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Chinese New Year, Winter Olympics, Valentine's Day and More!
I'm afraid that "life" took us by surprise and threw us a few curve balls last week. My apologies for missing last Thursday's normal slot. Next week we should be back to normal.
Happy Waitangi Day to our New Zealand readers!
It's 100 years since women first won the right to vote in the UK today. If you missed our last newsletter, please take a moment to explore our new Women's Suffrage section. And you might have missed our new Making A Difference topic, too!
One thing we have been working on this week is a BIG revamp of our printable greetings cards. We've sorted them out so it is much easier to find what you need quickly, and also added many new cards this week. More about them below.
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What's New at Activity Village ...
Here are two ordering activities based on the story of the Chinese Zodiac animals - such a fun way to practise!
Here are two ordering activities based on the story of the Chinese Zodiac animals - such a fun way to practise!
We've been topping up our Chinese New Year colouring pages with these lovely Chinese zodiac animals...
Topping up our Chinese New Year colouring pages with these lovely Chinese zodiac animals!
...and adding to our Chinese New Year lacing cards collection. We've also included 3 new dog lacing cards perfect for younger children.
Adding to our Chinese New Year lacing cards collection
Challenge the kids to our new dog puzzles!
Challenge the kids to some of our new dog puzzles!
And here's some scissor skills practice with more delightful dogs!
Our famous person this week is the remarkable Helen Keller. Learn about her with the kids and explore our activities to help your learning come to life.
Our famous person this week is the remarkable Helen Keller

There's a travel theme for our colouring quotes pages and cards this week

A travel theme for our colouring quotes this week
2 cheerful new Get Well Soon cards
2 cheerful new Get Well Soon cards
Brand new greetings cards with special messages
Adding to our collection of printable Valentine's Day cards
Adding to our collection of printable Valentine's Day cards
We've been expanding our new Making A Difference topic with these printables for younger kids
Holding your own Olympic Games printables revamped and expanded
Frames and posters for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Frames and posters for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Five new general Olympic writing pages to add to our Olympic worksheets collection
Five new general Olympic writing pages to add to our Olympic worksheets collection
This Week's Guest Post
In this week's guest post, Shelly and her kids have a go at some fabulous oil pastel and watercolour resist pictures with a heart theme - perfect for Valentine's Day!
Guest Post - Oil pastel and watercolour resist pictures with a heart theme
A Little Something ...
If you plan for one year, plant rice. 
If you plan for 10 years, plant a tree. 
If you plan for 100 years, educate a child.
Chinese proverb 
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​6th February: Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)

6th February: Women's Suffrage Centenary, UK

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

15th February: National Flag of Canada Day

16th February: Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog)

19th February: Presidents' Day

22nd February: World Thinking Day

27th February: National Polar Bear Day

1st March: St David's Day

2nd March: Dr Seuss's Birthday

2nd March: Holi


​​​​​​​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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