My kids LOVE playing with egg shakers! They’re so much fun, easy to make, and (surprisingly) last for a long time. I was just making a bunch for my son’s preschool class and realized that not everyone has made them before!
So here’s a quick “how to” along with our favorite preschool song to shake to…
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How to Make Egg Shakers:
- Put a scoop of rice, pebbles, granola, etc in the bottom of a plastic egg
- Line the rim of the bottom with glue
- Click the egg together and wipe away the excess glue
- Hold together for 15-20 seconds to set
Egg shakers are good for older preschoolers who don’t put toys in their mouths, but even the big kids will still need to be supervised since the glue is only so strong.
And now for the best egg shaking song….
I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner!
According to her website the song was “developed out of an improvisation with the kids. They were playing with egg-shaped “shakers” and I needed a song to go along with it.”
And the song she came up with is perfect–it gets kids moving and shaking and is so much fun!
I Know A Chicken Amazon download
What are your preschoolers’ favorite spring songs? My kids also love Eggbert the Easter Egg and our Eggbert Puppet!