Making a shekere
It is used for folk songs and also in popular music. It is shaken and tapped against the hands.
If you do not have a dried gourd you can make a shekere using a plastic bottle.
We made ours with large plastic milk bottles which we painted in week 1 and left to dry.
The next week the children did dot painting on top of the paint.
They added a few dried beans and lentils into each bottle using a funnel - not too many.
Long colourful string was threaded with a bead and a knot, a bead and a knot, etc until about 8 beads on each of the 4 strands.
The children were very proud of their shekeres and used them at music time.