What's New? Shapes, the Weather, and Lots More

14th June 2018
I suspect that half the world is going to be glued to the football for the next few weeks - and the other half won't be! I hope that both halves will find plenty to please them at Activity Village..
This week we've been working on 2d shapes and making more weather resources (including some lovely weather diary printables). We've topped up our Father's Day activities. We've learned about Julia Donaldson and added the letters J and R to our lovely illuminated alphabet. Shelly and her kids paid a visit to the zoo. Find out all about the week's additions below...
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What's New at Activity Village ...
And we are off! If you haven't explored yet - now's the time to check out our World Cup activities for Kids and our general Soccer pages too. We've got so much there!
It's started! World Cup for Kids.
New this week, the letters J and R have been added to our set of Illuminated Alphabet Colouring Pages.
New this week, the letters J and R have been added to our set of Illuminated Alphabet Colouring Pages
We've added 13 sets of useful shape printables for learning and crafty activities!
Useful shape printables for learning and crafty activities!
We continue our "Maths Stage by Stage" section with a colourful introduction to 2D shapes.
We continue our "Maths Stage by Stage" section with a colourful introduction to 2D shapes.
We've added three fun new Father's Day cards to print for Sunday. And of course we've got lots more ideas here!
Three fun new Father's Day cards to print for Sundy
These new prompted writing paper designs might be perfect for Father's Day?
New prompted writing paper designs
These latest additions to our Weather topic - Draw the Weather Worksheets - are just a little bit different, and a great way to get the kids thinking about how the weather affects our everyday lives.
New Draw the Weather worksheets
I think it would be fun to get these Weather Picture Frames out after a big weather event - like a huge thunderstorm, or snowstorm, or a sunny summer's day out - and capture the memory with the kids.
New weather picture frames
Observing the weather? Record it in style with these new Weather Diary Printables! Charts, A5 booklets, mini booklets ... take your pick!
New weather diary printables for observing and recording the weather.
Our famous person this week is Julia Donaldson, well loved author of The Gruffalo and many more favourites!
Learning about Julia Donaldson
This Week's Guest Posts
In this week's guest post, Shelly and her kids follow up on a visit to London zoo with some zoo inspired activities!
Guest Post - We've Been to the Zoo!
Have you Seen?
These lovely big and bold butterfly colouring pages are perfect for this sunny time of year! And these are just some of what we have - there are many more in different styles on the website. 
Guest Post - Getting Ready for the World Cup
Some Library Love...
Library Poem
by Julia Donaldson
Everyone is welcome to walk through the door.
It really doesn't matter if you're rich or poor.
There are books in boxes and books on shelves.
They're free for you to borrow, so help yourselves.

Come and meet your heroes, old and new,
From William the Conqueror to Winnie the Pooh.
You can look into the Mirror or read The Times,
Or bring along a toddler to chant some rhymes.

The librarian's a friend who loves to lend,
So see if there's a book that she can recommend.
Read that book, and if you're bitten
You can borrow all the other ones the author's written.

Are you into battles or biography?
Are you keen on gerbils or geography?
Gardening or ghosts? Sharks or science fiction?
There's something here for everyone, whatever your addiction.

There are students revising, deep in concentration,
And school kids doing projects, finding inspiration.
Over in the corner there's a table with seating,
So come along and join in the Book Club meeting.

Yes, come to the library! Browse and borrow,
And help make sure it'll still be here tomorrow.
A short biography of Julia Donaldson
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​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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All the best until next time!
Lindsay Small

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