Halloween, Colouring, Fun New Pirate Worksheets and More...

Thursday 5th October
This week we've begun to "refresh" our Halloween content with two big new additions of posters and story paper, which we hope will spark off some interesting Halloween writing! We've continued to work on our Around the World pages by taking a trip to San Marinoand Moldova. We've got more Pirate fun and topped up our colouring card collection with some lovely new animal scenes. And we've learned about our Famous Person of the week - Charles Darwin.
The most popular downloads in the last two weeks have been our new "colouring quotes" -so we've got 2 new colouring pages and cards for you today. And Shelly has some brilliant ideas for using our printables in drawing activities with the kids in this week's guest post ... and they are not necessarily the printables you would expect!
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What's New at Activity Village ...
Many new Halloween posters to print - too many to show in the image!
Many new Halloween posters to print - too many to show in the image!
Adding to our collection of Halloween story paper (and lots more not pictured!)
Adding to our collection of Halloween story paper
Topping up our new Pirates topic with these fun worksheets
Inspire pirate themed acrostics or other writing projects with these fun printables
Inspire pirate themed acrostics or other writing projects with these fun printables
New counting and pattern worksheets with lovely pirate pictures
New counting and pattern worksheets with lovely pirate pictures
Spark creative writing with our new pirate story starters
Spark creative writing with our new pirate story starters
Our famous person of the week is Charles Darwin
Our famous person of the week is Charles Darwin
More in our "colouring quotes" series - Create something wonderful and Dare to dream
More in our "colouring quotes" series - Create something wonderful and Dare to dream
Topping up our collection of animal colouring cards
Topping up our collection of animal colouring cards
This Week's Guest Post
Drawing with Activity Village printables - guest post from Shelly
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A Little Laugh ...
Teacher: “What does the word “benign” mean?” 
Pupil: “Benign is what you will be after you be eight!”
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A teenage boy arrived to baby-sit one night, and, after a brief session of play with the youngsters, he sent them upstairs to bed with a sigh of relief and settled down to watch football. One of the youngsters kept creeping down the stairs, but the teenager was engrossed in the match and just pointed back upstairs, saying firmly "Back to bed!" 
At 9pm the doorbell rang. It was the next-door neighbour, asking anxiously whether her son was there. The teenager was about to reply when a little head appeared over the banister and shouted, "I'm here, Mum, but he won't let me go home!"
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I eat my peas with honey; 
I've done it all my life. 
It makes the peas taste funny, 
But it keeps them on the knife.
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"Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry."
Bill Cosby
Coming Up Soon ...

9th October: Canadian Thanksgiving

9th October: Columbus Day

9th - 14th October: National Libraries Day (UK)

19th October: Diwali

31st October: Halloween

5th November: Bonfire Night

11th November: Remembrance Day

12th November: Remembrance Sunday

15th November: Steve Irwin Day

23rd November: Thanksgiving

30th November: St Andrew's Day


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Lindsay Small
Keeping Kids Busy
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