Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 2

Making of maracas

Week: Six

Class: Basic Two

Term: 1st Term

Subject: Basic Technology

Topic: Making of maracas

Previous knowledge: Students know how to make guitar at home

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Start the neck of the maracas
  2. Put the beads to decorate the maracas
  3. End the decoration of the maracas successfully

Instructional� material: Calabash, bead, thread

Reference material: Longman Basic Science and Technology for Primary Schools UBE edition by P. Asun


Making of maracas

Maracas is known as shekere in Yoruba land. It is one of the major instrument 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.
  1. Shake your homemade maracas


Step I: Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step II: Teacher inroduces 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

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