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Songs to Sing in a Wood

Songs To Sing In A Wood

 

These are some of our favourite songs at Teaching Trees. Great for teaching children about forestry and woodland management with tunes that you’ll already know! If you’ve got a favourite that’s not on this list do send it to us or send us a video of you singing one of these songs to Becky Wilkinson, Teaching Trees Programme Officer, becky.wilkinson@rfs.org.uk

Parts of  a Tree

Anon

(Sung to: '"The wheels on the bus")

  

The roots on a tree grow underground

underground, underground

the roots on a tree grow underground

roots are part of a tree

 

The trunk on a tree holds up the branches

up the branches, up the branches

The trunk on a tree holds up the branches

trunks are part of a tree

 

The leaves on a tree are making food,

making food, making food

The leaves of a tree are making food

leaves are part of a tree

 

The flowers on a tree are growing seeds

growing seeds, growing seeds

the flowers on a tree are growing seeds

flowers are part of a tree

 

Actions can been done with each verse.

Roots – stamp on the ground

branches – arms and fingers spread

trunk – tall and straight

seed/ flower – crunch up small and burst open


 

A Squirrel Song

Anon

(Sung to: "She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain")

I'll be gathering all the acorns till they're gone.
I'll be gathering all the acorns till they're gone.
I'll be gathering all the acorns, gathering all the acorns,
Gathering all the acorns till they're gone.
(Children make collecting motion with their hands)

And I'll put them all inside my little home.
I will put them all inside my little home.
I will put them all inside, put them all inside,
Put them all inside my little home.
(children pretend to place nuts in tree house)

And I'll eat the nuts until the winter's gone.
I will eat the nuts until the winter's gone.
I will eat the nuts until, eat the nuts until,
Eat the nuts until the winter's gone.
(children pretend to eat acorns)

Then I'll do it all again come next year.
I will do it all again come next year.
I will do it all again, do it all again,
Do it all again come next year.
(children make gathering motion with hands and arms again)


 

The Continuous Cover Song

Anon

(Sung to: “London’s Burning”)

Sing it in the round to get the idea of continuous cover providing a sustainable supply of timber.

 

Plant a seed, plant a seed

Watch it grow, watch it grow

I’m a forest, I’m a forest

Chop it down, chop it down


 

 Young McForester Managed a Wood

Anon

(Sung to: "Old MacDonald Had a Farm")

 

Young McForester managed a wood, tree-i, tree-i-o

and in that forest she managed for fun

tree-i, tree-i-o.

With a yipee, yipee here and a yipee yipee there, here a yipee, there a yipee

everywhere a yipee yipee

Young McForester managed a wood, tree-i, tree-i-o

 

Young McForester managed a wood, tree-i, tree-i-o

and in that forest she managed for timber

tree-i, tree-i-o.

With a saw, saw here and a saw saw there,here a saw there a saw

everywhere a saw saw

Young McForester managed a wood, tree-i, tree-i-o

 

Young McForester managed a wood, tree-i, tree-i-o

and in that forest she managed for nature

tree-i, tree-i-o.

With a tweet tweet here and a tweet tweet there ,here a tweet, there a tweet

eveywhere a tweet tweet

Young McForester managed a wood, tree-i, tree-i-o

 

 

Young McForester managed a wood, tree-i, tree-i-o

and in that wood she managed for food

tree-i, tree-i-o.

With a munch munch here and a munch munch there, here a munch there a munch

everywhere a munch munch

Young McForester managed a wood, tree-i, tree-i-o