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Baby Shark Crossing Safety Challenge

Baby Shark Crossing Safety Challenge

Do you have what it takes to do the Baby Shark Crossing Safety Challenge?

We’ve rewritten the words to the ‘Baby Shark’ song, to help you remember how to stay safe when crossing tracks.

We’re challenging you this Rail Safety Week to learn the song and the actions, film your performance*, and share on social media using #RSW2019, #babyshark and #crossingsafetychallenge.

We have intentionally chosen a popular catchy tune which will hopefully get stuck in your head, so you are able to recall it every time you cross tracks. You’ll thank us later!

Get your pre-school/kindergarten or school involved! Rail staff, challenge your team!

Have a look at this awesome video of people from right across Australia doing the challenge so you can follow along:

Click below for all the resources to help you or your class learn the song and actions.

  Backing music button  Lesson plan button


  • Have fun with it!
  • Use props
  • Get your family and friends to join in

*IMPORTANT: Ensure your own and other’s safety at all times if performing or filming near train or tram tracks. Do not put yourself or anyone else in danger under any circumstances. Never enter tracks for any reason other than to cross safely and legally. The TrackSAFE Foundation accepts no liability for any incident.

Did you know the safe crossing procedure is the same
for train tracks or tram tracks?

  • We use the crossing
  • We take our headphones off
  • We hold hands with a grown-up/adult (children under 10)
  • We STOP behind the safety line
  • We LOOK both ways for trains or trams
  • We LISTEN for trains or trams coming
  • We THINK, “Is it safe to cross?”
  • We always walk

Lyrics © TrackSAFE Foundation 2019. Sung to the tune of ‘Baby Shark’ by Pinkfong. Instrumental backing track used with permission from Karaoke Version karaoke-version.com and Tency Music tencymusic.com.