Today I’m sharing another idea my amazing Mother thought of and uses often during Singing Time. I don’t remember what she called these, but I’m going to call them Singing Time ‘Shakers’!
During Singing Time do you ever have the children clap the beat? Or maybe you have them snap or pat their laps. Well, here’s something new you could do…Shakers!
My Mom came up with the idea of filling plastic Easter eggs with different objects and then having the children ‘shake’ to the beat. Here’s how to create your very own Singing Time Shakers!
What You Need:
Plastic Easter Eggs (as many as you would like)
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Filling: Rice, beans, coins, Popcorn kernals, BB’s, etc.
Cute Tape (washi tape)
First you will need to figure out what you are going to be putting inside of your eggs. My Mom puts different things into each egg, so there are different sounds. You don’t need very much. Look around your house and use what you have.
For my eggs I decided to use rice and coins. I could have also used dried beans or split peas. Look around and test a few things out and see what works.
Once you have the filling figured out…fill your eggs. Then, get gluing! My Mom used hot glue for hers, and she said they worked fine. If you want to finish it off, and make it look a little prettier, then use some cute Washi tape and tape around the glue.
Place your eggs into a container and take them to Singing Time! Invite a few children up to the front and have them shake to the beat.
My Mom says that the children LOVE to shake the eggs. If you have a small primary, you could make one for each of the children.
I hope you enjoy today’s Singing Time idea, and use it for your own Singing Time. I’d love to hear how it goes or any changes you make, so be sure to come back and leave me a comment. 🙂
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