Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Just a quick newsletter this week!
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy New Year! 
It's Chinese New Year - such a fun celebration! You can get a quick glimpse of some of our favourite Year of the Pig activities for kids in this slideshow video (on Vimeo) ... or just click straight through to our Year of the Pig section or main Chinese New Year pages to start downloading!
Year of the Pig slideshow video on Vimeo
Improving Search...
The results of our member survey are in. You told us that we need to improve our Search function.
So we have! The ads have gone and there's now a little thumbnail preview - quite fun (and useful too, I think).
Can I tempt you to click through and have a play? You might be surprised at what you find!
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A Little Something ...
Just some of my favourite Chinese proverbs today - I have collected many over the years!
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.

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

When there is light in the soul there is beauty in the person.
When there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is honour in the nation. When there is honour in the nation, there is peace in the world.

If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.

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 bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.

If you always give you will always have.

To succeed, consult three old people.
Teachers open the door; you enter by yourself. 

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

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
Black History Month
Black History Month is an annual event celebrated in the US (February), and the UK (October). This year we are adding a new collection of activities for Black History Month and have pulled together some of our relevant "Famous People" too. It's a work in progress so there will be more added throughout February. Explore here
Black History Month at Activity Village
Coming Up Soon ...

February: Black History Month (US)

5th February: Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig)

6th February: Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)

7th February: Charles Dickens' Birthday

7th February: Send A Card To A Friend Day

14th February: Valentine's Day

15th February: National Flag of Canada Day

18th February: Presidents' Day

22nd February: World Thinking Day

27th February: National Polar Bear Day

1st March: St David's Day

5th March: Pancake Day

5th March: Mardi Gras

7th March: World Book Day

11th March: Commonwealth Day

17th March: St Patrick's Day

18th - 24th March: Shakespeare Week

20th - 21st March: Holi

20th March: Spring Equinox

21st March: Nowruz

31st March: Mother's Day (UK)

31st March: Mothering Sunday



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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