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Books About the Dreamcatcher Legend

Books About the Dreamcatcher Legend

My daughter was concerned about bad dreams so we made a children’s craft version of a dreamcatcher together. I shared with her the Ojibway legends of the dreamcatcher but we did not have any books about dreamcatchers.  Fortunately, my local library came through and I can recommend these two stories to go with the craft and any lessons about Ojibway culture. Pin It Dreamcatcher: This tale of an older sister weaving a dreamcatcher for her baby sibling has … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, History and Culture, Home Arts

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

My daughter has been asking for ways to keep out “bad dreams”. I suggested we make a dreamcatcher together. The authentic method involves willow branches and a knotting technique that might be a bit tricky for a four year old. So, I modified it so she could craft her own, simple version of a dreamcatcher. Pin It Materials: paper plate paints, glitter, stickers for decorating scissors single hole punch beads feathers string or yarn Directions: 1. Cut out the center of the paper plate. 2. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, History and Culture, Home Arts, Visual-Spacial