The Homemade Shaker
2 small paper plates
1/2 cup raw beans
markets, crayons, paints, feathers, tape/ stickers, etc.
Step 1: Encourage your child to decorate the backs of 2 paper plates
Step 2: Place the 2 plates together facing each other, and staple them together around the rim, leaving a small open gap
Step 3: Place funnel in the gap, and allow your child to help you pour beans into the space between plates. When all the beans are inside, seal your shaker with a final staple or two
Step 4: SHAKER PARTY!
*BONUS: Post a picture of your little one and their shaker to our Facebook page, with the hash tag #spellboundsounds
brand new shaker
Step 1: Selected a favorite book or story
Step 2: Read or tell it to your child as normal
Step 3: Read or tell the story again, but this time encourage and/or help your child shake their shaker whenever the main character of the story is mentioned.
*Challenge: See if your child can make a different sound with their shaker for each character