We made palm branches to wave.
We used green construction paper strips, green tape, and thin dowels.
Ms. Cindy showed how to tear a small length of green tape and attach a couple of strips to the tape, leaving part of the sticky tape uncovered.
Then wrap the tape around the dowel. Make several layers to create a palm branch.
We had fun waving the palm branches to music.
Even if you don't celebrate Palm Sunday, these can be fun to make. Use other colors for colorful streamers or even pom-poms.
We also made shakers.
We used Crystal Light containers, construction paper, stickers, thin masking tape, and rice.
First we decorated paper with tape and stickers. (Cut the paper to fit the containers before you start.)
Some of us made scenes with the tape.
We wrapped the paper around the container and taped the edges (or something used a glue stick).
We put some rice inside the container and glued on the lid.
We enjoyed shaking the shakers to music (and using other instruments!
Shakers are fun to make and fun to play. Use any container with a lid. You can decorate the container directly with stickers and tape instead of using the paper. Fill with rice, beans, aquarium gravel, plastic beads, or anything that will make noise.