Eggs: “Hide and Shake”












In Preschool, students learn concepts, such as high/low, fast/slow, in/out, and on/under.  I took these concepts and put them a musical game called “Hide and Shake.”  The All-Stars, Kangaroos, Dragonflies, Seals, Ducks, Elephants, and Bears are enjoying our game.  I sing about playing an egg shaker a certain way: “Shake, shake it up high.  Shake, shake it to the sky.”  Then I sing, “Hide, hide, hide.  Find a place to hide.”  When I model hiding, I place the egg shaker in my shirt or up my sleeve.  The students have been so creative in finding different hiding places: in their shoes, in their socks, on their heads, under their chairs, under their chin, and in their pockets.  Once all the students have their egg hidden, I ask a few students where they hid it, “Is it in your shirt?  In your shoe? Where is it?” and they laugh and say yes or tell me where it is, “No, in my jacket.”  Everyone finds their shaker and we do it all over again.  Students have taken this game and generalized it.  When it is time to return instruments or materials after an activity, students will hide it and say they do not have it.  Some students are still working on the concept of hiding something and finding it.  This is a great game to reinforce academic concepts and have an open dialogue about body locations and clothing.


About Hilary Yip

Music Therapy. Martial Arts. Rowing/Coxswain. Creative Movement.
This entry was posted in All-Stars 11-12, Bears 11-12, Dragonflies 11-12, Ducks 11-12, Egg Shakers, Elephants 11-12, Kangaroos 11-12, Seals 11-12, Songs and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Eggs: “Hide and Shake”

  1. Pingback: Hide and Shake: Glow-in-the-Dark Eggs | Music Therapy Moves


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