Package 1 - Kindergarten Creative arts - Pease pudding fun

Your child will learn to sing two songs and create rhythm using everyday kitchen items.

Week 5 - Package 1 - Kindergarten Creative arts - Pease pudding fun

Things your child will need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.


Back up

  • Smartphone

  • Paper and pencils

  • Kitchen items that can be hit together

Before your child starts

Things to think about:

  • Do you have a saucepan and wooden spoon or something else in your kitchen that makes a sound that your child could use?

  • Which nursery rhymes do you know?

  • Do you remember any clapping games you could share with your child?

What your child needs to do

  1. Using a kitchen item like a wooden spoon and saucepan, clap some rhythms and ask your child to play some back to you on their ‘instrument’. Explain to your child that musicians call this ‘call and response’. Try a few different rhythms.

  2. Ask your child to stir an imaginary bowl of ‘porridge’ and listen to the song ‘Pease Pudding Hot’. They should then sing the song with you.

  3. Learn to sing ‘London Bridge is Falling Down' with your child and keep the beat (the beat stays the same it doesn’t change like the rhythm of the words) by tapping it on their saucepan while you sing it together.

What your child can do next

  1. Find a comfortable place for your child to watch and participate in the music lesson about ‘Pease Pudding’ and ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ (18 minutes).

  2. After watching the video, talk to your child about what they learnt.

  3. Ask your child to create their own ‘pea’ pudding artwork which can include all their favourite ingredients. What would go into it? Contents can be peas or whatever you think would be a much better pudding. Draw an outline of an imaginary bowl and ask your child to create the ‘pudding’ using collage, drawing, painting or sculpting. food pictures in a drawn bowl

foods stuck in a bowl

Caption. Example of an artwork.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Have your child watch the video footage of the lesson without the extra activities.

Activity too easy?

Try performing the two songs together as partner songs.

Extension/additional activity

Explore some clapping games and other nursery rhymes that you can sing. They are an excellent way to keep the beat and sing a song.

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