Best Activity Books For Kids Ages 4-8

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2020 @ 1:14 pm. Best Activity Books For Kids Ages 4-8. What are the best activity books for kids aged 4 to 8? We had actual kiddos try out a bushel of activity books—mazes, puzzles, coloring and more. The best ones were challenging enough to hold a preschooler to second grader’s interest . . . without being too hard! Here are the winners!

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Best Activity Book Overall For Kids 4-8

Jumbo Activity Book for Kids: Jumbo Coloring Book and Activity Book in One 

Easy to adapt for different ages! Great variety of activities and fun for preschoolers up to second grade. Coloring, mazes, counting, drawing and more. Affordable, but we wish the pages were perforated.

Best Activity Book Overall: Jumbo Activity Book for Kids

We tried out a dozen different activity books with kids aged from preschool to second grade. We were looking for quality activities that were both fun and educational—coloring, tracing, mazes, counting and more.

Busy Hands Books’ Jumbo Activity Book took the prize as best activity book overall for its sheer variety. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Easy to adapt for different ages. 

• Gender neutral. This book is great for boys or girls.

• Widest variety of activities, from drawing to counting, matching to tracing.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• No color—this book is just black and white text. We didn’t have a problem with this, but we know some folks are looking for full color activity books.

• No perforations. You can’t easily tear out these pages to hang them up.

• Thin stock = don’t use markers. This activity book’s thin paper is see through—it is best not to use markers for coloring, as that could bleed through to the opposite page.

Best Activity Book For Girls 4-8

Unicorn Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8: A Fun Kid Workbook Game For Learning, Coloring, Dot To Dot, Mazes, Word Search and More! 

Unicorn lovers, rejoice! We loved this independently published activity book with word searches, coloring and dot-to-dot mazes. All with unicorn themes! Add in the sparkly cover and what more could you want?

Best Activity Book For Girls: Unicorn Activity Cook for Kids Ages 4-8

Unicorns! Need we say more?

When looking for the best activity book for girls aged 4-8, this book was a home run with our testers. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Lots of variety. We liked the dot-to-dot mazes, coloring and word searches.

• Sparkly cover.

• One-sided pages means markers won’t bleed to other side.

What Needs Work

• A bit pricey for 30 pages.

• One-sided pages = not as many activities as we’d like.

• Thin pages.

• More coloring pages, please!

Best Activity Book For Boys 4-8 

Space Coloring and Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8: Coloring, Mazes, Dot to Dot, Puzzles and More

80 puzzles, coloring, mazes. Fantastic space-themed activity book is fun—we loved the quality of the illustrations. Probably best for younger kiddos aged 4 to 6, given the difficulty level.

Best Activity Book For Boys: Space Coloring and Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8

Activity Lab’s Space Coloring and Activity book is a top pick for space lovers—high quality illustrations with mazes, dot-to-dot, puzzles and more,

What We Liked

• Nice variety of activities,

• Quality artwork.

• Independently published.

• Best for kids aged 4 to 6, based on the difficult level.

• Thick paper doesn’t bleed through.

What’s Needs Work

• Older kiddos might find this too easy.

• Printed on one side. So fewer activities than you might think.

Best Variety Activity Book

365 Jumbo Activity Book for Kids Ages 4-8: Over 365 Fun Activities Workbook Game For Everyday Learning, Coloring, Dot to Dot, Puzzles, Mazes, Word Search and More!

Great for road trips. Loved this super-sized activity book with 379 pages of fun: puzzles, connect the dots, mazes and more. Great for road trips. Gender neutral!

Best Variety Activity Book: 365 Jumbo Activity Book for Kids 4-8

When judging activity books for kids aged 4 to 8, variety was a key factor—the more, the better! When it came to sheer variety, we thought this book was the winner: Activity Slayer’s 365 Jumbo Activity Book.

And jumbo it is: we are talking 379 pages of activities here! Wow!

What We Liked

• Amazing variety: tracing, coloring; matching; mazes; word searches; puzzles; find one of a kind; connect the dots.

• Great for travel—especially long car rides!

• Good quality illustrations.

What’s Needs Work

• No color. It would be helpful if some of the puzzles were in color, instead of black and white.

• No perforations. You can’t easily tear out a page and hang up your little Picasso’s handiwork.

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