Spring, Quotations and Life Cycles

A Message from Lindsay...
Welcome to our new subscribers!
This is the first newsletter I have sent out for a while as I've been taking some time off - but Sarah has been valiantly holding the fort and, if you've visited the website recently, you will have seen some of the fabulous new content she has been adding. And if you haven't, you can scroll down through this newsletter and see what's been going on!
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What's New at Activity Village
One of our members asked if we could make some vocabulary dice nets for her EFL classroom and we thought it was a great idea.
Brand new collection of vocabulary dice
New maths nets for first 3D shapes, as well as some interesting worksheets to reinforce them.
New maths net resources
Shelly's kids have been learning about perspective with the help of some of our colouring pages and templates.
Guest post - Learning About Perspective
We have added some spring themed spelling activities to our spring vocabulary printables. Featuring some lovely spring animals and flowers, they are sure to cheer any classroom.  
New spring spelling activities
Enjoy practising some early maths skills this spring with our bright and colourful spring size sorting activities.
New spring size sorting activities
We've added 10 new spring holiday themed sensory poem planners to our collection for some seasonal creativity.
Spring holidays sensory poem planners
New spring scene story writing prompts that we hope will encourage even the most reluctant of writers!
New spring scene story writing prompts
If you are looking for something different for the classroom this spring why not explore our spring quotation activities?
Spring quotation activities
We've launched a brand new Life Cycles section, which you can explore by resource type or by four different life cycles...
... starting with the life cycle of a butterfly
Life cycle of a butterfly
We've also got the life cycle of a bean ...
Life cycle of a bean
... and the life cycle of a frog ...
Life cycle of a frog
Life cycle of a sunflower
That brings us to our latest famous person - Maria Sibylla Merian. This naturalist and illustrator was a trailblazer for women in science. Through her careful observations and drawings she added much to our understanding of insect life - particularly the life cycle of butterflies - making her the inspiration behind our new life cycles topic
Learning about Maria Sibylla Merian
For those of you who love quotations as much as we do, we've now gathered all our resources together in one place to make them easier to find.
All our quotations printables in one place!
And finally, we've extended our range of word art printables with these lovely, inspiring messages. We have colouring pages and cards, posters and greetings cards and story paper available for "peace", "love", "faith", "believe" and "dream".
Inspiring word art printables
A Little Something ...
“I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.”
Anne Lamott 

“I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way. But the arrival of spring can’t be done in one picture.”
David Hockney 

“She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbour: ‘Winter is dead.'”
A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Coming Up Soon ...

14th April: Vaisakhi

19th - 27th April: Passover

21st April: Easter

21st April: The Queen's Birthday (actual)

22nd April: Earth Day

23rd April: Shakespeare Day / Shakespeare's Birthday

23rd April: St George's Day

25th April: Anzac Day

26th April: Arbor Day (date varies by country and US state)

5th May: Children's Day (Japan)

6th - 10th May: Teacher Appreciation Week (US)

7th May: Teacher Appreciation Day (US)

12th May: Mother's Day (US)

13th to 19th May (tbc): Sun Awareness Week

15th May: International Day of Families

19th May: Vesak


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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