Primary Music KS1: 5. Food is for Celebration

The song explores how food is a key element in parties and celebrations.

5. Food is for Celebration


  • Simple, syncopated rhythms
  • Exploring food for celebration and also nourishment and sharing - at different times during the year

You will need:

Some ‘global’ percussion instruments - eg African drums, South American percussion, Indian bells, plus shakers and scrapers from around the world.

Before listening:

  • Talk about the children’s favourite foods for different times of day (breakfast, lunch, supper, etc), for different seasons and at parties.

Song: 'Food is for Celebration'

Audio: 'Food is for Celebration' (vocal)
Audio: 'Food is for Celebration' (backing track)


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More from this series

2. The Kitchen Sink
3. The Song Tree Grows Apples
4. Growth and Energy…Amazing Food!