Basic Beat BB201 Egg Shaker

Brand: Basic Beat

Item: #202376
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MSRP: $3.99


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Simple in design, these Basic Beat egg shakers can produce a myriad of sounds. Cup one in the palm of one hand and use one in the finger tips of your other and you get two distinct sounds that complement each other. Cup in one hand with fingers closed around the egg for beats one and two then open your fingers for beats three and four to get two totally different sounds for a unique shake rhythm! -- Randy


Start children off early learning rhythm and percussion with Basic Beat’s Egg Shaker. Its rounded shape is the perfect size for little hands to grasp. Buy two, to increase the fun by having one for each hand or being able to share with a friend or family member. When shaken, the pallets on the inside shake similar to a maraca. Change its placement in the hand or vary how many fingers surround it to manipulate the sounds it produces.



  • Included: 1 Egg Shaker
  • Color: Colors and Logo Placement/Appearance Will Vary
  • Size: 2” Long
  • Age: 3+


SAVE - note price break when purchasing 10 or more!


Please note: The musical instruments on our website and in our catalog are not toys. They are intended for use with adult supervision and are not for children under 3 years of age, unless otherwise indicated.


5.0 (based on 16 customer reviews)


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Why did you choose this?
West Music Store
Sturdy, colorful shakers--perfect for small hands.
Whitney M on Aug 21, 2014
music therapy
Christine A on Jun 6, 2014
Sturdy, colorful shakers--perfect for small hands.
Whitney M on Aug 21, 2014
so many things you can do with egg shakers!
Karen C on Jul 24, 2014
music therapy
Christine A on Jun 6, 2014
Allowed me to affordably provide instruments for students to participate in a drum circle, without each student having a drum.
Valerie D on May 30, 2014
Love the different colors and great price
Heather O on Apr 25, 2014
Wonderful egg shakers! I use them for my Music Together class, and they work great. If the top should happen to pop off (only happened to one egg), there's a small plug inside to keep the beads from falling out. I appreciate that, as other eggs I've used have occasionally cracked, spilling tiny beads everywhere, which is not good when you have little ones around. Great eggs!
Emily S on Mar 2, 2014
perfect size for children's hands. Colorful and fun.
Terri I on Jan 9, 2014
great for rhythm game
Ronit B L on Dec 20, 2013
They are durable and easy to clean!
International S on Oct 15, 2013
used in Music Together Class
Bettina L on Oct 7, 2013
Recommended by our music therapist
Anna V on Jul 18, 2013
My children will use for their Summer Strings in Orchestra for Middle School.
Donna G on Jul 11, 2013
For my infant sons reaching and grabbing development
James C on Jul 11, 2013
I cannot find it in Taiwan.
Venny H on Jul 2, 2013
"This is a gift for Sunshine Campus in Rush NY. A camp that host over 2500 children with special needs in a summer season....I want them to experience being a part of music! "
Peter S on Jun 5, 2013
I only have 12 here in my music room that were left by the previous music teacher and I need a class set so that everyone will have a shaker egg. I use it for steady beat and rhythm.
Shari B on May 15, 2013
can't have too many shakers! and, they do tend to disappear over time, so needed more
Carla C on May 8, 2013
for children in Belize
cathi r on May 6, 2013
party favors
Melissa K on May 6, 2013
kids love egg shakers
Melanie W on May 1, 2013
I run a DayCare center and I ordered these for the children for circle/story time to introduce them to music.
Jennifer B on Mar 21, 2013
I picked these because of price and because the quality looked much better than the cheap, chinese-made options that are more novelty than an actual instrument.
These are party favors for children attending my daughter's birthday party.
Amy H on Mar 8, 2013
they are sturdy, bright, perfect size for little musicians and make a nice crisp sound. they are also rugged!
Rebecca C on Mar 5, 2013
always need egg shakers. These are a good price and I like the multi-colors. Use in music therapy
Eve M on Feb 26, 2013
good shaker sound
Malka E on Feb 26, 2013
I use them in my classes for Seniors when I do Healthy-Steps. They love them.
Sylvana R on Jan 9, 2013
I've seen these used in many music activities for young children, and they are great!
Robyn L on Dec 18, 2012
My husband is a drummer of ~50 years and is familiar with the quality of Remo products. My step-son mentioned his 3 girls 3 years and under love drums so these are a Christmas gift - Baby drum for 4-month old Addie to grow into, Bongos for 2 yr-old Ariannah, Konga for 3-yr old Bella. Plus a tambourine for 7-yr old Kinzie and egg shakers for 13-year old Allie, my step-son , daughter-in-law, husband and me to all make music together. Of course, the kids will get the shakers later!
Juanita H on Dec 12, 2012
Christmas gifts for co-workers. Everyone loves egg shakers!
Jackie B on Dec 11, 2012
colors and ease of cleaning
Daryce H on Dec 3, 2012
good for small hands
Sheryl M on Nov 26, 2012
great for playing with infants and toddlers and that is my job
Rosalyn M on Nov 24, 2012
Fun basic percussion item
Cheryl B on Nov 24, 2012
I am a music therapist and will use these in individual and group sessions.
Audrey B on Nov 23, 2012
Another great alternative for my boy to identify different sounds.
Linda W on Nov 22, 2012
Music therapy for my son
Holly K on Oct 23, 2012
I need these specific items for a young music introduction class. Recommended by the program we are using - Making Music Praying Twice.
Mary Jane W on Oct 18, 2012
The eggs are very sturdy and the colors are bright.
Ann W on Oct 16, 2012
We use them in our childrens storytimes at the library. The kids look forward to the egg shaker songs, in fact, it wouldn't be a storytime without using the eggs.
Cheryl C on Oct 15, 2012
baby loves them!
Wheeler G on Oct 11, 2012
So all of the children can participate in the worship at church.
Betty B on Oct 9, 2012
price and looks
Erno H on Oct 6, 2012
We use these in kindermusik class with Tina davis...she recommended we buy them from you because they are her fav's.
Lauren R on Oct 3, 2012
Very easy for kids in my general music classroom to use, and very durable.
Lauren N on Sep 30, 2012
I am donating the egg shakers to my daughter's preschool so they may use them during music time.
Mandy K on Sep 29, 2012
color, reasonable price, for classroom use
Ann M on Sep 27, 2012
love the egg shakers, and is the cheapest in the market
Marcela L on Sep 26, 2012
inexpensive way to get more percussion for my small school
Lydia S on Sep 25, 2012
tactile and fit nicely in small hands
Ellen W on Sep 16, 2012
Good for all ages!
NANCY B on Sep 7, 2012
so many things you can do with egg shakers!
Karen C on Jul 24, 2014
Allowed me to affordably provide instruments for students to participate in a drum circle, without each student having a drum.
Valerie D on May 30, 2014
Would like to purchase a large quantity, oh...maybe 100 or so. But..I would like to have them with custom lettering or a logo.

Is this possible and whom do I speak to about that?
A shopper on May 21, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Please contact so that your question can be forwarded on to the appropriate person.
What are shipping charges?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The shipping charges vary based on the subtotal of your order. If you scroll down to the bottom of the West Music homepage, under the column titled "Help", the last link listed says "shipping" Click on the word "shipping" and you will be taken to the section of the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) that discusses shipping rates.
How long does shipping typically take for items to arrive?
A shopper on Jan 21, 2012
BEST ANSWER: UPS guarantees regular ground shipping times to be 7-10 business days. We ship from Iowa, so actually shipping time will vary based on your proximity to our state.
can i have them the eggs engraved with a business name on it?
lisa c on Nov 28, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we are unable to engrave or print any additional logos on this product.
are these egg shakers better than the jumbo shakers?
A shopper on Feb 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I haven't used the jumbo shakers, so I can't compare. But I can give a solid recommendation for these egg shakers. I've used them in an elementary music class setting, but the best test was when I spent 2 years contracting music classes in preschools. Every 30 minutes, several days a week, these were passed out, used by 3- and 4-year-olds, and then tossed (or sometimes thrown!) back into the box. I have never had one break - the seal on these is on top instead of around the center like an Easter egg - they fit in small hands easily, and they sound good for a plastic egg. I've purchased them for my current school AND for my personal collection.
Is there any possibility of a discount if purchasing in bulk?
Nicoletta C on Jan 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When you buy 10 or more, the price drops to $1.65 each.
what is the culture behind these?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: An egg shaker or ganzá is a hand percussion instrument, in the idiophone category, that makes a noise when shaken. Functionally it is similar to a maraca. Typically the outer casing or container is ovoidal or egg-shaped. It is partially full of small, loose objects, such as seeds or beads, which create the percussive sounds as they collide, both with each other and with the inside surface of the container. The egg shaker is a Latin American instrument, cheap to buy and relatively simple to play
how to order different colors?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you're placing an order online, there is a place where you can put in comments about your order. You can request different color options there, and we can fulfill the request if the colors are available.
They show 5 different colors. Do you get to choose? I'm assuming you don't get 5 egg shakers for 1.75! Thanks for your help!
* When it gets placed in your cart, there is not an option to choose the color.
Christine on Jun 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. You are correct in assuming that the price is per egg. The eggs come in an assortment of colors. Our fulfillment team picks an equal number of colors that we have available. You may add a note to your order requesting specific colors. However, we cannot guarantee what colors we have in stock at any given time.
Is each egg $1.75?
A shopper on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The price listed is for an individual egg.
Are these shaker eggs made of non-toxic material?
A shopper on Feb 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These egg shakers comply with all safety testing for children 3+
Is the price of the shakers for 4 of them in the variety of colors?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The price listed is for 1 shaker, and they pick variety of whatever happens to be in stock at the time of your order.
how many egg shakers do you get in one order?
A shopper on Nov 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The price listed is for one egg shaker.
Can you order all of the same color?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: You may request certain colors when you place your order. However, we can not guarantee that we can fulfill all color requests.
How much of a price break do I get if I order 20?
A shopper on Jan 31, 2013
BEST ANSWER: If you order 10 or more, the price drops to $1.40 for each egg shaker.
can these shakers withstand being put in a dishwahser?
Emily L on Jun 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: They are not water tight, so problems can arise with putting them in the dishwasher. However, they are very easy to clean and sanitize with anti-bacterial wipes.

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