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By Judith HarriesEarly Years teacher and writer

Use the sea as inspiration for some fun singing and rhythm work with your children


Fish playing the guitar


The following group activities are great for fostering personal, social and emotional development in early years settings. They also support specific musical skills, including solo and group singing, beat and rhythm work, and introduce simple music notation.


Activity songs in this article:

  1. Charlie over the ocean
  2. Sea sari
  3. Diving under the sea
  4. Fishing boat
  5. Meet and greet the fish
  6. Rhythm fish
  7. Magnetic fish game
  8. Silent shells

1. Charlie over the ocean

Try singing this traditional echo song and help children to develop confidence in solo singing.


Solo: Charlie over the ocean,

Echo: Charlie over the ocean,

Solo: Charlie over the sea,

Echo: Charlie over the sea,

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  1. Liane Jagger
    on 10 September 2016

    Making Marine Music

    Lots of great ideas. Thank you!

    5out of 5