|Playing the shaker|
The children were each given a shaker to play, They found that moving the shaker fast produced a different sound than shaking it gently. This finding resulted in the children trying many different ways to make the shaker produce sound. After playing the shakers, the children asked to make their own. Before filling the shakers, the children experimented with different types of materials (rocks, buttons, beads, pasta) to see what sounds they would produce.
|Painting their shakers.|
|Playing the finished instrument.|
|Choosing the filling.|