Herve Tullet Books & Activities: Mix it Up, Press Here & More

The fantastically clever, interactive books of Herve Tullet are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers and below you’ll find a fun collection of Herve Tullet books and activities that are sure to engage your three to five year old!

Herve Tullet books and activities for toddlers and preschoolers

Herve Tullet Books & Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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Mix It Up by Herve Tullet (published 2014) Mix It Up by Herve Tullet

I recently discovered the brilliance of the book Mix it Up by Herve Tullet when my 3 year old chose to borrow it from our local library. It is the most wonderfully engaging and interactive educational book I’ve come across in a long time. Little fingers are invited to tap, press and rub colorful dots to create new colors. They flip the book around and press pages together to discover captivating visual effects.

It’s magical for kids and adults. It also provides a wonderful foundation for teaching young children about the primary colors, and mixing colors to create secondary colors. Even black and white can be introduced to explore creating darker and lighter shades of color.

Activities Inspired by Mix It Up

One super simple activity to experiment with color mixing that is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers requires a trusty zip lock bag and some paint. Squeeze each of the color combinations into each zip lock bag and let your little one do the mixing. Of course, depending upon the age of your child and your location, it’s fun to do the mixing without the bag too! Both are wonderful for exploring color with kids.

Toddler art: Exploring Colour Mixing with Mix It Up
Toddler art: Exploring Colour Mixing with Mix It Up
Toddler art: Exploring Colour Mixing with Mix It Up

More activity ideas

For more fun exploring color, check out our awesome collection of color STEM activities;

Color STEM activities for kids

Press Here Press Here Herve Tulletby Herve Tullet (published 2019)

Also wonderful is Herve Tullet’s Press Here. It’s amazing how many clever things one tiny dot can do! The interactive dots in Press Here multiply, grow, form patterns and so much more.

Dotty Activities for Further Learning Inspired by Press Here

  • Create a dotty picture – dot markers or dot stickers are perfect! Check out our Sticker Drawings art idea for kids for a closer look at getting dotty.
  • Try bubble wrap fingerpainting and be sure to take some spotty prints of your completed painting.
  • Sing “It’s A Spotty Kind of Day”

Let’s Play by Herve Tullet (published 2016) Let's Play Book by Herve Tullet

Let’s Play takes toddlers and preschoolers on a riotous ride through color, shape and motion following a yellow dot on an interactive adventure that even touches on the emotions of joy, humor and fear.

Activities Inspired by Let’s Play

Say Zoop! by Herve Tullet (published 2017) Say Zoop book cover

Tullet takes children on a journey with sound with this special book, Say Zoop! With so much play between the pages, Say Zoop! will have your children begging to read it again and again!

Activities Inspired by Say Zoop!

Tap! Tap! Tap! Dance! Dance! Dance! by Herve Tullet (published 2023)Tap tap tap book by Herve Tullet

Who knew that your hands could become dancers and a book the dance floor – that’s exactly what Tullet achieves with the magical book Tap! Tap! Tap! Dance! Dance! Dance! Engaging children through color and shape to engage in a range of hand actions, your child’s hands will literally dance across the pages, developing control and dexterity as they follow the prose in action.

  • The Plate Dance is SUCH a fun movement activity for preschoolers, fans of this book just have to try it!
  • Play a game from our list of music party games for kids.

Explore more book activities for toddlers and preschoolers with these fun ideas;

Free printable Three Little Pigs Puppets for Storytelling
Brown Bear sensory play book activity
Short movies from kids books


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this neat, CLEAN idea for color mixing!! Can’t wait to try this with our toddlers at Creative Tots Preschool!

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