June 2017 Song of the Month
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Shake Your Shaker and Stop

 

CLICK HERE for the printable lyrics  and instructions. (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the sheet music  (PDF)
DOWNLOAD as an MP3  (How to do it)

 

I spontaneously came up with this song at a Maker workshop I recently did with a large group of kids. They finished  their shakers, wanted to use them! It turned out to be great motivation, and I have since used the song with many children from two and up. They love shaking and freezing, and donít want it to stop (hence the five verses and relentless repetition). They also love to be standing and dancing. It makes the freezing all that much more fun. Obviously you can modify the movement and length of the song to fit your group, but try different things! Here are the instructions for the simple shakers we made.

 

NOTE: Playing and freezing, listening and responding is
            great for building executive function!

 

 

Shake Your Shaker and Stop

 

I got a little shaker, you got a shaker too

We can shake them together, Iím gonna shake my shaker with you

 

CHORUS:
             Shake your shaker and stop, shake your shaker and stop

Shake your shaker and stop, shake your shaker and stop

 

I got a little shaker, you got a shaker too

You can shake it alone, with all your friends, or just a few

(chorus)

 

I got a little shaker, itís a little fragile itís true

But if I play it carefully I can keep it as good as new

(chorus)

 

I got a little shaker, you got a shaker too

You can shake it sideways or turn it upright for something new

(chorus)

 

I got a little shaker, I can make a little rhythm with you

You got a little shaker, you can make a little rhythm too

(chorus)

 

I got a little shaker, you got a shaker too

We can shake them together, Iím gonna shake my shaker with you

(sing chorus twice)