Best Activities, Crafts & Games Books for 11 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 activities, crafts & games books for 11 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. Adult Coloring Books: Relaxing Patterns

by: Emma Andrews
Release date: Jan 21, 2016
Number of Pages: 102
Find in Library
Read Review
Unwind and kick back with Adult Coloring Books: Relaxing Patterns. Escape from all of the stress in no time coloring pages inspired by vintage patterns, tribal designs, and more. 50 designs of different detail and complexity will keep you entertained for hours. This coloring book for grown ups is great for crayons, markers, colored pencils, and fine tip pens. The beautiful pen and ink illustrations are waiting for imagination and color! Adult Coloring Books: Relaxing Patterns can be appreciated by all ages. Relax and enjoy!
tags:

Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

2. Children’s Book: Modes of Transportation: ABC Book of Rhymes (Book for kids) (Beginner readers-values-Funny-Rhymes-read along-series.) (Children’s Books with Good Values)

by: Yael RosenbergSarah MazorCherizar Graham
Release date: Jan 14, 2014
Number of Pages: 58
Find in Library
Read Review
** Full-Screen Colorful Display on all Kindle Devices / Apps **
— Entertain and Educate your Curious Child! —
The Modes of Transportation: ABC Book of Rhymes boasts of gorgeous images along with cute and fun rhymes that feature a variety of modes of transportation and the letter in the alphabet that they represent. This children’s rhyming picture book is appropriate for reading to preschool kids and for middle childhood aged children who can read themselves. This book is an excellent addition to children’s libraries, whether they are homeschooled or attend traditional educational institutions.

Modes of transportation in the modern world are for the most part efficient, fast, and reliable. But to this day versions of transportation apparatuses that are powered by human and animal energy, still serve humanity. In this Modes of Transportation: ABC Book of Rhymes the past and the present intermingle. From the Camel to the Ute, from the Stage Coach to the X’trapolis, from the Ornithopter to the Airplane, and from Zip?-Lines to Mountains Bikes, you’ll find them all here.

A bonus section is included in the back of the Kindle edition contains a bit of history and trivia about each of the featured transportation apparatus.

tags:

Children’s Books > Cars, Trains & Things That Go

3. Word Play Cafe: Cool Codes, Priceless Punzles & Phantastic Phonetec Phun (Williamson Kids Can! Series)

by: Michael Kline
Release date: Jul 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 128
Find in Library
Read Review
Intended for children aged 9 to 12 years, “Wordplay Cafe” is so imaginative that kids and adults will be laughing together before they even begin a word game! Kline has added his trademark “Pundits”, a combination of art and word games for kids that encourage both visual and auditory thinkers. “Wordplay Cafe” is a serious vocabulary builder in disguise, but kids will see it as silly fun of the most wholesome kind.
tags:

Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

4. Hello Angel Majestic Animals Coloring Collection

by: Angelea Van Dam
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
Find in Library
Read Review
Hello Angel coloring books are packed with enough intricate details and intriguing illustrations to provide hours of coloring creativity. Each design comes with a little tangled inspiration, a bit of dot work, heaps of doodles, and oodles of imagination. Readers will find fantastical flowers, cute critters, motivating messages, magical mandalas, and pretty patterns, all waiting to be filled with every color of the rainbow. Even experienced coloristas are sure to find something new and exciting here that they can’t help but love. Talented kiwi artist Angela Van Dam creates exquisite images for you to make beautiful with your own coloring style. Use markers, colored pencils, crayons, gel pens, or paints even better, use them all!
tags:

Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

5. Fantasy Warriors Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: Arkady Roytman
Release date: Dec 17, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
This coloring quest features 16 stained glass images of warriors battling for survival. A medieval dwarf on horseback brandishes a spiked flail, an elfin soldier readies his bow and arrow, and a troupe of other fighters prepare for combat. Each page is perforated for easy removal and display. Place the colored pages against a window or lamp for glowing stained glass effects. 
tags:

Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > History

6. Color Yourself to Mindfulness: 100 Mandalas and Motifs to Color Your Way to Inner Calm (Adult Coloring Book)

by: CICO Books
Release date: Oct 15, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
Find in Library
Read Review
The act of being mindful is being aware of the present moment. The process of coloring becomes a meditiative process by which you are intently aware of colors, designs and motifs. You are living in the moment and the concentration and repetitive nature of the simple art of coloring takes over as you become oblivious to the stresses and strains of everyday living.

Mandalas, symbols of the cosmos, have for hundreds of years inspired those who gaze upon them. Color Yoursefl to Mindfulness will give you inner calm and peace as you connect to the shapes and symbols that create these powerful images.

Here we present 100 original designs of mandalas for Awareness, Forgiveness, Wisdom, Abundance, Creativity and Karma.

tags:

Arts & Photography > Drawing

7. Tattoo Art Coloring Book: Ink Designs for Inner Peace (Serene Coloring)

by: Lark Crafts
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
Find in Library
Read Review
These 90 magnificent designs—from elaborately detailed elephants to skulls, dragons, and eagles—just beg to be colored in. Use them for meditative downtime . . . or to inspire a real tattoo!
tags:

Arts & Photography > Other Media > Body Art & Tattoo

8. 101 Things to Do Outside: Loads of fantastically fun reasons to get up, get out, and get active!

by: Creative Team of Weldon Owen
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 144
Find in Library
Read Review

From animal tracking and survival skills to using a compass and growing vegetables, 101 Things to Do Outside is the perfect guide for young explorers and aspiring adventurers longing for a taste of the great outdoors. Right outside your front door, there’s a world bursting with adventures just waiting to be explored. This pocket-sized book is overflowing with things to try, do, learn, and remember (plus it has a handy checklist!). Includes helpful step-by-step illustrations and plenty of activities and lessons. Actvities include: Outdoor games such as beach basketball and giant chess; Outdoor art projects such as build a hammock and making bark rubbings; Outdoor nature activities such as bug hunting and fossil hunting; Outdoor gardening activities such as planting a boot garden and creating an herb window box; Outdoor exploring activities such as cooking on a campfire and sending message with a flashlight. The fourth installment of the 101 Things series encourages children to step away from the computer screen and experience nature firsthand from their very own backyards.

tags:

Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

9. Make Your Own T. Rex

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Aug 20, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
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?”

tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

10. 175 Easy-to-Do Easter Crafts: Creative Uses for Recyclables (Easy-To-Do Crafts, Easy-To-Find Things)

by: Dunn Sharon Umnik
Release date: Jan 01, 1994
Number of Pages: 64
Find in Library
Read Review
From bunnies, chicks, eggs, and baskets to flowers, jewelry, gifts, and puppets–everything a child needs to create a super celebration of spring can be found in this fun-filled craft book. Children will have hours of fun making Victorian Eggs, Bunny Puppets, Egg-Carton Tulips, a Fuzzy-Wuzzy Rabbit pin, and many other inventive crafts. Easy-to-follow directions and full-color photographs ensure success for young craft makers.
tags:

Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

11. Creative Haven Ornamental Designs Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

by: John M. Alves
Release date: Jun 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 64
Find in Library
Read Review

Inspired by medieval decorations, these 31 dynamic designs offer colorists a creative challenge. The full-page images of repeating patterns incorporate flowers, interlocking rings, quatrefoils, and other eye-catching motifs to form ornamental designs of timeless beauty. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Ornamental Designs and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

tags:

Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Commercial > Illustration

12. Hidden Faces Coloring Book

by: Kayla Kennington
Release date: Jan 26, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
Find in Library
Read Review

Grab some colored pencils and unwind for a little while with Hidden Faces Coloring Book. Everyone is so tied to the clock these days and studies have proven that adult coloring books provide a great venue for relaxation. This coloring book, in particular, is a striking collection of 45 intriguing projects. Get creative with:

  • faces and profiles
  • geometric designs and shapes
  • intricate patterns
  • and more!

In this coloring book, author and illustrator Kayla Kennington offers lovely designs for any age and skill level with unique patterns that range from very simple to more challenging. Perforation makes it easy to detach pages for display.

tags:

Arts & Photography > Drawing > Colored Pencil

13. Return of the Nose Masks

by: Rick Meyerowitz
Release date: Sep 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 96
Find in Library
Read Review
Truly nutty ideas never die. They just lie in wait to come back when you least expect it. Exactly twenty years ago, those two wacky books of nasal disguises, Nose Masks I and Nose Masks II, appeared and America seemed to inhale them. There were nose mask parties, celebrities wearing nose masks, nose masks in parades. Today, like the Beetle, the yo-yo, and aviator shades, they’re back. Return of the Nose Masks is wackiness for a whole new generation of grown-ups, children, and grown-ups with an inner child. Created by the original nose mask auteur, Rick Meyerowitz, here are 150 original costumes for the nose. Printed in four-color and perforated, there is the Fat Cat, Cooool Cat, and Cocktail Cat. Lawrence and Lenore of Arabia. The Velvet Frog. Nefertootsie and the Tut Mask. The three freedoms–Freedom to Sing, Freedom to Dance, Freedom to Shop. Holiday nose masks, underwater nose masks, career noses masks, modern art nose masks. There are little square nose masks and big vertical nose masks. Mustache nose masks, nose ring nose masks, and the Big Tongue page. Even the Buddha, for that mood of spiritual longing. The nose masks come with instructions for any-size nose on any-age face. The fit is snug, and the look is just right. Ships in time for Halloween.
tags:

Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

14. Spooky Magic Tricks

by: David Knoles
Release date: Aug 01, 1994
Number of Pages: 128
Find in Library
Read Review
A collection of ghostly illusions and tricks, such as pulling a vampire bat out of an empty hat. Chilling tales and sinister stories are provided to embellish the performance, and cartoons add to the humour of this book.
tags:

Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games > Magic

15. Wise Words to Color: Inspiration to Live and Color By

by: Zoe IngramZoe Ingram
Release date: Apr 19, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
Find in Library
Read Review

Wise Words to Color offers a variety of Instagram-ready quotations and designs to color, guaranteed to inspire any recent graduate. With short words of advice from classic authors including Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, this book is a keepsake just waiting for your creative touch. Printed on heavy stock with intricate black-and-white interiors and a distinctive uncoated cover with specs, this book is a beautiful gift—or a pick-me-up for yourself!

tags:

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

16. Behind the Wheel (Choose Your Own Adventure #121)

by: R.A. Montgomery
Release date: Jan 01, 1992
Number of Pages: 128
Find in Library
Read Review
In Switzerland preparing for the biggest auto race in Europe, the reader is approached by someone from the gambling circuit and offered a lot of money to throw the race.
tags:

Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

17. Boats Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: A. G. Smith
Release date: Jul 15, 1999
Number of Pages: 8
Find in Library
Read Review
For youngsters who like boats and who like to color, this little activity book offers hours of fun. Illustrations of eight different vessels, attractively rendered by artist A. G. Smith, depict a sturdy tugboat, a simple dory with a fisherman on board preparing his traps, a sleek sailboat, a trawler, an ocean liner, a triple-masted Chinese junk, and two more. Youngsters can bring these ships magically to life simply by coloring the boldly outlined drawings with felt-tip pens, crayons, or paints and then placing them in a window or near a source of bright light.
tags:

Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

18. Snakes Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: John Green
Release date: Sep 14, 1994
Number of Pages: 8
Find in Library
Read Review
Striking portraits of a rock python, cobra, coral snake, copperhead, rattlesnake, smooth snake, and the garter snake.
tags:

Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

19. Jungle Paradise: A coloring adventure into the wild

by: Lorna Scobie
Release date: Feb 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
Find in Library
Read Review
Escape the stresses of life and transport yourself to the heart of the jungle by simply picking up a coloring pencil. Featuring all your favorite jungle animals – from chameleons, toucans, leopards, and anteaters to turtles and tropical fish – and vibrant plant life, Jungle Paradise includes a combination of detailed illustrated scenes and cross-sections (for a longer coloring session) and simpler, abstract objects (for short breaks). It is sure to match your every mood and creative urge.

You can color in the rain forest or add in your own flora and fauna to create a unique artwork. The artist’s intricate style of illustration invites you to reach for a pen and immerse yourself in this exotic jungle world. Complete with motivational and calming quotes throughout, this is the perfect coloring book to help you relax and unwind.

tags:

Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

20. Let’s Party! (What’s Your Style?) (What’s Your Style?)

by: Alison BellKun-Sung Chung
Release date: Dec 08, 2005
Number of Pages: 64
Find in Library
Read Review
Throwing a party is a great way to express your personality! Need ideas for your upcoming bash? Let’s Party! provides eight cool and complete party plans, which will reflect one’s own unique style, like the “Sensational Spa” and the “Spy Thriller Party.” With mix n’ match party ideas, quizzes, and personality-specific troubleshooting tips, Let’s Party! is the perfect guide for any aspiring hostess, whether she’s a control chick or an improv queen!
tags:

Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

21. 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
Find in Library
Read Review
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.
tags:

Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

22. Seek, Color, Find Garden: A Treasure Hunt and Coloring Adventure

by: Robin Pickens
Release date: May 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 80
Find in Library
Read Review
Explore a magical garden where lush flowers, tender buds, and tiny creatures reveal the beauty of nature at every turn. Cultivate your creative spirit as you color, pattern, and embellish a living world of organic delights. Talented designer Robin Pickens presents 32 inspirational drawings to color with markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or gel pens. Nestled somewhere within each illustration are special little creatures and symbols for you to find (shown on the back of each page so you know what to look for). Have fun finding these tucked-away friends as you bring each image to life with glorious color! Robin gets you started with the basics of choosing and combining colors for beautiful results. You will also learn how to color the same image in different ways to create a feeling or set a mood. Full-color examples of finished pieces will get you inspired to pick up your coloring tools. Printed on one side only of high-quality, extra-thick paper, each page is perforated for easy removal and display.
tags:

Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

23. Trash to Toys

by: Nick Sarkady
Release date: Nov 08, 2010
Number of Pages: 112
Find in Library
Read Review
Not only is one man s trash another man s treasure, but one man s trash is another man s toy. In his new book, Trash to Toys, Nick Sarkady teaches you how to turn everyday items, such as egg cartons and bottles, into entertaining games. Create new memories with your family and teach your children good sportsmanship while you play Bottle Cap Drop, Checkers, Poison Frog, and other exciting games. Next time you go to throw something away, you may want to think twice. There s no better way to recycle trash than for family fun.
tags:

Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games

24. The Aboriginal Art Colouring Book (The Colouring Book Series)

by: Penny Brown
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 80
Find in Library
Read Review
Take a much deserved break from the stresses of modern day life with a hobby that is nostalgic, creative and therapeutic all at the same time. The Aboriginal Art Colouring Book provides beautiful designs inspired by Aboriginal art to color in that are a step beyond children’s favorites and perfect for adults too. The paper is ideal for coloring using marker pens, colored pencils, felt-tips or paints, and the designs are printed on just one side of the paper to avoid show-through. There are small, simple motifs that are perfect for coloring in when you have just a few minutes to spare, as well as more absorbing projects for when you have more time. At the front of the book are some ready-colored images to inspire you, and all of the Search Press coloring books can be downloaded as PDFs from our website searchpress.com. Those who prefer to work onscreen can scan the images from the book and use their favorite software to color them. Whether you color for relaxation or wish to incorporate the pictures into larger, more creative projects, there is something for everyone in this beautiful book.
tags:

Arts & Photography > Drawing

25. Art Pocket Activity Fun and Games: Games and Puzzles, Fold-out Scenes, Patterned Paper, Stickers!

by: Ruth Thomson
Release date: Mar 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 96
Find in Library
Read Review
Pocket Activity Fun and Games books are miniature versions of the titles in Barron’s larger-format Creativity Books. The smaller size is perfect for keeping kids busy on trips when space is at a premium. Parents can simply stow a bunch of these little books in a bag and go! Features include:

  • Pages to color
  • Puzzles and mazes to solve
  • Stickers for decorating fold-out illustrations
  • Projects to construct
  • Games to play

    Like their larger counterparts, each title in Barron’s Pocket Activity Fun and Games series has a distinctive theme to capture the imaginations of boys and girls and illustrations on virtually every page. In Art Pocket Activity Fun and Games, kids can learn to draw a human face, change the expression on the Mona Lisa, color Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and more!

  • tags:

    Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

    26. The Big Chill-Out Colouring Book: 12 beautiful patterns from around the world

    by: Christine Dymond
    Release date: Dec 15, 2015
    Number of Pages: 24
    Find in Library
    Read Review
    Creative, therapeutic, addictive! Take a much deserved break from the stresses of modern life and lose yourself in Christine Dymond’s intricate and captivating designs. Pick up a pen, pencil or brush and delve into 12 full-page designs inspired by combinations of Celtic, Roman, Islamic and Renaissance styles and patterns. Printed in black and white on high-quality, non-bleed paper, these beautifully drawn designs, inspired by cultures from all over the world, can be hand-colored using any medium you like ? felt-tips, gouache, watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils, brush pens, etc. Choose your favorite color scheme ? or have a look at the full-color suggestion inside for inspiration.
    tags:

    Arts & Photography > Drawing

    27. Color Me Calm Mandalas for Kids: kids mandalas coloring book for creativity, art therapy, and relaxation. (Coloring books for grownups) (Volume 31)

    by: ZenMaster Coloring Books
    Release date: May 27, 2016
    Number of Pages: 60
    Find in Library
    Read Review
    This coloring book for kids is full of easy and relaxing mandalas that will allow your child to unleash their creativity. Parents and adults will also enjoy coloring in this book!
    tags:

    Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

    28. Graffiti Art Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Books)

    by: Jeremy Elder
    Release date: Apr 20, 2016
    Number of Pages: 32
    Find in Library
    Read Review
    Color an awesome gallery of graffiti slogans and images! Fans of graffiti art will revel in these super-cool illustrations. Thirty original, streetwise designs offer a fabulous variety of coloring possibilities, from ornately lettered slogans to clowns, skulls, devils, and other striking images on flashy backgrounds. Best of all, this graffiti art requires no spray-paint expertise and is completely legal.
    tags:

    Arts & Photography > Other Media > Graffiti & Street Art

    29. 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
    Find in Library
    Read Review
    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.
    tags:

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

    30. Fun to Color Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Little Activity Books)

    by: A. G. Smith
    Release date: Jan 29, 2004
    Number of Pages: 8
    Find in Library
    Read Review
    Eight lovely designs: circles within circles, triangles inside squares, 3-dimensional cubes, and other fascinating figures.
    tags:

    Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

    Best Selling Books for 11 year olds:

    Recommended Books for 11 year olds:

    Best Selling Activities, Crafts & Games Books for:

    Recommended Activities, Crafts & Games Books for:

    Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2016 8:16 AM

    Advertisements

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s