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Materials Needed:

15 cm long plastic conduit pipe rod, Color paint, beads, 2 chair stoppers (the ones on iron chair legs).

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Shakers can be used as manipulative activities, involving rhythm and dance movements.

Directions For Making:

  • Cut out the plastic pipe rod into 15 cm pieces
  • Color with bright colors
  • Use one stopper at one end - use electric tape to secure the end
  • Place beads inside the pipe
  • Secure with second stopper from other end, again with electric tape

Submitted by Elizabeth Mariani who teaches at St. Monica School, B'Kara in Msida MSD 05, MALTA. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 5/23/00.