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This summer, discover, engage and have fun with your child. Presenting 100 exclusive theme-based activities for preschoolers, young children and teens.

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What My Mom Means To Me

By ParentCircle

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we talk to some ‘children’ to understand in a few lines why mother’s love is like nothing else in the world.

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3-6 Years | Animals | Activity: 1

By ParentCircle

Animal Yoga is a fun way to help your child improve his attention span and flexibility. Find out how you can bond over this super simple form of yoga.

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3-6 Years | Animals | Activity: 2

By ParentCircle

Here’s your chance to bring out the architect in you and your child. Cardboard Box Farm is a fun structure-building activity to do together. Build your ‘dream home’ now.

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3-6 Years | Animals | Activity: 3,4

By ParentCircle

Want to roll on the floor laughing over fun family moments? Then, play Roll & Move and 20 Questions- Guess Who I am. You’re sure to laugh your heart out.

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3-6 Years | Animals | Activity: 5,6

By ParentCircle

Alphabets and butterflies are among the first favourites for a preschooler. Here’s your chance to spark your child’s creativity with Alphabet Craft and Butterfly Metamorphosis.

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3-6 Years | Animals | Activity: 7,8

By ParentCircle

Children and animals enjoy a special relationship. Here’s your chance to make it super special. Schedule A Veterinary Clinic Visit and Create Your Own Animal Rhyme Parodies.

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3-6 Years | Animals | Activity: 9,10

By ParentCircle

Is your pre-schooler a fussy eater? Here’s your chance to change that. Make Monkey On Toast and Idli Caterpillar with your child and watch him eat without a fuss!

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3-6 Years | Animals | Activity: 11,12

By ParentCircle

Who says bananas are boring? Prepare Banana Owl Pops with your preschooler to make a delicious, simple treat. Enjoy it with a joint book-reading session. Here’s our recommended list of Books To Read

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3-6 Years | Balls | Activity: 13

By ParentCircle

Time to throw a summer party. Light up your home with these Paper Ball Lanterns you can make together with your child and make for an exciting experience.

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3-6 Years | Balls | Activity: 14,15

By ParentCircle

Indoor games like Marble Run Maze and Let’s Play Oliver Twist are sure to keep your child busy. Use the opportunity to uncover the child in you too.

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3-6 Years | Balls | Activity: 16,17

By ParentCircle

Is the scorching summer keeping you indoors? No problem. You can still enjoy magical moments together. Play Knock Them Out and learn Magic With Balls with your child.

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3-6 Years | Balls | Activity: 18,19

By ParentCircle

You don’t always need to head to the golf course to enjoy a round of golf. Introduce your little one to Golf At Home and involve her in making Preschooler Chapatis.

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3-6 Years | Balls | Activity: 20,21,22

By ParentCircle

Innovative games like Tennis Ball Maze and Dartboard On The Floor are sure to keep your child busy. Top it up with an exciting Book To Read.

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3-6 Years | Balls | Activity: 23,24

By ParentCircle

Beach Ball Khakhras and Superpower Energy Bites are healthy, delicious, simple recipes to make with your child.

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3-6 Years | Transport | Activity: 25,26

By ParentCircle

Let your pre-schooler drive a car! Make this fun Cardboard Car Costume and build Your Roadway To Fun!

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3-6 Years | Transport | Activity: 27,28

By ParentCircle

Enjoy a super summer morning with a delicious Breakfast Over Plane Spotting. Follow that up a unique learning experience. Set out to Meet The Firefighters.

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3-6 Years | Transport | Activity: 29,30,31

By ParentCircle

Go On A Railway Quest to teach your child all about the Indian Railways. Engage in activities like Shapes Picture Craft and Fruit Boats to make learning interesting.

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3-6 Years | Transport | Activity: 32,33

By ParentCircle

Explore Different Ways To Travel around your city. Hit The Road! with grains, pulses and things around the house.

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3-6 Years | Transport | Activity: 34,35

By ParentCircle

Make colourful Pop-Up Notebooks and play the game Land The Aeroplanes! Together, learn about the concept of time and force.

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3-6 Years | Transport | Activity: 36,37

By ParentCircle

Exciting recipes that take the shape of transport vehicles like Choo-Choo Train and Wafer Aeroplanes are sure to get your child excited.

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3-6 Years | Transport | Activity: 38,39,40

By ParentCircle

Go out and play Aeroplane Hopscotch with your child to enjoy hopping and jumping! Also, enjoy the weekend with our recommended Books To Read. Watch Movies Together to complete a great evening.

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7-12 Years | India | Activity: 41,42

By ParentCircle

Use this summer to help your child understand India better. Together, Dance To The Beat of Bhangra and take the Spice Route to learn more about the different Indian spices.

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7-12 Years | India | Activity: 43

By ParentCircle

Decorate your dining table with Madhubani Coasters that you and your child can enjoy making together. Surprise your guests with an authentic Indian feel.

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7-12 Years | India | Activity: 44,45

By ParentCircle

Build a Time Capsule with items that represent India. Bring to the fore your idea of India with India On My Fridge- a beautiful collection of India-inspired magnets.

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7-12 Years | India | Activity: 46,47

By ParentCircle

Summer is perfect time for an Exploration of Spices Using Mango. And if you love the mango ice cream, don’t mess with the stick. Draw Indian motifs to make your very own Ice-cream Stick Bracelets.

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7-12 Years | India | Activity: 48,49

By ParentCircle

Teach your child to make yummy Mini Kozhakattai and carry that as the super snack as you head out Exploring Monuments and Ancient Places of Worship.

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7-12 Years | India | Activity: 50,51

By ParentCircle

Oh, The Places You’ll Go will help you and your child learn about each other’s dream destinations. Celebrate the hunt by indulging in golgappa, with a chocolaty touch. Try Choco-berry Golgappas.

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7-12 Years | India | Activity: 52

By ParentCircle

Visit Cultural Centre and Exhibitions to soak in the sights, sounds and scents of the beautiful country.

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7-12 Years | India | Activity: 53,54

By ParentCircle

Solve The Crosswords to take your quest for knowledge about India to a higher level.You and your child can explore India through folk tales. Check out our listing of Books to Read and you’ll know why.

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7-12 Years | Home | Activity: 55,56

By ParentCircle

Making a Jigsaw Puzzle with family photos is the perfect way to solve a puzzle. Also, know about an interesting Family Tree App to help your child learn and discover his roots.

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7-12 Years | Home | Activity: 57,58

By ParentCircle

Sew Your Own Dayakattai Board to practice basic stitching and have fun playing an exciting board game. Take your love for the fabric to another level with family-themed Cushion Covers for the home.

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7-12 Years | Home | Activity: 59

By ParentCircle

Worried what to do when your restless young children are unable to go out due to the scorching summer heat? Make a Family Foosball Field and get ready to play an exciting game together.

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7-12 Years | Home | Activity: 60,61

By ParentCircle

Involve your child in household chores. Go Natural: Cleaners and Room Fresheners is a great way to do just that. Use paper-quilling technique to make a signboard and ‘Welcome Home’ your guests.

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7-12 Years | Home | Activity: 62,63

By ParentCircle

Make A Stop Motion Video’ using props around the house. Produce it and watch while relishing Grandma’s Traditional Recipes. Keep the family tradition alive.

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7-12 Years | Home | Activity: 64,65

By ParentCircle

Use this summer to teach your child the concept of entrepreneurship by making delicious ‘Cup Cakes’ and organising a ‘Bake and Sell’ activity.

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7-12 Years | Home | Activity: 66,67

By ParentCircle

Attend Events Around The City with your child to bond with each other. Keep up the summer entertainment quotient. Watch Movies On Family And Pets.

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7-12 Years | Nature | Activity: 68,69

By ParentCircle

Camping Around the House with the family is what you need to make this summer special. You can also camp in the lap of nature. Visit an Organic Farm to get as close to nature as you can.

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7-12 Years | Nature | Activity: 70,71

By ParentCircle

Indulge in a series of reduce, re-use and recycle activities and take your child closer to nature. Use the spray painting technique to make Greetings from Nature. Make Cactus in a Pot with stones.

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7-12 Years | Nature | Activity: 72,73

By ParentCircle

Take the love for nature a step ahead with these nature-inspired artworks. Handmade Gift Wrapping Paper and Nature Photo Frame: Make Lifelong Memories are sure to inspire the artist in your child.

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7-12 Years | Nature | Activity: 74,75

By ParentCircle

Ants on a Log can make food visually appealing. Well, find out why it is not about ants at all. Also, try your hand at ‘Puffy Foam Painting’ to create some colourful artwork.

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7-12 Years | Nature | Activity: 76,77

By ParentCircle

Grow a Kitchen Herb Garden with your child to help her improve her gardening skills. With the herbs you grow, prepare a delicious Herb Rice Mexican-style.

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7-12 Years | Nature | Activity: 78,79

By ParentCircle

Change sprouts from being least exciting to most exciting for your child. Cook and eat Sprouts Thepla together. Also, go on a scavenger hunt to collect beautiful Greetings from Nature.

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7-12 Years | Nature | Activity: 80

By ParentCircle

Does your child understand the importance of conserving the nature and environment? Go Hiking with him to take your love for nature to an all-new high.

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7-12 Years | Nature | Activity: 81,82

By ParentCircle

Here’s an exciting collection of Websites and Documentaries and Books to Read for you and your child to explore the wonders of nature together.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 83

By ParentCircle

Someone rightly said, "don't ask your children to live in your world. Visit their world instead." Here are some ideas for joint photography ventures with your teen to Create Picture Perfect Memories!

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 84

By ParentCircle

Here's your chance to discover, engage and have fun with your teen. Catch The Action On Film with your child and create videos together.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 85

By ParentCircle

Volunteering together is easily one of the best summer activities for you and your teens to be active and connect. Read on for some ideas.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 86

By ParentCircle

Say goodbye to endless clutter and hello to an organised study place with our DIY Desk Organiser

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 87

By ParentCircle

Get together, crack jokes and play games. Indulge in some Grins And Giggles this summer!

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 88,89

By ParentCircle

Find out how simple activities like ‘Dad Cooks’ Day and Shop And Hop With Mom helps these teens bond with their parents.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 90,91

By ParentCircle

This summer, spend quality time with your family. How? Goodbye Gadgets, Summer Time – Foodie Time are two ideas suggested by teens themselves.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 92

By ParentCircle

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on a simple nail art, which dads can ace as well. Read Dad, Your Art On My Nails to know more.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 93

By ParentCircle

Get Sporty with your child and teach her the concept of healthy competition.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 94

By ParentCircle

Home Sweet Home, Our Style – Bond together, create beautiful memories, laugh out loud and learn new things along the way. Decorate your home with these simple DIY home décor ideas.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 95,96

By ParentCircle

Share the mesmerising experience of cooking with your child. Sprouts And Peanut Noodles and Crispy Chocolate Almond Bark are easy recipes to start with. They are super tasty too.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 98

By ParentCircle

Unlock the ‘hidden’ teen in you. Travel this summer and discover unexplored destinations with your teen. Let The Adventure Begin!

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 99

By ParentCircle

You don’t need to be a great singer to be a part of a great evening together as a family. Musical Nights will surely bring your family together. Sing, make noise and have fun.

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13+ Years | Teens | Activity: 100

By ParentCircle

100th activity is dedicated to you, our readers. Dedicated To You features an activity sent by our reader. Read on to know what Sanjana and her child do to spread a very important message.

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Preparing For The New School Term

By Arundhati Swamy

Summer holidays are a time to relax and have fun. You should also use the time sparingly to start preparing your child for the new school year. We’ve included a set of tasks you can do.

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