10 Things to Do This Week (March 22 to March 28, 2018)

1. Workshops
Artist Rajashree Nedungandi and Udaan are organising an origami workshop for children.
Date: March 28
Age: 10+ years
Call: 09999941766
Kites & Nine Pins is organising a creative mask-making workshop for children.
Date: April 4 & 5
Age: 8 to 15 years
Call: 09573899766

Ecomet Ecological Services is organising a terrarium-making workshop where children will learn how to make their own mini garden.
Date: March 25
Age: 10+ years
Call: 09765162820

Boggling games is hosting a game building workshop for children.
Date: March 28 to 30
Age: 5 to 14 years
Call: 033-40010916

2. Read a Book 
Till the Clouds Roll By written by Ruskin Bond & Illustrated by Mihir Joglekar ( Age: 7+ years)
‘Till the Clouds Roll By’ is based on author Ruskin Bond’s life. Some years after his father’s death, 10-year-old Ruskin travels to Dehradun to spend his holidays with his adopted family. While he is discovering new family ties, he is also exploring the hidden nooks and corners of Dehradun, enjoying historic stories and tales and learning life lessons from interesting locals. Is his new life interesting? Read the book to find out. Published by Penguin India and available on Amazon.in

3. Watch It: Early Man
‘Early Man’ is a 2018 British stop-motion animated movie that is set at a time when prehistoric creatures like woolly mammoths were alive. In the film, the lives of Dug, a caveman, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of the tribe are threatened by the Bronze Age army led by Lord Nooth. Lord Nooth claims that the Stone Age will come to an end and the Bronze Age will take over. Determined to send Lord Nooth and his army back, Dug tries to attack the army. However, Dug falls into a cart and is taken to Nooth’s city. As he tries to escape, he is mistaken for a football player and is sent before a crowded stadium. In order to save his tribe, Dug proposes a match in which his tribe will play against Nooth’s elite team. Will Dug win? Watch this fun movie to find out.

4. Learn Something New 
Beading is an easy-to-learn hobby that is enjoyed by all ages. One can make a beaded ring, necklace, bracelets, keychains or earrings. The materials needed are beads, clasps, crimping beads, round-nosed pliers, needle-nosed pliers, a bead crimper, light wire cutter and wire straightener. To know more about beading log on to www.bit.ly/HowtoBead and www.bit.ly/FunwithBeads

5. Log On
From technology to excavation, this website gives you an insight into a variety of subjects like science, world languages, social studies, technology, maths, health education, arts, performing arts and various careers. Information is imparted in the form of both video and audio lectures and lessons.

6. What's New?
WordHoo Games for Kids, Boys & Girls: 3-in-1 Educational Game
This travel-friendly word-building game comes with 66 high quality cards, 56 letter cards, 10 zap cards, an instruction sheet and a plastic tray that doubles as a deck keeper.

It enhances one’s intelligence, vocabulary, analytical and logical skills and is ideal for ages seven and upwards. The game is available online.
7. Pay it Forward
Compassion Unlimited Plus Action
Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organisation that rescues and cares for thousands of injured, ill and needy street animals in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The organisation addresses key aspects of animal welfare like birth control, trauma and rescue, adoption and foster and geriatric care. The NGO has a large animal rehabilitation facility and a fully-equipped pet-care clinic. It holds awareness sessions in schools, colleges and large corporations. To know more about the organisation, its works or how to adopt an animal, log on to www.cupabangalore.org

8. Little Green Finger
Meet a New Plant: Dianthus Barbatus
The Dianthus barbatus plant, also called Sweet William, grows to a height of 18in. The plant grows best in fertile, we l l - d r a i n e d alkaline soil. The flowers appear in a dense cluster of up to 30 at the top of the stems. Each flower has a 2 to 3cm diameter with five petals displaying serrated edges. The flowers are often in shades of pink, white, red and salmon. The plant is fragrant with a scent of cinnamon and cloves.

9. Music for Your Ears
Know Your Instrument: Gusla
Pronunciation: goos-la
Origin: Balkans
Gusla or gusle is a Bulgarian bow and string musical instrument with a round wooden back, a skin belly and a horsehair string that is secured at the top of the neck by a rear tuning peg. To play the instrument, the player places the instrument vertically between his or her knees, places his left hand on the strings and then uses his right hand to hold the bow. Due to its unique sound, the gusla is often accompanied with singing, musical folklore and epic poetry.

10. Bit by the Travel 
Place to Visit: Pangot, Uttarakhand
A village in the Nainital district, Pangot is a picturesque hill station known for its animal and avian species. The town has more than 580 bird species, which makes it a visual treat for bird lovers. The birds spotted here include lammergeyer, the blue-winged minla, spotted- and slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, yellow-throated Himalayan martens and khalij pheasant. Snow View Point and Kilbury are two of the most popular places for birding. Pangot also offers trekking and camping opportunities. One of the most famous trekking trails starts from the hill station and leads to Naina Peak via Kilbury. You can reach Pangot by rail and road.

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