The Fireman’s Barbecue – Sing Me a Story Song & Resource Pack (Digital Download)



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About This Resource

‘The Fireman’s Barbeque’ written and recorded by Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter for children up to 8 years

Tom the Fireman was walking one day, when he saw some smoke blowing his way. He ran to the fire station and put on his hat, his coat and boots and that was that.

He jumped into his truck and put his siren on. He stopped at several locations including the farmhouse where he found a mouse, the concert hall where he found a drummer, the lighthouse where he found a bird, the mountain where he found a cow and the school where he found some children. All of the characters join Tom in his fire truck to help him find the fire. Find out what happens in this fabulous cumulative story song.

Have your children role playing and making the sound effects of each character, singing every chorus, playing instruments and having oodles of fun. Add some simple props and costumes and voila – you have a mini musical or performance piece.

This Story Song and Resource Pack Includes

  • A fully illustrated story book for kids up to 8 years (PDF)
  • Activity Guide (PDF) Containing:
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Lyrics
    • Activities – including role play, singing, vocalisations and sound effects, movement, percussion instruments and rhythmic notation
    • Music notation and ukulele chords
    • Colouring Pages
    • YouTube Animation and lyric video
  • A Link to a Digital Interactive Flipbook with Audio Narration
  • “The Fireman’s Barbecue” Audio Track (Mp3) – also available in our Rainbows, Trees and Tambourines Collection

Note: This product will be available to download immediately after purchase and will not be shipped to you.

Learning Outcomes

  • To listen, sing and read the story
  • To make the vocalisations and sound effects of the characters
  • To role play and move to the story
  • To play the sound effects on percussion instruments
  • To learn about rhythmic notation
  • To match up the characters with their location and colour in
  • To perform and create a mini musical or performance piece
  • To extend the story into more characters and story writings

About the ‘Sing Me a Story’ Series

Listen, read, sing, move, play instruments and improvise with our collection of story songs that are accessible for all young children (3-8 years).

Music is a powerful tool for learning. It can be used in teaching literacy (pre-reading, reading, writing and spelling) and other curriculum areas and at the same time help foster creativity, self-esteem and confidence in all children. These stories can be extended by expanding and developing the characters or creating new material, as well as developing mini musicals by including visual arts, textiles and design.

Our ‘Sing Me a Story’ series of rich, original and traditional story songs for children includes:

  • ‘The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar’
  • ‘Pat the Pirate’
  • ‘Rocket Sam’
  • ‘The Tiny Caterpillar’
  • ‘Funkey Monkey’
  • ‘The Fireman’s Barbeque’

Each beautifully illustrated book comprises song notation and access to the teacher’s notes and audio track.


Sole-User License Information – Please Read

  • All of our digital books, activities & albums are licensed for a sole user which covers one individual teacher wherever they teach. If purchasing for multiple teachers at a school, we ask that you please purchase one copy per individual teacher.
  • Upon purchase, you are granted one (1) sole user license holder to reproduce the music and words from this book in quantities suitable for their individual non-commercial classroom use only.
  • All digital distributions to students must be behind a login or password and not publicly accessible.
  • Your honesty and integrity are appreciated to keep composers like us writing and recording.

By purchasing from this website, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this agreement.


Susie & Phil’s Philosophy

  • We believe that everyone can be a successful musical participant regardless of their background.
  • To present music in a range of styles from folk to rap, world music, pop, rock and jazz.
  • To enable the class teacher to easily reinforce the activities that are fun to implement
  • To use a multi-modal, multi-sensory and whole-body approach to help make the learning stick.
  • To encourage students to sing, move, dance, play instruments, create, explore, improvise compose and perform (It’s so good for their self-esteem, confidence and self-expression).
  • To enrich lives and connect ourselves and others to our hearts and inner beauty and potential to be creative and compassionate human beings.
  • To help students feel good about themselves, develop their self-expression and enhance health and well-being through the joy of music.
  • To build happy and healthy communities through inclusive music for all ages, abilities and cultures
  • To help raise the awareness of the importance of active music-making in schools and communities