10.1.19

10 Things to Do This Week (January 10 to January 16, 2019)

Workshops
Mumbai
Makers Club is organising a workshop on paper crafts, where you will learn how to make 3D pop-up cards.
Date: January 19 & 26
Age: 10+ years
Call: 09769569364

Bengaluru
The Living Walls Studio is conducting a clay art nameplate workshop, where you will learn how to design a nameplate using different techniques.
Date: January 20 & 26
Age: 4+ years
Call: 09108337700

Chennai
ExotiCamp has organised a flamingo siting special nature camp at Tada.
Date: January 19 & 20
Age: 8+ years
Call: 08448444281

Hyderabad
Attend a theatre workshop organised by Kites and Nine Pins.
Date: January 19 to March 9
Age: 8+ years
Call: 09573899766

Read a Book
Raja Balushahi and Rani Rasmalai in Mithaspur & Other Adventures by Prashant Pinge and Illustrated by Priya Kuriyan (Age: 10+ years)
When 11-year-old Arjun and his nine-year-old sister helped Raja Balushahi, the king of Mithaspur in Chamatkar Nagri, to defeat evil magician Kroordasa, they thought this was the end to their exciting adventures. They are expecting only boring vacation days ahead of them. However, they were wrong—that was just the beginning of their adventures! Read the book to find out what happens to them in Chamatkar Nagri. Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books and available on Amazon.in

Watch It 
The Fox and the Hound
Walt Disney Productions' 'The Fox and the Hound' is an animated film based o the Daniel P Mannix novel by the same name. One day, Widow Tweed, a kind and friendly farmer, adopts a young red fox and names him Tod. Around the same time, Tweed’s neighbour, Amos Slade, who is a hunter, adopts a hound puppy and calls him Cooper. When Tod and Cooper meet, they form an instant connection and vow to remain best friends for life; however, Slade threatens to kill Tod if he ever sees him near Cooper again. Watch the movie to find out what happens next.
Learn Something New 
Make a SunCatcher
A suncatcher is a decorative ornament that is hung around the house to catch the reflective rays of the sun. It is typically made out of stained-glass pieces but you can make one from other materials as well, such as tissue paper, beads or even crayons. To get started, log on to www.bit.ly/SuncatcherCrafts

Green World
Meet a New Plant: Callicarpa Americana
Callicarpa Americana, also known as American beautyberries or French mulberries, is a shrub, which grows in the southern parts of USA. It typically grows to 5ft, but can even reach a height of 9ft. From late spring to early summer, clusters of violet, white, pink or blue flowers spring up between the leaves and from August or September, the plant bears clusters of small purple or blue berries. The fruit is high in moisture content and it is an important source of food for more than 40 species of songbirds.

Meet a New Bird: Coccothraustes Vespertinus
Coccothraustes vespertinus, also known as the Evening grosbeak, belongs to the Fringillidae family of birds, also called finch birds. During summer, it breeds in the coniferous forests of North America and in the Rocky Mountains in Canada. The male is yellow and black with a black tail, a white patch on its wings, brown neck, a bright yellow strip on the forehead and black eyes. The female is grey with white and black wings that also have a slight yellowish tinge. This bird feeds on a wide variety of seeds, especially sunflower seeds.

Meet a New Animal: Physignathus Cocincinus
Physignathus cocincinus, also known as the Chinese water dragon, green water dragon, Asian water dragon or Thai water dragon, is a large species of lizard that looks very similar to small iguanas. The male grows up to an average length of 3ft and the female up to 2ft. The head of a Chinese water dragon is triangular in shape and light green or dark green in colour. It has a long tail, which has brown and green markings. It uses its tail for balancing and as a weapon against predators. The average lifespan is between 10 to 15 years.

What’s New?
Math Buzz
Math Buzz by CocoMoco Kids is a fun educational game, which helps children solve mathematical problems like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The game comes in an attractive red tin box. You can purchase this online at www.cocomocokids.com

Music For Your Ears
Know Your Instrument: Suona
Origin: Arabia
The suona, also known as laba, is a double-reed woodwind instrument. Although the instrument originated in Arabia, it became very popular in China around the 16th century. The instrument has a distinctive loud sound and is played in many traditional Chinese music bands.

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