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Shake-a-Maker

  • move
  • learn
  • grow
  • Characteristic - Move
  • Characteristics - Learn
  • Characteristics - Grow
Time:
20 mins
Place:
Doesn't matter
Need:
Small lidded jars, uncooked rice and pasta

If your toddler’s a bit of a musician, try these homemade maracas! Put some uncooked rice into a small lidded jar or Tupperware pot and some dried pasta in another. Make sure you tighten the lids properly and leave enough room in the pot for the contents to shake around. Otherwise your maracas won’t be very musical! You could also make a fun drumming game with upturned pots and pans that your toddler can beat with a wooden spoon. Let them freestyle or get them to play along to their favourite songs or nursery rhymes!

It’s a great way to help improve their gripping technique and coordination along with their musical talents!

 
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