Wednesday, November 28, 2007

St Andrew's Day Crafts

If you are celebrating St Andrew's Day on 30th November, or if you would like to try your hand at some of our new "Scottish" crafts, please head over to our St Andrew's Day crafts page! Your kids can make a Loch Ness Monster and a sporran, try painting a tartan or a golf ball modern masterpiece, or enjoy our golf games (after all, Scotland is known as the home of golf!)

Printable Bookmarks for Christmas

These new Christmas bookmarks make a great little gift for a teacher to give a pupil, or for kids to give each other at Christmas instead of Christmas cards. Or perhaps a few will find their way into a Christmas stocking? We have seven different designs:
Christmas bookmarks

Advent Crafts - make your own advent calendars this year!

This weekend, why not sit your children down to make their own advent calendars! We have two new craft ideas as well as a printable advent paper chain that your children will enjoy putting together!

Advent Chest

Advent Train

Advent Paper Chain

Monday, November 26, 2007

Printable Christmas Cards - gorgeous!

If you are looking for some Christmas cards to print, please have a look at our newest addition to the website! The cards are simple, pretty and festive (and not too heavy on ink requirements!)

Christmas Cards to Print and Color

Just added today, a selection of Christmas cards which you can print for your children to color in, perfect for a special card for a special person this Christmas!
Printable Christmas Cards to Color

Christmas Coloring Pages

Please check out our updated and expanded collection of Christmas coloring pages! We have colorings to appeal to all ages of children, and you'll find everything from a smiling Santa to the Christmas pudding!
Christmas Coloring Pages

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hanukkah for Kids

If you are celebrating Hanukkah, or would like to learn something about this Jewish festival of lights which begins on 4th December this year, head over to our brand new Hanukkah For Kids pages, where you will find:

Hanukkah crafts - a brilliant collection of crafts from Sarah and Jack, including this fantastic Menorah banner

Hanukkah coloring pages

Hanukkah printables - writing paper for all ages and some printable crafts

Hanukkah cards to print and color

Hanukkah puzzles

Hanukkah links - other fun Hanukkah activities to enjoy with your children from around the web.

Food Coloring Pages

We have a new range of food coloring pages on the website - everything from broccoli to ice-cream cones!
Food coloring pages

Printable Lined Paper - all sorts!

We have begun to add a selection of printable lined paper to Activity Village - including handwriting paper, lined paper for all ages, story paper, writing frames, graph paper and more. Print out a stack or bookmark the pages so that you can find them when you need them.
Printable Lined Paper

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving! New Thanksgiving printables...

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American visitors!

If you are looking for some last minute ideas to keep your kids busy while you get the turkey ready, have a look at our new Thanksgiving printables...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Circle of Smiles - watch with the kids..

NB: Please do not let your kids browse online video sites unsupervised!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

More Thanksgiving Crafts!

Isn't this squash pilgrim gorgeous? We've added him, and some super handprint craft ideas for Thanksgiving, to our Thanksgiving crafts section today.
Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving Printables and Coloring Pages

We have added a new collection of Thanksgiving printables and coloring pages today, perfect for keeping the kids busy on Thanksgiving Day - or for the classroom.

Thanksgiving coloring pages

Thanksgiving printables

Saturday, November 10, 2007

New transport-themed coloring pages added

We have just added a new collection of transport-themed coloring pages to Activity Village. If your child likes sports cars, campers, tankers, motorbikes, boats and planes ... take a look!
Transport-themed coloring pages

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Scarecrow puppet and more autumn crafts

We have added a bunch of new autumn crafts to Activity Village in the last few days, including a super scarecrow puppet (made using a wooden spoon), an autumn wreath and tree, a leaf rubbing fairy, twig fairy, and many more!
Autumn Crafts for Kids

Monday, November 5, 2007

Origami Elephant - Video

Watch Tilly demonstrating our latest Origami for Kids - this cute Origami elephant!

Printable instructions are available here :

Origami elephant

More Origami for Kids

Origami Booklet - Video

Printable instructions for this Origami Booklet are here:
Origami booklet

More Origami for Kids

St Andrew's Day Fun For Kids

New at Activity Village is our St Andrew's Day page. St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and St Andrew's Day is celebrated on 30th November each year by Scots all around the world.

We have some brand new activities for your children on a Scottish theme - including some great colouring pages, an origami Loch Ness Monster, word searches, downloadable jigsaws, and a collection of flag and map printables.

Bonfire Night Fun, including some great new crafts!

It's Bonfire Night tonight, and if you haven't had your celebration yet, head on over to our Bonfire Night pages to find a great new collection of Bonfire Night crafts as well as puzzles, jigsaws and recipes and a printable version of the Firework Code to make sure you stay safe.
Bonfire Night at Activity Village