Summer Time!

19th July 2018
If you are about to start, or already enjoying, your summer holidays, don't forget to explore our huge collection of activities - we've got lots of help with keeping your kids amused! You'll find some ideas in the Have You Seen section below.
 
Of course we have visitors from all over the world, and not all of us are on holiday now. So we will keep going with weekly newsletters throughout the summer, adding a variety of new content each week.
 
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What's New?
Here are 4 weather themed boggler puzzles to get the kids thinking! 
New weather themed boggler puzzles
And we've just added three more weather puzzles for younger kids - fun match-up puzzles with a weather theme. 
Weather match up puzzles for younger kids
We've topped up our transport colouring pages with pretty hot air balloons...
Topping up our transport colouring pages with pretty hot air balloons!
...and added this lovely new illuminated alphabet writing paper ...
New illuminated alphabet writing paper
...and we've also added Illuminated alphabet colouring pages and cards for K, N and Q
Illuminated alphabet colouring pages and cards for K, N and Q
Our famous person of the week is Italian scientist, mathematician and astrologer ... Galileo Galilei
Our famous person of the week is Galileo Galilei
Work your way through a typical day with the help of these labelled daily routines posters and daily routines colouring pages
New labelled daily routines posters and colouring pages
You'll find 4 new sets of daily routines story paper too.
New daily routines story paper too
 
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our summer puzzles? This is just a small sample - I think we have enough to keep even the most puzzle-y family going all through the summer holidays!
Have you seen our summer puzzles?
I love these "complete the summer pictures" printables as they encourage the children to be creative, but also provide a starting point for less confident kids. Try them with a group of children and see how different the results can be!
Complete the summer pictures for imaginative fun
And for something a little different, how about our summer colour by number pages?
Summer colour by number pages
 
Over to our Guest Bloggers...
Shelly's kids make a variety of beautiful puffy paint flowers and collage flowers. The results are so pretty you are sure to be inspired!
Guest Post - Flower Collages
Sarah B shares how she created holiday scrapbooks using a selection of our printable activities to capture memories of a recent holiday in Scotland.
Guest Post - Capturing holiday memories
 
A Little Something ...
"One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water's edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favourites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach." 
Luanne Rice

"In summer, the song sings itself". 
William Carlos Williams
 
"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...” 
Susan Polis Schutz

"Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” 
George R.R. Martin
 
Seaside fun
 
[This photo made me laugh! It is exactly the face I would have made if someone had shown me a crab up close at that age - if I hadn't run a mile in the opposite direction first!]
 
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​30th July: Friendship Day (UK)

31st July: JK Rowling's Birthday

​​​​​​​August / September: Back to School

5th August: Friendship Day (US)

11th August: Enid Blyton's Birthday

21st - 25th August: Eid al-Adha

2nd September- Father's Day (Australia and New Zealand)

9th September: Grandparent's Day (US)

13th September: Roald Dahl Day

19th September: Talk Like A Pirate Day

21st September: Peace Day

September / October - Harvest Festival

4th October: World Animal 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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All the best until next time!
 
Lindsay Small
www.ActivityVillage.co.uk​​​​​​​
 
 
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