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Activity books and cards for children of all ages

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Usborne activity books, cards and pads are ideal for keeping children entertained during the holidays, on journeys – or any time!

Activity cards and tins

Activity tins Card games tin Doodle tin Puzzle tin Holiday activity tin

These attractive card tins are great to keep handy - and make wonderful small gifts and party bag fillers.

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Plane Top ten toys to take on a plane

In an experiment by British Airways and Professor Robert Winston, Usborne Activity Cards ranked 6th in the top ten activities to do on a plane.

Find more tips and watch a video at the British Airways High Life website.

Colouring and activity books

Drawing, doodling and colouring Pirates colouring and activity book Very big colouring and activity book Football colouring and activity book Dinosaurs colouring and activity book

Usborne's colouring and activity books are full of wonderfully wild pictures to colour and exciting things to do.

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"Usborne are in a class of their own in providing attractive, learning experiences for children... It is so good to have a publisher for the young who values standards, taste and presentation. A truly wonderful institution!"

Amazon.co.uk review

Activities for little children

Activity books for journeys

Small children can learn how to draw with the Big Drawing Book, or practise number skills and line-drawing in Dot-to-Dot Things That Go. There are stickers, colouring pages, puzzles and more in Farmyard Tales Activity Book, and fun for the whole family in Travel Snap.

Wipe-clean telling the time cover"When learning to tell the time, repetition is invaluable, so this wipe clean book is perfect for early learning of this vital skill. Knowing that mistakes can be wiped away increases children's confidence as they are willing to 'have a go'."

Parents in Touch review of Wipe-Clean Telling the Time

This month's most popular activity titles

Activity packsActivity packs - all on special offer

Usborne activity packs contain four books full of stickers and activities to keep children occupied - and they all come in handy carry-cases, too!

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Latest titles

50 things to draw and paint

50 things to draw and paint

A handy pocket-sized paperback, bursting with creative ideas for drawing and painting projects.


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How to draw animals

How to draw animals

Simple instruction for drawing over 15 animals, including giraffes, penguins, bunnies and crafty crocodiles.


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Things to make and do

Things to make and do Animal things to make and do Fairytale things to make and do Recycling things to make and do Sparkly things to make and do

Children will never be stuck for an activity again with Usborne's Things to Make and Do books, packed with inspiring ideas for activities and games on a wide range of themes. Perfect for rainy days.

Paper planes 200 paper planes to fold and fly 100 more paper planes to fold and fly 100 paper planes to fold and fly Paper planes

Form a squadron and fill the skies with spectacular paper planes! A brilliant present, or great to use as party favours.

Download a sample paper plane

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