Mar 23, 2013

Simple Preschool Craft: Easter Egg Maracas!

With Easter fast-approaching, you'll probably find yourself up to your ears in plastic Easter eggs at some point. I still have a basket full from last year, and we're about to inherit more! 
The good news is, as I was studying my Sunday School lesson for this Sunday I came across a pretty clever way to make good use of some of those plastic eggs!
The lesson this week is about being thankful for Jesus. One of the suggested activities is to make a musical instrument because singing praise songs to God is a way to show our thankfulness to Him. 
As I was browsing online for a preschool-friendly musical instrument craft, I discovered a simple way to make maracas! And who doesn't love a maraca or two, right!?
So I gathered my supplies and gave it a trial run. It was easy peasy and definitely something I'll try with my preschoolers at church! 
Here's a little tutorial in pictures in case you're interested:

(I'll use permanent markers next time! The washable ones, well, washed right off!)

Psalm 100:1-5
1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! 2 Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 3 Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! 5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations



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