Tapestry of Faith: Wonderful Welcome: A Program for Children Grades K-1

Alternate Activity 3: Singing Safety Songs

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

Newsprint, markers and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Choose one or more safety songs that you know or choose from the following sources. Try the Perpetual Preschool website; a CD by Walter McCutcheon, Mr. Walter: Safety Songs, available from the CD Baby website; Mrs. Jones Sing Along songs such as The Earth Day Song (to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It) and G-E-R-M-S (to the tune of B-I-N-G-O); and the health and safety songs individuals have posted on a website, Preschool Education.
  • Write the lyrics to one or more safety songs on newsprint and post.

Description of Activity

People make covenants to express respect and care for one another. This activity uses a safety theme and the opportunity to sing together to reinforce the message that the promises of a covenant help our whole group stay safe and work and play well together.

Gather the children to sing. Tell them:

Sometimes a song can help us remember the promises we make to others. Do you know any songs like that? Songs that are easy to remember, where the words are about how we can stay safe, or how we agree to treat other people when we are playing together, in school together, at home or here at church?

Allow some suggestions; some children may offer to sing a song they know. You may want to lead the group in singing one of their contributions. Or, lead the children in singing one or more safety songs you have prepared.