I've enjoyed refreshing my memory about Mary, Queen of Scots - also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland. She certainly had a stormy life, and it doesn't sound like it was a happy one.
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There is something about hippos that appeals to children. They look like such lovable, cuddly creatures, but in fact they are dangerous, aggressive, and have some rather unpleasant habits!
... for older kids and adults. I've created a "colour pop" version of this winter snowflake scene, too, for those of us who don't like colouring in the backgrounds!
Our "whose feet" printables have proven very popular. Some children see them as a challenge and are excited to fill in the missing parts of the body, designing as they go.
You can use "Around the World" cards in the classroom with a group of children, in small groups (give each child more than one card) or as a solo challenge.
One of our new Activity Village Members asked whether it might be possible to provide a black and white version of our lovely Chinese Zodiac animal masks - already available in colour - so that her kids could colour them in themselves.
These lovely new printable posters will certainly brighten up the classroom for Chinese New Year - and of course they are useful for learning about Chinese customs and traditions too, at any time.
Whatever your political leanings, it is a big day for the United States tomorrow - the inauguration of the 45th President, Donald Trump.
Get your puzzling hat on for the Year of the Rooster and Chinese New Year! We've got lots of brand new puzzles here to print out and have ready for your Chinese New Year activities, including word search, mazes, maths facts and more!
Our Chinese New Year tracing pages make handwriting and pencil control practice so much fun - in fact, the kids won't even know they are doing it!