Two New Types of Puzzles..

12th April 2018
Do your children enjoy puzzles? Then this week we have a treat for them - two new types of word-based puzzles that will really challenge them! We will be running both types out across the seasons and holidays but we've got quite a few to get them started.
We've continued to top up our flower topic, started adding a collection of really lovely new fun journal pages, and this week's famous person of the week is .... Taylor Swift! I know that there will be many young fans out there who will enjoy our newest collection of printables. 
And as a bonus this week we have two guest posts for you to enjoy! Shelly and kids learn about the butterfly life cycle with some creative ideas, and Rita showcases some of our puzzles as useful ways of keeping brains ticking over while travelling.
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What's New at Activity Village ...
We've introduced a new type of puzzle - Squashed Sentences Puzzles! These are tricky so they are perfect for older children (and adults too)
A new type of puzzle - Squashed Sentences!
And we've also added another brand new puzzle type - our new Letter Elimination Puzzles. Challenge the kids to these and get them thinking!
Brand new letter elimination puzzles
We've added the first of a new collection of fun journal pages. We think these will encourage even the most reluctant writer to put pen to paper!
The first of a new collection of fun journal pages
You can welcome the sunshine with this week's colouring quotes!
Welcome the sunshine with this week's colouring quotes!
We've added new flower story paper for nature studies and creative writing
New flower story paper for nature studies and creative writing
We've been topping up our flower acrostic poem printables with these pretty new additions
We've been topping up our flower acrostic poem printables with these pretty new additions
We've added to our food and drink topic with these bakery themed colouring pages and posters
We've added to our food and drink topic with these bakery themed colouring pages and posters
And finally, our famous person of the week is ... Taylor Swift!
Our famous person of the week is ... Taylor Swift!
This Week's Guest Posts
Shelly and the kids learn about the butterfly life cycle, making a paper plate diagram, life cycle wreath and clever butterfly booklet!
Guest post - Learning about the butterfly life cycle
Rita shares some ideas for keeping brains ticking over while travelling, using our puzzles.
Guest post - Learning While Travelling
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our Royal Wedding activities? We've got puzzles, worksheets, colouring pages and some lovely paper dolls too!
Have you seen our Royal Wedding activities?
A Little Something ...
Your little hands wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in and turn on your favourite nightlight​​​​​​​
From "Never Grow Up" by Taylor Swift​​​​​​​
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​14th April: Vaisakhi

21st April: The Queen's Birthday (actual)

22nd April: Earth Day

23rd April: Shakespeare Day / Shakespeare's Birthday

23rd April: St George's Day

25th April: Anzac Day

28th April: Arbor Day (date varies by country and US state)

5th May: Children's Day (Japan)

7th - 11th May: Teacher Appreciation Week (US)

7th May: Teacher Appreciation Day (US)

7th to 11th May (tbc): Sun Awareness Week

10th May: Vesak

13th May: Mother's Day (US)

19th May: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding

8th June: World Oceans Day

14th June - 15th July: FIFA World Cup

17th June: Father's Day

14th June: Eid al-Fitr

1st July: Canada Day

4th July: Fourth of July




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Lindsay Small​​​​​​​
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