The “Pease Pudding Hot, Pease Pudding Cold” song has managed to get itself stuck in my head. This week it surfaced in a beginner recorder lesson in a class where the topic is “mini-beasts”.
It is a useful little tune for introducing note “C”.
As I started to teach the rhythms; the words started to happen:
“Grasshopper Beetle; Caterpillar Beetle, Grasshopper Beetle Beetle Ant Ant Grasshopper”
I was writing the music up on a whiteboard, so it was the work of a moment to fix the rhythm.
I reckon that, with a little ingenuity, good old “Pease Pudding” could be forced to fit any topic….