I meant to post this on Friday, but let’s face it…I took a nap instead. This pregnant body just can’t keep up with two active kids, planning and completing school work, working from home and keeping up with the house. As moms, we wear a lot of different hats, don’t we? As part of our Cinco de Mayo celebration week, we made our own maracas using plastic easter eggs, plastic spoons, painter’s tape and beans. This fun idea was inspired by made. Her cute version uses masking tape that she decorated with markers. My boys would have loved that, but I could only find painter’s tape so that’s what we used instead.
The boys experimented with putting different combinations of beans in the eggs to see how it would change the sound when shook. At first they put one of the same kind of bean in each, then two, then a combination and tried to get them to sound the same. It reminded me of the Montessori Sound Cylinder work.
These kids were shaking and dancing so fast, I could hardly get a photo!
JR loved hearing how they sounded when shook. He was very particular about his sounding the same. You can see the concentration in his facial expression.
I hope you had a marvelous weekend. Did you do anything to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?