Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 
I love a new year! I'm one of those people who won't go anywhere without a notebook and my favourite pen, and if you spot me between Christmas and the first week of January, I will probably be plotting and planning and thinking and setting goals for the year ahead. 
And we do have some very exciting plans for the year ahead! You might have noticed that we are building, slowly, on our "curriculum" coverage. That's going to speed up in 2018. We will continue to fill as many member requests as we can while as always upgrading, improving and widening our coverage of the various holidays and events celebrated around the world (we have a Winter Olympics and a FIFA World Cup, a royal wedding and a new royal baby this year for starters!)
We also have plans to build out our Puzzles section with more exciting puzzles for kids (and adults) and turn our free Games section into one of the most comprehensive resources for children's game ideas and rules on the internet. (We've made a start with that this week - see below)
And of course there will always be more Colouring Pages and Printables!
For those of you about to start a new school year - good luck and enjoy! We've got lots of fun printables, crafts and games to help in our Back to School section. And for those of us about to start the January term (is it everyone's least favourite term?) - remember that it is the shortest term, the days are already getting longer and spring will be here before you know it! 
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What's New at Activity Village ...
Explore all our fun new 2018 activities for kids - including new colouring pages and colouring cards, writing paper, story paper, greetings cards and bookmarks, worksheets, goal setting printables and much more!
Explore our new 2018 activities for kids
New motivational colouring quote pages for the New Year
New motivational colouring quote pages for the New Year
New pen and paper games just added
New Year of the Dog colouring pages - and puppies too!
New Year of the Dog colouring pages - and puppies too!
New Year of the Dog puzzles and mazes
This Week's Guest Post
Shelly shares with us how she has used some of Alphabet Challenge Pages to help her daughter revise verbs and adverts and her son learn about nouns and adjectives. 
Guest Post - Verbs, Adverbs, Nouns and Adjectives Alphabet Challenge Pages by Shelly
A Little Something ...
“Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, a little more loving, and have a little more empathy, and maybe, next year at this time we'd like each other a little more.” 
Judy Garland
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Coming Up Soon ...

January: Back to School

​​​​​​​1st January: New Year

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

25th January: Burns Night

26th January: Australia Day

2nd February: Groundhog Day

4th February: Superbowl

6th February: Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)

7th February: Charles Dickens' Birthday

9th - 25th February: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, South Korea

13th February: Pancake Day

13th February: Mardi Gras

14th February: Valentine's 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
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