6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-775-4750 • Fax: 989-775-4770
Hours Of Operation


Cultural Art Activities

Cultural art activities are an optional part of any group visit to the Ziibiwing Center for groups of 10 or more. We offer complimentary room use for K-12 groups with the booking of a permanent exhibit tour (for additional cultural activities), otherwise standard hourly room rates apply. They are also available as offsite presentations. Your students will love them!

Please contact our Sales & Events Coordinator at (989) 775-4744 for more information!

CORN HUSK DOLL

corn husk doll

Since the beginning of corn agriculture, American Indians used corn husks to make dolls.
TIME: 60-90 minutes
COST: $4/person
GRADE LEVEL: All Ages



DREAMCATCHER

dreamcatcher

The traditional dreamcatcher is used as protection from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through to the sleeping individual.

TIME: 45 minutes
COST: $3/person Standard Metal Hoop, $5/person Wooden Hoop
GRADE LEVEL: 4th-12th


"BONE" CHOKER OR BRACELET

bone choker

A close-fitting necklace/bracelet made of bone (imitation) and beads. Students will learn about beads and patterning.

TIME: 30 minutes
COST: $3/person Bracelet, $5/person Choker
GRADE LEVEL: 4th-12th


MEDICINE POUCH

medicine  pouch

Many North American Indians continue to carry a medicine pouch. These bags are used to hold personal belongings or plant medicines.

TIME: 30 minutes
COST: $5/person Large $4/person Medium $3/person Small
GRADE LEVEL: Small & Large - All Ages Medium - 4th and up


CLAN MEDALLION NECKLACE

clan medallion

Clans were instrumental in traditional occupations, inter-tribal relations, and marriages. Today, the clan system remains an important part of Anishinabe society.

TIME: 30 minutes
COST: $2/person
GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten-5th


MEGIS SHELL NECKLACE

megis shell

Students will construct a necklace with the) sacred megis (cowrie) shell and beads, while receiving instruction about the significance of colors and the megis shell.

TIME: 15 minutes
COST: $1/person
GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten-3rd


NATURAL FIBER BRACELET

natural fiber bracelet

Students will learn about beads and the significance of colors in Anishinabe culture, while making a bracelet from natural fibers and beads.

TIME: 15 minutes
COST: $1/person
GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten-3rd


BANDOLEER BAG

bandoleer bag

Bandoleer bags are elaborately decorated shoulder bags commonly made by Prairie and Upper Great Lakes North American Indians. Students will create their own bags from paper and beads while learning about floral work, designs, and their importance.

TIME: 30 minutes
COST: $2/person
GRADE LEVEL: Kindergarten-3rd


PLANT BOOKLET

plant booklet

Students will construct a booklet with information and pictures of plants traditionally used by the Anishinabek.

TIME: 30 minutes
COST: $1/person
GRADE LEVEL: All ages

Please contact our Sales & Events Coordinator at (989) 775-4744 for more information!