It's All About Christmas!

Thursday 7th December
We've had another very busy week, inventing little Christmas challenges for our Facebook visitors (and then deciding to make them available as printables too), adding lots of really lovely new Christmas content and working, behind the scenes, on a new and improved sign-up system for our Members. 
Please explore! Click the links below to see what's new ... but remember that the new content displayed here in the newsletter each week is just the tip of the iceberg! 
Activity Village Membership ...
We now have over 26,000 printable activities available to our Activity Village Members - and we are adding more nearly every day! If you haven't joined up yet, you can browse the website to see what we offer and find out about becoming a member here. And remember - logged-in Members see an ad-free version of the website! *
What's New at Activity Village ...
More new Christmas colouring pages! Some really pretty ones here for younger kids...
New for St Andrew's Day - colouring pages, colouring bookmarks, colouring cards and story paper
Lovely new robins scene activities (and there's plenty more on the website for younger kids too, including some great craft ideas)
Lovely new robins scene activities
Gorgeous new Christmas cards to print in A5 and A6 sizes
Gorgeous new Christmas cards to print
2 new colouring quotes with a Christmas theme this week
Celebrate twelve days of Christmas with us with these lovely new colouring pages. Also available as copywork worksheets for handwriting practice. 
Learning about Leonardo da Vinci - a man of many talents!
A bumper collection of new Christmas mazes - 40 in all, for all abiltiies! There lots of fun to be had here.
A bumper collection of new Christmas mazes!
We've added to our collection of Christmas colouring cards too
And we've added to our collection of Christmas colouring cards too
And last but not least, we have some brand new Christmas brain teasers, guaranteed to challenge and fun for adults as well as kids!
Brand new Christmas brain teasers, guaranteed to challenge!
Christmas Present Ideas!
All available from your local Amazon - just click on the images.
Advent Calendar Colouring Book for Adults and Older Children
Advent Calendar Colouring Book for Kids
Card Games for Kids
Dice Games for Kids
Word Wheel Challenges for Kids
This Week's Guest Post
Tackling some lovely stained glass crafts with a mixed-age group - Sarah (and everything and everyone around her) gets covered in glitter!
Guest Post - Stained glass crafts with a mixed-age group
Have You Seen?
Have you seen our Christmas games collection? Printable games, party games ...
Have you seen our Christmas games collection?
A Little Something ...
"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."
Edna Ferber

“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future."
Agnes M. Pahro 

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”
Bob Hope

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”
Charles M. Schulz

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day."
Andy Rooney

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ”
Norman Vincent Peale
When you look at a field of dandelions ...
We have printable poster versions of 24 favourite Christmas quotes here.
Coming Up Soon ...

1st - 24th December: Advent

12th - 20th December: Hanukkah

25th December: Christmas

26th December: Kwanzaa

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


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All the best until next time!
Lindsay Small​​​​​​​
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