Spring... into Space!

15th April 2018
This week it is mostly about spring, and space, with a little bit of ballet, creative lettering and some smiles thrown in! Our "famous person of the week" is a pioneering scientist. Scroll down to find out what we've been up to.
With the sad news of Stephen Hawking's death yesterday, I suspect many of you may be celebrating this remarkable man's life and achievements with the kids. I've therefore included a reminder of our biography / activities, which have been updated, and featured some of my favourite quotes below.
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What's New at Activity Village ...
We've been topping up our ballet topic
We've been topping up our ballet topic
We've added two new colouring quotes to make you smile!
Two new colouring quotes to make you smile!
Here is some fun new animal (and bird) story paper to inspire creative writing - 27 sets!
Fun new animal story paper to inspire creative writing
Find out about the spring equinox and celebrating the arrival of spring with these brand new activities ...
Finding out about the spring equinox and celebrating the arrival of spring
... and enjoy our new spring colouring pages for all ages
New spring colouring pages for all ages
We've also added to our collection of spring colouring cards ...
Adding to our collection of spring colouring cards
and a bundle of new spring story paper designs
New spring story paper designs
Explore the Earth's orbit and find out how it affects us all
Exploring the Earth's orbit and its affect on us all
Enjoy these big and bold colouring pages and posters of the planets
And while we are on the subject of space, discover the International Space Station!
Discover the International Space Station
Learning about Marie Curie - pioneer scientist whose research into radioactivity made a huge difference to cancer treatments.
Learning about Marie Curie
This Week's Guest Post
Shelly's daughter has been using some of our colouring quotes pages as inspiration for some creative lettering of her own. What a fabulous idea!
Using our new backdrop printables
Have You Seen?
Our short biography of Stephen Hawking for kids, with interesting printable activities for a range of ages.
Our short biography of Stephen Hawking for kids, with interesting printable activities for a range of ages
Wise Words from Stephen Hawking ...
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

"Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it."

"It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love."

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny”.

"We are all different. There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being, but we share the same human spirit."

"Nothing cannot exist forever."
Coming Up Soon ...

12th - 18th March: Shakespeare Week

​​​​​​​17th March: St Patrick's Day

21st March: Nowruz

30th March - 7th April: Passover

1st April: Easter

4th April - 15th April: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Australia

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


​​​​​​​Spring . . Summer . . Autumn . . Winter
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Lindsay Small
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