Website Problems Fixed (I Hope)! And Lots NEW!

Tuesday 12th December
We had a Glitch! My huge apologies to anyone who has clicked on a link at the website over the last few days and found this ...
Website problems!
Unfortunately many of our top pages fell prey to the Glitch - including some of our main menu pages and - most importantly for this time of year - Christmas Colouring! I think we've fixed them all now and there's still time to download some of our lovely Christmas colouring activities - we have many hundreds to choose from. 
Because I wanted to let you know, I'm rushing this newsletter out a couple of days early. Consequently it's a little shorter than normal, but you will still find lots of lovely new activities below.
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What's New at Activity Village ...
2 pretty new colouring quote pages and cards for winter and Christmas
2 pretty new colouring quote pages and cards for winter and Christmas
Our Christmas story paper makes writing projects fun! There are lots more designs to choose from on the website too.
Our Christmas story paper makes writing projects fun!
Fun new Christmas writing paper for all ages
Fun new Christmas writing paper for all ages
Something new - Christmas picture comprehensions
Colourful new Christmas signs or posters - put them out on display to make sure that Father Christmas finds your house on Christmas Eve!
Colourful new Christmas signs or posters
Topping up our collection of Hanukkah printables
Topping up our collection of Hanukkah printables
This Week's Guest Post
Shelly and her kids share how they have been making home-made Christmas cards on the blog. They have enlisted the help of our Christmas templates, tree decorations and colouring pages. There are some lovely ideas here if you are looking for inspiration.
Guest Post - Making our own Christmas cards
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our Christmas pencil control pages? They are such a lovely way to practice pencil skills with younger children - or for older kids to really go to town drawing in the lines, adding embellishments and colouring in.
Have you seen our Christmas pencil control pages?
A Little Something ...
What I Should Like
by Jennie D. Moore

On Christmas Eve I'd like to lie
Awake, when stars are in the sky,
And listen to the sound that swells
From Santa Claus's jingling bells.
I'd like to hear upon the roof
The patter of each tiny hoof
Of Santa's reindeer overhead,
When I am snug and warm in bed.
But Mamma says I must not lie
Awake, or he will pass me by;
He does not like the girls or boys
To watch him when he brings the toys.
I think I'd better go to sleep.
I guess the presents all will keep,
Then in the morning I shall be
Glad to think I did not see. 

"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect." 
Oren Arnold

"Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes."
Joan Winmill Brown
Gifts of time and love - Christmas quotes posters
We have printable poster versions of 24 favourite Christmas quotes here.
Coming Up Soon ...

1st - 24th December: Advent

12th - 20th December: Hanukkah

25th December: Christmas

26th December: Kwanzaa

1st January: New Year

15th January: Martin Luther King Day​​​​​​​

25th January: Burns Night

26th January: Australia Day

2nd February: Groundhog Day

4th February: Superbowl

6th February: Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)

7th February: Charles Dickens' Birthday

9th - 25th February: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, South Korea

13th February: Pancake Day

13th February: Mardi Gras

14th February: Valentine's Day


​​​​​​​Spring . . Summer . . Autumn . . Winter
And don't forget you can click through to our Holiday Calendar to explore our resources by upcoming holiday and event. Get your planning done and activities printed out in plenty of time!
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Lindsay Small​​​​​​​
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