Every year, March brings March Madness, the college basketball fun where the college teams have their NCAA and NIT tournaments. In honor of that, I have a super easy and inexpensive instrument to make and a fun March Madness inspired freebie.
In March, I always see many cute plastic easter eggs in the stores. For years, I have thought of making those into egg shakers, but it has never happened until now. I saw these sports plastic eggs in Walmart the other day and I thought of how fun these would be for my kiddos and how easy and inexpensive these would be. These sports plastic eggs were only $1.98 for 12, but you could also get many other cute designs. The cost per egg is only .17 cents plus the TBSP of rice per egg and you can make them in minutes. That's a win-win!
The Walmart brand sports eggs are hard to get open and snap shut tight, but I will put some tape on them just to be sure they stay together, since some students are really rough on things. I just put a Tablespoon of uncooked rice in them, snap them shut, add a little tape on the seam and voilá, they are perfect egg shakers. For tape, I would use Scotch clear mailing tape, also available at Walmart.
I plan to use them to help my kids keep a steady beat. They are the perfect fun-just the size for kids instrument that won't drive you or the other classes crazy with noise! Aren't they fun!
I made a FREE Basketball March Madness pack last year and just revised it. You can print the 4 separate posters or display them or just display the 4 per page post so you remember what you do for each number of baskets. You also get a dice with suggestions for one of the options, as well as a blank one so you can write your own options.