Abstract The desire and importance to join in leisure time activities increase day by day. Today, leisure time has become a way of life. Therefore; with the increase of leisure activities and the widening of the diversity of these activities, it becomes important to gain this habit to the younger generation. Leisure time activities help people in terms of psychologically, socially and physically. It is stated that the start of leisure time activities from an early age is important in maintaining this habit. This study was carried out to identify “leisure time and play” themes in children's story books. In the study, children's story books in the Public Library of Elazığ province and in the libraries of some primary schools were scanned. The universe of the research is children's books written for primary school children. The sample of the research consists of 100 books selected from these works. The documentary scanning method was used in the research. Documentary scanning consists of the following stages: it consists of the processes of finding resources for the intended purpose, reading them, taking notes and evaluating them. In the studied works, activities such as reading, love of animals, trekking/sightseeing, go hunting, love of nature/ traveling in nature, solidarity and social relations, friendship relations, playing musical instruments and singing and painting have been identified at the highest rates as the leisure time theme. It has been determined that hide and seek, playing with toys, swinging, playing games with animals, playing in the park, playing football, playing hopscotch, playing house, playing computer games, playing jacks, playing blind man’s bluff in the studied works for the play theme. Although there is a large variety of activities that are considered as leisure time activities in the books prepared for children, it is determined that children's games are included in low rates.
Children's Storybooks, Leisure Time and Storybook, Leisure Time and Play