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10 Things to Do This Week (July 19 to July 25, 2018)

Workshops
Mumbai
Green Champs is hosting an outdoor workshop where children and adults will be taken to Wada in
Maharashtra to learn about farming and rice plantation.
Date: July 28, 2018
Age: 6+ years
Call: 09004703463

Read a Book
The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan and illustrated by Nerina Canzi (Age: 8+ years)
Ammuchi, Aditya and Anjali’s grandmother, keeps them entertained with fascinating ghost stories. The one story that gets them both excited is that of the ghost on a tree. When Anjali turns seven, Ammuchi gifts her a stunning butterfly brooch that makes Aditya wonder what Ammuchi will gift him on his upcoming 10th birthday. Unfortunately, Ammuchi falls really ill and dies. With their beloved Ammuchi gone, will Aditya and Anjali find happiness again? Read the book to find out. Published by Puffin Books and available on Amazon.in

Watch It
Pixie Hollow Games
This movie is a short 23-minute animated film that is part of the famed Tinker Bell series. Chloe is a new garden fairy who has been training for the Pixie Hollow Games and is excited to take part in them.

Even though the other garden fairies are not keen on the games, as they never win, Chloe is very enthusiastic and feels that this time, things are going to be different. Is Chloe right? Watch the movie to find out.
Learn Something New
Bubble Painting
If you love painting and playing with bubbles, you should try your hand at bubble painting. All you need to do is make some coloured soap bubbles, hold a paper over the bubbles and then let the paper with the bubble imprint dry. You can use this bubble-dyed paper to wrap gifts or make greeting cards. To learn this technique, log on to www.bit.ly/BubblePainting

Music for Your Years
Know Your Instrument: Melodica
Origin: Italy
The melodica, also known as pianica, blow organ or key harmonica, is a free-reed instrument similar to the harmonica. The body of the instrument is made up of a sleek musical keyboard and it is played by holding the handle, which is attached to the back of the keyboard. Melodicas are unusual because unlike most conventional woodwind instruments, they make use of a piano keyboard rather than a specialised fingering system using holes and/ or buttons to produce sound.

Green World
Meet a New Plant: Cosmos
Cosmos is a plant that bears flowers once a year. These daisy-like flowers come in colours like white, pink, purple, yellow, red, orange and maroon and flower during the long summer months. The plant can tolerate warm, dry weather. It attracts birds, bees and butterflies.
Meet a New Bird: Aethopyga Siparaja
Aethopyga siparaja, also known as the crimson sunbird, is a tiny bird found in many parts of Southeast Asia, west central India, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. It is the national bird of the Republic of Singapore. The adult male has a bright crimson-coloured head and throat. The bird also has deep blue stripes on both sides of its thin curved bill, a yellowish-olive abdomen and a bluish-green tail.

Meet a New Animal: Neofelis Nebulosa
Neofelis nebulosa, also known as the clouded leopard, is a carnivore that can grow up to 3ft tall. An adult can weigh between 20 and 30kgs. This wild cat can be found roaming and hunting in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the Indonesian forests and in parts of China and Southeast Asia. Clouded leopards are excellent climbers and can even hang upside down on thick tree branches.

What's New?
Kokuyo Camlin Ikon Geometry Box
The Ikon geometry box by Camlin is both compact and stylish. It comes with a compass, divider, 15cm scale, protractor, pen, mechanical pencil, sharpener, eraser and alphabet stencil. The Ikon geometry box is priced at Rs.200 per piece and is available at all leading retail stores.

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