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
Friday, June 29, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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 09, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
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 04, 2007
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
Labels: Recommended Site
Sunday, June 03, 2007
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 02, 2007
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.
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:
Friday, June 01, 2007
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
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