25.5.17

10 Things to Do This Week (May 25 to 31, 2017)

1. Camp Time
Udaan Outdoors is organising an overnight camp to witness fireflies at Rajmachi, Sahyadri.
Date: June 3 onwards
Age: 10 years and above
Call: 09130017743
E-mail: info@udaanoutdoors.in
Website: www.udaanoutdoors.in

2. Workshops
Mumbai
The Welfare of Stray Dogs is conducting an origami animal-making workshop.
Date: May 28
Age: 5 to 10 years
Call: 09930943094/ 022-64222838
E-mail: www.wsdindia@gmail.com
Website: www.wsdindia.org

New Delhi
Rayz International is conducting a range of art and craft, clay modelling, theatre, photography, music, gardening, recycling and pottery workshops.
Date: June 1 onwards
Age: 1 to 12 years
Call: 09599881319/ 08800778184
E-mail: centrehead@rayzinternationalpreschool.com
Website: www.rayzinternationalpreschool.com

Bengaluru
LshVa is conducting a 5-day dance, music and art workshop.
Date: May 28 onwards
Age: 3 to 7 years
Call: 09845407574
E-mail: admin@lshva.in
Website: www.bit.ly/2qHPwYL

Hyderabad
Learning and Leadership is conducting a 1-day aeromodelling workshop.
Date: May 28
Age: 6 to 12 years
Call: 09951125175/ 07032925175
E-mail: info@learnleadacademy.com
Website: www.learnleadacademy.com

3. Watch It
Cars 3
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, ‘Cars 3’ is the third instalment in the Cars series. ‘Cars 3’ is all about Lightning McQueen and his goal—to prove that he’s still the best racing car in the world. In the process, he battles it out with many new-generation racers.
This 3D animated film is scheduled for a June 16, 2017 release.


4. Learn Something New
Visit a Museum or Archaeological Site
Visit a local museum or a historic place to explore the rich and diverse culture of an area. Here you can learn about various artefacts and acquire first-hand information on historical events. You can also talk to archaeologists or museum curators and study particular eras, royalty and their lifestyle.

5. Bit By the Travel Bug
Place to Visit: Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a city in the state of Uttarakhand, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Apart from its picturesque views, temples and worship centres, this place is also known as the adventure capital of India. From river rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking, flying fox and camping to cliff jumping, surfing, trekking, rock climbing and kayaking, one can indulge in all sorts of crazy adventures here. Attend the Ganga aarti or indulge in some yoga to explore the quieter side of your personality.

6. Log On
www.thekidzpage.com
This site has nothing less than 500 pages of fun, learning and activities with over 2,000 jigsaw puzzles, 1,000 cliparts and 900 printable colouring pages. From toys, puzzles, and word games to music, stories and movies, this site has it all!

7. What’s New

SweetNotes has developed a series of fun educational art kits called ‘Know Your Art’. Children above the age of 5 years can create their own artwork inspired by master artists like Jamini Roy, Vincent Van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, Henri Matisse and Senaka Senanayake. Each kit includes colouring sheets or activity sheets, crayons, a fun fact sheet and quiz and an instruction booklet depending on the artist. You can buy the kits for Rs500 each at partner outlets and online stores.

To know more log on to www.knowyourart.in. To buy a kit, log on to www.robinage.com/shop

8. Little Green Fingers
Meet a New Plant: Hydnellum peckii

Hydnellum peckii, also known as ‘bleeding tooth fungus’, is a unique type of fungus that oozes red fluid from its tiny pores. Often spotted in Europe and North America, the fungus is mainly seen among moss and litter in forests. The gooey red liquid that oozes from its pores is a kind of sap. Though it isn’t poisonous, the sap is extremely bitter and has an unpleasant odour. However, dyers use it to colour fabric and other surfaces.

9. Pay It Forward:

GiveIndia Foundation
GiveIndia Foundation is an online donation platform that is associated with more than 200 NGOs in the country. This foundation is a one-stop-shop for people to donate money and objects to NGOs of their choice. The foundation sends a detailed feedback report that informs the donors of how their money has been utilised. One can also volunteer with the foundation.
For more details:
E-mail: info@giveindia.org
Website: www.giveindia.org

10. Music for Your Ears
Know Your Instrument: Tambourine
Originated In: Egypt

This is a small drum-like musical instrument belonging to the percussion family. It is usually made of wood or plastic with pairs of small metal jingles called zils arranged all over the periphery. It is held in the hand and played by tapping and shaking the instrument in various ways. It is very popular in folk, classical, orchestra, samba, pop and rock music.

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