Mini has had a lot of upheaval in the last month at school. His classroom flooded and he has spent the last four weeks in other classrooms before getting a semi-permanent base in a year six classroom whilst they were bused to a nearby senior school.
Not only did two years classrooms flood, but the library and ICT area also flooded. The dining hall has been turned in to a storage area and the school has been unable to serve warm meals. All this uncertainty has resulted in a very anxious Mini. This partly shows by him being filled with bravado and the other side with issues sleeping.
So in addition to working on stopping him being a reluctant sleeper and doing things to prevent nightmares, we also made a dream catcher together. When I say we, what I mean is I held the tape and chatted to him whist he made his own dream catcher.
We used, some wood from a plant in the garden with tape to make into a circle (ish) and then mini used rope to tie round it. He then strung some pretty beads on to string and attached them.
Whilst he concentrated on making the dreamcatcher we talked about their history and all the things that have been worrying him.
Oh no, I hope school gets sorted soon, and your dreamcatcher is fab. What a lovely thing to do while chatting. xx
Lovely idea. My eldest never been a great sleeper as we’ve battled with glue ear since he was young. Cranial osteopathy is helping and he declared wanting a hot water bottle recently so his bed is warm. Sleeping through at the moment so hoping it continues. Would like to make this with him though as nightmares/terrors are awful and come and go. Thanks for this!
Thanks for stopping by the thrifty family linky – love hte dream catcher
Hope the dreamcatcher helps his sleeping and thank you for linking up with We Love Weekends
That must have been a terrifying situation for a kid – or an adult! I hope the dream catcher is helping him rest easier.
Emma @ P is for Preschooler » Thankfully he is back in his classroom now nad much more settled. It is surprising just how unsettling it was for all involved
What a lovely activity that I’m sure will help a difficult situation! I love that he did it so independently 🙂