18 Boredom-Busting Activity Books for Kids

by Dena McMurdie

It’s always a good idea to have a few boredom-busting activity books on hand. I use them to keep my kids quiet in church and waiting rooms, or occupied on rainy days and vacations with lots of downtime. They’re the perfect screen-free alternative to video games, and they make fantastic gifts for birthdays and holidays. You really can’t go wrong with a good activity book.

From picture puzzles to science experiments, these activity books will keep your kids busy for hours on end.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2019 and updated in 2023.