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Maracas is known as shekere in Yoruba land. It is one of the major instruments mainly used when performing a musical concert.

The following are materials needed for making maracas at home

  1. Rice
  2. Plastic egg
  3. Two plastic spoons
  4. Cellotape

Procedure for making maracas

  1. Pour rice into an empty plastic egg and close the egg.
  2. Tape around the seam of the egg.
  3. Place the egg between the heads of two plastic spoons, and wrap tape around it to hold the spoons in place.
  4. Tape the handles of the two spoons to hold them together.
  5. Shake your homemade maracas




Step I: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step II: Teacher introduces the new topic “Making of maracas”

Step III: Teacher lists and explains the materials needed for making maracas

Step IV: Teacher explains the procedure for making maracas

Step V: Pupils copy the note and submit for marking



  1. In Yoruba land maracas is called ________
  2. List two materials needed for making maracas.

Conclusion: Teacher concludes the lesson by evaluating the students and gives an assignment



  1. List three steps for making maracas


See also

Making of Local Instrument

Local Instruments that Produce Sounds

See also  Muscular system

Modern Instruments that Produce Sounds

Sound Energy


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