Christmas Presents for Children Aged 5 to 12

Activity books are excellent presents for a child because they provide many hours of fun throughout the year.

Educational Books for Kids

For children in the early grades, an activity book about their favourite TV show or movie character may help them to read for pleasure. The Ben 10 activity books feature exciting activities for children who are fans of Ben Tennyson, the ordinary kid with extraordinary powers.

The Ben 10 Alien Magnet Book is a puzzle book that also features a set of magnets. It’s hard covered and very tough. It’s a lot of fun, and not very taxing. Suitable for children aged 5 to 8.

More challenging puzzles are found in the Ben 10 Puzzle and Quiz Book, which features word games, number games, secret codes and general knowledge questions. This book will suit children aged 6 to 10.

Harry Potter Activity Books

The Harry Potter Colouring Book has press-out Harry Potter Cards and features scenes from the Harry Potter movies. Any fan of the series will enjoy the activities in this book, which is suitable for children aged 5 to 10.

Also suitable for this age group is the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Sticker Book. Fans can decorate the pages with the peel off stickers and enjoy the simple to read text.

Nature Crafts for Kids

Children will learn an enormous amount about nature from Wildlife Garden, a wonderful book by Martyn Cox. It features thirty fun and simple step-by-step activities to attract wildlife back into the garden. For those children without a garden, there are projects for window boxes and pots too. It’s produced by the Royal Horticultural Society for Dorling Kindersley Publishers. It’s suitable for children aged 7 upwards.

Kids’ Crafts

A wonderful new craft book for girls is Made by Me by Jane Bull. This stitch-by-stitch guide to knitting, sewing and embroidery is packed with beautiful things to make. It’s easy to follow and very attractively laid out, and would be a perfect gift for any child who loves needlework. It’s suitable for ages 7 to 12.

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