Tangram

#Sara’sActivities: Tangram #14: Three friends who saved the jungle #EnvironmentDaySpecial

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Happy World Environment Day everyone! Your best friend Sara here with a  beautiful story by 6 year old Arunima from Mumbai.  I hope humans come a long way from how they are defined in the story, as some one who “Builds houses, hunt animals, eat them and take a nap.”

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Three friends who saved the jungle #

Once there was moutain that had a jungle nearby. In the jungle there were animals who were friends – a lion who was very strong, a fox – who was very smart and the third was the rabbit who was very fast.

 

One day, a man came walking to the jungle to hunt. The rabbit saw him and he went to tell the fox. The fox said “Don’t worry, we will call the lion and we’ll manage”. 

 

The fox told the lion about it and the lion went to the man and said “Hi man, how are you? You are the first man to reach this jungle – Why are you here?”.

 

The man replied, “I am here to build a house and hunt animals, eat them and take a nap”.

 

Then the fox said “Oh! very nice. We also have a river in this jungle. You can take a boat and also eat fish there.” 

 

The man said “Good idea, I will go to sleep – I have a lot of work.” Then, when the man was sleeping, the fox took his gun away and the rabbit went to call the lion. The lion went to pounce on the man and the man ran away from the jungle. This is how the three friends saved the jungle.

 

Arunima Chowdhury (6.5yrs) Mumbai

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Sara’s Activities: Tangram # 13- Princess Faye and the Kite

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Hey little ones. Your new best friend Sara here. 6 year old Nandita from Mumbai has shared this fun story from LRN. Read on! Can you think of a story on these tangrams too? Send them to me at Sara@bookosmia.com

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Once upon a time there lived a princess named Faye. Her loving parents, the King and Queen gave her whatever she wanted.  One day she asked them for a kite. But they said they don’t have a kite – maker in their kingdom.

 

The next day she went to the fountain in the palace gardens. She pretended it  to be an enchanted fountain and she closed her eyes and said ‘I wish I had a magical kite of my own that will protect me.’  As soon as she opened her eye a kite came flying into her hands!

 

She wanted to fly her kite in her garden. Her parents warned her not to go out  of the palace fort as it was dangerous. As she was playing, she wandered out of the fort by mistake.  A thief caught her and tried to kidnap her. But the kite swirled around the thief’s head and his head began to spin. The princess  grabbed her kite and ran back to the fort.

Moral: Always listen to your parent’s warnings.

Nandita Shetty,6, Mumbai

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #12- Bird, Dog and a lesson in building trust

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Hey. Sara here and I am back with some cute yet meaningful stories from our friends at LRN. 7 year old Navika and 8 year old Sharanya draw out a beautiful distinction between being cautious and being distrusting ,through their tangram story.
Can you think of a story on these tangrams too?
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THE BIRD AND THE DOG
Once upon a time there lived a bird. One day the bird was feeling thirsty. So it went near a lake to drink some water. A dog was also drinking water in the lake. The dog asked to be friends with him. But the bird did not trust the dog so he did not become friends with the dog. One day the bird was in trouble. He was caught by a hunter .The dog quickly jumped over the hunter and saved the bird. The bird was very ashamed of himself. The dog forgave the bird for his foolishness. They became very good friends.
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Navika Jain 7yrs and Sharanya Mall 8yrs from Kolkata

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#Sara’sActivities: Tangram# 11- A clever fox

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Hey little ones. Your new best friend Sara here. 7 year old Reyansh from Ranchi has shared this fun story from LRN. Read on!
Can you think of a story on these tangrams too?
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The clever fox and the dumb lion on the mountain
Once upon a time there was a clever fox living on the mountains inside a cave. One day an old and weak lion was searching for food but could not find any and was very hungry. By chance one afternoon that lion landed inside the fox’s cave while he was roaming in search of food.
After a few hours when the fox returned, he saw lion’s footprints outside the cave. The clever fox shouted “Cave oh my cave should I come inside?”
The dumb lion thought of answering on behalf of the cave and said “Come oh my dear friend come inside”
The clever fox ran away saving his life from that old, weak and hungry dumb lion who was ready to kill him for food.

Moral – In difficult times one should be brave and work with brains and not be dumb.

Reyansh Gupta, 7 , Ranchi

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram # 10- Pumpkin Girl

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Hey little ones. Your new best friend Sara here. 6 year old Ira Shenoi from Mysore has shared this fun story. Read on!
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Once upon a time there was little girl called Iri in a village very close to deep dark forest. She was walking in
the forest and found a small pumpkin. It was a magic pumpkin and started to grow bigger and bigger. It grew
so big that the girl decided to make it as her home. Slowly day by day she carved a bedroom, living room and
balcony for her inside the pumpkin. It was the cutest house and everyone called her pumpkin girl because she
lived inside a pumpkin.During the day she would go around the forest picking berries, nuts and fruits to eat. All
the animals in the forest like rabbits, butterflies, squirrels and bears were her friends.

But, other side of the village lived a big monster called Big Tummy Monster. He was called so because, he had
a big stomach and a huge appetite. No matter how much food he ate, he used to be hungry all the time.
People from the village had to cook for him and take food many times in a day, otherwise he would scream
and threaten villagers saying, “I will eat you all up!” People in the village were very sad and crying!
The pumpkin girl saw people crying and asked them what the reason was. They told her that all the food they
had was given away to the Big Tummy Monster and now they would not get anything to eat, even for their kids. If
they don’t give food, the monster would eat the up.

The girl thought of a plan, she went to the monster and said, “Hey Big Tummy Monster, you are hungry , right?
All you need is food, right? if you are really strong come and eat my pumpkin house!”. The monster came over and started eating the pumpkin, the pumpkin was so big that the monster could not finish it up. But the monster didn’t want to give up, and kept on eating and the stomach blasted out open, the monster ran away into deep dark forest in pain and was never seen again.

The pumpkin girl had rescued the villagers from monster, but now she didn’t have a house to live it. The
villagers thanked her and offered to build her a home. But she was not interested, she went to forest and kept
looking for a pumpkin. She found a small cute pumpkin. When she touched the pumpkin, it turned into a huge
one. She could make it as her new home, the villagers helped her turn into a home, and she was happy as ever.
“Do good and be kind”
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– IRA SHENOI, 6 years old

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #9 Kitty the cat

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Hey everyone. Your new best friend Sara here. Here is the story of The Two Friends- The Cat and The Swan.
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Once upon a time there lived a cat named Kitty. Kitty was roaming on the road for food when she met a swan called Shanny. Kitty the cat had no friends so she thought of making friends with the swan. Kitty the Cat went to Shanny the Swan and asked if she agreed to become her friend. She said “sure” and they became friends. Now that they were friends Kitty the Cat told Shanny the Swan that you are as beautiful as a sunset to which she replied to the Kitty,”You are as cute as a button.” One day they were very hungry. They went to a forest in search of food. Kitty spotted a bowl of milk near a tree and pounced towards it while Shanny the swan was munching on grass nearby. Suddenly they heard a roar of a furious lion. They got frightened and ran away. They decided they will eat whatever they have and never go out into the forest for food.

Takshvi Singh 7years and Prachi Kothari 7years

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #8 The Wise Lion

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Hello little ones. Sara here, everyone’s new best friend! I am getting hooked to the cute little stories and tangrams by our friends at LRN. Check out this story by 5 year old Ruhan from Ranchi. I am told none of his stories are complete without lion or tiger as the protagonist. 😃
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Once upon a time there was a jungle with tall trees (first tangram). The king of the jungle was a wise lion ( second tangram). One day all animals came to the lion very worried. They told the king that there is a new beast ( third tangram) in the jungle who is killing us. The new beast was called COVID.

The wise Lion King said he has a gun (fourth tangram) which shoots out square soap Bubbles and can kill the Beast. The animals shot COVID with soap Bubbles from the gun.
The beast was killed and all animals lived happily ever after.

By Ruhaan Malhan,5, Ranchi

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #7 The Man and The Fox

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Hello little ones. Sara here, everyone’s new best friend! I love these mini tangram tales from my friends at LRN. Check out the story of The Man and The Fox, by 8 year old Avni Kamath from Bangalore.
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Title of the Story – The man and the fox
Once upon a time, there lived a man, who lived by the mountains. One day when he was walking home, he met a fox. The fox said,”I am very hungry” So the man gave him some food to eat. The fox was very happy and guarded the man’s house throughout the night for any danger. The next morning, the man saw the fox outside his house; he had not gone from there, so he asked the fox “Why are you still here?” the fox replied “Because you gave me food, I was very happy and I thought should protect your house.” Then the man and fox became very good friends.

Avni Kamath,8, Bangalore

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #4 The Kite

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Hello little ones. Sara here, everyone’s new best friend! I am getting hooked to the cute little stories and tangrams by our friends at LRN. Check out the story of Bindi, the kite by 6 year old Ishta Chepuri.
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Once upon a time, there lived a pretty little kite named Bindi. She was full of colours. Her face was blue, yellow and green and she had a purple, pink, grey and yellow tail. Although she was the most beautiful kite, she was very stubborn. She would not listen to anyone’s advice. Her elders often told her not to fly very high.

One windy morning, Bindi flew away. She was excited and happy, she was finally flying. As she flew upwards, she was curious to know what was beyond the clouds, where the birds were going, which is the tallest tree and so on. So she flew higher and higher and higher.

Uh-oh, she got stuck on the tallest tree. She sobbed, “I want to go home. Some one get me down!”

A bird who was sitting on the tree heard her cries and flew down. The bird quickly untangled Bindi and set her free. She thanked the bird and flew away.

Hence Bindi learnt a lesson that we should listen to elder’s advice or else we will land in trouble.

About Ishta: Ishta Chepuri is 6 yrs old and lives in Hyderabad. She loves music, an avid reader and enjoys drawing.
She has recently started penning down her imaginary stories and has her own publishing company called “Rapi”😅

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #7 Meoww

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Hey everyone. Your new best friend Sara here. My five year old friend Amyra from Ranchi has written this cute little story based on the adorable tangram.
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There were 3 friends playing under a tree in the garden. Suddenly they saw a cat going with it’s kittens to their home. But one naughty kitten got distracted and lost the way and started crying. Those 3 friends helped the kitten in finding the home and became very good friend s forever.

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #6 Beautiful Insects

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Hey little ones. Your new best friend Sara here. 4 year old tiny Advik from Ranchi has shared this tiny story. Read on!
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Once upon a time there was a boy named Advik who went for a vacation to Rishikesh, there he saw beautiful gardens with nicely potted plants and flowers. He loves to water plants so he watered them nicely , then he saw beautiful mountains and there was a zipline tower in the mountain. Advik was an adventurous boy. He wanted to try the zip line, so he finished his zipping from one end of the mountain to another , after that he saw a handsome horse, Advik wanted to have a tour of Rishikesh sitting on the horseback. After he finished that, he went back to his glass house where we saw some beautiful insects , some were buzzing , some were flying. They were colourful and pretty in their own way, Advik enjoyed watching them and then as it was dusky he went back to his hotel room and slept .

Advik Ajmani, 4years, Ranchi LRN

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #5 Staying Indoors

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Hey there. Your new best friend Sara here! Today’s tiny tangram story is by Aarit Jain, my 7 year old LRN friend from Ranchi. Read on.
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There was a man who was walking and came across a river, he wanted to cross it but he saw a crocodile in it. The crocodile said come sit on my back I’ll take you to the other side of the river, the man thought it’s an easy way but what if it eats me in Midway. There was another way, a bridge for which he had to walk a long long way but he decided to take the bridge and not go for the other easy option. Moral of the story -don’t take the easy way of going out of your house right now because of the virus and do it the tough way of staying back and doing things inside your house.

Aarit Jain, 7 years, Ranchi

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #3: A rocket called Rock

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Hey everyone, Sara here. Rockets are popular we always knew, right! Here is another tangram and a cute story by 6 year old Raisha Todi from Mumbai
Once upon a time there lived a little boy named Joy.He wanted to become an astronaut but his parents did not support him.He followed his dreams and worked hard day and night so that he could chase his dreams.His dedication and perseverance paid off and he became an astronaut.He could manage to buy a rocket after some time.He named it Rock.He sat in the rocket and went to Moon.He met aliens at Moon.He became friends with them.Aliens discussed how they grew their own food using machines.Aliens showed him their space ship which had all the machines to produce food and to survive.After spending few days with them he returned to Earth with lot of experiences from space and gifts from his friends.It was a dream come true experience of his lifetime.
Raisha Todi
Grade 1 BSS,Powai.

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #2 Rocket from India

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Hey everyone. Sara here again. These tangrams are really fun. Some of my friends at LRN took to launching them into space, as ROCKETS. Do you want to try? And write a story on the image?
Dont miss the tiny little story my little friend Divit Sohni from Mumbai has sent in along with this cute tangram of a rocket.

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#Sara’s Activities: Tangram #1 King

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Hey everyone. Your new best friend Sara here! My friends at the Little Readers Nook have been upto some really fun activities with tangrams. Do you want to try it out too? Send it to me in your comments.
Look what a wonderful story 7 year old Ahaana from Mumbai came up with looking at the picture of the tangram.

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Once upon a time there was a land where everyone had a special talent. Once the emperor of the land accidentally broke all his kitchen tiles. He knew he had to replace them with beautiful and amazing tiles.

He remembered meeting a person who hadn’t found his special talent yet. So the emperor thought that this person might have a talent for making tiles.This will be a wonderful opportunity to explore the young man’s hidden talent. He called all the experts and the young man to bring the tiles design.

The young man agreed happily. After a while he finished it. They were beautiful. They were of mystifying colour. He trod over the soft grass to the emperor’s castle.

But he had to cross a river to reach there. He saw a nice boat waiting but without an oar. He took a tile and used it to row the boat. After a while, the tiles became too heavy for him and it sunk after dropping from his hand. The man dove in the water to get them. Once he got them back, he remembered that he had a handkerchief in his pocket. With his magical hands he dried the tiles and made them extra shiny.

After that he took them to the emperor, bowed and said ” presenting the tiles”. The emperor took it and he stared in amazement to the glow and shine of the tiles. The emperor had finally helped the young man in finding his hidden talent.

Aahana Khemka
Grade 2 ,7 yrs
Vibgyor high Malad East

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