Home Activities for Kids

Spread from Let's Make Some Great Art: Patterns, by Marion Deuchars

Many families across the world are adjusting to new routines and figuring out activities to keep children busy and learning while stuck at home. Whether you are a parent or a teacher looking for resources to share with your kids or your students, Laurence King is here to help!

Below we’ve compiled some free downloadable activity sheets that are both fun and educational. Simply click on the “Downloads & Extras” tab on the relevant product page, print, and get to work!

We’d love to see your finished creations! Share your work online using the hashtag #AtHomeWithLKP! There is one thing we know for certain: everything is better with more art!

Ages 3-5

Draw and Discover – Help young readers explore their feelings, learn new meanings and concepts, and express themselves through doodle prompts starring Cat, Dog, Donkey, Bear, Duck, and Rabbit!

Ages 4-7

Art Play – A selection of creative projects to do at home including connect the dot exercises, paper puppets, how to draw 3D illusions and more!

My Collection of Collections Can you make a collection out of things you find around the house? Record your findings!

A Book of Bears – What do you think these different types of bears like to eat for lunch?

Ages 7+

Little Guides to Great Lives – Daily writing prompts inspired by incredible artists, inventors, explorers, scientists and revolutionaries like Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci, Amelia Earhart, Nelson Mandela and Frida Kahlo. To read more about their fascinating lives and make your own guide, check out our series of illustrated middle grade biographies!

The Super Book for Superheroes – Create your own superheroes and villain comic books characters with help from superhero extraordinaire Jason Ford.

Elephants on Tour – What do you think a well-travelled elephant might want to pack when going on an adventure? Colour in the most detailed image of London you might have ever seen!

A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky – Find the constellations that appear in the night sky during the spring months.

The Monster Book of Zombies, Spooks and Ghouls – For those with a stomach for scary things, here are all kinds of zombie-themed activity pages from mask making instructions to doodle prompts.

Pierre the Maze Detective – Can you help Pierre find his way through these mazes in The Search for the Stolen Maze Stone and The Mystery of the Empire Maze Tower?

Read All About it – Kids will love filling out these mini-magazine prompts about their lives and interests! After you’ve practiced reporting on your own life, interview someone else!

Mythopedia – It might be hard to spot these mythical beasts in the wild, but can you find them in a word search? Afterward, dream up your own creature with help from our prompt sheet.

The Mermaid Atlas – Adventure under the sea with this make your own mermaid paper doll activity kit.

 

Ages 10+

My Miniature Library – Can you tell a tale in less than 200 words? Write super short stories and craft them into teensy-tiny books!

The Element in the Room – Believe it or not, we encounter many elements from the periodic table in our daily lives. Use these checklists to see if you can find examples in your own house and then read the atomic comic strips to learn how elements have been studied over time.

 

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