'KEEP IT CLEAN!' (Grades K-7) ~ Curriculum Song Video l Distance Learning

Grade Levels
K - 7th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Mpeg-4 Video File
31 Slides
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'Keep It Clean!' is a whole school, environmental rap song that highlights responsibility for protecting our planet, and provides students with simple, practical suggestions for caring for the environment.

This engaging, professionally produced rap song, was selected for the ABC's 2010 SING! publication for Australian schools. The curriculum-aligned song is being played by schools, after recess and lunch as a signal for students to clean up the playground (we call this Pavlovian environmentalism...)! :-)

Students read, sing & learn along as the curriculum-aligned MP4 song & lyrics video plays, and lyrics and images display on your classroom whiteboard and/or other technological devices!

TIP: Start with chorus and actions, and one verse only, for younger grades (K,1). Gradually add other verses.


  • ‘Keep It Clean!’ is also available as an MP3 download (song & lesson materials).

Curriculum Karaoke™

• Not musical ~ NO worries!

• Just download the MP4 song video and play on your classroom whiteboard or computer!

• Students read / sing / learn along as the song plays and the lyrics display on the screen.

• No need to print out lyrics or create a power point - the Mp4 does it all for you, making it easy for the whole class or school to follow the lyrics on any screen and read/sing along together.

• Stop video at any time, to discuss/clarify/reinforce content, define words, discuss punctuation, etc.

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Our songs target outcomes & learning sequences of curriculum documents and support & Integrate classroom learning across key subject areas, making them perfect for:

• Motivating and engaging students

• Introducing new units of work

• Kickstarting discussion

• Summarising, reinforcing and aiding recall of important curriculum content

• Reinforcing school and life themes & concepts

• Extending literacy

• Assembly & performance pieces

• Arts integration
• Homeschooling
• Distance learning

This download includes an Mp4 Curriculum Karaoke™ track (lyrics & song vocals, in a video format, for use on computers, smart boards and other technology devices).

Sample Lyrics:

(Song video preview sample at the top of this page)


Bin,bin,ch,ch,bin,bin, yeah! (x2)

Come on everybody, keep it clean! (x4)

Verse 1

Listen up now,

’Cause this’ll make you really cool.

Listen up now,

We’re gonna be the cleanest school!

Listen up now,

Put your rubbish in the bins.

Listen up now,

’Cause this is where it all begins.

Bin,bin,ch,ch,bin,bin, yeah. (x2)


Let’s clean up our nation,

For future generations,

It all depends on what we do today, yeah.

We all have a duty,

Protecting Earth’s great beauty,

Together, you and I can lead the way.

©Lyrics: Nuala O'Hanlon, B.Ed; Cert Teaching

Music: Kathryn Radloff, B.A. (Hons) Psych.

A Review:
'In terms of application to the classroom, and usability by teachers they rate a tick in every box.' ~ Brendan Hitchens, Teacher, Music In Action: A Magazine for Educators

Copyright: ©Lyrics: Nuala O’Hanlon / Music: Kathryn Radloff: KEYSTONE CREATIONS ~ Educational Songs. All rights reserved. This song and accompanying package are for the use of the purchaser/purchasing school only. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital (except within purchasing school), without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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'A Lesson in Every Lyric

Total Pages
31 Slides
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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