- Published on Sunday, 06 January 2013 22:36
- Written by Emma Perry
Great Activity Books for Summer
Here are a fabulous selection of activity books sure to keep children engaged and entertained these school holidays.
You Can Draw Anything
Allen & Unwin
From the creator of the popular Tashi series is a brilliantly instructive book for budding artists. Gamble effectively breaks down images into easy concepts. She encourages artists to see the shapes within shapes, making the prospect of drawing just a little less daunting and a lot more fun. This book is packing with activities and detailed suggestions, perfect for ages 7+
Terry Denton's Bumper Book of Holiday Stuff to do!
Penguin Group (Australia)
When he says, bumper ... he really means it. This is 300 pages, yep 300, crammed with activities. Filled with Terry Denton's (13-Storey Treehouse) trademark wit and distinctive style this has a plethora of varied activities, all to be complete within the pages of the book. Some are more structured, while others allow for much more imagination – from 'Draw Expressions on the Audience's Faces', 'find the 26 Ducklings' to 'Invent Backyard Sports' this is brimming with variety. A perfect 'dip in and out of' book.
The Pirate Creativity Book
This is a high quality spiral bound creativity book brimming with colour and ideas. I love the extras that are included to help with the pirate themed activities. Fabulous stencils, and the obligatory stickers, are a sure fire hit. Pinnington has included a mixture of quick quizzes and puzzles with a range of stories, games and things to make – from pirate cookies to pirate hats.
Emma Perry is a freelance writer, reviewer and founder of the popular www.mybookcorner.com.au a children's book review and price comparison website. A Melbourne dwelling book lover, she can be found buried under a mountain of books.