Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Making Dream Catchers
We had so much fun making Dream Catchers! It was easy peasy to prepare for this craft! I used plastic plates, beads, feathers and yarn! A parent volunteer cuts out the centers and hole punches the outer rim and we were ready to go. Check out this site for a story about The History of the Dream Catcher, what is a dream catcher, and step-by-step instructions on how to make them. http://www.dream-catchers.org/make-dream-catchers.php They got so excited that they didn't want to leave them in school because they wanted to take them home and use it right away! How could I say no? This not only reinforced our Native American unit but I provided an opportunity for interest in writing! We are now writing about our dream! I can't wait to read their writing piece! Next, we are making totem poles! Stay tuned!