{Singing Time} Singing Time Shakers

Today I’m sharing another idea my amazing Mother thought of and uses often during Singing Time. My Mom didn’t really have a name for them, so we came up with Singing Time Shakers. These Singing Time Shakers are quick to put together, but will provide hours of fun.


During Singing Time do you ever have the children clap the beat? Or maybe you have them snap or pat their laps. Well, here’s something new you could do…Singing Time Shakers!

My Mom came up with the idea of filling plastic Easter eggs with different objects and then having the children ‘shake’ to the beat. This would be fun to do around Easter, but would also work all year! Here’s how to create your very own Singing Time Shakers!


Singing Time Shakers

What You Need:

Plastic Easter Eggs (as many as you would like)

Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Filling: Rice, beans, coins, Popcorn kernals, BB’s, etc.

Cute Tape (washi tape)

First you will need to figure out what you are going to be putting inside of your eggs. My Mom puts different things into each egg, so they make different sounds. You don’t need very much. Look around your house and use what you have.


For my eggs I decided to use rice and coins. I could have also used dried beans or split peas. Look around and test a few things out and see what works.

Once you have the filling figured out…fill your eggs. Then, get gluing! My Mom used hot glue for hers, and she said they worked fine. If you want to finish it off, and make it look a little prettier, then use some cute Washi tape and tape around the glue.


Place your eggs into a container and take them to Singing Time! Invite a few children up to the front and have them shake to the beat. My Mom says that the children LOVE to shake the eggs. If you have a small primary, you could make one for each of the children.

I hope you enjoy these Singing Time Shakers and make some for our Primary. I’d love to hear how it goes or any changes you make, so be sure to come back and leave me a comment. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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  1. This would be SO popular with my primary, they are very hands on kids. Thank for the fun idea!

    1. Thanks Rachael! They were a hit in my Mom’s primary, I’m sure they’d be a hit in any. 🙂

  2. Cute! I’m passing on to my choister. She also does rhythm sticks (PVC pipe) and has them knock them together with different patterns while singing.

    1. Thanks Alia! Love the Rhythm sticks! I’ll have to pass that on to our chorister. 🙂

  3. We just did this last Sunday! It was SO MUCH fun! By 3rd hour those kids are ready to run so this really helps. Thanks for the great idea!

    1. So glad to hear that it went so well. My Mom said it was a hit…but I know every Primary is different. 🙂

  4. This is a fun idea 🙂 I’ll have to pass it on to our singing leader!