This is an easy home craft for children to make on their own. The joy is in writing and creating your own story. Perfect for age 5 -10 and little supervision needed.
We’re dotty about this wipe-clean book for little ones. Dot-to-dots are brilliant for hand-eye co-ordination (that magic word) and they also help kids see the connection between lines making a bigger picture.
Long journeys and lazy holidays are always easier with one of the Where’s Wally? Activity Books. Look out for the latest additions to this super successful series – Where’s Wally? Takes Flight and Where’s Wally? At Sea.
Next time your kids utter those two dreaded words: ‘I’m bored’ we have a new answer for you: ‘Go experiment.’ Invest in a few science experiment books that demonstrate some of the basic properties of the elements – from air and gases to water and liquids, light, electricity, motion and machines and more and watch the fun unfold.
The adult colouring-in movement is on trend – and this little book is a gem to keep in your handbag for trips, queues, waiting rooms or just some relaxing creative time. French illustrator Farrarons has filled her book with beautiful scenes and intricate designs that prompt you to meditate as you mindfully colour in.
If you love to throw themed birthday parties for your children and want fun ideas on decor and food – this is a good starting point. From Cowboys and Dinosaurs to picnics and Candy Land there are plenty of ideas to choose from.
Making Christmas decorations has always been one of our favourite family traditions and it takes us the first few weeks of the holidays, keeping the kids happy and lots of glitter sprinkles over every surface of our holiday house.
Making art fun is Marion Deuchars’ calling. Her range of Let’s make Great Art books inspire creativity, design and art for people of all ages. Making place mat art is just what it sounds like – fun activities that can be made at the dinner table.
A gift from the grandparents, this book has been an absolute winner in our house of little cooks. Quick and easy recipes ranging from simple biscuits to shortbread fingers, chocolate eclairs and macaroons make this the perfect recipe book for play dates or kid’s first solo baking sessions.
If you have children who are mad about Santa, this is a fun activity book packed with puzzles, codes to crack, games to play, doodles to draw, stickers to stick and more.
Now you have an answer to that eternal question: “Mom, what can I do?” “Make something and sell it!” is the answer. I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely love the idea of making things that they can sell and it’s always lovely to support their initiatives. Kids’ Market Day is jam-packed with wonderful creative ideas of crafts, yummy treats and decorative objects your children can make, with varying scales of difficulty.
Craft books are perfect for long holidays and this series educates children about seaside habitats while offering great creative ideas, perfect for a beach excursion.