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.
Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily Life is but a dream
London's burning, London's burning Fetch the engines, fetch the engines Fire, fire, fire, fire Pour on water, pour on water
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?
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
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.