Out in the garden pickin’ peas,
I thought I heard a chicken sneeze.
He sneezed so hard with a whoopin’ cough,
He sneezed his head and tail right off!

I like to use this chant with improvisation and composition on B,A,G, either recorders (4th grade) or xylophones (3rd grade)

See also

Extras for Plus Members

(or available for purchase here)

  • Printable worksheets / assessments for improvisation / composition


  • Chant, Lesson plan for improvisation on recorders or xylophones
  • MIDI file
  • Listen

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