Clearview Library encourages kids to get crafty and get thankful
November 12, 2016
Mountain View fifth-grader Nico Ahimor is thankful for his family, his country and his friends.
"Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays," he said from Clearview Library on Wednesday. Once a week, the library hosts a craft hour, Getting Crafty, after school. Wednesday, the craft was creating thankful turkey boxes, paper boxes decorated to look like turkeys with feathers and paper heads, wattles and beaks.
Katie Northern, with the library's outreach program, said the idea behind the boxes is that each day until Thanksgiving, the children will write down something they're thankful for and put them in the box.
"On Thanksgiving, they can read what they have been thankful for all month," she said.
Sivon Palmer, 4, and her sister Madison Palmer, a third-grader at Mountain View, come to Getting Crafty every week.
Sivon said her favorite part of craft hour is getting to make things with bright colors. "I love rainbows," she said.
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Though Sivon was too young to make the Turkey boxes, her grandma, Janeen Sivon, helped her make a paper turkey party hat instead, which she gave to her sister, Madison.
Nevaeh Sifuentez is a fifth-grader at Mountain View, and said she comes to the library every day after school for programs like Getting Crafty.
"It's a good break," she said. "It's quiet and relaxing."
The Getting Crafty program is every Wednesday from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Clearview Library. It is recommended for kids and tweens from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Registration is not required.