Google Doodle Contest for kids 2018

Every child has its own world of imagination.

There are different ways by which we can bring their imagination or world of thoughts out. It can be some writing activities or drawing  competitions.

From time to time Google keep on organising such activities for kids where kids get a chance to showcase their talent. Doodle 4 Google Contest is one of them.

Doodle 4 Google Contest  :

Google doodle contestHere comes Google organising such a contest where children from various classes can participate and show their world of imagination in the form of doodle. They have to draw the doodle and write few lines about it. Check out the contest and few examples of doodles here

Features:

  • The contest is from classes 1 to 10.
  • There are different categories according to the classes.
  • National Winner will be awarded with

👍An INR 500,000 college scholarship

👍An INR 200,000 Technology package for their school

👍Certificate / Trophy of achievement

👍A trip to Google India Office

👍Googley Swag

  • There will be five group winners who will be decided through  Voting by the public.
  • Doodles of the winners will be displayed on their website.
  • You can download the form or send the scan copy or mail on their address.
  • LAST DATE : 6 oct 2018
  • Attention Teachers ! You can bring this contest straight to your classroom with these lesson plan and posters. Download here.

Don’t miss this opportunity !

Make your child participate in this wonderful contest. Give them the wings to explore their world.

To know how to enter and the judging criteria visit the website here.

Information & Image source  : Google

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Creative writing tools for kids-Part 2

Creative writing plays an important role in the way of learning language. It gives a chance to the learner to explore his imagination and put them into words. At the same time, the learner must get enough exposure forreading the books as reading comes before writing when when we are talking about language i.e. LSRW formula. You can read the complete post about why is important  that we inculcate the habit of reading in kids. I have discussed this in my previous post( Read here)    and also get tips about choosing the books for younger kids.

I always get enthralling experience whenever I do creative writing  activities with my students. Creative writing has been proven as a powerful educational tool for teachers .

Even being a parent you can also do some of these exercises with your kids to enhance their capacities in writing.

Creative writing tools, kids activities

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Keep the following points in mind while carrying out these activities :

  • These activities are to be done in leisure time.
  • Proper environment should be provided for writing.
  • Children should be allowed to use their own imagination .
  • Don’t interrupt and point out any mistake.
  • Do help , If asked for spellings or any word to be translated.
  • Don’t emphasise on good handwriting .

Creative writing activities  for kids:

  1. PICTURE COMPOSITION: This is the easiest tool that you can start with. Give a child any picture and ask him or her to describe. For younger kids , it can be few short sentences with same sentence structure.  Children from the age group 10 – 12 years can write a short paragraph too.
  2. STORY WRITING : There are different ways to make the children write a story.
  • Developing a story with outline – The children will write the story with the help of given hints using their own sentence structure.
  • Developing the story using the given beginning – In this case , children will develop the story using the given beginning lines of the story. This is an interesting activity as they can develop any plot using their own imagination.
  • Story writing by filling the blanks using the given hints: In this case the child has to just fill in  the blanks. He or she will use the given hints or words. This exercise is good for age group 6- 8 years. years.Check out the few ideas here

3. DIALOGUE WRITING:  This activity is liked by most of the kids. Some cartoons or pictures or a scene is given to them and they have to write few dialogue in the speech bubbles. Check out this activity sheet.

4. ACROSTIC : Children love trying new things. Give them an example of an Acrostic in the class or at home and tell them to write an Acrostic by their own. It can be on their favourite cartoon , flower or toy too. See the Acrostic written by me  Harmony

5. RHYME TIME : This is an another activity which the kids love to do. You may go short of words but they will not stop writing. In this , provide them with some rhyming words like cat -bat – hat – rat. Now they will be come up many interesting rhymes.

The purpose of all these activities are to inculcate the habit of writing . This feeling of achievement something apart from curriculum will develop their interesting in language too. At the younger age , these few exercises will prove a mile stone in the future.

Don’t forget to give them a star ( think about yourself as blogger when we get one like as star , how would we feel ) as a mark of appreciation. Pin up their write ups so that other could also get a chance to read and appreciate each other’s work.

Have you ever tried any of this exercise with your kids ? Do you have some other idea ? Do share in the comment section .

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Live your life fullest

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Live your life fullest…!!!

Life is given once
enjoy it fullest as it has no pause , rewind or forward button .

There is no need to look for perfect moment to be happy.
Find the happiness  in the imperfect moments, beautiful flaws, minor mistakes !!!

That is life all about…!!!

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Relive those moments of life with me !

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Yes ! You read it right !!

There are some moments of life which everyone wants to live once more in his or her life.

Those moments bring joy , happiness and the adrenaline starts rushing in our body. Practically it is not possible yet , in our sub conscious mind those days of our life remain fresh and alive.

The moment you close your eyes , you can feel them , relive them , feel them….ahhhh ! Those beautiful days.
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It is true , once the past moments are gone , means gone and will never come back but we can cherish them whenever we want to.

Past can never be our present but it can fill our present with the sweet fragrance coming out from the garden of memories . 

Has it ever happened with you ? Have you ever thought to relive any moment of your life ?

Given a chance what would be your choice ???

You want to relive your childhood having no worries. Playing with other kids without knowing about day or night ? Or the day you met with your first crush ? Your day with your family when you went out or when your parents gave you a surprise on your birthday  ? Bunking the class first time or putting a chewing gum on your teacher’s chair ? When you experienced parenthood or when you hear your name from your child ? First day in school ? First job ??? Your first movie??

That past is good enough to bring a smile on my face. Isn’t it ? What do you say ???

Sorry ! I didn’t hear. Can you just stop by and share. May be someone want to hear that from you !

 “No one cares about that !”

Hello ! I do . I want to relive those moments with you. Tell me, I want to hear. I am eagerly waiting.

Your secret friend ( shhhh…tell me only😉😉👍👍)

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Forest Bath Therapy- A discovery of your innerself

Forest Bath Therapy

Nature has always been a great healer. Being with nature always boosts your mind and makes you feel energetic and relaxed. There are many naturopathies used by therapists  and doctors which proves the fact that importance of nature in our lifestyle  can not be denied.

Forest bath therapy

Forest bath therapy is also known as Forest Therapy or Forest Bathing . This has been taken from a Japanese term SHINRIN YOKU which means – taking in the forest atmosphere. This therapy has been originated in Japan in early 1980s. It is a form of nature therapy.

How is it different from other natural  therapies ?

Forest Bathing

It does not including trekking through a difficult path or doing a forceful excercising or doing a long hours meditation without your wish. It includes simply walking through the forest in a calm and relaxed way connecting all our senses with  the environmentfully.

It is not like having a spa in an open area  surrounded with lots of trees with some soothing music for your mind. Rather you have to make your senses active to hear the sounds in nature like moving wind , chirping of birds, noise of all those small insects and watching them siliently as silent spectator.

Science behind the scene

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Many scientific studies have been conducted in the past decades which prove the positive and healing effects of nature. Research by Dr Yoshifumi Miyazaki of Chiba University has proved that stress level decrease significantly by just  walking 40 minutes in forest. There are some chemicals and oils which boosts our immune system . They also increase the number of disease fighting cells thus decreases the chances of chances of falling sick. The D- limonene found in some forests reduces the lung inflammation , helping in breathing problems like lungs.

You can experience the impact of nature in your life. Just seeing the trees or watching the small insects moving in a garden gives you a different kind of happiness which you can never get in four walls  of your room.

Benefits of Forest bathing

Forest bath therapy benefits

There are end number of benefits of forest bathing if done in a proper way. These can help you to discover your innerself  leading to self healing.

  • It boosts your mood and make you feel happy.
  • It decrease the depression level.
  • It reduces your stress level.
  • It increases the capacity of the levels.
  • It improves the working of cell mechanisms.
  • It improves your sleep.
  • It decreases the inflammation .
  • It connects you with the nature.
  • It makes you feel more energetic .
  • It develops the positive outlook towards life.

How to get maximum benefit of it ?

There are some good practices that you can follow to get the maximum benefits of this therapy.

  • Try to simply observe what is happening around.
  • Take a walk barefoot. ( Make sure road is safe to walk like this)
  • Take a nap whenever you feel without exhausting much.
  • Strictly no electric gadgets.
  • Keep a smile on your face.

Are you interested in Forest bath Therapy ?

Here is complete guide to it where you can explore it through  Forest Therapy starter kit that includes FREE 10 invitations alongwith  ,printable PDF guide and other resources. You can also become a CERTIFIED FOREST THERAPY GUIDE   and their various programmes.

JOIN THE CLUB :

You can join the club here to find out more people who are already done it or planning to do it. You can also find few Forest Guides through this locator.

You can find the 5 best places for forest bathing here. So pack your bag and get ready for a new adventure of your life.

As a parent ,with daily job and family responsibities if you can not go for it , atleast you can enjoy few of the benefits by going for a walk or spending sometime in the garden near by. You can create even a small garden in your house. Seeing them while walking or doing your household work gives you an immense pleasure and relaxation .

How do you feel when you are with nature ? Do share your views in comment section .

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Unsaid words in life

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There are words which we don’t speak but yet we want them to be understood by others. If this happens at any moment of  the life , believe me , it can change your life. It make both the sides feel happy as their souls can communicate with each other .

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My Friend Alexa – A challenge to take your blog to next level.

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My next Challenge for the month of September

Why am I announcing this challenge in the last week of August ? Because I am quite excited for my new challenge My Friend Alexa conceptualized by famous website Blogchatter. They also had an A to Z writing challenge recently .

If you are an Indian blogger and following my blog from the past few months  you must be knowing about the other challenges like Super blogger challenge 2018 where I have won the title of Most Inspiring Blogger of the year !
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The another one was Godrej Food Trends Blogging Contest where I learnt about the latest food trends followed by people in India. It was really interesting as I came to now many new terms related to food diets while doing research on the topic.

Why these challenges are important for the bloggers ?

  • These challenges give you energy for blogging.
  • You come to know  about other fellow bloggers. 
  • There is always a scope of learning new strategies and techniques to get more views and followers. 
  • It improves you blog rankings i.e. alexa rank and moz rank.
  • It builds a strong community around your blog.
  • It increases your page views.
  • It keeps your blog alive.

This is first time I am participating in My Friend Alexa contest. Till now what I have understood that we are going to write and read the blogs. I hope it will make the alexa rank for my blog better.

Why is Alexa rank important ?

Alexa rank is important because you come to where does your blog stands. I mean what is the rank of your blog in the world and in your country . It also provides you an idea about you keywords, from where you are getting the traffic , how much time people are spending on your blog and what is the bounce rate of your blog. All these means a lot for a blogger.

I don’t how far I will be able to achieve through this challenge. One thing is sure that I will try to put my best effort to achieve my goal.

Ms Arora 💕💕

P.S. – Kindly mention my hashtag #msarorablog while posting or reposting my blog post on various social media. This is my writing hashtag. My reading hashtag would be #msarorasays .

Why should we ignore few things in life ?

Sometimes you have to ignore few things in your life to keep your life going on smoothly and make yourself happy.
As a river can’t stop flowing taking all the big rocks and small pebbles into consideration while moving in its own way …..Same is the rule for life. 
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“Ignorance is bliss” is a phrase coined by Thomas Gray , a famous poet and historian in his poem – Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College

He writes in the last lines of the poem –

   To each his sufferings: all are men,
Condemn’d alike to groan—
The tender for another’s pain,
Th’ unfeeling for his own.
Yet, ah! why should they know their fate,
Since sorrow never comes too late,
And happiness too swiftly flies?
Thought would destroy their Paradise.
No more;—where ignorance is bliss,
‘Tis folly to be wise.

Ignorance to me is sometimes bliss !!!

Yes , Ignorance is bliss sometimes.

Ignore those people who doesn’t believe in you , in your capabities and always doubt about your achievements.
They want to divert your attention from your work.

Ignore those who laugh on you because they are jealous of you. They want to be like you , but they can’t.  They are frustrated as they have not achieved anything in their lives.
Ignore whose say you to stop. They can’t walk a mile so they don’t want you to a take a step forward.

World always give importance to those who do not get tired even after they follow the same routine. Time doesn’t stop ! Sun never get tired !

Ignore the outer world to awaken you inner world. Live for yourself.

Ignore everthing that can block your mind and make you incompetent to reach to your goal.

Recently I have found a very good video taking about the same. Do watch it !

Take what is important , consider what is helpful , believe what brings positivity and you will be on the top of the world , standing happily enjoying the fruit of your labour.

From there look down on all those whom you ignored once on your path. They are still there , with no sense of satisfaction. They are still there with no aim in life. They may not be seeing you because they are still busy laughing on others. But you can see them from the top because you know how to move forward in life.

Imagine if you would have considered them , you would too have been a part of that mob. Now feel proud on yourself as you took a right decision to ignore them….!!!

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How , When , Where love can happen ???

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❤Love can happen anywhere 
Love can happen anytime
Love is above all the boundaries
Love can cross all the borders

❤It can live in words that makes stories
It can live in stones that make buildings
It never believes in future
It lives in  present keeping the world aside

❤It flows with flow of river
It shines with the shine of stars
It smells with smell of rose
It moves with movement of wind

❤Love does not look at the colour of skin
Love does not look at the money in pocket
Love does not  look at the status in society
Love does not look at the caste or religion

❤It sees the purity of your heart
It sees the depth of your feelings
It sees the beauty of your heart
It sees the acceptance of flaws

❤Love has its own language
Which only eyes can understand
Love has its own world
Where all are welcomed
 holding hand in hand

Do you know there are different languages of love ? Read here to know your love language. 

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Blogging – as a hobby to passion and then profession

Life is easy if you take it easy. At times you feel  something missing . That moment  you start try doing new things.  Suddenly you feel happy . Thereafter whenever you are disturbed or confused and feel low, You start doing that thing again and again  a
This is something we call it as a HOBBY.

The dictionary meaning of Hobby is -an activity that you do for pleasure when you are not working:
It is called pastime. This include variety of activities like singing, dancing, playing instruments, cooking and writing.
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When you get involved in your hobby deeply and start doing with full enthusiasm.  It start giving you a kind of self statisfaction. You feel as your needs are fulfilled. You feel contented and happy. That very moment your hobby becomes your PASSION

According to Collins dictionary
 The word Passion means – a very strong interest

Blogging your passion or profession

There are two things that I am passionate about, one is Teaching and other is blogging.
I never thought I would have such a strong interest in blogging till I started.
When does this pastime took the shape of my passion even I don’t know.
An year has passed and the second is going on but the craze for writing and putting the emotions into words is growing day by day.

Talking about Blogging as a passion

I have no idea about others but yes, I am passionate about Blogging.
It is way you put your thoughts into words and share your observation with the world instantly. These words in the form of blogs are alive for many years. People read , think , express their views on your posts. Some find the solution through your writings , some get inspired.  It is kind of help for others and self healing for oneself. It gives a strength to some and has healing effects if the words are used wisely.  

Journey of life continues says….

Blogging is your friend, an invisible friend with whom you can share everything.

No one is judgemental on your writings.  These words are solemnly yours. You are the owner of your words. No one has a right to claim your writings without your permission. It is your world. You have created it. You can laugh here , you can cry here . You are the master of this world.

There are many more reasons why people are passionate about Blogging. It is not only a hobby but a passion. A passion to write , a passion of share with the world and with ourselves too. There many instances in our life which we do not share with others and oneself too. This is an outlet for those feelings which are hidden somewhere in one one corner of our heart and mind.

When your passion becomes your profession

There is nothing wrong when you change yourin passion to profession until its essence does not get lost. Never let the money be overpower your passion. If it happens, you will no longer be in love with your passion. You may start earning good but the feeling of self satisfaction may get lost.
I feel if  you continue working with your passion as a profession , you become the master of it. You go into the depth , try new innovative ideas , love challenges and more opportunities come to your way. You do the work in a better way.

Talking about Blogging as profession needs lot of patience, hardwork , skill and  an never ending passion.

There are many ways you can earn money through blogging keeping the real essence of it. It needs consistency, interaction and lots of media presence.  It needs right approach to create the content and publish it. You need to be in contact with other bloggers. You need to do lot of research work and to be creative in all aspects. If you know how to converse with your readers , then this is a perfect place for you. There are different niches in which you can write like cooking, technology , education, parenting , reviews and sponsor posts.

The best part in this profession is everyone is supportive, caring and loving . The moment you see yourself in some trouble, another blogger is there , ready to help you even he does not know you. I am going through this feeling during my Friday feature Series.

Journey of life continues says….

Profession with passion is a deadly combination to become a winner.

I being passionate about teaching enjoying my profession . It gives me an inner satisfaction. The blogging which I have started recently  as a hobby has been changed into passion. Will it become my profession in future ?, I am not sure . But one thing is sure , I will continue my passion for blogging till I am enjoying.

  • Being a blogger what does make you passionate about blogging ? What do you think about blogging ? Being a blogger I would really want to know . Do express yourself in the comment section.
  • Are you a new blogger who is looking for some feedback. Leave the links below in comment section. Interact with each other . Like and follow other bloggers. 

I will be happy to be connected with you. Looking forward to see your comments.

Ms Arora