Friday, June 29, 2007

More Ancient Egypt - this time some fun crafts

We have added a great collection of Ancient Egypt crafts today, which Tracy did with her girls. It looks like they had lots of fun, and they certainly did a great job! They mummified a fashion doll and then made it its own mummy case, built a pyramid out of sugar lumps, and modelled some fantastic canopic jars.

Ancient Egypt crafts

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ancient Egypt - new themed activities

If you are learning about pyramids and pharaohs, mummies and sarcophagi, you will want to take a look at our new Ancient Egypt theme. We have some great Ancient Egypt coloring pages, a collection of printable writing paper and writing frames to use in your school, home and notebooking projects, a word search, an alphabet, some jigsaws, and a fantastic collection of links to the best "Ancient Egypt" activities on the net. Please take a look.

Ancient Egypt

Rainforest Maths - lots of maths fun for kids

I've just stumbled across this excellent website, which presents 7 years of primary maths activities in a bright and cheerful format which kids will love to come back to again and again. Great for reinforcing skills and revision, there are hundreds of activities which they can choose and explanation as well as exercises. Well worth checking out and bookmarking.

RAINFOREST maths by Jenny Eather

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Fourth of July - new crafts

Sarah and Jack have been terribly busy this week making some really original Fourth of July crafts for us all to enjoy - including a Statue of Liberty crown and torch (a wonderful transformation from some kitchen foil and a cardboard roll), an Uncle Sam hat, an Independence Day mobile and a sun visor for your Fourth of July picnic. You can also make a Fourth of July raft to float on the pond (or in your bath), some fireworks paintings, and a 3D fireworks display or mobile. Please take a look:

Fourth of July - new printables

We have just added a range of Fourth of July printables to the site, including writing paper and frames (great for home and school projects, notebooking etc), invitations, flags in all sizes (make banners and other decorations) and scrapbook paper.

Fourth of July printables

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fourth of July - new jigsaws!

Eight new downloadable jigsaw puzzles for Indendence Day have been added to the site today - remember you can play our jigsaws straight away or download them to your computer to play over and over again (or burn them to a CD-Rom to share with friends). Computer jigsaw puzzles are a great way for kids to get practice at mouse control, and they are fun to do too.
Fourth of July jigsaw puzzles

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Canada Day - new jigsaws, stationery and printables!

We have added 5 new downloadable jigsaw puzzles to Activity Village today, on a "Canadian" theme for Canada Day on 1st July. You will find a moose, a beaver, a Canada goose, a Canadian flag, and maple leaves. We hope you enjoy them:

Canada Day Jigsaw Puzzles

We have also added a collection of printables, including the Canadian flag and maple leaf (use for a banner, decorating the table, in crafts etc). And we have five super designs of writing paper/notebooking pages for all your projects.

Canada Day Printables

Monday, June 18, 2007

New Canada Day crafts added...

If you are celebrating Canada Day please take a look at our new page of Canada Day crafts for kids, where we have some really original ideas - including a patriotic raft (make two and have races), a Canada Day sun visor, a maple leaf mobile, and some fireworks paintings.

New alphabet worksheets, flashcards and coloring pages..

We have added dozens of new printable pages to Activity Village today, including a set of alphabet handwriting worksheets, matching flashcards and coloring pages. We have also added a new set of alphabet cards (Kids Alphabet) and updated our page of suggested alphabet games and activities. If your children are learning their letters, please take a look!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

New coloring pages - use your imagination!

Not your usual coloring pages, these fun printables encourage your kids to use their imagination and creativity, as well as their coloring pencils! We have a huge stack of these to add to the website, so keep checking back ...

Imagination Coloring Pages

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Fun science films

There are some fun science-based films on this website, very entertaining and all made by or with children. If you feel inspired to try to recreate some of the experiments at home, click on 'Experiments' on the menu at the left.

Planet Scicast Films

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Origami for Kids - lots of new projects added

We've added lots of new origami models to the website over the last few days, including an origami shirt and blouse (perfect for cards, invitations, name tags and place names), an origami drinking cup, a collection of useful origami models for recycled newspaper and gift wrap, some origami owls, a wallet, a van, and even a golden snitch! If your children enjoy paper folding, please take a look!

Origami for Kids

Monday, June 4, 2007

Posters to print (The North Star)

We have just found this set of beautiful posters for the classroom or home, based on the book "The North Star", by Peter Reynolds. The inspiring themes and pretty illustrations are sure to appeal even if you have not come across the book.

Posters to print

If you have not heard about The North Star, please take a moment to have a look at the website. You can read a (shortened) online version of this wonderful book, read about some inspirational people, make your own "consellation" of people and things which are most important to you, print stick puppets, send ecards, download clipart, and more.

The North Star

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Animal Games and Puzzles

This is a wonderful resource full of games, puzzles, activities and quizzes about the natural world (the majority are animals, but there are also some plants, geology and weather materials). Best of all, they are free. All the files are downloadable as PDF files.

Free animal puzzles

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Scrapblog - on-line scrapbooking

This is an excellent site, very easy to use, and is basically scrapbooking but without the mess (or the expense). You can select a theme or start from scratch, upload your photos, add frames, stickers, and other fun features. When finished you can publish it or invite family and friends to view it. It is very straightforward to use and would be ideal for a child to use to create vacation pages, or birthday memories, or even a school project.


Singing Science

This is a real blast from the past, but lots of fun too. We've enjoyed listening to some of these old songs which are a fun way of learning various science facts. Our favourite so far has been "The Water Cycle Song" as that is one thing we have been studying recently, but there are lots more to listen to on this site:

Singing Science

Friday, June 1, 2007

Harry Potter - New Puzzles and Origami for kids!

It is only a few more weeks until the new Harry Potter book hits the shops and the new Harry Potter film hits the cinemas. If you are getting excited why not head over to our Harry Potter pages, where you can find all sorts of crafts, printables, party ideas, puzzles (lots new) and even some new Harry Potter origami!

Harry Potter at Activity Village

Origami for Kids - for Father's Day!

We have added some new projects to the origami for kids pages today - just in time for Father's Day! The kids can fold him a special tie, wallet (for real money, or perhaps for a packet of "coupons", business card holder, or other Dad-friendly models.

Father's Day Origami for Kids