Miss Ashlyn and I introduced dream catchers to our students. I was surprised that most of the kids were unfamiliar with them, so we took it back to the origin of dreamcatchers and how they were designed to function. Then, we talked about how dreamcatchers are used today by modern society, as well as Indigenous Peoples in the Americas tribes. Dreamcatchers are believed to be able to ward off evil, bad spirits, and ill thoughts in our sleep. I always like to have a dreamcatcher in my room, and now each student from our summer classes has there very own dreamcatcher.
To make this project, we used a hole puncher on paper plates, yarn, and coloring materials. Each dreamcatcher was one of a kind. They chose their yarn, how to decorate it, and how to pattern the web. Everyone enjoyed this, from the youngest to the oldest student in camp!