Are you ready to create your own musical instruments at home? Get your kids involved with this exciting DIY maracas activity!
For this activity, you will need the following materials:
To make the maracas, fill each plastic bottle about 1/3 of the way with the dried beans or rice. Then, decorate the bottle with your choice of paint, markers, or stickers. You can get as creative as you want with the designs!
Once you've made your maracas, it's time to start shaking! You can play along with your favorite songs, or make up your own rhythms. Try shaking your maracas fast, slow, or alternating between the two. You can even play a game where one person creates a rhythm and the other person tries to copy it.
Some song ideas to use with your new maracas are "La Bamba," "The Cup of Life" by Ricky Martin, or "Shake Your Groove Thing" by Peaches & Herb.
Get ready to make some noise with your homemade maracas!