Chinese New Year, an Aussie Hero, Winter Olympics, Printable Games.. and Maths!

Chinese New Year, an Aussie Hero, Winter Olympics, Printable Games ... and Maths!
This week we've gone dominoes and game cards crazy, had fun learning about Ned Kelly and started looking towards the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. We've also dipped a toe into China by looking at some of our favourite Chinese proverbs, tried out some new number puzzles, and published new early addition worksheets. Scroll down to see what's new!
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What's New at Activity Village ...
All sorts of fun new worksheets for Addition Within 20
Learning about Ned Kelly - Aussie bushranger and folk hero. Or was he a villain? 
Learning about Ned Kelly - Aussie bushranger and fold hero
Get ready for the Winter Olympics with our fun winter sports story paper
Get ready for the Winter Olympics with our fun winter sports story paper
So many new sets of printable dominoes!
So many new sets of printable dominoes!
Play all sorts of games with these new game cards. Snap, Memory, Go Fish ...
Play all sorts of games with these new game cards
Our latest colouring quote pages and cards - C'est la vie! and Que sera, sera. 
Our latest colouring quote pages and cards
Topping up our bird topic with new handwriting worksheets
Topping up our bird topic with new handwriting worksheets
6 photographic posters featuring some of our favourite Chinese proverbs
6 photographic posters featuring some of our favourite Chinese proverbs
Use those Chinese proverbs for learning, copying and drawing with these new worksheets
Use those Chinese proverbs for learning, copying and drawing with these new worksheets
new kind of number puzzle - Number Chunks!
A new kind of number puzzle - Number Chunks!
This Week's Guest Post
This week, Shelly shares with us her five favourite fun maths practice worksheets and includes some fabulous ideas for extending them and using them in different ways, too. Read all about it here.
Guest Post - Five favourite fun maths practice worksheets!
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our playdough mats for Chinese New Year?
A Little Something ...
Take A Lump Of Clay
Take a lump of clay,
Wet it, pat it,
Make a statue of you
And a statue of me.
Then shatter them, clatter them,
Add some water,
And break them and mold them
Into a statue of you
And a statue of me. 
Then, in mine, there are bits of you
And in you there are bits of me.
Nothing shall ever keep us apart.
Kuan Tao Sheng
(Sung Dynasty)
Favourite Chinese Proverbs

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.


A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.


A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.


A bad word whispered echoes a hundred miles.


To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.


He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.


Talk does not cook rice.

Coming Up Soon ...

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

15th February: National Flag of Canada Day

16th February: Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog)

19th February: Presidents' Day

22nd February: World Thinking Day

27th February: National Polar Bear Day

1st March: St David's Day

2nd March: Dr Seuss's Birthday

2nd March: Holi


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