Shoes on a Stick: purchase two tennis shoes with "squeakers" inside. They usually are available at a pet store. They are made of rubber. You'll also need two wooden dowels about 18" long. Cut holes in the tops of the shoes. Push dowels into the holes, flush against the sole. Nail the dowels in place by hammering through the sole into the dowels. Fill the rest of the space with cotton. The children use the shoes on the dowels to dance as they sing songs about shoes.