Best Activity Books for Toddlers

Best Activity Books for Toddlers

Activity books are a great way to keep kids busy on flights, long car journeys, at restaurants and even at home on a rainy day. Packing some activity books for a family holiday can help immensely to keep children occupied and engaged, especially during travel and long waits. In this post, I’ll share our recommendations for the best activity books for toddlers.

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Sticker Books for Toddlers

Stickers are a fun way to keep toddlers entertained and one of the first activities that can keep little ones busy while travelling. There are plenty of sticker books to choose from and in this list, I’ll share our favourite types of sticker books for toddlers that we’ve used through the years.

Activity Books for Toddlers

Tip: Remove the extra sticker backing that goes around the stickers to make it easier for young children to peel the stickers from the page by themselves.

Usborne First Sticker Books

We have purchased quite a few Usborne Sticker Books for our family travels, starting with the Airport First Sticker Book when my son was a toddler. The Usborne sticker books are great quality, with 150 to 200 stickers to use in various scenes and a huge selection of topics available for every age group. Their “First Sticker Book” series is perfect for little ones, with easy to peel stickers and a wide variety of topics to choose from, including Cars, Diggers, Princesses, Animals, Under the Sea, and even location-specific ones, such as London and Paris.

Usborne First Sticker Book Airport

Usborne First Sticker Books

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Usborne First Sticker Book Travel

Usborne Little First Stickers Book Travel

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Usborne First Sticker Book Nature

Usborne First Sticker Book Nature

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Usborne First Sticker Book London

Usborne First Sticker Book London

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Galt Reusable Sticker Books

Having gone through many a one-time use sticker book, it’s always great to find a book that comes with reusable stickers. Many of the sticker books by Galt Toys are also a handy size (210 x 210mm) that is easy to fit in most mini backpacks and handbags. Little T enjoyed the Galt Funny Faces Sticker Book on our flight to Granada which kept him occupied picking eyes, ears, noses and mouths for various faces.

Galt Funny Faces Sticker Book

Sticker Books for Toddlers

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Galt Reusable Sticker Books Maps

Sticker Books for Toddlers

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Julia Donaldson Sticker Activity Books

Fans of Julia Donaldson will love the many sticker activity books featuring their favourite characters from books such as Room on the Broom, Snail and the Whale and What the Ladybird Heard. We have found these sticker activity books to be great value and the ones we have purchased – What the Ladybird Heard and Room on the Boom – have been used over several days on family holidays. These sticker books are chock full of fun activities and over 400 stickers that will keep toddlers (3+) and pre-schoolers busy on long flights and road trips.

What the Ladybird Heard Sticker Book

Sticker Activity Books for Toddlers

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What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday Sticker Book

Ways to keep toddlers busy on flights

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Room on the Broom Sticker Activities

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Water Magic Books for Toddlers

Water magic books are a fun way to keep toddlers entertained while travelling. Simply fill up the pen with water for your little one to discover hidden images and scenes. Water magic pens are also ideal for travelling since the water is inside the pen and doesn’t leak or spill. Several of these books are also reusable and the ones we bought years ago are still being used over and over again. Galt have a wide selection of water magic books for toddlers, including At the Seaside, Dinosaurs, Safari and Vehicles.

Galt Water Magic Book – Unicorns

Water Magic Books for Kids

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Galt Water Magic Book – Who’s Hiding?

Water Magic Books for Toddler Travel

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Colouring Books for Toddlers

Crayola Mess Free Colouring Books

The Crayola mess free colouring books come with “Color Wonder” markers that only reveal their colour on the special paper, and not on clothing or anywhere else. They are a fun way for children to colour with markers while on the go, and feature characters from Frozen, Toy Story, Peppa Pig, and Unicreatures.

Mess Free Colouring Books for Toddlers

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Paw Patrol activity books for toddlers

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I hope you found this list of activity books for toddlers helpful! I will continue to update this list as we discover more books. Do you have any activity books you’d recommend?

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  1. oh these look fantastic. my little one is only 14 weeks old so a bit small yet! xx
    #triedtested

  2. This is a great list! I like the look of the What the Ladybird Heard activity book. We are big fans of the Usborne sticker books, the language ones are great 🙂

    #TriedTested

  3. I was searching about Piccolo Explorer books (I have many good memories about those books from my childhood, especially Exploring the Age of Dinosaurs which I am crazy about) but I stumbled upon this page! Nice blog, by the way. But I am really curious, why did you choose this particular name?

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