August 21, 2017 - Comments Off on Brilliant books to banish boredom
We at Scoop are dedicated to encouraging all kinds of creativity in our readers, so we’ve pulled together a list of some awesome activity books that are a hundred per cent guaranteed to banish boredom for the last leg of the summer holidays. There’s something for everyone here, from craft lovers to outdoor adventurers, to science buffs, to sports fanatics – so there can be no excuse for having nothing to do!
First up, Nosy Crow’s series of smartly designed activity books are a feast for the eyes, and an inspiration for the mind. National Trust: Go Wild in the Woods is a perfect, pocket-sized compendium packed with survival tips for young adventurers, and teaches all manner of outdoor skills, from how to build a shelter and cook over a campfire, to fun games to play in the great outdoors. It also includes essential information about first aid, and what NOT to do when out in the wild. We also love this gorgeous range of colouring books complete with cards and envelopes. The series provides hours of arty activity on rainy days, with themes covering the likes of nature, summertime, unicorns and rainbows, and flowers and butterflies.
Backyard Explorer is a brilliant fill-in journal brought to young explorers by Lonely Planet. Packed with plenty of ideas for fun things to do and make (including cloud spotting, scavenger hunting and creating a time capsule), readers will be enjoying adventures right outside their own back doors in no time.
Budding scientists and engineers will find much to inform and entertain in b small publishing’s inventively educational series of STEM starters, which are packed with facts and engaging activities themed around science, technology, engineering and maths.
From experiencing a 3D penalty shoot-out, to playing a fun, flicking football game, Football Things to Make and Do is packed with immersive projects and games to keep footy fans entertained during the summer off-season. Young cricketers will love this recently released Cricket Sticker Book, which includes 450 stickers, plus insights into the rules of the game.