Stories from history

Have you wondered what Chanakya really was like? Or how Chandragupta Maurya organised his army? Why River Saraswathi disappeared? What stories did teacher Vishnu Sharma tell his students, about talking animal friends? How was the wonderful city of Mohenjo-Daro built? Now, you’ll have the chance to find out!

Pavithra Srinivasan will tell interesting stories that make history come alive. Register for the story-telling workshop. Only 25-30 kids are allowed per session. Interesting activities follow, after the story-telling session.

Date: September 21

When: 4.30 - 6 pm

Venue: Landmark, Citicentre, Mylapore

Entry: Free for these sessions

Age Group: 8 - 13 years

Contact: 64523500

Fun with electricity

Want to learn how to build circuits? Experience the wonders of electricity. Learn about conductors, batteries and insulators through fun experiments in the workshop conducted by The Yellow Bus and CurioKidz.

When: October 7 to 11

Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Venue: The Yellow Bus. E 35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar

Age Group: 8 to 12 years

Contact: Hema Chari - 9884549688/45511819

Wonders of Science

Ever wonder how plants prepare their food? Confused about different kinds of rocks? Fret no more! Prepare for a fun-filled hands-on journey to explore Science with The Yellow Bus and CurioKidz.

When: October 4 to December (3-month workshop)

Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Venue: The Yellow Bus. E 35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar

Age Group: 6 to 8 years

Contact: Hema Chari - 98845 49688 / 4551 1819

Turn toy makers

It is free and open to for kids who are interested in DIY, creating, tinkering and discovery. Come and have fun making paddle boat, simple motor, toy car, solar powered fan and much more… Meet fellow makers and tinkerers and have fun making something.

Venue: ThinkDiff S’kool, 450/1, Lakshmanasamy Salai, K.K. Nagar

When: September 21

Age Group: 6 to 10

Contact: Bhuvana - +91-8056100293; e-mail:

Want to become a scientist?

Children learn science in schools, but don’t learn how to become scientists. Spark Science Club is offering a six-weekend introductory science camp in which participants work like scientists to observe natural laws, design and conduct experiments, record and analyse data. The camp is for students of Stds VI-VII. Registration is limited to 15 students.

Venue: 14, Kalyani Nagar, Opp. Journalists Colony, Al Qamar Academy, Kottivakkam

When: September 21 to November 2

Time: Saturdays 3 to 5 p.m.

Contact: Aneesa - +91-9677019226; e-mail: