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is an annual hakespeare Week (16–22 March) William celebration of the life and work of Shakespeare e, sur not ’re Shakespeare. In case you ights that ever lived. is one of the most famous playwr 400 years ago, He might have been writing around oolchildren all but his work is still studied by sch peare’s plays kes over the UK today. Some of Sha mer Night’s Dream are Romeo and Juliet, A Midsum them? and Hamlet – have you heard of ly heard some of Even if you haven’t, you’ve probab words and sayings Shakespeare’s words. Loads of the peare’s plays. Has we use today come from Shakes left you ‘in stitches’? anyone ever told you a joke and ‘Knock, knock!’ That’s from Shakespeare! Even the ause of a scene in joke is believed to have started bec r, bedroom and gossip Macbeth. And the words swagge n used for the are all words believed to have bee first time in Shakespeare plays. incredible If you want to learn more about this the Kids’ Zone man, you can start now. Head to take a look at the at shakespeareweek.org.uk and re portrait, cartoon challenges. Create a Shakespea et Puck and or comic strip, write a poem or me A Midsummer Bottom by watching the story of d even more Night’s Dream! If you want to rea children’s Shakespeare stories, look out for and enjoy versions of his most famous plays racters! meeting some more amazing cha

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If you’re anything like me you find Shakespeare tricky to understand. It’s the old-fashioned language that I struggle with. I hear an actor recite their line, but I’m so busy trying to work out what they said that I miss the next bit altogether! Fortunately there are versions of Shakespeare’s work that make it much easier for people like us to understand. For example, CBeebies versions of Shakespeare plays use narrators who pop up between scenes to explain what’s going on. Some people find the Bible a bit tricky to understand too. The good news is there’s loads of stuff out there to help us understand it. For a start, Kids Alive! has a Bible cartoon on page 5 every week. In fact, we have a club called KA! JAM that’s designed to help you understand the Bible better – go to page 6 and join up today.

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READ THE COMMENT BELOW ABOUT THANKING GOD FOR PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE US TO DO BETTER

Thank God for Leaders

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ave you ever been part of a group that has to do a project together? It’s not easy, is it? Especially when everyone thinks their idea is the best. Then there are those who disagree with every suggestion, some that just want to keep doing the same thing and others who don’t want to do anything! It’s easier when there’s a leader, captain or coach who gets a team working together, inspires people to get involved and helps them see that their task is super important, even when it’s not their first choice. This week’s cartoon Bible story is about two awesome leaders – Ezra and Nehemiah. Nehemiah inspired the Jews to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and finish them in super-quick time so that they

says Melita Day-Lewis

could live safely. Ezra and the Jewish leaders explained the Bible so well it helped the people learn about how to live God’s way. Nehemiah and Ezra also encouraged them to see things differently when they were feeling sad or bad. They pointed out that knowing God’s plan for their lives was a reason to be happy and would bring them closer to God. Great leaders are important and we need to thank God for them, whether they are leaders in families, government, schools, youth groups or churches. To be a leader isn’t easy and leaders aren’t perfect, but we still need to appreciate them and pray for them. Why don’t you write a card or draw a picture to thank a fab leader you know?

LEADERS IN A MUDDLE Below are 10 leader words, but their letters are in a muddle. Rearrange the letters of each word so they read correctly. We’ve given you the first and last letters of each word to help you.

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Nehemiah

Hearing and Understanding

CHECK OUT YOUR BIBLE – NEHEMIAH 8:1–10

Melita Day-Lewis / Steve English

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Selected verses from

Psalm 8

Lord our Lord, your name is the most wonderful in all the earth! I look at the heavens you made with your hands. I see the moon and the stars you created. And I wonder, ‘Why are people so important to you? Why do you even think about them? Why do you care so much about humans? Why do you even notice them?’ You put them in charge of everything you made. People rule over the sheep and cattle and all the wild animals. They rule over the birds in the sky and the fish that swim in the sea. Lord our Lord, your name is the most wonderful name in all the earth!

The Bible book of Psalms is a collection of songs that help us to tell God how we’re feeling – whether we’re happy, excited, worried or sad. There are psalms praising and thanking God, asking for his help and reminding us that, no matter what, we can always trust him. So however you’re feeling, dig in! There’s sure to be a psalm that’s just right for you.

How wonderful it is to know that God’s love for you is humongous! In Psalm 8, King David was amazed with just how much attention God gives to people. He values each and every one of us, so we can be confident that whatever anyone else says or how we may feel, we will always be special to God who created the whole universe.

(Easy-to-Read Version)

Dear God,

Thank you for loving me to infinity and beyond. Help me to share your love with others and to take care of the world that you created.

Amen.

KA! JAM is the cooles t Bible activity club around. As a mem ber you’ll go on amazing adventures through the Bible learning about Jesus. Each activity sheet is filled with lo ts of great stuff about being a Christia n. You’ll also receive our mini-mag , Chatterbox, which is filled with jo kes, games and much more. And to to p it off, there are loads of awesome pr izes to be won! To join KA! JAM and complete the Bible activity courses online, go to salvationarmy.org.u k/ka-jam-sign-up. Or if you would like to receive the postal vers ion, simply fill in the coup on below. To join KA! JAM just fill in the application form and send it – along with KA! JAM, 101 Newington two first-class stamps Causeway, London SE – to: 1 6BN. Applicants must be between 7 and 17 ye Name: ars old to join. Date of birth: Address:

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apply for membership of Kids Alive! Jesus And Me . I understand that joining KA! JAM doesn’t mean I have joined The Salvat ion Army and that it is not free subscription to Kid a s Alive!

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Happy Birthday to You!

ure issue birthday printed in a fut To see your name and of birth me, address and date of KA! email your full na y.org.uk. Remember to type arm to kidsalive@salvation ct box. u!’ in the email’s subje Yo to ay thd Bir py ap ‘H 14 March an – age 11 Isaac Batem er – age 11 Kirsty Bewsh ray – age 11 Isabelle Mur

16 March Samuel Cook – age 11

18 March Ruby Redstone – age 10

20 March Kyle Wood – age 13

Hi, I’m Random Rita! Each week I’m going to ask you a trivia question. You can find the answer on another page in this week’s issue look out for this snowball I’m holding to find it!

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Here are some gobsmacking facts about practically everything, to boggle your brain or wow your mates…

Some octopuses can lay up to 200,000 eggs at a time! Not only that but a mother octopus spends more than six months protecting her eggs. She covers them and gently wafts fresh water over them so they get a constant supply of oxygenated water. In fact, she stays with them and won’t even eat for all that time!

What country has the most active volcanoes?

ple believe to There are loads of ‘facts’ that peo are not to be trusted. be true, but which experts say knowledge about We thought we would test your some myths… t bus what is true or false and

Trusted? Humans only use 10 per cent of their brain power. ry part of the Busted! Scientists believe that eve en we think, move brain is involved in some way wh brain scans to or feel emotion. Experts use special which show track the activity of a living brain, lights up that even saying just a few words brain. the of t cen much more than 10 per

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Why was the horse so happy? Because it lived in a stable environment! Have you H o, h o , heard about h o, h o! corduroy pillows? They’re making headlines! Do you know why you’ve never seen elephants hiding in trees? Because they’re really good at it! H o, h o , h a, h a , h e, h e !

What do you call a nervous javelin thrower? Shakespeare!

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One of the challenges for Shakespeare Week is draw your own portrait of Shakespeare. To help you get started here’s a picture of the great man himself to copy into the empty grid.

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This morning was all about Shakespeare. This afternoon it’s all about his poetry. Things are going from bard to verse!

Why was Shakespeare such a good teammate to have? Because no matter which sport, he would always playwright!

1 Spotted winged insect. 2 Farm animal. 3 Information fed into computer. 4 One of the five senses. 5 American sport. 9 Language spoken by the Romans. 11 Pimple. 14 Toothed fastener.

Why did Shakespeare use ink when he wrote his plays? Because he couldn’t decide which pencil to use – 2B or not 2B!

SHAKESPEARE WORDSEARCH Find these popular Shakespearean plays in the grid. Find the capital letters only.

TWELFTH NIGHT JULIUS CAESAR ROMEO and JULIET THE TEMPEST MACBETH The WINTER’S TALE

AS YOU LIKE IT CYMBELINE KING LEAR HAMLET OTHELLO

J R O M E O J U L I E T U A T Y M B T E R T E W L H S M S U I M A S L E I T E Y C B H N E R A L U E P G O H A T L P T F S B M W T U M F G M S T C C E L H T L H N E R H A A T Q E W E I I T E N E M E R L I T J K E T I S E H G L N K U I E N G A O T A O E C L N T I H R C Y M B E L I N E W T

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as your family booked an Easter or summer holiday? Whether you’re going away or not, you can create the fun of a family holiday at home with the Fuzzikins Camper Van! Fuzzikin cats love life on the open road and like nothing better than to drive their cool Camper Van to the beach and enjoy a party. You can also colour the cats and customise the van with the washable colouring pens and stickers provided! Create, rinse and recolour! Inside the van there is plenty of space for the cats to enjoy a meal or have a quick catnap on the pull-down bed. So use your creative and imaginative skills to have lots of fun! For your opportunity to win a Fuzzikins Camper Van, answer the question below and email your full name, age, address and answer to kidsalive@salvationarmy.org.uk to reach us by Friday 27 March – remember to put ‘Fuzzikins Camper Van Competition’ in the subject box. You can also enter by filling in the details on the coupon below and posting it to: Fuzzikins Camper Van Competition, Kids Alive! 101 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BN.

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Make a Mother’s Day Photo Frame Mother’s Day will be here soon (22 March, to be exact). So we thought you might like to make a personalised photo frame. Of course, this gift idea doesn’t have to be just for mums – you could make one for another special person in your life too. Giving a handmade gift is a great way to show someone you love them. Get creative, alive kids, it’ll make that special someone smile.

What You Need: • Card • Scissors • Ruler • Pencil • Photo

• Glitter • Dried fusilli pasta • Paints • Paintbrush • Glue

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Choose a photo for your frame and trace around it on to the card. Draw a border 3cm around the photo shape to create a frame and cut it out with the scissors as illustrated. Cut another piece of card the same size as the first one – this will be your backing card. Stick your photo on to the backing card with glue. Stick dried fusilli pasta all around the frame as illustrated. Now for the really fun part! Decorate your frame with paints, glue and glitter! When it’s dry, stick it to the backing card so the window perfectly frames your photo. Cut a triangle out of card and stick one folded side to the back of the frame so it stands up on a desk.

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Go to salvationarmy.org.uk/kidsalive to download a printable PDF of this page

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Take a look around you on 20 March, are there more smiley faces than usual? If there are, it could be because it’s International Day of Happiness!

It’s a Right Happiness can mean different things to different people, but one is thing we can probably all agree on t. wan all that feeling happy is something we al Day In fact, the founder of Internation is ess pin hap s of Happiness believe d gne pai so important that he cam for it to be a fundamental human right for everyone!

That’s where the idea for International Day of Happiness came from. A UN special adviser called Jayme Illien wanted there to be an international event where people think about and celebrate happiness for everyone.

Because I’m Happy According to the UN’s World Happiness Report the happiest country to live in is Finland, but before you start packing a bag and hopping on a plane, let’s look at some ways you can be happy closer to home. What makes you happy? Is it spending time playing board games with your family? Or maybe it’s chilling by yourself reading a good book. Do you love dancing? Or maybe you prefer painting. As we’ve already mentioned, happiness means different things to different people, but making time to do things that make you feel good is really important. No matter how busy you are, always try to find the time for yourself. At the same time, don’t worry if you don’t feel happy all the time. It’s completely normal to be unhappy sometimes. But if you’re feeling unhappy a lot of the time, talk to your parents, guardians, teachers or Sunday school leaders about how you’re feeling. Talking about any worries is another way to improve our happiness!

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Near and Far As well as thinking about our own happiness on International Day of Happiness, the UN also wants people to think about happiness across the world. That might include your local community or people who live on the other side of the world to you. But what can we do to help others feel happier? Close to home, how about writing your parents or guardians a letter to show them how much you appreciate them? Or you could make sure the facilities in your community are clean and free from litter to make your neighbours happy. If you want to go the extra mile for people in other countries, you could raise money for a charity that helps people dealing with poverty or conflict.

Be Happy and Share Happiness If you want to celebrate International Day of Happiness, here are a few ideas…

Celebrate Yourself

that makes Do something y! If you’re you feel happ t that is, use not sure wha . think about it this space to

I’m Happy When… We’ve added a couple of our suggestions.

I read a book. I sing and dance. Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself – no negative peeps allowed!

Let your siblings or friends choose their favourite film or game, rather than you making the choice.

Celebrate for Others Tell someone a joke to make them smile.

Check on your friends and make sure they’re OK. Listen to them if they have any problems to share.

For more information about International Day of Happiness, visit happinessday.org

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Spread the WORD This is seven-year-old Trinity who’s a big fan of Kids Alive! She’s also had juvenile arthritis since she was two years old and wanted to tell us a bit more about it. ‘When I got arthritis everyone was shocked because they thought only old people got arthritis. What I have is called Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Juvenile means young, idiopathic means they don’t know what causes it and arthritis means inflammation (swelling) of joints. ‘I used to really struggle to walk because my legs hurt so much. After the doctors examined me they realised I had JIA and found out that it was in my toes, ankles, knees, elbows, jaw and fingers! So the type of JIA I have is known as poly-JIA, because it affects lots of different joints in my body. ‘Because my mum had JIA too, the doctors realised what was wrong with me, and I could start treatment quickly. But for lots of children, finding out what is wrong with them takes much longer. ‘I have to have injections every week. They are horrible and it does hurt for a bit, but that’s better than being in pain all the time. I also have to do physio to strengthen my legs. Now I can walk, run, play and join in with most of the things my friends do. ‘My dad’s a scientist and has decided to use his skills to search for a cure for juvenile arthritis. He started a charity called Juvenile Arthritis Research (JAR Project), which as well as looking for a cure is also trying to raise awareness that children can get arthritis too. ‘Around one in every 1,000 children has JIA, so it’s important to know what signs and symptoms to look out for. So if you know someone who has painful joints or is struggling to do things they could before, such as walking or writing, it’s important they talk to a doctor.’

Send your news, photos, drawings, letters and poems to: Your Space, ‘Kids Alive!’ 101 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BN or email kidsalive@salvationarmy.org.uk.

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Age? 7. Favourite colour? Blue. Favourite food? Jollof rice with chicken. Age? 9. Favourite sport? Football. Favourite colour? Orange. Favourite bit of Kids Alive! ? Favourite food? Chicken and Picture story. bacon cheeseburger. Favourite Bible story Favourite sport? Football. and why? The lost sheep, Favourite bit of Kids Alive! ? because when you lose Patch’s Pals and Giggle in the something you will miss it Middle. very well. And when you Favourite Bible story and why? find it, you will be very, very Noah’s ark, because I love happy and joyful. animals. Favourite TV programme? Favourite TV programme? Ryan’s Toy Review. Power Rangers. What do you want to be What do you want to be when when you’re older? Builder. you’re older? Vet. Pets? None. Pets? Tortoise. Hobbies? Writing. Hobbies? Music, swimming, Tell us a joke. What do football, singing and coding. snowmen wear on their Tell us a joke. How do you heads? Ice caps! keep warm in a cold room? What special skill or talent do Go to the corner, it’s always you have? Singing. 90 degrees! Tell us something interesting What special skill or talent do about yourself. Caring for you have? Mathematics. others. Tell us something interesting Is there anything else you about yourself. I am a would like to tell us? When I goalkeeper. am older I would like to care Is there anything else you for poor and homeless people would like to tell us? No. to be happy.

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MY MUM SUGGESTED I JOIN THE ARMY CADETS, PATCH. SHE RECKONS IT’LL HELP TO KEEP ME OUT OF TROUBLE.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA, norman.

yeah, i think IT COULD BE FUN, BUT I’VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH WHAT WE HAVE TO WEAR.

IT’S JUST A CAMOUFLAGE JACKET AND TROUSERS, ISN’T IT? WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

I THOUGHT I’D OUTDO EVERYONE ELSE BY BUYING THE BEST CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORM THERE IS.

THE TROUBLE IS, it has SUCH A GOOD CAMOUFLAGE DESIGN…

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