5 Fun Kids Camp Songs

5 Fun Kids Camp Songs

If you have ever been to camp as a kid, you remember how much fun the camp songs were. They were silly and catchy. This summer, I found how useful they songs are when working with children. It get their attention. Even the kids who don't want to sing along (who really do) because they are "too old" or "too cool" end up joining in the songs. They are good for killing time during transitions between events in the schedule as well. Anything you can do to keep kids busy in those times prevents them from going crazy and running rampant. Here are 5 songs I love doing with kids. They are fun to do and easy to follow along with for the kids who have not heard them before. 

 

1. Boom Chicka Boom

(repeat each line after song leader) 

I said a Boom Chicka Boom
I said a Boom Chicka Boom
I said a Boom Chicka Rocka Chicka Rocka Chicka Boom
Uh huh
Oh yeah
One more time ______ style. 

There are different styles to do and here are my favorites to do with kids

A) Janitor Style: 
I said a Broom Sweep-a Broom
I said a Broom Sweep-a Broom
I said a Broom Sweep-a Mop-a Sweep-a Mop-a Sweep-a Broom 

B) Baseball Style: 
I said a boom chicka boom
I said a boom chicka boom
I said a boom chicka rocka hit that softball to the moon. 

C) Race Car Style: 
I said a vroom shifta vroom
I said a vroom shifta vroom
I said a vroom shifta grind-a shifta grind-a shifta vroom 

D) Parent Style: 
I said a boom GO TO YOUR ROOM
I said a boom GO TO YOUR ROOM
I said a boom GO TO YOUR ROOM and don't come out 'til next June. 

E) Taco Bell Style: 
I said a bean chicka bean
I said a bean chicka bean
I said a bean and cheese burrito and a nacho supreme.

F) Surfer Style:
I said a dude chicka dude
I said a dude chicka dude
I said a dude chicka wipe out chicka WHOA chicka dude

There are more styles where you say the normal lyrics such as Grandpa style (lips wrapped over teeth), Elvis Style, and Underwater style (wiggle finger over lips)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69f9sCwhwYk

 

2. Pop See Ko

Hey ______________
Hey what? 
Are you ready? 
For what? 
To pop
Pop what? 
Pop See Ko! 

My hands are high
My feet are low
And this is how I pop see ko

His hands are high
His feet are low
And this is how I pop see ko
Pop see ko
Pop-pop see ko
Pop see ko
Pop-pop see ko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwn4beja1QE

 

3. Tarzan

(repeat each line after song leader) 


Tarzan (flex muscles)
Swingin’ on a rubber band  (pretend to swing)
Tarzan  (flex muscles)
Smacked into a frying pan (slap hands together)
Ouch, that hurts! (Rub arm)

Now Tarzan has a tan (slide back of hand on arms)
And I hope it don’t peel (wiggle finger)
Like a banana  (pound chest)

Jane (stroke hands through hair)
Flying on an airplane (put arms out like an airplane)
Jane (stroke hands through hair)
Crashed into a freeway lane (Slap hands together)
Ouch, that hurts! (Rub arm)

Now Jane has a pain  (hold side)
And Tarzan has a tan  (slide back of hand on arms)
And I hope it don’t peel (wiggle finger)
Like a banana  (pound chest)


Cheetah (pounce forward)
Dancing on a pizza (dance)
Cheetah (pounce forward)
Got eaten by an amoeba (make eating motions with hands)
Ouch, that hurts! (Rub Arm)

Now Cheetah is velveeta (pretend to spread the air with your hands)
And Jane has a pain (hold side)
And Tarzan has a tan (slide back of hand on arms)
And I hope it don’t peel (wiggle finger)
Like a bananaaaaaaaaa  (pound chest)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w1aREkMnwY

 

4.      Shark Song

(Shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark, do do do do do do
Baby shark, do do do do do do
Baby shark, do do do do do do
Baby Shark

(Shark mouth with hands connected at wrist)
Momma shark, do do do do do do
Momma shark, do do do do do do
Momma shark, do do do do do do
Momma Shark

(Shark mouth with whole arms)
Daddy shark, do do do do do do
Daddy shark, do do do do do do
Daddy shark, do do do do do do
Daddy Shark

(Shark mouth like momma shark but with fists)
Grandma shark, do do do do do do
Grandma shark, do do do do do do
Grandma shark, do do do do do do
Grandma Shark

 (Shark mouth like daddy shark but with fists)
Grandpa shark, do do do do do do
Grandpa shark, do do do do do do
Grandpa shark, do do do do do do
Grandpa Shark

(Swimming motion with arms)
Going swimming, do do do do do do
Going swimming, do do do do do do
Going swimming, do do do do do do
Going swimming

(Shark fin over head)
Sharks a’coming, do do do do do do
Sharks a’coming, do do do do do do
Sharks a’coming, do do do do do do
Sharks a’coming

(Swimming motion again, but faster)
Swimming faster, do do do do do do
Swimming faster, do do do do do do
Swimming faster, do do do do do do
Swimming faster

(Wipe forhead)
Safe at last, do do do do do do
Safe at last, do do do do do do
Safe at last, do do do do do do
Safe at last

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPaM0y4VRps

 

5. Pizza Man

(repeat each line after song leader) 

Hey, Hey, Bo Diddly Bop (echo)
I've got to get back to my job (echo)
with a Pizza in my hand [hand flat palm up, holding pizza box] (echo)
I'm gonna be a Pizza Man! (echo)

Hey, Hey, Bo Diddly Bop (echo)
I've got to get back to my job (echo)
With my car keys in my hand [pretend to drive] (echo)
I'm gonna drive a Chevy van! (echo)
Chevy van (echo)
Pizza Man! (echo)

Hey, hey, Bo Diddly Bop (echo)
I've got to get back to my job (echo)
With a basketball in my hand [shoot the ball] (echo)
I'm gonna be like Michael Jor-DAN (echo)
Michael Jor-DAN (echo)
Chevy van (echo)
Pizza Man! (echo)

Some more you can add include:

With a guitar in my hand - I'm gonna be a musician

With a fire hose in my hand - I'm gonna be a Fireman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rm0LYLz1Wg

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