Top 3 Songs for your Summer Road Trip

It’s almost summer road trip season and that means long hours in the car with a lot of “I’m bored,” and “are we there yet?” comments coming from the backseat.

Why not use the time to teach your kiddos some of those traditional tunes that are way too quickly being forgotten?

You know, the camp songs you grew up with? The ones your parents or grandparents sang? Those are the ones!

The sad thing is, they aren’t being passed on to this generation. Instead, they are busy on their “devices” and missing out on all of the benefits that come from singing together.

It’s time to change that starting this summer. Are you in? Great!

Now check out my top 3 songs every kid should know for a road trip and let’s get singing! If you are looking for more, simply download “The Ultimate Road Trip Song Book” and you’ll have a ton of songs for your next adventure.

Top 3 Songs for Summer Road Trips

  1. She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain

This classic song has it all! From repetition to sequencing, everyone can join in and even write some new lyrics too.

Lyrics:

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes (toot, toot).

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes (toot, toot).

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain. 

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain.

She’ll be comin’ round the mountain when she comes (toot, toot).

Verses:

• She’ll be drivin’ six white horses when she comes (Whoa back!)

• Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her when she comes (Hi babe!)

• She’ll be wearing red pajamas when she comes  (Scratch, scratch)

• She will have to sleep with Grandma when she comes (She snores!)

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2. Baby Bumblebee

Get ready to practice your “b” sound as you sing all about bees! The rhyming is everywhere which is great for preparing little ones to read. You got it, rhymers are readers!

Lyrics:

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,

Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,

(Cup hands together as if holding bee)

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,

Ouch! It stung me!

(Shake hands as if just stung)

I’m squishing up the baby bumblebee,

Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,

(‘Squish’ bee between palms of hands)

I’m squishing up a baby bumblebee,

Ooh! It’s yucky!

(Open up hands to look at ‘mess’)

I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,

Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,

(Wipe hands off on shirt)

I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,

Now my mommy won’t be mad at me!

(Hold hands up to show they are clean)

3. See Ya Later Alligator

Many road trips involve visiting family or friends. When it’s time to bid adieu, why not have a few ways to say it?

See ya later alligator, in a while crocodile.

See ya later alligator, in a while crocodile.

See ya later alligator, in a while crocodile.

Gotta go buffalo, see you soon raccoon.

Be sweet parakeet, take care polar bear.

In a shake garter snake, hit the road happy toad.

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A Seattle-based music education business specializing in early childhood music and movement classes founded by Jocelyn Manzanarez in September of 2003. Jocelyn held her first class in the basement of the Tahoma School District bus barn in Maple Valley, Washington with just six babies. Along with their mamas, Jocelyn cultivated the babies’ innate musical abilities and interests through play, song, movement and love. She knew her quest to touch as many young children as possible had begun. This first class will also be known as Musically Minded’s first Budding Beethovens.

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