10 Things to Do This Week (May 11 to 17, 2017)

1. Camp Time
Youreka Nature Campouts is organising a summer camp to Dharamsala.
Date: May 18 onwards    
Age: 9 to 17 years
Call: 1800-1033-301/ 011-40801100
E-mail: programs@youreka.in
Website: www.youreka.in

2. Workshops
Iris Creative Education is conducting a 5-day puppetry, music and drama workshop.
Date: May 15 onwards
Age: 3 to 6 years
Call: 09920104081
E-mail: iriscreativeeducation@gmail.com
Website: www.bit.ly/2olGvlR

New Delhi
Coding for Kids is conducting a game, app and web development workshop.
Date: May 15 onwards
Age: 7 to 15 years
Call: 07827068882
E-mail: info@codingforkids.in
Website: www.codingforkids.in

Lydnow Training and Innovations LLP is conducting a robotics workshop.
Date: May 15 onwards
Age: 10 to 16 years
Call: 08268154164
E-mail: info@lydnow.com
Website: www.lydnow.com/robocurious.php

Gyan Pro is conducting a 2-week science and robotics camp.
Date: 15 May onwards
Age: 11 to 14 years
Call: 07676713524
E-mail: info@gyanpro.com
Website: www.gyanpro.com

3. Watch It

This film focuses on the lovely relationship of two sisters, Elsa and her younger sister, Anna. Elsa flees the castle but Anna sets out on an adventurous journey to bring her back. A sequel of the movie is currently being made. You can watch the movie on DVD or stream it online.

4. Learn Something New
Make a Flip Book
Staple a few pages of plain paper together and draw a sequence of stick figures, ants, balls or small objects in motion. Flip through the pages once it is completed. For a step-by-step tutorial, refer to this week’s Junior RobinAge supplement.

5. Bitten By the Travel Bug
Place to Visit: Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Known as the Queen of Hill Stations, Ooty is the capital of the famous Nilgiris district. It is situated at an altitude of 7,349ft above sea level. Ooty is known for its lofty mountains, dense forests, extensive grasslands, heritage toy train, botanical gardens and tea factories. A perfect summer retreat, you can travel to Ooty by air, rail or road.

6. Log On
Play all your favourite Disney games here. From Mickey Mouse to Olaf, the site has information on your favourite Disney characters, movies and TV episodes.

7. Product of the Week
Cluedo by Funskool
Cluedo is a classic detective murder mystery game for children above 7 years. It’s a board game and can be played by 3 to 6 players. Players try to figure out the main facts of a murder—the murderer, the location of the murder and the murder weapon. The games are available in online stores and partner outlets. To know more log on to www.funskoolindia.com

8. Little Green Fingers

Meet a New Plant: Euphorbia Obesa 

Known as the baseball plant, this branchless succulent is native to South Africa. 

It grows without leaves in the shape of a green baseball with an average height of 20cms from the ground. One of the rarest plants in the world, it is toxic and can cause skin problems.

9. Pay It Forward
Pet Animals Welfare Society (PAWS)
Started in 1998, PAWS was established to create awareness about the care, management and nutrition of pets and stray animals. One can volunteer to help the organisation, maintain the kennel, walk the dogs, take care of the puppies and sponsor or even adopt a dog.
For more details:
10. Music for Your Ears
Know Your Instrument: Sitar
Originated In: Ancient India

The sitar is a stringed instrument mainly used in Indian classical music and western fusion music. It is a long-necked instrument that is believed to have been developed during the Mughal Empire and derived from the veena. It is crafted out of natural materials including wood and the dried outer shell of a pumpkin.

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