No primary should be without shaker eggs in singing time! They are so versatile, fun and easy to use! They are a simple way to grow children’s musical rhythm. You can purchase pre-made shaker eggs, or make your own!
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- They are a fun shape for the kids to easily hold in their hands (no stick involved to hit a neighbor),
- Storing them in the egg carton is fun for the kids to grab and put away
- Their vibrant colors
- And mainly because they are a FAVORITE for the kiddos!
Shaker eggs are a must have! That’s why they are part of my music bag HERE! I use these items ALL THE TIME! I pull them into primary if we have extra time, or I also use it every week for FHE.
Purchase Shaker Eggs
There are several ways to add shaker eggs to your primary’s collection. The easiest way is to simply purchase them.
These are my favorite (Amazon affiliate link):
Make Your Own
The easiest way to make your own shaker eggs is to use plastic Easter eggs. Fill them 1/4 full with dry beans or rice and tape them shut with colored electrical tape. Credit goes to the hubby for using electrical tape!
This is the electrical tape I used (Amazon affiliate link):
Or if you want to go simple and use plain white, use this (Amazon affiliate link):
This tape beats out all other tape including packaging tape, washi tape, masking tape AND any other sort of glue (most especially that blasted hot glue!). Trust me, I’ve tried them all.
The reason being, electrical tape will stretch around that curved center, hugging it tight so you won’t have any pinched edges like you would with the packaging and washi tape. When you stretch it on there tight (I recommend going around the circumference twice like I’ve pictured below), it isn’t going ANYWHERE. It’s A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
Repeat with as many eggs as you need for your primary. I recommend 2 eggs for each primary child (one for each hand!)
Store them in an empty egg carton for extra fun!!