Shaker Eggs: a great activity for music and movement! Take old clear easter eggs and fill them with beads or sand or anything that will make a fun noise! Then play a song and have the kids shake the eggs along to the beat!
I got this idea from a fellow elementary music teacher in my district. Cut pool noodles into 4 and use as rhythm sticks for the little ones. It's safe and not nearly as loud! I just got finished cutting up this set (super fast and easy with a serrated knife) from noodles I bought online. Can't wait to try them!