Ideas for February Half-Term 2017

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Half-term is a seriously exciting time for kids - no more school for a whole week, and loads of free time to fill with fun! But sometimes - especially if kids are stuck indoors - it can be hard to think of things to do. But not to worry; we've put together some brilliant ideas and activity sheets which you can use to fill the half-term week with engaging entertainment!

Whether it's colouring, puzzling or baking your child enjoys, these activity sheets are guaranteed to banish boredom. Featuring a range of favourite characters, such as Tracy Beaker, Elmer and the Gruffalo, kids will be kept busy for hours with fantastic puzzles and projects.

Tracy Beaker Activity Sheet

Tracy Beaker Bookmarks

Tracy Beaker Pencil Tops

Alfie Colouring Sheet

Alfie Fairy Cakes

Elmer Word Search

Dear Zoo Spot-the-Difference

Gruffalo Finger Puppets

Room on the Broom Colouring Sheet

Snail and the Whale Maze

Zoe and Beans Colouring Sheet

With thanks to Random House Children's Books, Andersen Press, Campbell Books, Walker Books, Puffin Books and Macmillan Children's Books.

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    Zoe loves her doll Molly, but so does her dog, Beans. It's become a bit of a problem. And it all began when Beans lost his favourite toy, Binky Boo. Will Zoe and Beans ever find him? Let's hope so, because Beans won't give up the doll until they do, and poor Molly isn't meant to be a dog's toy. She's getting very stinky! Join the loveably lively Zoe and her devoted dog Beans in a world full of fun, friendship and magical adventures.
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    A rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies, he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. Imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo!

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    Shirley Hughes, the award-winning author of Dogger, is well-known for her true-to-life observations of toddlers and all their quirky habits.

    With witty and appealing illustrations, these stories of Alfie and his baby sister Annie Rose will make children aged 3 and over (and their parents) chuckle with delight.
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    The Story of Tracy Beaker introduces Jacqueline Wilson's most popular character ever!

    10-year-old Tracy lives in a care home but frequently escapes from her annoying surroundings with the help of a vivid imagination.

    Accompanied by brilliant illustrations from Nick Sharratt, The Story of Tracy Beaker is essential reading for children from 9+.
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    A favourite children's author and former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson adds her magical rhyming touch to a fun picture book for children aged 3+.

    With beautiful and witty illustrations from frequent collaborator Axel Scheffler, plus a broomstick-full of quirky characters, Room on the Broom has tons of toddler appeal as everyone tries to hitch a ride with the Witch.

    A delight to read aloud and guaranteed to become a favourite bedtime story.
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    Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo has been published in a sturdy board book format to suit very young children. The lively illustrations, simple story and engaging lift-the-flap fun guarantee the book's toddler appeal.

    With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
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    Elmer the patchwork elephant is the star of this gorgeous picture book.

    David McKee's stunning illustrations give Elmer lots of toddler appeal and this is a lovely book to read to youngsters to illustrate the message that it's OK to be different and not just one of the crowd!

    Elmer offers lots of fun and laughter for readers aged 1 and over.
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    Zoe and Beans have found a ladybird! But where has it gone? It's nowhere to be found in the garden, but they do discover all kinds of other things whilst they're looking. A classic hide-and-seek story -- can you spot the ladybird on every page? Another title in the brilliant series of board books featuring the adorable Zoe and Beans and all of their friends. With its gentle text and irresistible illustrations, this book is perfect for sharing with toddlers and young children. Look out for the other board books in the series: LOOK AT ME!, WE'RE NOT SCARED and HOW MANY PETS?
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    Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler combine once more to magical effect with the unforgettable The Snail and the Whale.

    Full of adventure and friendship, the rhyming story follows a tiny snail who wishes to sail. To do this, he hitches a ride on an enormous whale and the duo head on an amazing journey past icebergs, volcanoes, sharks and penguins. Bu then disaster strikes and the whale finds itself beached in a bay... can the snail save the day?

    This special edition of the Gruffalo team's classic has a stunning, redesigned cover and a beautiful finish.
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    Alfie gets out and about in the garden with Dad, in this glorious book about growing, playing and sharing. Seeds are planted; the carrots are going to be a gift for a special friend of Alfie's. But there are suprises in store...Shirley Hughes is the creator of the bestselling, best-loved, Dogger.