Recipe for Play: Shakers!

2013 is just around the corner! Here is a fun activity to help your family ring in the new year.
Ages 3 and up



  • Container with a tight lid
  • Beans, popcorn kernels, rice
  • Tissue paper or construction paper
  • Markers, sequins, ribbon
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What to do:

  1. Fill your container with a variety of beans, seeds, and rice. Close and test out the sound. Try adding or taking out a few beans for a different sound.
  2. Cut construction and tissue paper in small confetti size pieces.
  3. Decorate your shaker by gluing on the paper confetti, sequins, and ribbon.
  4. Once dry, shake your shaker! Put on a show,  play along with your favorite song, or make up your own song!

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