Keeping a child content is something all parents strive for and if whatever activity occupying their time offers a little skill-building, that’s always a plus. And even if you’re one of the most creative parents on the block, we all need help coming up with new ideas for projects and playtime.
Activity books are a great, portable and affordable way to teach kids skills and keep them focused, whether that’s on a long plane ride or another indoor-only day. They’re low-fi, most of them cost under $10, and often require little more than a pencil or scissors on hand. This list offers options for kids from toddlers to tweens, and everything from seek-and-find puzzles to learning to draw like an architect. Here’s hoping you find the perfect fit for your next go-to when they say, “I’m bored.”