. There are so many different tasks and puzzles in this book, it is sure to hold the attention of your kids too.

Brain Candy!: A Challenging and Fun Maze Book for Kids, by Rockridge Press

Ideal for children 6-9 years

If making your way via mazes is challenging, it is beneficial for building confidence and patience for solving any problem. This book comes with 75 such imaginative challenges that increase in difficulty as the kid proceeds.

Unlike other maze books, this full-color maze book comes with smart themes and great graphics. This not only attracts the eyes but trains the mind too for motor skills.

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