Halloween Additions and Lots More New This Week!

Thursday 12th October
This week we've been adding new content to our Halloween collection as well as topping up our animals and birds, looking at numbers 11 to 20 and having more fun with pirates. With Diwali coming up next week (don't forget to have a look at our activities on the website!) we thought of India, and decided to celebrate its national bird with some lovely new peacock activities for young and old! And if you are looking for craft ideas for a group, why not have a look at what Sarah did with her weaving workshop. Explore below! 
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What's New at Activity Village ...
Adding to our collection of Halloween acrostic poem printables
Adding to our collection of Halloween acrostic poem printables
Count and match with this new Halloween counting puzzle
Count and match with this fun new Halloween counting puzzle
Spark imagination with this super new collection of Halloween doodle pages
Spark imagination with these fun Halloween doodle pages!
All new pirate tracing pages - a different way to practice pencil control skills!
All new pirate tracing pages - such a fun way to practice pencil control skills
Print a jigsaw for the kids with a pirate theme. Counting, spelling and just for fun!
Print a jigsaw for the kids with a pirate theme. Counting, spelling and just for fun!
Useful frames for pirate writing and drawing projects
More practice for numbers 11 to 20
Lovely new photographic posters of British Wildlife
A big batch of new animal and bird fact finding worksheets
2 new colouring quote designs to enjoy: Never give up and Always do your best.
2 new colouring quote designs to enjoy
Celebrate the beautiful peacock with these new activities
Celebrate the beautiful peacock with these new activities
This Week's Guest Post
Weaving as a group activity - new craft ideas for all ages too!
Weaving as a group activity
A Little Something ...
"If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive."
Barry Lopez
"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."
Rudyard Kipling
“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.” 
Ben Okri
“Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.” 
Neil Gaiman, M Is for Magic
“There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” 
J.K. Rowling
"Bedtime stories are a doorway to dreams."
Terri Guillemets
Coming Up Soon ...

9th - 14th October: National Libraries Week (UK)

19th October: Diwali

31st October: Halloween

5th November: Bonfire Night

11th November: Remembrance Day

12th November: Remembrance Sunday

15th November: Steve Irwin Day

23rd November: Thanksgiving

30th November: St Andrew's Day


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Lindsay Small
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