Halloween, Bonfire Night and Lots of Mazes!

Thursday 26th October
It's almost Halloween and that means we have been adding even more Halloween fun for you this week. We've also taken a look ahead at Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot and of course Bonfire Night, with some really interesting new worksheets, puzzles and other printables. We've been learning about Julius Caesar - what a fascinating man! And Shelly shares with how she has been using some of our printable maths games with her kids this week.
Scroll down to find out what's new.
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An Idea from a Member ...
Brigitte emailed me earlier this week to tell me how she has been using our bookmarks and I loved the idea so much I asked if I could share it with you. In her words:
"I am the Front Desk Monitor at an elementary school in the US. I love your bookmarks! I have a program where I encourage reading through giving out bookmarks in exchange for a joke that I can post on the big white board in our lobby. The board welcomes visitors and tells them the date. The board also has our Joke of the Day and the children love to see their joke and name on the board! I get bookmarks for many sources and hand-make some of them, but your holiday bookmarks are a huge hit!
You can find our Bookmark collection here.
What's New at Activity Village ...
Adding 2 new colouring quote pages and cards to our series. Wise words to colour!
Adding 2 new colouring quote pages and cards to our series. Wise words to colour!
New activities for comparing numbers up to 20
A bundle of tricky mazes for Halloween!
A bundle of tricky mazes for Halloween!
Fun new number lines and hundred squares for Halloween (including fill in the blank and times table hundred squares)
Fun new number lines and hundred squares for Halloween
Print a card to wish friends and family a Happy Halloween
New Halloween colouring cards for something a little different!
New Halloween colouring cards for something a little different!
More puzzling fun for Bonfire Night. Why not print some of these off in case the fireworks display gets rained off!
More puzzling fun for Bonfire Night. Why not print some of these off in case the fireworks display gets rained off!
Topping up our Guy Fawkes and Gunpowder Plot worksheets collection
Topping up our Guy Fawkes and Gunpowder Plot worksheets collection
New photographic posters for Bonfire Night displays
Did you know that Julius Caesar was once captured by pirates. When they demanded a ransom for his release, Caesar thought that the price was insultingly low and insisted that they raise it! More interesting facts about our Famous Person of the week available here!
Learning about Julius Caesar
This Week's Guest Post
Shelly and her family have had lots of fun with our printable maths games this week. See the games they used and how they played them here.
Learning with printable maths games from Activity Village
Friendship - Part 1 ...
I'm not strong. She's not strong. But together my friend and I make the strongest force in the known universe.
Linda Macfarlane
Happy is the house that shelters a friend!
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Louise May Alcott

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
Woodrow Wilson

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends,
There’s nothing worth the wear of winning,
But laughter and the love of friends.
Hilaire Belloc

Because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you ... we got each other, that's what.
John Steinbeck
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our Friends collection? Useful for play dates and birthday parties!
Have you seen our Friends collection?
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​31st October: Halloween

5th November: Bonfire Night

11th November: Remembrance Day

12th November: Remembrance Sunday

15th November: Steve Irwin Day

23rd November: Thanksgiving

30th November: St Andrew's Day

1st December: Advent

12th - 20th December: Hanukkah

25th December: Christmas

26th December: Kwanzaa


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Lindsay Small
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