To Do, Activity Books.

I have these books that are to do styled. These are where you get down, dirty, and very creative. And I think everyone should at least have one of these books.

Just to get lost in a book, in the different conventional way, A book with no characters, no plot. These books you get to finish yourself, anyway you like. It really helped me literally get outside and out of my terrible mood. Just step away from life for a page or 2. These books easily take a couple of minutes and even fit right into your day. As I said these are my books, some of them are in the process or not done at all. I got the first 3 books in a box set called Wreck This Box from Amazon

Links for all books will be under the descriptions


1. Wreck This Journal (original) by Keri Smithwpid-img_20150309_041248.jpg

This book is probably the most popular, and what many people know of. And for a good reason, it is very fun and you can get a bit messy. This book also fits in with your daily life easily, whether you bring it in the shower with you or walk around outside with it. Keri Smith has created a couple of more things building off this original book. For instance, adding more pages in a couple of other editions, a travel size for on the go (Wreck This Journal Everywhere) even an app called Wreck This App (available on Google Play and the App Store for $4.99)

1. So far I think this has been one of my favorite pages to do. I crumpled up pieces of paper into a ball dipped it in paint. And threw. It was really fun even though maybe I did it with my eyes closed, and it really made me feel like a kid again! 2. While I was in class, I asked my friend, Jacquelyn to help me with this page, like it says to do. She had so much fun and she wanted a book of her own.



2. Mess: The Manual of Accidents and Mistakes by Keri Smithwpid-img_20150309_041121.jpg

Just like the title says its a Mess. This is the type of book you can’t do in a perfect white room, but rather in the dirt outside. This is the book where you shouldn’t think about too hard, you shouldn’t to make it into a piece of art because that’s not the whole idea. This is supposed to take you out of the whole idea of being perfect and sticking to certain ‘life rules’

A section of the back of this book says.

“Three rules to keep in mind:

  1. Do not try to make something beautiful.
  2. Do not think too much. ( There is no “wrong”)
  3. Continue under all circumstances.”



3. This Is Not A Book by Keri Smithwpid-img_20150309_041047.jpg

Every activity in this “book” starts with This Is A. Unlike the last 2 books above from Keri, this tells you more what to do, and gives you some sort of instructions, and it’s a bit more of an activity book. Every page has art in it to build off of, cut out, throw out…


4. The Art of Getting Started by Lee Crutchley & …wpid-img_20150309_041148.jpg
It’s ironic, I got this book to help me get started on art and life’s work of things, and I haven’t even started this book. This book has a bit more of a simplistic design which I really love, there isn’t really any pictures added into this. Just written instructions and a couple of lines and boxes to guide you. The concept is beautiful, it focuses on your dreams and making art and features wonderful quotes.




These are a handful of other books similar to the ones above. That I would also like to try.

  • The Pointless Book  Started by Alfie Deyes, Finished by you
  • Let’s Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars
  • Everything That Can Happen In A Day by David Horvitz

P.s. Check more from Keri Smith 

I hope I persuaded you to pick up one of these books. Sometimes you need to step out of life for at least a couple of minutes just to have fun and laugh with what the book tells you to do. These books are actually great for all ages. That is probably the main reason these authors created them, for adults to have fun like the little kids do, and like we all used to when we were younger.

All of these book can be found on Amazon. Don’t give in for the cheaper, used ones. Create your very own. Every book is very affordable and worth the $7-$13 So why not get it, Make memories of finishing a one of a kind book.

These books have taught me a simple message. Life should be fun, not always sticking to the same exact schedules every single day. I love structures, morals, and schedules but we aren’t robots. Have Fun!

Sincerely Yours, Jolee G.


4 thoughts on “To Do, Activity Books.

  1. Great! I hope this list helped with what to buy next. Wreck This Journal & The Art of Getting Started are my favorite. Also I haven’t heard of My Life: An Autobiographical Journal, looks great though.


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