Materials needed: Small plastic water bottle or any small container with tight closure. 1 tablespoon of rice, quinoa or other small objects to put inside. Clean and dry a plastic water bottle or other small container. Add different small items inside, like rice. Close it tightly and hand it to your child. Now they’ve got their very own maraca! ** Please be sure that if items are a choking hazard (size of a grape), to seal the container really well before offering it to child. It is also recommended to supervise the child during this activity.
Recommended Age: Birth-2 year olds
Activity Type: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Senses, Attention Maintenance, Cause & Effect
Standards: COG 9, COG 8, PD-HLTH 1
Given the school closures, CTB is sharing daily activities (digital and physical) that are standards-aligned and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Also see our research-backed assessment and learning games for parents and children.