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11 Best Sticker and Activity Books for Kids

Keep them entertained with these fun and educational activity books! Whether your children are interested in ancient history, fashion, dinosaurs or nature, there's something for everyone on this list.

National Trust: Bluebells, Birch Trees and Other British Plants

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5

A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers! With four pages of stickers and 11 glorious scenes, you can add bees buzzing around the flowers, underground roots to the mighty oak tree, vegetables growing in the vegetable patch and much, much more. And with a spotter’s guide to help identify favourite species, this is the perfect introduction to wildlife for the very young.

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National Trust: Getting Ready for Spring, A Sticker Storybook

Illustrated by Kathryn Selbert
2-5

A springtime sticker book to keep children busy during the countdown to Easter! Use stickers to fill the woods with bunnies, add birds to the garden, and decorate Easter bonnets. With over 130 stickers, 11 scenes and a checklist at the end for spotting extra details in each scene, this is an egg-cellent springtime activity book.

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British Museum 101 Stickers! Ancient Greece

Illustrated by Sophie Beer
2-5

Take a tour of ancient Greece in this vibrant sticker activity book from the British Museum! Add some statues to the Acropolis, fill the busy marketplace with people and pots and use stickers to fill the ancient Olympic games with athletes. Then visit an archaeological dig to uncover amazing artefacts, before curating your very own museum exhibit.

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National Trust: Sharks, Seahorses and other British Sea Creatures

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5

Perfect for nature lovers and fans of sea creatures, this book is packed with facts about weird and wonderful aquatic creatures and their homes. With four pages of wildlife stickers and a spotter’s guide to help identify favourite species, you can stick porpoises in the harbour, fill the rock pools with sea urchins, and add an octopus into the underwater cave.

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Press Out and Colour: Butterflies

Illustrated by Zoe Ingram
2-5

Make your own 3D decorations with this board book of press-out butterflies! Featuring ten unique butterfly species, each with a contrasting pattern on the undersides of their wings, the press-out pieces can be easily slotted together to create cheerful hanging ornaments. These gorgeous butterflies look elegant in white and silver, but even better when you add colour to create a hanging kaleidoscope of butterflies.

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National Trust: Mother and Daughter Dress-Up Dolls: Fashion From Long Ago

Written by Gracie Swan Illustrated by Felicity French
2-5

For little ones who love fashion and playing dress-up, this activity book is great fun! Dress up the dolls and learn about fashion through the pages, with 8 mother and daughter dolls and 40 historical outfits to put them in. From kirtles and crinolines to boots and bell-bottoms, there are decades of different outfits and eras to explore.

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Make and Play Dinosaurs

Illustrated by Joey Chou
2-5

Travel back to prehistoric times with this dinosaur-themed activity book! Children can make your own 3D dinosaurs with the press-out pieces and assemble them in a scene. Featuring 20 unique designs, from a Tyrannosaurus to a Diplodocus and even a volcano and little dinosaur eggs, the press-out pieces can be simply slotted together to create a host of colourful characters.

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National Trust: Nature Origami

Illustrated by Clover Robin
5-7

Read the poem, enjoy the picture… and then make the origami figure! From squirrels to snails and foxes to flowers, these amazing origami figures are all inspired by nature. With 13 different origami animals and objects, 50 sheets of origami paper, and easy step-by-step instructions to help children (and grown-ups) follow and learn.

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National Trust: Out and About Bird Spotter

Written by Robyn Swift Illustrated by Mike Langman
5-7

Ideal for any budding birdwatchers, this book encourages children to get outside and spot birds in the wild! It is packed with useful information about how to get started, as well as a comprehensive field guide section full of expert tips on how to identify a species when they’re out and about.

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National Trust: The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes – Nature

Illustrated by Rebecca Jones
2-5

Get creative with this amazingly innovative colouring book, full of beautifully-designed cards and envelopes to tear out and colour. The twenty-four gorgeous designs include woodland animals, flowers, butterflies and birds and are perfect for all ages to decorate and send to family and friends.

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British Museum: Around the World Colouring Book

Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
2-5

Bring the British Museum to life with spectacular civilisation scenes and amazing objects from the collection to colour! Aspiring artists can pick up their colouring pencils and bring scenes and objects to life, whilst learning about life in different cultures. Each brilliantly busy black and white scene includes introductory information about each culture and fascinating facts about amazing objects from the Museum’s collection.

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