18.4.17

10 Things to Do This Week (April 20 to 26, 2017)

1. Camp Time

Explorers Treks and Tours is organising a 10-day camp to Manali, Himachal Pradesh.
Date: May 5 onwards
Age: 12 years and above
Call: 09850506622/ 020-24463322




2. Workshops

Mumbai
Yeh China is conducting Mandarin Chinese speaking classes.
Date: Regular batches
Age: 3 years and above
Call: 07045331189/ 022-67080087
E-mail: info@yehchina.com
Website: www.yehchina.com


New Delhi
Craft Village is conducting a 2-day shadow puppet filmmaking workshop.
Date: April 22
Age: 10 years and above
Call: 09910754364
E-mail: info@craftvillage.org.in
Website: www.craftvillage.org.in

Bengaluru
Kydz Adda is conducting a Panchatantra tales storytelling workshop.
Date: April 22
Age: 4 years and above
Call: 09686888222
E-mail: fun@kydzadda.com
Website: www.kydzadda.com

Chennai
Young Scientist is conducting science and robotics workshops.
Date: April 26 onwards
Age: 12 years and above
Call: 07200657181/ 07358161490
E-mail: support@young-scientist.in
Website: www.young-scientist.in

3. Watch It

Beauty and the Beast
This is an American musical fantasy film based on the famous book, ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

The movie is about a young woman named Belle who is imprisoned by a monstrous-looking Beast in an enchanted castle. The movie released on March 17, but if you’ve not seen it yet, go watch it in 3D.

4. Learn Something New

Cooking
Did you know that cooking requires you to use your mathematics, chemistry and biology skills! It’s also a great way to hang out with your friends, parents and siblings! An easy way to start off is by helping in the kitchen. You could also join a cooking class or stir up our No-Flame Recipes from the Jr RobinAge supplement. Cooking is one skill you will need throughout your life, so develop a love for it!

5. Bitten By the Travel Bug

Place to Visit: Lakshadweep Islands
Lakshadweep Islands is a group of 36 islands. It is known for its sandy beaches, coral reefs, greenery and cleanliness and is a pure visual delight. It is the smallest union territory of India and is located 400kms off India’s west coast in the Arabian Sea with a total surface of 32sq kms. When here, indulge in scuba diving, snorkelling and parasailing. You can travel to Lakshadweep Islands by air or by sea.


6. Log On

www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
This award-winning website is loaded with amazing videos, games, information on animals and nature, puzzles and some mind-blowing pictures taken by the world’s best photographers. A perfect place to visit for your project work.



7. Product of the Week

Fizzy Goblet Footwear
Fizzy Goblet offers a bright and colourful collection of footwear for kids and moms. Cute illustrations of zoo animals, whimsical characters and nursery rhymes are illustrated on handcrafted Punjabi-style leather juttis. They also have a ‘Colour & Wear’ DIY shoe, which comes with a set of 12 water-resistant acrylic paints and a paintbrush. To know more log on to www.fizzygoblet.com


8. Little Green Fingers

Meet a New Plant: Lithops
Called “living stones”, lithops are among the world’s most fascinating plants. Discovered in 1811, they are a variety of succulent plant native to the deserts of South Africa. Lithops are easy to grow—they flourish in compacted, sandy soil with little water and in hot weather. Lithops need a cactus mix or potting soil with some sand to grow in a pot. They are the perfect plant for city life!

9. Pay It Forward

In Defense of Animals
A non-profit grassroots-level animal protection organisation, In Defense of Animals was established to defend the rights of all non-human creatures. The organisation rescues abused animals, promotes vegetarianism and creates awareness on animal-related issues. One can adopt a pet or sponsor a pet in association with this organisation.
Contact: 09320056585/ 09320056581
Website: www.idaindia.org


10. Music for Your Ears

Know Your Instrument: Djembe (gem-bay)
Originated In: West Africa
This rope-tuned, skin-covered goblet drum is played solo with bare hands and makes the loudest and most wide variety of sounds in drums. Its body is carved out of hardwood and the drumhead is made of goatskin. Depending on the size and materials used, a djembe could weigh between 5 and 13kgs. The djembe is most likely about 400 to 800 years old and was created during the Malian Empire.

(Stock images courtesy ThinkStock)

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