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Container Shaker-Wands



Materials:

Two half-pint water bottles with lids, labels removed, per shaker
rolls of brightly colored curling ribbon or shredded gift basket filling
duct tape
small pebbles, optional



Instructions:

1. Stuff ribbon or basket filling into each bottle. Add small pebbles, if desired.
2. Cap each bottle tightly and place against each other, end-to-end.
3. Attach the bottles together by winding duct tape around both caps until sturdy, forming a "wand."
4. Give each child two shakers. Invite them to hold the shakers as one would hold exercise dumbbells.
5. Provide instructions such as, "Raise your shakers up high; bring them down low; hold one up and one down; bring them together in front of you; put them behind you; shake them high,
shake them low."
6. Play recorded music and invite the children to march using shakers as batons.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
Center: Music & Movement
Topic: Music
Content: The Arts: Music
Area: Gross Motor
Age: Kindergarten
Interaction: Large Group

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