NOT a Black Friday newsletter! Much more fun..

Friday 24th November
Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving to all our American visitors! I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday with family and friends, and enjoy the long weekend.
We've got lots new this week, as always! I love our new cheerful Days of the Week and Months of the Year writing paper and can think of many different ways to use it. We have been learning about Vincent van Gogh and have some interesting new printables and worksheets that I think the kids will enjoy. 
We have two more of our very popular "colouring quotes" (thank you to all who have emailed to say how much you are enjoying them!) and also a collection of new colouring pages for 2018 for those of you who like to get ahead. We have also done a BIG update to our dolls house printables - much overdue! For children who like mini things, these might come in useful! And there are more coming soon.
We look towards winter and Christmas with some fun new activities. And Shelly shows us how she has been using our new ordinal number printables with her children.
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What's New at Activity Village ...
2 new motivational colouring pages and cards
Fun new writing paper in three variations for each month of the year
And special writing paper for the days of the week, too
And special writing paper for the days of the week, too
New dolls house printables for fans of miniatures
New dolls house printables for fans of miniatures
Gearing up for 2018 with these New Year colouring pages ...
Gearing up for 2018 with these New Year colouring pages
... and New Year display numbers for 2018
New Year display numbers for 2018
Learn about Vincent van Gogh with this fun collection of colouring pages, printables and worksheets.
Learn about Vincent van Gogh with this fun collection of resources
Lovely new winter scene activities
These new fill in the blank stories are good for a giggle!
These new fill in the blank stories are good for a giggle!
Christmas Present Ideas!
All available from your local Amazon - just click on the images.
Advent Calendar Colouring Book for Adults and Older Children
Advent Calendar Colouring Book for Kids
Card Games for Kids
Dice Games for Kids
Word Wheel Challenges for Kids
My I Spy Alphabet Colouring Book
This Week's Guest Post
In this week's guest post, Shelly shares ideas for learning ordinal numbers with the kids using some of our range of ordinal number printables.
Guest Post - Our Ordinal Number Cards in Action!
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our Christmas games? We've got printable games and party game ideas too - for classroom or families and many perfect for mixed age groups.
Have you seen our Christmas games?
A Little Something ...
What a Baby Costs
by Edgar A Guest
"How much do babies cost?" said he 
The other night upon my knee; 
And then I said: "They cost a lot; 
A lot of watching by a cot, 
A lot of sleepless hours and care, 
A lot of heart-ache and despair, 
A lot of fear and trying dread, 
And sometimes many tears are shed 
In payment for our babies small, 
But every one is worth it all. 
"For babies people have to pay 
A heavy price from day to day -
There is no way to get one cheap. 
Why, sometimes when they're fast asleep 
You have to get up in the night 
And go and see that they're all right. 
But what they cost in constant care 
And worry, does not half compare 
With what they bring of joy and bliss -
You'd pay much more for just a kiss. 
"Who buys a baby has to pay 
A portion of the bill each day; 
He has to give his time and thought 
Unto the little one he's bought. 
He has to stand a lot of pain 
Inside his heart and not complain; 
And pay with lonely days and sad 
For all the happy hours he's had. 
All this a baby costs, and yet
His smile is worth it all, you bet." 
Coming Up Soon ...

30th November: St Andrew's Day

1st December: Advent

12th - 20th December: Hanukkah

25th December: Christmas

26th December: Kwanzaa

1st January: New Year

15th January: Martin Luther King Day​​​​​​​

25th January: Burns Night

26th January: Australia Day


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Lindsay Small​​​​​​​

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