How To Teach Super Simple Songs

How To Teach I Like To Ride My Bicycle

Try some of these ideas in the classroom or at home!

  • Use this song as an introduction to bike safety! Talk to your students about the importance of wearing a helmet and always pretend to put on a helmet before singing the song. You can even make homemade decorations for your helmet with our Decorate Your Helmet crafts: Like A Bug, Like A Dog, With Butterflies and Flowers.
  • Pretend to pedal along with the song as you sing! There are lots of ways you can pretend to pedal: with your arms, with your legs while sitting in a chair, or with your legs laying on your back.
  • The middle of the song is great for role playing and following along. Once you know the song, the teacher or students can take turns being the bicycle leader and lead the rest of the group over big hills, going fast and slow, stopping and starting, going up and down… and everyone else can follow along as they pretend to pedal.
  • When we ride our bikes we follow the rules of the road, including stop lights! Try doing the pedal gestures as you sing the song Red Light, Green Light. When it’s a red light we stop pedalling. When it’s a green light we can go, go, go!
  • Riding a bike is a good way to get around when you aren’t going very far. Talk to your students about all the different ways to get around with other songs about transportation, like Driving In My Car which also features a bicycle.
  • In this song we pedal fast and slow. Those are opposites. You can explore other opposites like fast and slow and more opposite pairs with the song Open Shut Them.