10 Things to Do This Week (June 29 to July 5, 2017)

1. Read a Book
The Ultimate Nature Colouring Book for Kids by Dhanashri Ubhaykar (Age: 5+ Years)
The Ultimate Nature Colouring Book for Kids’ is the second book in the series of colouring books by FunOKPlease. 

This book features 100 handdrawn original artworks across 10 categories, some of which are animals, birds, plants, fruits, sanctuaries, parks and traditional art forms. The book is also peppered with interesting facts and trivia.

Published by FunOKPlease Publishing Pvt Ltd and available on Amazon.in

2. Workshops

Sparkles Educenter is conducting painting, pencil-shading, charcoal painting and sketching classes for children.
Date: Regular batches
Age: 5 years and above
Call: 022-33406783
E-mail: sparklesedu@gmail.com
Website: www.bit.ly/SparklesEducenter

New Delhi
Robotics Wizards is conducting a science and robotics workshop that includes robot making, science experiments and skill development.
Date: Regular batches
Age: 4 years and above
Call: 011-65391525
E-mail: info@roboticswizards.com
Website: www.roboticswizards.com


Tiny Feet is conducting toy making workshops.
Date: July 15 onwards
Age: 10 years and above
Call: 09538115559
E-mail: tinyfeetpicnic@gmail.com
Website: www.bit.ly/TinyFeetPicnic

Our Sacred Space is conducting an after-school camp to teach art and craft, music, theatre, sign language, yoga, cooking and karate.
Date: Regular batches
Age: 5 years and above
Call: 09030613344
Website: www.bit.ly/oursacredspace

3. Watch It
Hanuman Da’ Damdaar
‘Hanuman Da’ Damdaar’ is an animated adventure film based on Hanuman. Fearing for the safety of Hanuman, his mother Anjani does not allow him to step out of the house. Seeing this, Hanuman’s father Senapati Kesari gets upset. Hanuman then prays to the gods to make him the bravest kid in the world. The gods answer his prayers and send Hanuman on a series of adventures. 

Enjoy Hanuman’s adventures in this movie!

4. Learn Something New
Calligraphy is the art of using a pen or brush to create decorative handwriting. It can be used to write letters, personal notes, elegant invitations or artworks. Calligraphy can be learnt through online tutorials that teach you how to use a pen or pencil to create different strokes. Calligraphy can only be mastered with regular practice.

5. Bit By The Travel Bug
Place to Visit: Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
The Valley of Flowers is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was declared a national park in 1982. Located at a height of 12,657ft, the valley is spread across 87sq kms and is bordered by Nepal and Tibet. It has the most picturesque bed of flowers and is home to some endangered animal and bird species. The best time to visit the valley is between June and September. No cars are allowed into the park. To get here, one needs to trek from Govindghat basecamp.

6. Log On
Crazy Little Projects offers exclusive and creative ways to spend your free time. From baking to sewing, this site has a step-by-step pictorial tutorial for more than 1,000 projects.

7. Product of the Week
Hushkit is a hand-crafted felt book that helps children develop their motor skills and learn hand-eye coordination. It teaches them to tell time, tie shoe laces, solve puzzles and a lot more. The book can be personalised according to a child’s learning requirements. Hushkit is produced by Dypsydoodles, which offers a variety of hand-crafted and hand-designed personalised stationery products like gift tags, bookmarks and cards. To know more call 09819631691 or log on to www.bit.ly/dypsydoodles

8. Little Green Fingers

Meet a New Plant: Welwitschia mirabilis
Welwitschia mirabilis, often referred to as a living fossil, is endemic to Namib Desert in Africa. Each individual plant consists of a stem, root and two leaves, which are further split into many segments that twist around each other over the years. The plant can survive for nearly 2,000 years. The leaves grow to a length of 12ft and are 1.5cm thick. The indigenous people of Namib Desert eat the plant raw or cooked.

9. Pay It Forward
Barefoot College
Started by two friends in 1974, Barefoot College designs new ways to nurture and support empowerment, one village at a time. It simplifies technology and encourages rural people to work with new machines, such that they become self-sufficient. The organisation works in the field of education, empowerment, skill development, health, water and electrification through solar power. Barefoot College operates in more than 1,300 villages across 80 countries. One can donate or volunteer with the organisation.For more details: e-mail: volunteer@barefootcollege.org or visit www.barefootcollege.org

10. Music for Your Ears
Know Your Instrument: Ghatam
Originated In: South India
The ghatam is one of the most ancient percussion instruments of South India. It was mentioned in the great Indian epic, Ramayan. The ghatam is a speciallydesigned large, narrow-mouthed earthenware water pot. It is created from a mixture of clay baked with brass or copper filings and a small amount of iron filings. It is played using the hands, fingers and nails. The pitch of the instrument varies according to its size. It is usually played with Carnatic music.

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