16 March 2016

Review: Orchard Toys Things To Do Activity Book


Since I live in Scotland there's been more rainy days than dry recently and trying to find something for the kids to do can be a nightmare. It's hard to keep it fresh and exciting all the time without starting to repeat activities or Logan moaning that he's bored. This is when Orchard Toys stepped in and came to our rescue. They sent us one of their Things To Do Activity Books which is packed full of fun stickers and puzzles to keep school aged children occupied.

The Things To Do book has 24 pages with a fold out sticker page in the middle. On each page there's a different activity with the chance to place at least one sticker. Sometimes it's a gold star for when you've completed the activity to give yourself a little well done. Sometimes it's the missing shape such as a dog, sock, monster etc. If your child is familiar with the Orchard Toys characters then they'll love this activity book as it's full of them. Logan loved spotting the Greedy Gorilla and doing the Shopping List wordsearch.


This activity book is for ages 5+ and I completely agree. Logan is 6 and this book suits him really well since he can now read quite well and has practiced doing some of the activities in the book at school already, such as word searches, spot the difference, crossword etc. Although this book can be done by the child themselves I also found it quite fun to help Logan with the activity book. There were loads of opportunities for discussions and interaction, I've never seen Logan enjoy writing so much.


There's many educational benefits to this book which include; encouraging observational skills, encouraging number and counting skills, encouraging discussion, developing shape and matching skills, developing hand eye coordination and promoting language and literacy. It really is fab so much in fact I think I'll buy one for Logan's little friend as part of her birthday present for her party soon. At £3.99 it's a perfect add on, doesn't break the bank and is always handy to have to pluck out on a rainy boring day. The family and I have a few long car journeys coming up soon as well and this type of book is always handy to keep in the car.


The beauty of this book is that after your child has finished with all the activities there's still the added bonus of being able to colour in all the characters from each page so even more fun can be had. It's the book that keeps on giving. Oh and in case you get a bit stuck on any of the puzzles there's an answer sheet at the back of the book to keep you right.

You can purchase this awesome activity book directly from www.orchardtoys.com or if you do a quick internet search you'll see it's also available in other stores.

I was sent one Orchard Toys Things To Do Activity book in return for an honest review.

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10 comments on "Review: Orchard Toys Things To Do Activity Book"

Catherine @ Story Snug on 31 May 2016 at 10:20 said...

Shopping List is one of our favourite Orchard games. I love that they have included it in the activity book :)

#triedtested

Coombe Mill on 31 May 2016 at 10:37 said...

Well done Orchard Toys, another great looking book. #TriedTested

Lauren on 31 May 2016 at 10:56 said...

Looks like a jam packed full of fun activity book! And at a great price point too! #triedtested

The Breastest News on 31 May 2016 at 20:42 said...

Thanks Catherine, it's one of our favs too :)

The Breastest News on 31 May 2016 at 20:46 said...

Definitely, it's a fab book :)

The Breastest News on 31 May 2016 at 20:47 said...

I know, the price point sold it for me Lauren :)

Odd Socks and Lollipops on 31 May 2016 at 21:18 said...

This looks great - I love orchard toys stuff =)

Tracey G on 31 May 2016 at 23:13 said...

We're massive fan of Orchard Toys, my children loving 'SHopping list' the best!
#triedtested

Two Tiny Hands on 1 June 2016 at 11:31 said...

It's great that he got so much into it and practicing writing! Love orchard toys! #triedtested

We're going on an adventure on 1 June 2016 at 20:24 said...

We love Orchard Toys in our house!
Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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