InOnIt Guides: Summer Workshops for Kids

The sun is scorching us with its glaze, kids are laughing, screaming and playing in your housing complexes within an inch of their lives, it has become impossible to go long distances without sunblock creams and you have brought your shorts, tank tops and flip flops out with a vengeance! This only means one thing. The coveted summer vacations are here. Albeit it is the time for ice-creams, holidays, beaches and mocktails, these summer vacations are seldom spent as peacefully as that. To restore a semblance of calm and quiet in all you moms, dads, uncles and aunts lives, we give you a list of workshops that will engage your child, niece and nephew in the best way possible.

Here you go!

 

1. Unique Science Summer Camp by ScienceUtsav

They say science and fun do not go hand in hand. But folks here at ScienceUtsav promise to quell this myth by introducing interactive workshops filled with experiments and projects that will explore logical thinking, reasoning skills and scientific temper of a child. Open for children between 7 years to 14 years, participants in this workshop will get to work and make science models based on subjects such as mechanics, sound, light, air, electricity and many more. Click here to check out their website.

Contact: Harsha

Phone Number: 9029402026

Email Address: mumbaiscienceutsav@gmail.com

 

2. Fun Toons 2013 by Toon Club

After propagating the advantages of including animation as a part of school curriculum, Toon Club joined hands with some very prestigious educational institutions of Mumbai city. In this workshop, held between 2nd May 2013 to 15th May 2013, they will cover theoretical and practical subjects such as history and definition of animation, techniques of animation (clay animation and pixilation), usage of optical devices (thaumatrope, phenakistoscope, zoetrope) and also creating an animation movie. Children between 7 to 14 years should participate and bring along with them a pencil box and some colours. They will be given a DVD (featuring the 3 animation films that they will make) and a certificate towards the end of the program. Click here to check out their website.

Contact: Tehzeeb

Phone Number: 9702111102

Email Address: support@toonclub.net

 

3. CSI Forensic Summer Camps For Kids by Indian Forensic Organization

Unleash the Sherlock inside of your child, as he will eat, breathe and sleep a crime scene for a week. Fictional, of course! Let him know the mad rush of intellectual energy as he goes about analyzing and deciphering the evidence he gathered. Comparing finger prints, shoe prints, making moulds, conducting handwriting analysis, analyzing mystery powders and gathering clues will be their itinerary. Two camps will be held between 6th May to 10th May 2013. Camp 1 will be for children between 9 to 12 years of age, called Crime Scene Detectives and Camp 2 will be for children between 6 to 8 years of age, called Junior Forensic Investigators. Click here to visit their website.

Phone Number: 9819288253/9967064039

Email Address: forensic@ifsr.in

 

4. Babies Day Out – A creative play date by Grooming Babies Global

Living in urbanized locations hardly gives our children any chance to interact with nature. Playgrounds have been chopped to half their size, trees are being felled and birds are hardly seen anywhere anymore. Utilize this opportunity then to indulge your child in a day filled with festivals of harvest. Your kid will get to design a farmhouse, create some country lore, grind pulses the traditional way, sort grains and experience the magic of rural rituals and harmony. Sounds exciting? To be held on 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st of April 2013, it will be take place at British Orchid Playschool on Warden Road between 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. You can visit their website by clicking here. You can also join their event on Facebook by clicking here.

Phone Number: 022 30770233/9819554496/9820487124

Email Address: getinvolved@groomingbabies.com

 

 

5. KidzArt Workshops by Dishita Vora

Workshops both fun and educational, the folks here are conducting two camps with activities as varied as chalk and cheese.

Camp 1 – Secret Agent Camp – Train as a Secret Agent with your friends in this thrilling spy camp. Your child will get to indulge in fun projects and creative ventures such as drawings and paintings to be solved!

Camp 2 – Mixed Media 3d Camp – As a part of this camp, your child will learn new techniques of creating art and craft projects. He will work with fabric, paint, clay and other fun materials that will up his designer quotient by several notches.

You will get a 15% discount on a KidzArt Birthday Party if you register for both the camps. Though children from the age group of 4 years to 12 years can participate, the projects undertaken will be done keeping in mind the age of the individual child. The camps will be held at different centres such as Babulnath (Indian National Theatre Building), Worli (Kangaroo Kids School), Parel (Podar Happy Kids), Bandra (Kangaroo Kids School), Khar (Kids Club), Juhu (The Learning Experience), Lokhandwala (Brainworks), Borivali (JBCN International School), Ghatkopar (BeeHive) from 22nd April 2013 to 12th June 2013. For more information you can log onto their Facebook page here.

Contact: Dishita Vora

Phone Number: 9821784999

Email Address: dishita@kidzartindia.com

 

 

6. Art and Craft Summer Camp by Tarvina Jain

Art and craft are activities that manage to quieten even the most errant of children. A perfect way to pass your time while creating something that you can call your own, the memories of items produced can stay with you for life, with the happiness of creation, equalling the greatest highs of all! Tarvina Jain is holding two camps with a significantly wide variety of activities:

Camp 1 – Paper quilling, card making, envelope decoration, gift box making, popsicles art, tissue paper art, pencil topper, pencil holder, best out of waste and a lot more.

Camp 2 – Ruffled frame, fridge magnet, paper clip art, mask making, puppet making, wind chime making, origami, post-it note holder, bookmarks making and many more.

For a group of 5-7 children, she will even come to your locality for the above-mentioned workshops.

Contact: Tarvina Jain

Phone number: 8097374443

Email Address: tarvina_jain@yahoo.com

 

7. Make Your Child A Booklover For Life by The Super Readers Club

Ernest Hemingway said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book” and could he be anymore correct? Books enrich you, enhance you and promise to enchant you with their words. They let you lead multiple lives, have experiences and travel to places that are sometimes impossible to fit in, in one lifetime. The Super Readers Club, founded by Karishma Attari, a gold medalist in MA in English Literature, a professional book reviewer, writer and editor, is holding reading workshops for little children aged between 4.5 years to 11 years old.

You can visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

Phone Number: 9821331552

Email Address: super.readers.club@gmail.com

 

8. Toybox Summer Break Camp by Toybox

Television sets, junk food, malls, movies and PlayStations take up most of your child’s time during the rest of the year. Don’t let him fall prey to the lure of these unhealthy activities even during the summer vacations. Break the monotony and let your child enjoy a 3 weeklong session of themed camps, games, workshops, educational activities, field trips, take aways and a lot more. Planned for children below 8 years of age, your child’s social and cognitive skills will be explored in a longitudinal and latitudinal manner. Along with language development, he will be taught to take initiative and responsibility for his actions and feelings.
They also promise to hold the camp close to your premises if the minimum requirement of 10 or more children is fulfilled.

Phone Number: 9819739394

 

9. Summer Workshops by NCPA

True to their name the NCPA – The National Centre for Performing Arts have scheduled summer workshops for children covering an age group of 4 years to 18 years. Including acting, creative writing, puppetry, photography and a lot more, the workshops will go on from 2nd May to 31st May 2013. Click here to check out our article for more details.

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