4 June observances worth singing aboutJune special holidays include US Flag Day (June 14th) and Father’s Day (the 3rd Sunday). While these days do call for songs, there are four June month-long observances worth singing about.

#1. National Oceans Month

With June 8th serving as World Oceans Day and the 11th as Cousteau Day, it is little wonder we set aside time to explore the oceans this month.

Talk or learn about the 5 oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern.

Songs for preschoolers:

  • “3 Little Fishes” – Sharing classics like this one is always fun.
  • S.O.S. Songs of the Sea by Lynn Kleiner (affiliate link) – This is a great resource that will give a month full of songs, crafts and snack ideas.

Songs for senior living communities:

  • “3 Little Fishes” – This is an old pop tune many people living in senior living communities will remember.
  • Sea Songs on Time Goes By – Peter Tibbles shares some songs perfect for conversation starters. His fun facts make it easy to do.
  • Sing sea shanties including:
    • “Blow the Man Down”
    • “Drunken Sailor”
  • “Somewhere Beyond the Sea”

#2. National Rivers Month

Where you live will influence which river songs are popular.

Song for preschoolers: Laurie Berkner’s “Walk Along the River” 

Songs for senior living communities: A Flowing River of Songs – This post shares a collection of songs.

#3. National Camping Month

Camping is a popular summer activity.

If you have an intergenerational group, check out this camping session plan.

Songs for preschoolers: Preschool Education has this collection of partner songs

Songs for senior living communities:  Use this camping theme resource.

#4. Great Outdoors Month

The three other themes feed perfectly into this one. Add other songs about outdoor places or creatures. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Start with a safety reminder to put on sunscreen.

Intergenerational groups will enjoy Going to the Birds, Down by the Pond, and  Jungle Love.

Songs for preschoolers:

Songs for senior living communities:


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