Activity Village was launched in September 2000 by mother of two Lindsay Small when she found herself falling in love with the internet and wanting to be part of it herself. Lindsay had discovered how useful the internet could be to a busy parent - providing inspiration, advice, and endless colouring pages at the click of a button - and she was soon providing her own unique "Activity Village" resources to a growing number of loyal parents, grandparents and teachers.
Activity Village has always been about enjoying children and family, and "keeping kids busy" in fun, productive ways. We now have over 20,000 pages of crafts, printables, educational activities, games and much more - viewed by some 1.5m visitors a month from all over the world.
Lindsay is now helped by Sarah Large, who has been contributing content and craft activities for Activity Village for the last 7 years, and keeps Lindsay on the straight and narrow! She has two lovely boys, Jack and Sam, and is currently home educating Sam. You can follow the adventures of Sarah and her family on her blog.
Yes, we really are Small and Large!
Over the years we have had many illustrators, who have produced illustrations for our printable activities as well as our wonderful collection of colouring pages, learn to draw printables etc. Erik, Sahar, Marcela, Adina, Melody, Stasy and Tatyana all have their own style and unique appeal, and Activity Village wouldn't be where it is today without their contributions.
Over the years our visitors have also contributed with their ideas, support and encouragement, and are much appreciated.