New This Week...

28th June 2018
Colouring, posters, puzzles, a new "famous person", butterfly crafts, writing paper and writing prompts ... find out what's new this week below!
 
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What's New at Activity Village ...
We've added two new letters for our Illuminated Alphabet Colouring Pages series - G and I
Two new letters for our Illuminated Alphabet Colouring Pages series - G and I
We've been topping up our summer themed colouring pages with these lovely new additions
We've been topping up our summer themed colouring pages with these lovely new additions
By special request, we've added hearts and stars to our collection of useful shape printables.
Special request for hearts and stars
We've added 10 new (mostly photographic) posters to our Fourth of July posters collection
Adding to our Fourth of July posters collection
Enjoying the football? Keep up with what's going on and get the kids involved with our World Cup activities.
World Cup activities for Kids
If you are supporting England in the World Cup, you might enjoy these new England squad puzzles and England flag printables! 
Supporting England in the World Cup
Many apologies for our mistakes in our World Cup 2018 countries word search puzzle. We've replaced the puzzle for a corrected version but if you downloaded it early on, you might want to do so again.
Apologies for our mistakes in this World Cup 2018 countries word search puzzle
Our famous person this week is one of the all-time great women tennis players - Serena Williams
Famous person of the week - Serena Williams
Write about the weather with these lovely new weather writing paper pages - which come in three styles (blank, lined and with handwriting lines).
New weather writing paper pages
We've been starting a new section of writing prompts - with sports and musical instruments!
Starting a new section of writing prompts
 
This Week's Guest Post
In our Guest Post this week, Sarah takes us through how she and Sam made 3 beautiful butterfly suncatchers - all using different techniques - in preparation for a craft group. I think you'll agree the results were stunning!
Guest Post - 3 Butterfly Suncatchers
 
A Little Something ...
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
An Irish Blessing
 
"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."
Rabindranath Tagore
 
"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
Nathaniel Hawthorne
 
"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
Zhuangzi
 
To a Butterfly
 
by William Wordsworth
 
I've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless!--not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
 
This plot of orchard-ground is ours;
My trees they are, my Sister's flowers;
Here rest your wings when they are weary;
Here lodge as in a sanctuary!
Come often to us, fear no wrong;
Sit near us on the bough!
We'll talk of sunshine and of song,
And summer days, when we were young;
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.
 
To A Butterfly poem printable
 
 
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​14th June - 15th July: FIFA World Cup

1st July: Canada Day

2nd July - 15th July: Wimbledon Championships

4th July: Fourth of July​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

 

​​​​​​​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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Lindsay Small
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