Dream­cathers spark chil­dren’s imag­i­na­tion

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY SARAH DEAN

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.”

Corowa res­i­dents work on their dream­catcher.

Corowa’s Evie Fis­cher, 5, con­cen­trates on mak­ing her dream­catcher at the Corowa Li­brary.

Imigine New­son, 9, with one of the fin­ished dream­catch­ers.

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