*Class learns Pease Porrige Hot rhyme if they don't already know it.
*Now say rhyme with patting a steady beat on their laps.
*Ask what students notice at the end of the phrases. (an extra beat)
*Discuss the rest at the end of the phrases
*Ask what phrase does NOT have a rest directly following (pease porriage in the pot, nine days old-rest)
* Now practice w/ class clapping on the rests
After this is mastered they are ready for the game
CIRCLE FORMATION STANDING
*Drum (a big one like a tubano) is placed in middle of circle
*Teacher explains rules
*1st time teacher starts
*Walks up to drum on "Pease porriage hot" and hits on the rest
*Next person follows on "Pease porriage cold" and hits on rest
*Next person on "...in the pot 9 days old" and hits on that rest
!*IF PLAYER IS EARLY OR LATE THEY ARE OUT AND SIT
!!Be careful to pay attention, if the player in front of you is late YOU DON'T want to be late or you will be out also!!
Once this is mastered you can move to a bell. Bell is more difficult because you have to tap it w/ your toe on the rest
PS: Have them practice tapping beforehand so your desk bell doesn't get squashed :-)