Everyone knows children love to make noise – the louder the better. So why not make these rattles and create some beautiful music together?

What you need

Empty plastic bottles

Something that rattles – like beads, dried pasta, rice or dried kidney beans


Develops coordination and exercises muscles

Learning through watching and copying others

Learning cause and effect

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier.

How long will it take?

30 mins

What to do

  1. Pour the beads or dried rice into plastic bottles – enough to cover the bottom.

    lentils poured into bottle
  2. Double check that the bottles are securely closed to avoid any spillages. Show your child how to shake them and then you can rock and roll.

    lentils and rice in bottles