New Usborne Activity Books for Half Term Fun

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With half term and Halloween just around the corner, today Wendy reviews a great, new selection of Usborne activity books….

These books are from Usborne and I must admit straight away to being a fan of Usborne books. They may be a little more expensive that the usual activity books, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. The amount of stickers included in the sticker books is great, as I find with the cheaper sticker books they are finished within an afternoon.

Haunted House Sticker Book

The Haunted House Sticker book includes over 300 spooky stickers. There is generally a double page spread for each room/area and these have great names such as the ‘Climbing Hangman’s Hill’ or the ‘Beastly Bathroom’ and each have a corresponding page of stickers to enhance the scenes. There is a small paragraph on each page advising what to do with the stickers. My children loved it and spent ages quietly sticking the stickers in the scenes.

Sticker Dolly Dressing Fancy Dress

The Sticker Dolly Dressing Fancy Dress Sticker book includes over 300 spooky stickers. There is generally a double page spread for each theme such as the ‘Fairy Garden Party’ and ‘Circus Party’ and each have a corresponding page of stickers to dress the characters in the relevant fancy dress. There is a small paragraph on each page advising what to do with the stickers. The costume stickers are lovely and I must admit I really enjoyed sitting with my little girl dressing the dolls.

Monsters Colouring Book

This is described as a colouring book but it also includes other activities based around monsters. It includes activities such as writing your own monster story and instructions on how to draw your own monsters. It also contains descriptions of various monsters such as Dracula and Medusa. My little girl who is 6 spent the longest I have ever known her sit colouring in the monster pictures.

Spooky Snap

A pack of 52 spooky cards (13 matching sets of 4) for playing snap. They have ghosts on the back and the sets include ‘glowing ghosts’ ‘rattling skeleton’ and ‘scary spider’. My children love playing and cheating! at snap so they thought these were a great pack to play with.

Thanks, Wendy, and thanks to Usborne Children’s Books for sending us these to review. They’re all out for you to buy now, just in time for the holidays!……

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