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)

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  • Chant, Lesson plan for improvisation on recorders or xylophones, 2 Printable handouts for improvisation / composition
  • MIDI file
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