Summer Puzzles, Weather Fun and Around the World!

9th August 2018
Nearly every week for well over a year now we have been bringing you 2 new colouring pages aimed specifically at adults and older children. We started with a series of Colouring Quotes. Next came our Illustrated Alphabet Colouring Pages. And this week we have launched our next series - Flowers of the Commonwealth Colouring Pages.
The inspiration behind this series was our recent Royal Wedding. The Duchess of Sussex wore a simple and classic wedding dress, with a beautiful long veil on which was embroidered all the national flowers of the countries of the Commonwealth (as well as a  Californian poppy). I thought it was a lovely idea and asked one of our illustrators, Tatyana, to start working on this new collection. I hope you enjoy them.
While working on these new national flowers, we started brainstorming ideas for new additions to our "Around the World" series. We plan (hope) to upgrade 2 countries a week (starting with the same Commonwealth countries as the Flowers series) and we have a really exciting bundle of new activities on offer. You will find the first 2 countries below.
In other news - we've continued to build our Weather topic and added some fun summer puzzles and size sorting activities. And we have two interesting Guest Posts for you this week, too!


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What's New?
Introducing our New Series of "adult and older children colouring pages" - Flowers of the Commonwealth. This week we have the national flowers of Antigua and Barbuda and the Bahamas ...
Flowers of the Commonwealth Colouring Pages
Explore this exciting new collection of Antigua and Barbuda resources. We'll be rolling these out through the website, starting with the Commonwealth countries.
Antigua and Barbuda Resources
And here's the second country on our list - the Bahamas. (If you are wondering, we have skipped Australia for now as we have some sorting out to do there!)
New Bahamas resources
We've added a new collection of seaside and summer themed size sorting activities - a mixture of cutting out and sorting mats and worksheets. They are bright and cheerful and fun!
Seaside and Summer themed size sorting activities
We recently introduced two new types of puzzle - both quite challenging! Today we've added 2 of each type, themed around the seaside and summer.
Topping up our summer puzzles
Here's a brand new collection of weather games - to play in groups small or large, or even on your own...
All new Weather Games!
Finally, take your pick from these new weather story starters for creative writing fun!
New weather story starters for creative writing
Have You Seen?
Enid Blyton's birthday was 11th August, so that's always a good day to learn a little about the author, go for a romp in the countryside (preferably with picnic), grab one of your favourite books to enjoy with the kids, or explore our activities!
Enid Blyton's birthday
Over to our Guest Bloggers...
Shelly's Guest Post this week shares how her kids keep records of the books they have been reading - fun for the summer holidays!
Guest Post - Keeping Records of the Book We Read
In this guest post, Rita explains how she and the kids have been enjoying some creative downtime with our Illuminated Alphabet Colouring Pages...
Guest Post - Enjoying Activity Village's Illuminated Alphabet
A Little Something ...
Just One
By Maryam Kazmi
One song can spark a moment.
One flower can wake a dream.
One tree can start a forest.
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins friendship.
One hand clap lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at the sea.
One vote can change a nation.
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes all the darkness.
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits.
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom.
One heart can know what’s true.
One life can make a difference.
You see it’s up to you.
Activity Village - Keeping Kids Busy
Coming Up Soon ...

​​​​​​​August / September: Back to School

11th August: Enid Blyton's Birthday

21st - 25th August: Eid al-Adha

2nd September- Father's Day (Australia and New Zealand)

9th September: Grandparent's Day (US)

13th September: Roald Dahl Day

19th September: Talk Like A Pirate Day

21st September: Peace Day

September / October - Harvest Festival

4th October: World Animal Day

7th October: Grandparent's Day (UK)

8th October: Canadian Thanksgiving

8th October: Columbus Day

8th - 14th October: National Libraries Week (UK)

31st October: Halloween


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Lindsay Small​​​​​​​

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