Campfire Songs

By Jared Knight

Galaxy Sing-A-Long
Sing to the tune Frère Jacques
(The group is divided into three groups that sing in three staggered rounds.)

R2D2, R2D2 (Singers rock back and forth like a stationary machine)
C3PO, C3PO (Singers move like a robot)
Obi Wan Kenobi, Obi Wan Kenobi (Singers run their hands down a pretend braid of the hair)
Han Solo, Han Solo (Singers put their hands together like a pretend ray gun)

If You’re Happy And You Know It--You’re A Monkey
If you’re happy and you know it--do this (singers jump up and down)
If you’re happy and you know it--do this (singers scratch their armpits with their hands)
If you’re happy and you know it--do this (singers make grunting sounds)
If you’re happy and you know it then you really ought to show it, if you’re happy and you know it you’re a MONKEY!

Root Beer Song
Sing to the tune Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti
(The group is divided into three groups that sing in three staggered rounds.)

Doe--the money to buy the root beer
Ray--the man who sold me the root beer
Me--and Ray we drank our root beer
Far--a long way to the bathroom
So--I need another root beer
Lot--lot, lot root beer
Tea--no thanks I’m having root beet
And that brings us back to Doe!

Jared R. Knight is the manager of Programs and Human Resources as Aspen Grove Family Camp and Conference Center in Provo, Utah. He is the author of four books published by Healthy Learning –101 Creative Programs for Children, 101 Age-Appropriate Camp Activities, 101 Games and Activities to Strengthen Families and 101 Swimming Pool Games. He can be reached via e-mail at jared_knight@byu.edu.