8.6.17

10 Things to Do This Week (June 8 to 14, 2017)

1. Camp Time
Tigertrek Holidays is organising a 5-day wildlife tour to Tadoba Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra.
Date: June 22 onwards
Age: 6 years and above
Call: 08976029271/ 09922402864
E-mail: tigertrekholidays@gmail.com
Website: www.bit.ly/2qdERGR


2. Workshops
Mumbai
The Pomegranate Workshop is conducting a comic book making and animation workshop.
Date: June 8 onwards
Age: 12 to 17 years
Call: 09892210539/ 09820521940
E-mail: pomegranateworkshop@gmail.com
Website: www.tpw.in

New Delhi
CodingZen is conducting animation, filmmaking, cartoon making, app building and website designing workshops.
Date: June 10 onwards
Age: 8 to 18 years
Call: 09958405905
E-mail: varun.juneja@codingzen.in
Website: www.codingzen.in

Bengaluru

Visthar is conducting a recycling, upcycling, pottery and storytelling workshop during Bhoomi Habba—an Earth festival.
Date: June 10
Age: 4 years and above
Call: 080-28465295
E-mail: mail@visthar.org
Website: www.visthar.org

Chennai
Wandering Artist is conducting a 5-day martial arts, illustration, storytelling, music and yoga workshop.
Date: June 15 onwards
Age: 7 to 16 years
Call: 09840111425
E-mail: contact@wanderingartist.in
Website: www.bit.ly/2r8lgJt

3. Watch It
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
'Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie' is a 3D-animated superhero comedy film. It is based on the children’s novel series by the same name. The story is about two best friends who spend their days creating comic books and dreaming about pranks. One day they accidently hypnotise their principal into believing that he is Captain Underpants, a superhero who must fight the evil science teacher. Watch the movie to know what happens next.




4. Learn Something New
Master Origami
Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper to create decorative figures and shapes without the use of glue or scissors. Various 2D and 3D objects can be created using a square piece of origami paper. Modular origami uses many small pieces of paper that are combined to form one large model. The most common and popular origami design is an orizuru or paper crane.

5. Bit by the Travel Bug

Place to Visit: Indore
Indore is the capital of Madhya Pradesh. It is known for its beautiful ancient architecture, parks, palaces, temples and street food. According to a recent survey, Indore is also regarded as the cleanest city in the country. When here, one can visit Indore’s central museum or other iconic structures like the 200-year-old Rajwada building, the famous Lal Bagh Palace or even the Kanch Mandir, which is made entirely of glass. Indore also houses the biggest Ganpati statue in the world.


6. Log On
www.kidsknowit.com
KidsKnowIt is an online portal offering exciting educational games and activities, worksheets and online classes. The site offers information on animals, spellings, language, geography, dinosaurs, human biology and chemistry. It also offers free educational movies and music.

7. What’s New

Kids Science by Masoom
Kids Science is a series of three educational, do-it-yourself science kits for children between 10 and 14 years of age. The series includes self-explanatory kits, which focus on three science topics—physics, chemistry and biology. The product is available in stores and partner outlets. To know more, log on to www.masoomplaymates.com







8. Little Green Fingers

Meet a New Plant: Rafflesia arnoldii
Rafflesia arnoldii is a flowering plant from the rainforests of Indonesia that is known to produce the largest individual flower in the world. The five-petal flower is reddish in colour with white spots on it. It has no visible roots, stems or leaves. It can grow up to 3ft wide and weigh between 5 and 7kgs. When in bloom, the flower emits a repulsive odour like rotting meat because of which it is also known as the ‘corpse flower’.

9. Pay It Forward
Goonj
Donate your old, unwanted clothes to Goonj and help provide India’s poor with one of their most basic needs—clothing. The clothes that are not distributed to the poor are used to make mats and bags for schoolchildren, baby beds for children in colder regions of the country and other items of daily use.
E-mail: mail@goonj.org
Website: www.goonj.org

10. Music for Your Ears
Know Your Instrument: Harp
Pronunciation: haarp
Originated In: Unknown
This multi-stringed musical instrument is played by an individual using only four fingers on each hand. The earliest structure of the instrument was like that of a hunting bow with many strings in between. The instrument has a soundboard that vibrates with the movement of strings to produce sound. The strings are made from copper or brass and each one plays a different note. The harp has been Ireland’s national symbol since the 13th century.

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