THINK! EDUCATION

Think! Education


Activity 2: Action song

Time:

10 minutes

Resources:

  • If possible, one or two types of child car seat including one with integral harness and a booster seat which uses a standard car seat belt
  • A large doll or large teddy to be strapped into the car seat

This activity involves the children singing and performing actions for a simple action song about wearing a seat belt. It can be sung to the tune of ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush’.

Let’s all do the car seat click

Let’s all do the car seat click
The car seat click
The car seat click
Let’s all do the car seat click
We’re going for a ride

Sit in the seat and click the belt
Click the belt
Click the belt
Sit in the seat and click the belt
And then you will be safe

Let’s all do the car seat click
The car seat click
The car seat click
Let’s all do the car seat click
We’re going for a ride

Actions: for verses one and three move round in a circle pretending to drive; for verse two sit down and mime fastening a seat belt by bringing two closed fists together.

  1. Sing the song and show the children the actions, then allow them to join in and learn the words and movements.
  2. Sit the children down and ask them what a real car seat is for, explaining how the seat belt prevents you from getting hurt if a car has to stop suddenly.
  3. Remind children that there are lots of different types of car seat and seat belts or harnesses but they must all click to be fastened properly.