Favourite Songs from Stanford Infants

Here are a selection of our favourite warm up songs that we sing on a Thursday in singing assembly. Hope you can all enjoy singing them at home now!

Mr Double Trouble by Peter Fardell


This song is very easy to pick up but we all get mixed up on the third line from each verse so here are the tricky lines to help you out;

1…..Gets one nail and drops it in the glue…..

2…..Snaps two hinges trying to mend a door….

3…..Hits three fingers- now he’s in a fix…..

4…..Bends four screws when hanging up a gate ….

5…..Breaks five pencils, hasn’t got a pen……

6…..Makes six holes when putting up a shelf….


Dr Knickerbocker  -Traditional




This song is again very easy to pick up but we all get mixed up with the order of the actions so here is the list to help you;

Verse 1- hands only

Verse 2- feet, then hands.

Verse 3- hips, feet then hands.

Verse 4-lips, hips, feet then hands.

Verse 5-head, lips, hips, feet then hands.

The Mountain Song  by Sue Nicholls







This song teaches the children about different note lengths. It starts with long 4 beat notes , then uses shorter and shorter notes for each verse and then uses longer ones again as the mountaineer comes back down.

Here are the first lines of each verse as we sometimes get muddled up with these;

  1. Now first you gaze……….. at the mountain…..
  2. And then you climb…..climb…..up the mountain……
  3. And then you walk, walk, walk, walk round the mountain….
  4. And then you run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run down the mountain….
  5. And then you wave, wave, wave, wave at the cameras……..
  6. And then you shake…hands… with the people…..
  7. And then you dream…………of the mountain……


The Penguin Song– Traditional

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This song is another favourite.

Here are the words to help you join in ;

Have you ever had a penguin come to tea?

Take a look at me a penguin you will see.

Penguins Attention, (Stand to attention)

Penguins Begin ! (Salute and be ready for action)

  1. Right Arm                       ( Slap right arm on leg)
  2. Left Arm                          (Slap left arm on leg)
  3. Right Leg                          (Lift right leg)
  4. Left Leg                             (Lift Left leg)
  5. Nod your head              (Nod head) 
  6. Stick out your tongue (Stick out tongue!)
  7. Sit Down 

Here is an American version of our song…..it is slightly different but still fun!

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Teddy Bear Rock ‘n’ Roll  by Lin Marsh

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We all love this song at school !

The words are the same for each verse but the Teddy is in a different mood for each one.


1.Teddy’s feeling sad today,

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Listen while we sing a song , soon you’ll want to jive along,

This will bring a smile to you and me…..


Shake those paws little teddy bear,

Shimmy, shimmy, shimmy like you just don’t care,

Take those feet dancing everywhere and let’s Rock !!

Twist and turn give a jump or two,

Wriggle ,wriggle wriggle till your fur turns blue,

Take my hand till the music’s through and let’s Roll !


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Spring Chicken !

This is a favourite at Easter time;

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Wake Up, Wake Up !

This is a good energetic song to get everyone moving.

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It’s a Beautiful Day in Springtime

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We love to sing this song as soon as the weather starts getting warmer and we see the daffodils . Here are the words;

It’s a beautiful day in springtime,

It’s a whistle a tune and sing time,

It’s a breezy green grass and yellow dancing day !

It’s a wonderful feeling,

Blossom and buds in springtime,

It’s a change around all things new time,

It’s a happy, hoppy, healthy springtime day !

Find a Little Seed 

This is a nice easy song as it has an echo so everyone can join in with this one !

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I Have a Song to Sing

This is a new song for us at Stanford Infants . I thought it would be lovely to learn it together in our Zoom sessions as it is a song of unity and coming together, building momentum along the way. Sincere, uplifting and great for remembering that there’s hope in our song.

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Moving To The Music

This is a fun song- jam-packed with actions and missing words. This brain-teaser will have you clapping, stamping, jumping, wriggling and nodding, but can you do it all in the right places?

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When It’s Sunny Day 

We all love this song , it keeps us positive!

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Just Sing !

This is a lovely song encouraging us all to sing whatever we are doing ! Just keep singing !

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Co-Ordination Funk

This is super tricky ……you have to be able to pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time ! Good luck!

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I Heard a Blackbird Singing

This is a super easy song to learn which encourages us to listen to birdsong.

We pretend that we have heard a Blackbird, a Sparrow, a Magpie and a Cuckoo singing. Can you tell which is which?…here are the pictures;

When you have sung the song take a listen to the birdsong clips below and then see if you match the songs to the birds.

Then see if you can recognise any of these birds when you are out and about.

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Which is which??


Lovely Summer’s Day

We always sing this song when we feel that Summer is definitely here !


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1. Say ‘hello’ to summer, wave goodbye to spring,

   Take a look at what the season brings.

            CHORUS- There’s so much that I can say , on this lovely summer’s day.

2. Smell the lovely roses, feel the beaming sun,

    Listen to the blackbird sing its song.


3. Bumble bees are busy, buzzing as they go,

    Butterflies are flitting to and fro.


4. Skies are blue and silent, aeroplanes fly high,

    Making chalky lines across the sky


5.  Say ‘hello’ to summer, wave goodbye to Spring ,

     Take a look at what the season brings.

           CHORUS x2 ……….

1, 2,3  Good To Be Me 

This song keeps us positive here at Stanford Infants !

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1, 2, 3  Good to be me, 1, 2, 3

1, 2, 3  Good to be me, 1, 2, 3

1, 2, 3 It’s Good to be me and I want the world to know it’s good to be me.

1, 2 ,3 It’s Good to be me and I want the world to know it’s good to be me. 


    I’m a special person and there’s only one of me,

   And no-one else is prouder of the person that is me ! 

Three Little Birds

by Bob Marley 

Don’t worry about a thing with this feel-good reggae classic!

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Don’t worry
About a thing,
’Cos ev’ry little thing
’Sgonna be alright.

Singin’ don’t worry
About a thing
’Cos ev’ry little thing
’Sgonna be alright.


Rise up this morning,
Smile with the rising sun,
Three little birds pitch by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Singin’, ‘This is my message to you.’

Repeat – Chorus, Verse, Chorus

Here’s a funny version with the Makaton hand signs for you to copy.

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Five Bananas In a Banana Tree

We always sing this song at the end of term as a treat . We imagine that we are on a tropical island eating bananas , but the cheeky monkeys keep getting to them before us !

We have to work out how to share out the bananas fairly between two people, so this song helps with our Maths too.

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Here are the words;

5 bananas on a banana tree,

3 for you and 2 for me,

Come and let us eat them down by the sea,

Five bananas on a banana tree . 

4 bananas…..

3 bananas…..

2 bananas….

1 banana….


The Bogey man 

by Spud and Yam -SAY Productions.

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This rap is about a greedy monster coming in to the kitchen and scaring everyone away but the baby saves the day because luckily the Bogey man HATES the sound of babies crying !


Ananse Hammer

by Spud and Yam -SAY Productions.

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This is a fun song about the mythical spider Anansi from West African folklore. He starts off playing with 1 hammer and then progresses up to 5 which is quite tricky to fit in.

You will need a drum/claves or any similar sounding instrument for this one – a wooden spoon on a saucepan will do! Good Luck !