New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Shake and Say

Take any sort of plastic containers with lids

Fill some ½ full,  others 2/3rd, others ¾ with dried beans (any kind)

(different kinds of containers, beans and different fill levels make different sounds)

Especially if working with kids you can have them decorate the containers

Hand them out to people in the group


Start with one person

ask them to shake it while saying               “Hey, hey, hoe, hoe;  racism has to go”

Have the next person shake theirs and say     “Hoe, Hoe, hey, hey;  love and kindness are here to stay"

REPEAT AROUND GROUP

NEXT

ask EVERYONE to shake thiers while saying               “Hey, hey, hoe, hoe;  racism has to go”

Have EVERYONE shake theirs while saying     “Hoe, Hoe, hey, hey;  love and kindness are here to stay


You can organize the sounds in various creative ways:

lower tones doing the hey, hey, hoe, hoes and the higher ones doing the hoe, hoe, hey, heys for example.


Especially with younger people they can enjoy marching around the room. Likewise in other settings it can be used to be disruptive or draw attention in a demonstration.

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]