Best Activities, Crafts & Games Books for 3 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 activities, crafts & games books for 3 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. Baby: Hide and Seek!

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Jan 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 16
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Perfect for reading aloud and encouraging early word recognition, these chunky board books are just right for babies who love to explore shape and texture.

  • Fun flaps, bright colors, and simple, bold designs will grab baby’s attention
  • Easy-grip tabs make it accessible for baby to hold and explore
  • Simple, playful text makes it easy for reading aloud
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2. Around the World Matching Game

by: Micah Player
Release date: Aug 20, 2013
Number of Pages: 72
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France, Scotland, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Israel, Iraq, and many more countries are featured in this classic matching game. Children will enjoy exploring the world while developing their memory, concentration, and matching skills. And like the Around the World Puzzle, the 72 matching game pieces may be placed side by side in a long parade so that the characters all hold hands in a festive celebration of global unity!
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3. Cut & Assemble the EMERALD CITY OF OZ

by: Dick Martin
Release date: Dec 01, 1980
Number of Pages: 40
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Build your own fabulous Oz city: Royal Palace of Oz, Emerald City Gates, Emerald City Emporium, Sweet Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Hozpitality House, 8 other structures. Assemble with scissors and glue and let your characters walk down that Yellow Brick Road to fantasy and adventure.
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4. Invisible ABC Magic Picture Book (Dover Little Activity Books)

by: Anna Pomaska
Release date: Oct 06, 1994
Number of Pages: 16
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Rub blank spaces on each page with a pencil, names of objects and their pictures appear.
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5. Paper Zoo

by: Oscar Sabini
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 20
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This ingenious and charming activity book makes it possible for anybody, ages three and up, to create colorful animal collages. Young artists tear apart decorated sheets of patterned paper, either their own or those found in the back of the book, paste them onto blank cards, also provided, and then slip them into the book’s cleverly designed paper pockets with eight different animal-shaped windows, including a roaring lion, a splashing hippo, a colorful toucan, a trumpeting elephant, a snapping crocodile, a naughty monkey, a dashing bear, and a group portrait!
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Children’s Books > Animals

6. Kids Celebrate!: Activities for Special Days Throughout the Year

by: Maria Bonfanti EscheClare Bonfanti BrahamMary Jones
Release date: Mar 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 304
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Children love learning about special days and celebrating them with arts and crafts. Skipping the typical green shamrocks, orange paper pumpkins, and red doily hearts, Kids Celebrate! lists 100 days to remember with 200 related activities for children and grown-ups. There’s a Hansel and Gretel walk for Jakob Grimm’s birthday, a Mexican fiesta for Cinco de Mayo, and a first aid kit to make in honor of Clara Barton’s Birthday. The significance of each special day is explained in this educational tribute to the holidays, history, and accomplishments of many cultures and many people.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

7. Creative Haven Geometric Genius Stained Glass Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

by: Henry Shaw
Release date: Oct 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Drawn from an authentic Victorian stained glass pattern book that dates back to 1848, here are 16 antique patterns to color. “Some of the designs are very quaint and curious, others most elaborately beautiful, leading the eye in winding mazes of intricate invention.” — The Art Journal. After coloring, place the perforated pages near a light source to admire the brilliant effects. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Geometric Genius Stained Glass Coloring Book 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.

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Arts & Photography

8. Creative Haven Wild Horses Stained Glass Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

by: Marty Noble
Release date: Oct 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Let your imagination run wild with this majestic stained glass gallery of untamed horses in their natural environment. Horse lovers and experienced colorists alike will be thrilled by these 16 images of equine power and grace. Pages are perforated for easy removal: after coloring, place the images near a light source for glowing stained glass effects. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Wild Horses Stained Glass Coloring Book 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.
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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

9. Creative Haven Lotus: Designs with a Splash of Color (Adult Coloring)

by: Alberta Hutchinson
Release date: Jun 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 64
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Umbrella Flower, Deer Ears, and Candle Flower are among these 31 entrancing patterns inspired by lotus blossoms. Each of the stars, flowers, and geometric shapes feature a variety of colored outlines that will complement the completed image. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Lotus: Designs with a Splash of Color 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. Previously published as Creative Haven® Lotus Designs Coloring Book.

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Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design > Decorative Arts

10. Big Book of African American Activities (Black Jazz, Pizazz & Razzmatazz)

by: Carole Marsh
Release date: Dec 15, 2002
Number of Pages: 96
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11. Boats Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: A. G. Smith
Release date: Jul 15, 1999
Number of Pages: 8
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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.
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12. Mr. Messy: Coloring & Activity (Mr. Men and Little Miss)

by: Roger Hargreaves
Release date: Jul 20, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Mr. Messy is in a pickle when Mr. Neat and Mr. Tidy come to call.

Back to the Mr. Men & Little Miss microsite.

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13. Wipe-Clean Big Activity Book (Usborne Wipe-Clean Books)

by: Stacey Lamb
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 40
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Young children will have great fun completing the colorful activities in this wipe-clean book. There are patterns to doodle and scenes to complete, including dot-to-dots and mazes. A fun and engaging way for young children to learn and develop pen control. Each page is wipe-clean so that children can complete the activities again and again with the special pen.
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14. Winter Day Play!: Activities, Crafts, and Games for Indoors and Out

by: Nancy F. Castaldo
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 176
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Winter Day Play! puts the fun back into cold, snowy days for teachers and young children. Instead of the same old snow angels, they can try a Layer Up Relay that will get them bundled up fast, Snow Painting with spray bottles filled with food coloring, and making Snow Cream with fresh fallen snow. Kids will delight in building a Japanese Snow Cottage or playing the Native American Snow Snake Game. More than 70 activities will keep kids busy learning, exploring, and having fun all winter long. When it is just too cold to go outside, they’ll make Eskimo Yo-Yos, have a Marshmallow Sculpture Contest, or make a Snowflake Mobile. Parents and teachers can surprise kids with a Topsy-Turvy party, a Hawaiian luau, or a Winter Picnic. Whether in a group or by themselves, kids will find things to do inside or outside, wherever they live.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

15. Creative Haven Fabulous Flowers: Designs with a Splash of Color (Adult Coloring)

by: Susan Bloomenstein
Release date: Jun 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 64
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Playful interpretations of daisies, tulips, sunflowers, and other blossoms offer a garden of coloring possibilities. Each of the 31 designs is printed with a rainbow of shades that adds a colorful array of complementary hues. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Fabulous Flowers: Designs with a Splash of Color 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.

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Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design > Decorative Arts

16. Creative Haven How to Draw Fashion Figures (Adult Coloring)

by: Barbara Lanza
Release date: Feb 17, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Aspiring fashion illustrators can learn the basics with these step-by-step instructions for drawing 15 outfits. From cool and casual to sleek and dressy, the designs feature completed illustrations to color or trace. Blank pages for sketching practice are perforated for easy removal, and full-color images on the inside covers offer inspiration. Specially designed for experienced colorists, How to DrawFashion Figures 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.
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Arts & Photography > Drawing

17. Creative Haven How to Draw Garden Flowers: Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for drawing 15 different beautiful blossoms (Adult Coloring)

by: Marty Noble
Release date: Sep 23, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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Feel your inspiration bloom with simple directions for drawing 15 popular garden flowers: chrysanthemum, daffodil, peony, tulip, and more. A completed illustration of each flower is included, ready to color or trace. Practice and display your skills on blank pages that are decorated with beautiful borders and perforated for easy removal. Colored images are included on the inside covers for reference. Specially designed for experienced colorists, How to DrawBirds 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.

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Arts & Photography > Drawing

18. All Around Town!: Exploring Your Community Through Craft Fun (Williamson Little Hands Book)

by: Judy PressKaren Weiss
Release date: Apr 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 128
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Explores the library, police station, park, post office, and other parts of a neighborhood through craft activities such as making a butterfly book bag, paper airplane, puppy puppet, and more.
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19. Fairy Snap (Card Games)

by: Lesley Danson
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 52
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Fairy Snap is a game for two or more players. This box contains 52 cards (4 matching sets of 13). The object of the game is to win all the cards. 52 cards.
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20. Fun to Color Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Little Activity Books)

by: A. G. Smith
Release date: Jan 29, 2004
Number of Pages: 8
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Eight lovely designs: circles within circles, triangles inside squares, 3-dimensional cubes, and other fascinating figures.
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21. Fun with Musical Instruments Stencils (Dover Little Activity Books)

by: Paul E. Kennedy
Release date: Mar 12, 1992
Number of Pages: 6
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Sturdy, reusable stencils introduce youngsters to 6 different music-makers. Boldly colored, clearly defined stencils depict a piano, trumpet, saxophone, violin, guitar, and drum. Hours of educational coloring fun for youngsters; valuable collection for craft-oriented adults. 6 pre-cut stencils.
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22. Indian Designs Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: John Green
Release date: Sep 22, 1993
Number of Pages: 8
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Eight distinctive figures and objects: Hopi dancer, Navaho sand painting of a woman, Blackfoot Indian in headdress, Plains Indian teepee, Pueblo pottery jar, 3 others.
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23. Teddy Bear Family Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: Cathy Beylon
Release date: Apr 15, 2003
Number of Pages: 16
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Eight charming scenes of bruins reading, playing, hugging, posing for a family portrait, and more.
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24. Teddy Bears Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

by: Ted MentenColoring Books
Release date: Feb 01, 1991
Number of Pages: 16
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Outlines of 8 little bruins — running with a honey jar, preening before a mirror, holding a handful of balloons, and 5 more — are printed on translucent paper, ready to be colored and hung near a bright source of light to produce a captivating stained glass effect.
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25. Flower Fairies Magical Painting Activity Book

by: Cicely Mary Barker
Release date: Feb 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 24
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Rub your pencil over the pages to discover secret fairy caves. Color in the pictures with a paint brush dipped in water and watch as their true fairy colors are revealed. With 16 mystic and magical pictures, activities, and more, this book is bursting with fun.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

26. Jesus Saves! Take-Home Mini-Books, Grades PK – 2: His Life, His Love, His Promises, and Why Kids Can Trust Him

by: Sandy Wardman
Release date: May 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 112
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Have fun with faith using Jesus Saves! Take-Home Mini-Books for grades PK–2! This 112-page book features 12 interactive lessons, each with a related take-home mini-book that children create. Each lesson provides a fun, interactive warm-up, a craft, a puzzle activity, and a mini-devotional that helps teachers prepare their hearts for teaching the lesson.
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Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Children & Teens

27. The Kids Can Do It Book

by: Deri Robins
Release date: Sep 15, 1993
Number of Pages: 80
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Here are over 60 indoor and outdoor activities and projects that children can do by themselves or with small assistance from an adult.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

28. Popular Mechanics for Kids: Who Uses a Hammer?

by: Popular Mechanics
Release date: Mar 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 10
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The woodworker, the artist, Mom hanging pictures, and some friends making a go-cart: they all need the hammer to do their work. Listen to it pound and chip and wham, wham, wham. If you had a hammer, would it knock, knock too?
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works

29. Simon Says Moo like a Cow

by: Sarah Vince
Release date: Jul 03, 2012
Number of Pages: 12
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Simon Says is a series of fun mirror books for little ones.   

Fold-out mirrors allow children to read the book while they copy all of the funny faces inside. Simple instructions guide parents and children through the book, and encourage them to join in the mirror fun. Fun illustrations will delight children and help them to match the silly faces and noises.

Titles include Smile Like a Princess, Roar Like a Lion, Yee-haw Like a Cowboy, and Moo Like a Cow.

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30. Simon Says Roar like a Lion

by: Sarah Vince
Release date: Jul 03, 2012
Number of Pages: 12
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Simon Says is a series of fun mirror books for little ones.   

Fold-out mirrors allow children to read the book while they copy all of the funny faces inside. Simple instructions guide parents and children through the book, and encourage them to join in the mirror fun. Fun illustrations will delight children and help them to match the silly faces and noises.

Titles include Smile Like a Princess, Roar Like a Lion, Yee-haw Like a Cowboy, and Moo Like a Cow.

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