Best Activities, Crafts & Games Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 activities, crafts & games books for 6 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. Notebook Doodles Go Girl!: Coloring & Activity Book

by: Jess Volinski
Release date: Sep 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 80
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Notebook Doodles Go Girl! is not just another kid’s coloring book! It is designed specifically for the design-savvy TWEEN who thinks kids books are too juvenile and mom’s adult coloring books are too, well…adult! Inside this book, youthful readers will discover 30 interactive art activities that are just waiting to be filled with color. They will also find a coloring art lesson, 20 inspiring color palettes, 8 pages of colored examples, and inspiring quotes to go with every design. Watercolors, colored pencils, markers, crayons, and gel pens will all look stunning on high-quality, extra-thick paper. Each page is perforated, so when it’s finished, it can easily be removed to hang up or give as a gift.
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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

2. Pets (Learn to Draw)

by: Peter Mueller
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 40
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The award-winning Pets provides all the information kids need to begin creating inspired drawings of all their favorite furry family members! Children will learn to develop each lifelike drawing from basic shapes to finished drawings, simply by following along with the clear illustrations. They’ll also discover fun facts about the featured animals. (40-page paperback, 8.375 x 10.875) Awards: Dr. Toy Best Children’s Vacation Products

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Arts & Photography > Painting

3. 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

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

5. My Visits with Grandma: A Journal of Our Special Times Together

by: Marcia Dekoski
Release date: Mar 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 48
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Book by Dekoski, Marcia
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Multigenerational

6. Origami Playhouse: Fold, Play & Display!

by: Huy Voun Lee
Release date: Apr 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 60
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Learn to make colorful furniture for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, and dining room—all from a simple piece of paper. Create the origami décor, arrange and rearrange the rooms, and display on a desk or dresser. Hours of entertainment are just a few folds away!
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

7. Good Growing: A Kid’s Guide to Green Gardening (Klutz)

by: The Editors of Klutz
Release date: Mar 15, 2010
Number of Pages: 62
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Good Growing is packed with kid-tested and kid-tasted projects that will cultivate lifelong gardeners. The activities can be done year-round, in all type of climates, whether you have a sunny windowsill or a backyard as big as baseball field. The book comes with a selection of ready-to-plant seeds and two custom-designed Super Sprouters, engineered to get those seeds growing within days. Books sent to addresses outside the US and Canada will not contain seeds.

Comes With: 2 Super Sprouters, radish and bean seeds

• Create wonderful things • Be good • Have fun

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

8. My Little Pony (Hasbro How to Draw Book)

by: Ken Edwards
Release date: Jan 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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Are you ready for a sweet treat? Meet Sparkleworks, Wysteria, Minty, and the rest of the residents of Ponyville! Inside How to Draw My Little Pony, you’ll discover more about fun and friendship in Ponyville as you learn to draw the ponies and their rainbow-filled world. Just follow the easy, step-by-step instructions, and soon you’ll be bringing your favorite pony friends to life in the forests and meadows where they love to play!
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Drawing

9. 50 Easter Things to Make and Do

by: Kate KnightonLeonie PrattFiona WattJosephine Thompson
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 104
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This book is full of creative ideas for fun Easter activities.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

10. Hiding in a Fort: Backyard Retreats for Kids (Gibbs Smith Jr. Activity)

by: G. Lawson Drinkard IIIFran Lee
Release date: Mar 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 48
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Provides instructions for building a variety of backyard hideaways, including a pallet fort, a cornstalk lean-to, and a snow fort.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

11. BFF Journal, The

by: Anita WoodJennifer Kalis
Release date: Mar 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 144
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Discover the perfect gift for your Best Friend Forever!

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.

BFF Journal

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!

Anita Wood and Jennifer Kalis are coauthors of Pocketdoodles for Girls. Anita lives in northern Utah. Jennifer lives near Columbus, Ohio.

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

12. 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

13. The Fifth Anti-Coloring Book: Creative Activities for Ages 6 and Up

by: Susan Striker
Release date: Oct 15, 1982
Number of Pages: 96
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The Anti-Coloring Books are intentional bestsellers and have been favorite creative tools for parents, educators, and therapists since the first book appeared in 1978. They are fully guaranteed to spark the creative impulse in every child.

This super collection of ideas for children will challenge and inspire them to create pictures for hours one end. With the help of partial line drawings, children are encouraged to imagine a treasure trove in the junkyard, to draw visuals for the best story ever told by their grandparents, to be an explorer in an undiscovered land, to create a famous sculpture, and much more. As always, the bestselling Anti-Coloring Books offer children the chance to expand and free their imaginations through creative art activities.

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

14. The Klutz Book of Pickup Sticks

by: Editors Of KlutzThe Editors of Klutz
Release date: Sep 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 36
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This is the absolutely-no-arguments-ever-again complete set of official rules to the traditional game, plus a few variations for those with no need for tradition. We also include the ancient competitive thinking game Nim, several head-scratching stick puzzles, a party game called Bottle Top Balance, and more. Comes with 30 pickup sticks in 5 colors and a drawstring pouch to keep them in.

Comes With: 30 pickup sticks (1 black, 3 yellow, 11 red, 11 blue, and 4 green), cloth storage bag

• Create wonderful things • Be good • Have fun

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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

15. Paper Sumo

by: COCHAE
Release date: Oct 27, 2015
Number of Pages: 20
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Ready, set, sumo! Japan’s centuries-old national sport is the main attraction in this paper-based smackdown where creativity and competition collide. The result? Laughs guaranteed! There is an impressive assortment of 39 characters—from traditional sumo wrestlers to animals to monsters and other eye-catching creatures from Japanese lore. Additional characters can be created by drawing on customizable shapes. Then battle it out against an opponent’s character on the sumo doyho ring. With each player tapping on his or her side of the doyho, the stakes are high until one of the characters falls and the other wins!
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

16. 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
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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!

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

    17. 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

    18. Christmas Stencil Cards

    by: Katie LovellUsborne Publishing Ltd
    Release date: Jun 01, 2007
    Number of Pages: 20
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    These jolly Christmas stencil cards will make festive drawing easy for anyone. There are over 20 simple shapes to choose from. Pages: 16 cards.
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    Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

    19. 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

    20. Hamtaro Board Game Book

    by: Ritsuko KawaiRitsuko Kawai
    Release date: Jan 01, 2003
    Number of Pages: 24
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    Ritsuko Kawai’s popular magazine series, Hamtaro Tales, has spawned a mega-industry in Japanese — and now worldwide — pop culture. His hamster hero is the star of Tokyo’s top-rated children’s show and a 2001 blockbuster feature film. Kids can’t get enough of the cute, cuddly Hamtaro, the wacky but well-intentioned golden hamster, and its owner, ten-year-old Laura. This colorful board game book, based on the adventures of Hamtaro, Laura, and the Ham-Ham Gang, folds open to create several different game boards. It includes six game pieces in the shapes of the Ham-Ham bunch.
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    Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

    21. I Rule My World!

    by: Chronicle Books
    Release date: Oct 01, 2003
    Number of Pages: 80
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    In this exciting and totally Nickelodeon book kids can write down thoughts about friends, family, school, politics, and slime. They can fill in the blanks (“I’m now in charge of my parents! Here are my rules:”), finish thought-teasing sentences (“I’m suddenly invisible! I think I’ll…”), and tap their creativity (“SpongeBob needs new pants. Here’s my unsinkable design:”). The perfect place for kids to find out about themselves. After all, kids rule!
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    Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books > Diaries

    22. 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

    23. Making Cool Crafts & Awesome Art!: A Kid’s Treasure Trove of Fabulous Fun (Williamson Kids Can Books)

    by: Roberta Gould
    Release date: Nov 01, 1997
    Number of Pages: 160
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    Kids stretch minds, bodies, and voices with over 100 outrageous art, crafts, song, storytelling, food, fantasy, nature, ethnic, and building experiences. Bare minimum instructions celebrate individuality and the creative spirit.
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    24. Make Your Own Calendar 2004

    by: HermanSteve Haskamp
    Release date: Aug 01, 2003
    Number of Pages: 24
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    Make Your Own Calendar(tm) is back for 2004! This new edition has the same strong features that have made the calendar a perennial favorite: full-color stickers to mark important dates and milestones; a space each month in which kids can create their own pictures; and clever black-and-white border designs to color in. New artist Steve Haskamp’s snappy artwork gives this product lots of kid appeal, and the affordable price makes it a “must have” for booksellers and parents alike.
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    Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

    25. Nick Jr. Dora the Explorer Drawing Book & Kit: Includes everything you need to draw and color Dora and her amigos! (Nick Jr. Drawing Book & Kits)

    by: Walter Foster Creative TeamRussell Spina
    Release date: Mar 01, 2008
    Number of Pages: 32
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    Explore the secrets to drawing the adventure-loving characters of Nick Jr.’s beloved animated series

    Starring the adventure-seeking characters from Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer, this all-inclusive book and kit makes learning to draw easy and fun! The full-color, 32-page book includes simple step-by-step instructions that show kids how to draw the entire Dora cast-from that sneaky fox, Swiper, to Dora’s best friend, Boots. This kit also contains all of the tools needed to draw and color Dora and her friends, making it a great gift for aspiring artists of all ages.

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

    26. 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

    27. 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

    28. 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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    29. Little Hockey (Little Sports)

    by: Matt NapierRenné Benoit
    Release date: Jun 25, 2012
    Number of Pages: 20
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    “Round and black–do you know its name? You need this disk to play the game.” Answer: Puck. Now even the smallest of fans can enjoy a book about their favorite sport. Rhyming riddles accompanied by colorful artwork help introduce the game’s simplest, most basic elements.
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    Children’s Books > Humor > Jokes & Riddles

    30. Mr. Happy: Coloring & Activity (Mr. Men and Little Miss)

    by: Roger Hargreaves
    Release date: Jul 20, 2006
    Number of Pages: 16
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    Bring your crayons along and join in the fun with dot-todots, mazes, coloring, and lots, lots more! Shaped paperback coloring and activity books featuring Roger Hargreaves’ adorable, appealing Mr. Men! Smile along with Mr. Happy and friends! Be as untidy as you can with Mr. Messy!
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