Best Activities, Crafts & Games Books for 7 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 activities, crafts & games books for 7 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Painting for Peace – A Coloring Book For All Ages

by: Carol Swartout KleinRobert O’Neil
Release date: Jun 21, 2016
Number of Pages: 52
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Perfect for all ages, Painting for Peace: A Coloring Book is designed for adults and children to color together.

The coloring book lets you join the hundreds of artists who transformed a community – giving your creative interpretation of their work with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors.

Continuing on the themes of the first book, Painting for Peace in Ferguson, the book continues the conversation about hope, unity, peace, and love with inspirational quotes by leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ready-to-color line drawing designs are based on the works of art created in Ferguson, MO in 2015, and include messages of peace, love, and community.
Some unique features of this coloring book include:

  • A range of designs from simple to elaborate
  • Designed so that adults and children can color together or for the individual who wants variety in one book
  • Lay flat binding making the book easy to use for lefties or righties
  • Uses high-quality paper and only one design per page so colors won’t bleed through

Now parents and grandparents can doodle, color, and get creative with their little ones, making their own images based on the murals that inspired Painting for Peace in Ferguson.
More than a dozen of the original art pieces as well as some new designs are featured with both simple and elaborate elements making it appropriate for all ages. A wonderful companion piece to the award-winning children’s picture book Painting for Peace in Ferguson that has been acclaimed by reviewers, teachers, parents, and kids alike.

Our Mission Continues100% of the profits from Painting for Peace will be donated to youth, education and small businesses in Ferguson, Missouri and the surrounding communities

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Arts & Photography > Drawing

2. Make Your Own T. Rex

by: DK
Release date: Aug 20, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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From DK Publishing and Smithsonian. Make Your Own T. Rex combines everything you need to make a model Tyrannosaurus Rex with an exciting and informative book about dinosaurs.

The model comprises 80 sturdy photographic “bones” that press out from 11 boards and slot together without the need for glue — so there’s no waste and no excess packaging. In addition to containing clear step-by-step instructions of how to build the Tyrannosaurus Rex model while exploring the anatomy, the book also explores behavior, and the environment of the perennially popular prehistoric reptiles.

Over 2 feet long when assembled, the model is based on a real Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and is easy to build following the step-by-step instructions in the book. While focusing on different dinosaur anatomy for each stage of constructing the model, the book also answers questions like “why did some dinosaurs stand upright while others walked on all fours?”, “why did dinosaurs have different horns and frills?”, and “what was the world like when dinosaurs ruled the earth?”

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

3. Rose Windows: and How to Make Them

by: Helga Meyerbröker
Release date: Jul 01, 1994
Number of Pages: 80
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Following the same patterns as the medieval cathedrals but using simple materials, the author shows how to make decorative transparencies to hang in the window. Includes step-by-step instructions for creating designs from flower and star shapes, as well as the more complex and magnificent rosettes.
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4. The BFF Journal

by: Anita WoodJennifer Kalis
Release date: Mar 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 144
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How much do best friends really know about each other? The BFF Journal helps girls learn more about their best friend forever (BFF) while sharing their own thoughts and feelings on everything from the latest fashion or the cutest boy in school to their favorite chick flick!

Part scrapbook and part journal, this fun activity book is flled with hours of entertainment, and it can also become a keepsake to help girls remember their favorite childhood pastimes for years to come.

More than a boring old journal where writing ideas can be elusive, The BFF Journal is filled with colorful prompts, quizzes, and activities that provide girls hours of writing inspiration.

Activities & Prompts Include:
  • How would you describe your BFF’s personality?
  • Devise a secret greeting
  • Take turns giving each other a makeover. Take a picture or tell about it here.
  • Sister-Friends: Friends come and go, but sisters are forever. Write all about yours and what you love about her most.
  • Ghost Writer: Write a scary story to tell at your next sleepover.

Best friends share everything, and now they can share this journal. Girls can share their thoughts on one page and have their BFF express her thoughts on the other. Fun to trade and give as a gift, this little journal will keep girls dreaming, doodling, and imagining together!

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

5. Cut & Assemble a Ferris Wheel (Models & Toys)

by: A. G. Smith
Release date: Nov 27, 1992
Number of Pages: 40
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Detailed instructions, clearly outlined diagrams help model builders assemble colorful, authentic replica of exciting carnival attraction. Model comes complete with gondolas, passengers, ticket booth and clerk as well as arms and supports for approximately 15″-high revolving wheel. 16 plates. 7 diagrams.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

6. The Sunny Day Book (Jane Bull’s Things to Make and Do)

by: Jane Bull
Release date: Mar 15, 2004
Number of Pages: 48
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Make and fly a homemade fish kite, create some natural art with leaves and pebbles, put together a weird and wonderful picnic, or jazz up your bike. With atmospheric photography and simple text, The Sunny Day Book is filled with more than 50 outdoor projects that encourage kids to use their minds and hands – and anything else they can find – for creative fun in the garden or park.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

7. My First Chess Book: 35 easy and fun chess-based activities for children aged 7 years +

by: Jessica E Prescott
Release date: Jul 10, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Chess is easy to learn, and anyone can play it. Jessica E Prescott teaches you how you can get good at it—and start winning. Improve your skills through 35 fun activities—this isn’t just a textbook about the rules of the game! Why not have a game of Pawn Football (pawns line up at their starting rank and race to the other side), or do the Queen Dance (make a checkmate using only a queen and king)? Try Scholar’s Mate—the four-move checkmate every beginner needs to know—and when you’re really good, play Bughouse, a crazy four-person game with two chess sets. All the activities have clear, colorful artworks so you can see exactly where pieces should be on the chessboard. There are also helpful hints and tips throughout, and if you’ve ever forgotten how a piece moves or need to brush up on a rule, look at the Starting Out section for a reminder.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

8. The Official Nickellennium Scrapbook: ______’s Book of the Future (Nickelodeon)

by: Karen Kuflik
Release date: Nov 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 96
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Who are you? When were you born? What do you look like? Where do you live? Where will you live in the year 2020? What will people’s favorite foods be in the year 218? Will there still be school? Computers? Pizza? Sneakers?

Dream. Wonder. Draw.

This is your own personal time journal that captures the past, present, and your predictions of the future. Record it all now, for someone [or something?] to read it 100, 200, or 2,000 years later….

Scribble in it. Doodle in it. Paste pictures in it. It’s your book. There are no wrong answers.

Imagine.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts > Television & Radio

9. Stampy and the Temple Guardian: Novel Inspired by StampyLongNose (Stampy’s Super Secret Sidequests Book 4)

by: Matt Croft
Release date: Nov 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Stampy’s Super Secrets – Finally Revealed

This is Book 4 of Stampy’s Super Secret Sidequests. Read the previous books to avoid spoilers.
Book 1: Stampy and the Zombie Curse
Book 2: Stampy and the Iron Golem
Book 3: Stampy and the Ender Sword

Dear Fellow StampyLongNose Fan,

There’s venomous Cave Spiders. There’s laser-shooting Guardians. And then there’s the shady existence of Herobrine.

If the skin on your body tingles at the vision of building a world block by block as you endure the trials of exploring the world, fending off monsters and scavenging for resources, then you’re a true Minecraft fan.

As a true fan, I invite you to embark on a new journey in with Stampy that will blow you mind.

Immerse yourself in this legend and journey through the Nether World with Stampy and his most loyal and best friend, Rocky

Embark on a new journey of epic proportions with Stampy and watch as his legend unfolds in his struggle against the Nether World’s greatest enemy: The Enderdragon.

Meet Your Favorite Characters and More

Watch Stampy as he finds unexpected friends and allies in the most unforeseen areas of the Netherworld.

Protect the World From the Rampaging Hostile Mobs!

Discover the first encounter between Stampy and the Zombies and watch as inevitable clash for the fate of the world unfold.

In a few words, Minecraft is the epitome of fun, creativity and adventure. It’s probably the greatest thing in the world.

So why not stretch the boundaries of Minecraft and embark on a fun new adventure with Stampy today? Download today and you’ll get immediate access to discover the secret lore behind the Enderdragon.

Cheers,

-Matt Croft

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Children’s Books > Computers & Technology > Programming

10. Boredom Busters!: The Curious Kids’ Activity Book (Williamson Kids Can Books)

by: Avery HartPaul Mantell
Release date: Sep 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 176
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Boredom Busters helps kids get turned on by life, energized by the outdoors, puzzled by magic tricks, and engaged in discovering their roots. There are activities for everyone–indoors and outdoors, from nature and ecology to music and sports, from a wild time in the backyard to a quiet day at home.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

11. Four Seasons of Fun Activity Book (Dover Fun and Games for Children)

by: Becky J. Radtke
Release date: Aug 22, 2013
Number of Pages: 48
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From Fall Foliage and Winter Wonderland to Spring Song and Summer Sunsets, this book is packed with 36 activities related to the four different seasons. Mazes, crosswords, jumbles, and other puzzles — including simple problems in addition and subtraction — offer entertaining and challenging fun for kids ages 7–10.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature

12. Easter Coloring Book 2 (Volume 2)

by: Nick Snels
Release date: Dec 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 78
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An ‘egg-celent’ book for children to create pretty, colorful patterns on Easter eggs, Easter bunnies and cute and cuddly baby chicks!

Art is like a rainbow … never-ending and brightly colored. Feed your creative mind and have fun!

Each picture is printed on its own 8.5 x 11 inch page so no need to worry about smudging.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Painting

13. I’m a Pirate Captain Kit: A story & costume in every box! (Pretend Dress-Up Kits)

by: Samantha ChagollanBob McMahon
Release date: Oct 21, 2006
Number of Pages: 16
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This kit is designed to give boys and girls a satisfying interactive play experience, complete with a book and costume in every box. In I’m a Pirate Captain, Ryan discovers an old chest in the attic that magically transports him to a real pirate ship, where he is mistaken for the ship’s captain. A hidden treasure, a mysterious castaway and a friendly first mate make Ryan’s adventures on the high seas truly unforgettable! Components include: pirate hat, telescope, and eye patch
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Drawing

14. Zany Rainy Days: Indoor Ideas for Active Kids

by: Hallie WarshawMark ShulmanMorten Kettel
Release date: Aug 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 128
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It’s pouring and you’re stuck inside with the kids? Keep them busy with Hall Bowling, Velcro Archery, and Scavenger Hunts with really weird stuff. Make projects such as fancy hats, jewelry, origami, and piñatas. Rainy-day kitchen feasts include Italian Pizza Buns, Crazy Corn-Chip Chili, and Bowwow Biscuits. “An appealing, creative collection of activity ideas that will brighten any rainy day.”—School Library Journal.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

15. Journey of a Minecraft Zombie and his Friend Book 1: Let’s be Friends (An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Age 7 – 12)

by: Jack Craft
Release date: Mar 11, 2016
Number of Pages: 26
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Let’s be Friends

Yes, I’m a zombie. I’m ten years old and my name is Cooties.
I know what you’re thinking. Why did my parents call me that? I ask them that same question every single day.
My mom and dad told me that they named me Cooties because they liked the name. What planet are they from? No one likes that name.
I’ve decided I don’t want to be a zombie anymore.
No, that’s a lie.
I want to be a zombie, but I don’t want to scare people anymore.

Come with me on my journey to find a new village where we can live side by side with the villagers.

I get into some crazy situations and come up against some of the scariest mobs.

But the coolest thing of all, is my search for the other half of a blue diamond that will give me the power to change any village in Minecraft.

You’ll even meet my new friend Tristin and his pet pig, Bank!

*Journey of a Zombie and his Friend is a must read for any kid who loves Minecraft. Kids ages 6+ can’t wait to journey with Cooties, Tristin and Bank!

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

16. Make Your Own Skeleton (Smithsonian)

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Jun 03, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Includes Book and Gigantic 100-Piece Model!

Learning takes on an extra dimension with this Make Your Own Skeleton kit.

Assemble the model skeleton while learning about different parts of the human body — feet and legs, hips, spine, ribs, arms, head, and jaws — in the accompanying book. Following easy step-by-step instructions, Make Your Own Skeleton blends model-making with anatomy and behavior, teaching children about the human body in a whole new way.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

17. My First Magic Book: 50 fun tricks and illusions for children aged 7 years +

by: Paul Megram
Release date: Jul 10, 2014
Number of Pages: 112
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Start with Card Tricks and keep people guessing with the Tricks with Everyday Objects, such as the fantastic banana split trick and the coin under a handkerchief illusion. Move on to the head-scratching Puzzlers, like the rattling matchbox or the chicken, fox, and corn trick—these guessing games will leave your friends and family amazed and bewildered. Confuse your friends further with the knotty problems in the Betchas chapter, and the joke’s on them with the Stunts ‘n’ Pranks, where they can be a part of the trick with the cable ties or the wooden spoon illusion. With handy hints and tips from professional magician Paul Megram, My First Magic Book will amuse and delight every aspiring young magician.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

18. Secret Codes (Usborne Hotshots)

by: Lisa Miles
Release date: Mar 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 32
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There is a code for every occasion in this b ook. Young readers can find out how to invent their own sets of secret signals and how to scramble messages in countless different ways. ‘
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

19. Dogs & Puppies (Learn to Draw)

by: Diana FisherDiana Fisher
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 40
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The Drawing Made Easy series introduces budding artists to the fundamentals of pencil drawing. With in-depth information, including several approaches to the discipline, these books will help beginners become inspired and feel confident in their own talents. This addition to the Drawing Made Easy series helps beginning artists learn how to draw their best friends-especially when their pals have four paws and fur! Author-artist Nolon Stacey reveals his secrets for drawing amazingly realistic dogs and puppies, focusing on techniques specific to drawing accurate depictions of canines-from creating a variety of fur types and features to achieving accurate proportions. The step-by-step projects showcase a range of popular dog breeds, including a Golden Retriever, Parson Russell Terrier, Basset Hound, and more beautiful dogs and puppies!

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Arts & Photography > Painting

20. The Journey Coloring Book

by: Adrienne Trafford
Release date: Feb 28, 2011
Number of Pages: 48
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A coloring extravaganza created from The Journey Oracle. Enjoy hours of coloring fun as you put colored pencil, crayon, and/or pen to paper with 46 exquisite drawings. Lovely women making decisions is the theme for this spiritual coloring book. It allows those coloring to reflect on the meanings of life s daily experiences as they color, and gives them a chance to think about their own choices. Whether defiant, entangled, confined, or appreciated, these messages will have an effect on those pondering the world around them. Or, just color for the fun of it! The images are beautiful and the artwork compelling. Make it your own!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

21. Just Add Color: Botanicals: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

by: Lisa Congdon
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 64
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Who doesn’t love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Botanicals includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You’ll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, have fun, and Just Add Color.

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Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design

22. Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Patterns: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

by: Jenn Ski
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 64
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Who doesn’t love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Patterns includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Jenn Ski. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You’ll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.

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Arts & Photography > Drawing

23. Coloring Ocean Mandalas: 30 Hand-Drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation

by: Wendy Piersall
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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COLORING FOR ADULTS GETS A NAUTICAL TWIST WITH THIS COLLECTION OF WHIMSICAL MANDALAS

Relax, focus, reach a higher state of mindfulness, and simply enjoy yourself as you artistically fill in the intricate shapes. Coloring Ocean Mandalas offers you an imaginative array of underwater images, including:

• Whales
• Mermaids
• Sea Turtles
• Sea Horses
• Dolphins
• Sea Urchins
• Jellyfish

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Self-Help > Personal Transformation

24. The Boxcar Children Guide to Adventure: A How-To for Mystery Solving, Make-It-Yourself Projects, and More (Boxcar Children Mysteries)

by: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 144
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The Boxcar Children have long been known for being creative and resourceful. This hardcover book is filled with fun how-to guides for everyday adventures. It includes tips and tricks for mystery solving (how to make invisible ink and create secret codes), travel (how to pack a suitcase; how to take great snapshots), and enjoying the great outdoors. Each of the four Boxcar Children has their own section–practical advice from Jessie, a “roughing it” guide from Henry, crafts and art projects from Violet, and recipes from Benny! A great gift for Boxcar fans.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

25. The Dr. Seuss Coloring Book

by: Dr. Seuss
Release date: Nov 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
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Images from the work of Dr. Seuss for all ages to color!
 
This beautiful book—featuring two colors of foil on the cover—will provide hours of creative fun for Dr. Seuss fans from 7 to 107! With intricate illustrations (some more complex than others), playful patterns, and iconic images based on pages from such titles as The Cat in the Hat, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who!, now you can color Dr. Seuss’s work any way you want!
 
Want to know if your favorite is included? The illustrations to color are derived from the following books: And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street, The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat’s Songbook, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book, The Foot Book, Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, If I Ran the Circus, If I Ran the Zoo, The Lorax, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, On Beyond Zebra, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Scrambled Eggs Super, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!, What Pet Should I Get?, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, and You’re Only Old Once.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Dr. Seuss

26. Valentine School Parties . . . What Do I Do? (What Do I Do? series)

by: Wilhelminia RippleHeather Anderson
Release date: Nov 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 192
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Covering all aspects of planning a Valentine s Day party, this book contains games, crafts, party favors, sweets, drinks, and Valentine boxes. All of the activities have easy-to-follow directions and require only readily available materials. There are six party themes to choose from: hearts, cupids, love and friendship, animals, post office, and February and presidents. For parents who want to help out at school, there is information on what they can do as a classroom parent. Valentine School Parties . . . What Do I Do? can also be used at home to make private parties a smashing success.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

27. The Everything Kids’ Puzzle Book: Mazes, Word Games, Puzzles & More! Hours of Fun!

by: Jennifer A. EricssonBeth L. Blair
Release date: Mar 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 144
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Wind your way through pages of endless fun!

  • Decode a secret message using the phases of the moon.
  • Wind your way through a pizza maze.
  • Find hidden presidents, borrow some drachmas, and unscramble an invention time line.
  • Play super duper tic-tac-toe, classic hangman, and match up snowflakes.

And look for Mervin the Mouse every time you turn the page—he’s watching from his hiding place to help you through this wild and whacky jam-packed puzzle book! Sharpen more than one pencil–there are enough puzzles here to keep you entertained for hours!

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature

28. Fantasy Art Coloring Book: Fairies, mermaids, dragons and more! By artist Molly Harrison

by: Molly Harrison
Release date: Jun 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 52
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Fantasy Art Coloring Book was illustrated by artist Molly Harrison. Filled with 25 black and white illustrations of fairies, mermaids, witches, and more, it will bring coloring fun for people of all ages!
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

29. Paper Engineering for Pop-Up Books and Cards

by: Mark Hiner
Release date: Apr 15, 1986
Number of Pages: 48
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This book illustrates in dynamic form ten basic mechanisms which are used in making pop-up books. It offers many imaginative possibilities. Each of the ten basic mechanisms is illustrated by a working model which you can cut out and make. When finished, it glues back into the book on a special tab and folds away to make a kind of 3-dimensional dictionary or encyclopedia. For each working model there is also a page called ‘technical considerations’ which points out important features of the mechanism and suggests how it might be used to create original designs of your own.
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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques

30. Tea Party Bible Times for Mom and Me

by: Mary J. Murray
Release date: Jul 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 128
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This charming and unique Bible study offers mothers and daughters aged 7-12 a delightful way to strengthen their special bond and grow in their faith. Author Mary Murray inspires great conversations and interactions with clever Scripture-based activities that explore inner beauty, kindness, friendship, and more as she draws moms and daughters together with

  • special tea and treat recipes to cook up collaboration and hospitality
  • craft projects to turn thoughts and talk to the Creator
  • tea party ideas that serve up fellowship and fun
  • Bible readings and memory verses along with journaling sections
  • mother-daughter moments that celebrate life and faith

Once completed, this study, journal, and activity book will hold dear memories and will provide great joy and encouragement for years to come.

This gift-worthy gathering of sweet ideas will make every occasion extra special and special occasions more meaningful for moms and their little girls.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

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