Dreamcathers spark children’s imagination

October 11, 2017

Corowa residents work on their dreamcatcher.

Children were given some help catching their dream during the school holidays.

Paper plates, string, pom poms and cut-out shapes were used to create dreamcatchers during a school holiday activity at the Howlong, Mulwala and Corowa libraries last week.
Corowa’s morning session on Friday was attended by more than 20 children of all ages, some parents and grandparents.
The children were eager to get creative and take home their very own dreamcatcher.
Run by the Federation Council, the activity was about giving school-aged children something educational to do during the school holidays.
Corowa’s Evie Fischer was having a great time creating her blue dreamcatcher with pink string.
The five-year-old was concentrating on threading the string through her paper plate when the Free Press took her photo.
Corowa Library Team Leader Louise Parr said children were having a fantastic time creating their own dreamcatcher.
“They can hang them up in their bedroom and catch all their dreams,” she said.
Louise said past school holiday activities had included children making Chinese dragons, pet rocks and pom pom puppies.
“The activities are great because they stimulate their minds and keep children learning while they are not at school,” she said.
“They can come out of the class and then borrow a book in the library.”

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