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5 EASY Singing In A Round Songs // The Ultimate List

The Ultimate List of 5 EASY Singing In A Round Songs

Singing in a round songs are songs that mean everyone sings the same part at different times. This type of singing is often used for children’s parties, school assemblies, and other events where people need to sing together.

What are singing in a round songs for kids?

A singing round, or canon, is a musical song where two or more people are singing the same melody, but the starting time is different for each person (or group of people). It’s a great way to teach children about rhythm and counting whilst encouraging independent musician skills. 

Start by choosing a song

You can choose any song you want, as long as you know how to sing it. If you’re not sure what key the song is in, use a pitch pipe app like Pitch Pipe to find out. Once you’ve chosen a song, start practicing! Practice singing the lyrics slowly until you feel comfortable with them. Then, try singing the song faster.

Practice together until everyone knows the words.

Once you decide to start singing in a circle, make sure you practice together as often as possible. This will help you learn the song faster and improve your singing skills. You should also try to find songs that are easier to sing in a round. Here are some suggestions of easy singing in a round songs.

  1. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat 
Gently down the stream  
Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

  1. London’s Burning
London's burning, 
London's burning
Fetch the engines, 
fetch the engines 
Fire, fire, fire, fire 
Pour on water, 
pour on water

  1. Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice, 
Three blind mice 
See how they run, 
See how they run 
They all ran after the farmer's wife 
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife 
Did you ever see such a thing in your life 
As three blind mice?

  1. Calypso – Jan Holdstock
Anytime you need a calypso, 
Here is what you must do: 
First of all you need a rhythm, 
So shake a little, shake a little, 
Shake a little shaker, 
And you bang a drum 
And you sing a strum 
And then there's a calypso for you

  1. Frère Jacques
Frère Jacques
Frère Jacques
Dormez vous?
Dormez vous?
Sonnez les matines
Sonnez les matines
Ding ding dong
Ding ding dong

These are just a few examples of singing in a round songs for kids you can try. However, the fun doesn’t stop there! We have put together hundreds of resources including posters, games, play-a-longs, printables and many more! All for KS1/2 as well as some cross-curricular activities! You can access unlimited downloads here.

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