Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

1st set of free activity sheets from authors and illustrators – Summer 2012

It’s always handy to have a few activity sheets up one’s metaphorical sleeve when it comes to the summer holidays and so once again I’ve sought out some great free resources created by children’s authors and illustrators for us all to enjoy. Click on the relevant image or coloured link to be taken to activity […]

Free crafty activities from The Gruffalo and Harper Collins

For my last selection of free activity sheets from children’s authors and illustrators I bring you a modern childhood classic – The Gruffalo. The Gruffalo website has all sorts of games and activities to keep little hands and minds busy. There are domino sets to make, treasure hunts to complete and word searches to puzzles […]

Free crafty activities from Quentin Blake and Andersen Press

Aah… now today I’ve got some activity sheets that I think everyone will enjoy joining in with between finishing off turkey trimmings and visiting relatives. First up is Quentin Blake. He doesn’t really need any introduction does he? I can’t imagine a UK childhood without at least some Quentin Blake. We have particularly soft spots […]

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