Best Activities, Crafts & Games Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 activities, crafts & games books for 5 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. Presiona Aqui (Press Here Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition)

by: Herve Tullet
Release date: Jul 25, 2012
Number of Pages: 56
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Press Here, the irrepressible New York Times bestseller, is now available in a Spanish language edition. With four starred reviews, a long-running spot as a New York Times bestseller, and appearances on almost every major “Best of Year” list, this remarkable book has won ardent fans everywhere with its simple but irresistible conceit: PRESS HERE on the yellow dot and watch the magic happen! Proving that the power of imagination trumps all technology and sophisticated language, this book’s compelling interactivity makes it perfect to read (and play!) in the multilingual home or classroom.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Foreign Language Learning > Spanish

2. Those Funny Flamingos (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Jan L WickerSteve Weaver
Release date: Apr 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 55
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Ever wonder about those funny, big, pink birds that stand on one leg and eat upside down? This book answers 20 questions about flamingos to teach you a lot about those big pink birds.

In addition to finally understanding why they stand on one leg and eat upside down, you’ll learn the answers to questions like these:

  • How do flamingos stay dry?
  • Can flamingos salute?
  • How can flamingos bend their knees backwards?
  • Why do flamingos have webbed feet?
  • How many eggs does a flamingo lay?
  • Are baby flamingos pink?

So come along and let’s take a world tour to see where flamingos live and why they do what they do. you’ll even learn how to draw them and how to make one from a candy cane.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

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

4. Those Excellent Eagles (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Jan L WickerSteve WeaverH G Moore
Release date: Apr 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 55
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  • Why is it called the Bald Eagle?
  • What do eagles eat?
  • How strong are eagles?
  • How well can an eagle see?
  • How fast can an eagle fly?
  • Where in the world do eagles live?

And you will also learn how to make an eagle and an eagle’s nest you can eat! As in all the books in this series, each question and answer is illustrated with a large color photograph and a charming illustration.Click here to see more books in the Those Amazing Animals series.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

5. Watch Me Draw: A Boy’s Adventure

by: Jenna WinterbergDiana Fisher
Release date: Sep 21, 2006
Number of Pages: 24
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Each 24-page book includes a special flip-down paper pad (designed to be used while the book is open) that is preprinted with 11 unfinished drawings for the child to complete. And when each drawing is finished, a special “reward” sticker completes the scene and provides a sense of accomplishment.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Drawing

6. We Love Foxes! Children’s Book of Fun, Fascinating Facts and Amazing Pictures (Animal Habitats)(Foxes Book)(Early Learning) (Adventure & Education Kids Ebooks for Early & Beginner Readers 2)

by: Ellie Potter
Release date: Apr 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 28
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We Love Foxes!

Foxes are fascinating animals – very intelligent, social, flexible and adaptable. We often assume we know all about them but the truth is these amazing animals are often misunderstood and there are lots of curious fox facts people don’t know or often forget.

Did you know that…
– Foxes are wonderful parents
– Foxes have whiskers on their feet
– Foxes can climb trees
– Foxes love to play

Learn all this and so much more in this amazing educational picture book that is sure to capture the attention of young children and encourage them to learn and explore animals’ lives in the wild and in captivity!
Primary school teacher and busy mom Ellie Potter believes strongly that the best way for children to learn new things is by playing games and having fun, but most importantly, by creating opportunities for them to use their imagination. Her commitment to education together with her extensive teaching exprience find expression in her informative and fun-filled Educational Animal Books Series.

Scroll up, GRAB A COPY TODAY and curl up next to your little one for a short and sweet bedtime story. Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to affirm your children’s natural compassion toward animals and teach them to appreciate the wonders of Mother Nature.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

7. Rainy Day Fun

by: TCM
Release date: Nov 16, 2004
Number of Pages: 160
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Keep kids busy with creative things to do, crafts to make, and foods to cook. This book has been awarded the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval.
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8. Lets Celebrate St Patricks Day (Single Titles)

by: Peter Roop
Release date: Feb 06, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

9. 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
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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.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

10. Those Mischievous Monkeys (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Bonnie NickelSteve Weaver
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 56
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Fourteenth in the series of Those Amazing Animals, this book asks and answers 20 questions, each with an amazing photo and one of Steve Weaver’s loveable illustrations.

  • Did you ever think a monkey could be like a duck?
  • Did you ever wonder why howlers howl?
  • If all monkeys swing from their tails?
  • Whether monkeys live in the snow?
  • Did you know that monkeys can look like pirates, squirrels, owls, or lions?

These and many other questions about these adorable, humorous, and playful animals are answered in Those Mischievous Monkeys.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

11. Deanna Durbin Paper Dolls

by: Paper DollsJenny TaliadorosNorman Mingo
Release date: Aug 30, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
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From teen star to leading lady, Deanna Durbin was an audience favorite with her bright personality and sweet, clear singing voice. Many of her movie costumes are represented in this 1941 Merrill reproduction including Its a Date and Spring Parade. The pretty cover design by Norman Mingo features two dolls to go with eight clothing pages. A lovely star biography is included on the inside back cover, written by acclaimed fashion forecaster, David Wofe.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Fiction

12. Magic Kitten Activity Book

by: Sue Bentley
Release date: Jun 26, 2007
Number of Pages: 116
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The purrect gift for all Magic Kitten fans! Based around the stories from the best-selling series, the “Magic Kitten Magical Activity Book” is bursting with games, puzzles, quizzes and sparkling things to make, do, read and draw. See how much you know about Flame and his adventures, spot the secret messages, learn how to take care of your own kitten, and use the special sparkling stickers to create some magic of your own – it’s purrfect summer fun!
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

13. The Rain or Shine Activity Book: Fun Things to Make and Do

by: Joanna ColeStephanie CalmensonAlan Tiegreen
Release date: Aug 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 192
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Gives directions for games and amusements of all kinds, including riddles, tongue-twisters, card games, street rhymes, brain teasers, and fun with string.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

14. Those Big Bears (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Jan Lee WickerSteve Weaver
Release date: Jun 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 56
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Did you know that koala bears are not really bears at all? Can you believe there is a bear that has no front teeth? Did you know that black bears are not always black? If bears can outrun, outswim, and outclimb you, what do you do if you see one in the wild? This book will answer these 4 questions and 16 more. 20 color photos and 20 funny cartoons. Includes a recipe for a yummy Powered Panda, as well as other fun activities.Click here to see more books in the Those Amazing Animals series.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

15. Those Delightful Dolphins (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Jan Lee WickerSteve Weaver
Release date: May 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 55
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Questions and answers about dolphins that will show you how delightful they are.

  • Learn about the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise.
  • Find out how dolphins breathe and what they eat.
  • Do dolphins have teeth? What do they eat?
  • How do dolphins communicate? Find out how they make sounds and how well they can hear.
  • How smart are dolphins and what can they do?

You’ll discover all this and more! Make dolphin crafts including an edible dolphinarium and a handprint dolphin.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

16. Those Magical Manatees (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Jan L WickerSteve Weaver
Release date: May 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 55
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Twenty questions and answers about manatees.
you’ll find out more about their behavior, why they’re endangered, and what you can do to help. (5-9)

Fifteenth in the series of Those Amazing Animals. This fun elephant book asks and answers 20 questions, each with an amazing photo and one of Steve Weaver’s loveable illustrations.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

17. Ancient Romans Jigsaw Book (Usborne Luxury Jigsaw Books)

by: Struan ReidPeter AllenMichelle LawrenceAnne Millard
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 14
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Book by Reid, Struan
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Children’s Books > History > Ancient

18. Big Dump Truck Floor Puzzle Book

by: Caterpillar
Release date: Aug 18, 2005
Number of Pages: 12
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Big puzzle pieces in the pages of this book pop out to assemble into a picture of a big dump truck! Flip the pieces over to assemble a play mat that’s perfect for children to use with their own toy trucks and machines. It’s two puzzles in one for twice the fun!
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Games

19. A Book of Boxes

by: Lura Mason
Release date: Mar 16, 1989
Number of Pages: 16
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Seven “boxes” reveal a variety of treasures such as an Easter basket, treasure hunt game, magic card, and Christmas tree angel.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

20. Butterfly Arts & Crafts Fun Kit

by: Dover
Release date: Jan 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
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Make your projects soar with this value-packed crafts collection! The kit contains Butterflies and Flowers to Paint or Color; 4 stained glass coloring sheets; over 100 stickers including many that glitter; 6 sturdy, precut stencils; an 11 x 16 1/2 Color Your Own poster; Full-Color Decorative Butterfly IllustrationsCD-ROM and Book with 388 beautiful images for arts & crafts projects; and crayons.
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Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > Themes > Plants & Animals

21. Pirates Coloring Book 1 (Volume 1)

by: Nick Snels
Release date: Dec 27, 2014
Number of Pages: 92
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Ahoy there! Guaranteed to keep your little pirates entertained for hours! Bursting with over 40 pages of pirate ships, talking pirates and hoards of hidden treasure!

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 > Drawing

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

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

24. Sophia’s Jungle Adventure Coloring Book

by: Giselle ShardlowEmily Gedzyk
Release date: May 31, 2012
Number of Pages: 28
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This Kids Yoga Coloring Book is a great gift for a 3 to 8 year old to spark their creativity and get them into action.

Join Sophia’s jungle adventure! Fly like a toucan, slither like a snake, and flutter like a butterfly as you act out a Costa Rican jungle adventure – through this interactive Coloring Book complementing the Sophia’s Jungle Adventure storybook.

Includes List of Kids Yoga Poses and a Parent-Teacher Guide. Color, be active and have fun.

Sophia’s Jungle Adventure Coloring Book is a complement to the Sophia’s Jungle Adventure storybook, which is available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, and German. See the author’s page for the whole list of yoga stories at http://www.amazon.com/author/giselleshardlow.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Fitness

25. Those Amazing Alligators (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Kathy FeeneySteve Weaver
Release date: Feb 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 55
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Learn all about alligators–and they are amazing. Of course, you’ll learn the difference between alligators and crocodiles, and you’ll also find out how many teeth they have, why they have bumps, and how fast they can run.
you’ll meet the white alligators at the New Orleans Zoo, and even learn how to make a Glitter Gator PuppetClick here to see more books in the Those Amazing Animals series.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Reptiles & Amphibians

26. Those Colossal Cats (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Marta MagellanSteve Weaver
Release date: Oct 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 55
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Some cats are small, like the ones we keep as pets. Others are truly colossal, like lions, tigers, and leopards.

This charming book offers 20 questions and answers about these big cats so you’ll know all about them.

• What’s the difference between big and small cats?
• Do all big cats roar and purr?
• Why do tigers have stripes and leopards have spots?
• Which cat is the fastest?
• Do big cats like to swim?
• What are big cat babies like?
• Why do cats lick their fur?

Color your own tiger mask and make big cat finger puppets.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Lions, Tigers & Leopards

27. Those Giant Giraffes (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Jan Lee Wicker
Release date: Dec 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 50
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River bottoms, rock quarries, sinkholes, and caves from Texas to South Carolina are treasure chests of Ice Age fossils. Scientists and amateur collectors have uncovered bones and teeth of extinct giants such as mastodons, mammoths, giant ground sloths, and saber-toothed cats. The fossils provide important clues that help scientists piece together a story of what life was like more than 10,000 years ago.
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Children’s Books > Animals

28. Those Terrific Turtles (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Sarah Cussen
Release date: Sep 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 55
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20 questions and answers about turtles that will convince you that they are terrific! you’ll know the difference between a turtle and a tortoise, and you’ll know why they have shells.
you’ll know what sea turtles drink and how very far they travel. And you’ll understand why you shouldn’t turn on lights at the beach at night.
You will meet baby turtles and some very, very old ones. And you’ll go explore a pond.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

29. Those Voracious Vultures (Those Amazing Animals)

by: Marta MagellanSteve WeaverJames GersingRon Magill
Release date: Sep 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 55
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Vultures are voracious! They eat a lot of yucky stuff—and that’s good because it keeps things tidy. Here are 20 questions and answers about these clean-up birds so you’ll know all about them. You’ll learn why vultures’ heads are bald, why vultures vomit, why vultures don’t get sick when they eat rotten meat, why they circle in the sky, what baby vultures look like (cute fuzzballs), and whether turkey vultures gobble (no!).

Make a turkey vulture mobile, a vulture collage, and connect the dots to reveal a Eurasian vulture.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

30. The Usborne Big Book of Things to Do: Lots of Make and Play Ideas

by: Ray Gibson
Release date: May 30, 2003
Number of Pages: 192
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A learning activity book bursting with original, yet simple ideas for things to make and do. Easy to follow step-by-step picture instructions are included to encourage children to complete these projects with impressive results.
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