Make learning the days of the week simple and easy with these fun and inviting days of the week songs!
When it comes to learning the days of the week, it’s a bit tricky! There’s a lot of rote memorization, especially for young children who are still not quite ready to understand time. This comes through growth and age, and we especially see them understanding concepts like calendar time around first grade.
That’s where music comes along and makes it exciting and simple. Music just makes learning feel a lot more magical. And it sticks in their minds better too. Win-win for everyone!
Calendar songs are absolutely perfect for kindergarten and preschool, but all ages will enjoy them! They’re some of what we consider to be the best songs for kids.
These days of the week songs can jazz up your circle time, calendar time, or even transitions. There’s nothing like singing the days of the week while calling everyone over to circle time or instead of just saying the days of the week. When you need a catchy song that everyone loves, try one of these.
To make circle time even easier, we’ve made some of our favorite songs and rhymes into a handy printable, including song sticks! Check them out in our store.
Days of the Week Songs
These days of the week songs or calendar songs are some of our absolute favorites and we know your little learners will absolutely love them too. And we even included a bonus — Spanish days of the week songs too!
I’m Gonna Catch You – The Laurie Berkner Band
We love Laurie Berkner songs, and this one is no exception! Instead of directly teaching, she introduces the days of the week in a super catchy and fun song that just happens to include the days of the week in order. Brilliant! I don’t even mind when it gets stuck in my head.
Days of the Week Song – 7 Days of the Week – The Learning Station
Our friends at The Learning Station have a wonderful calendar song! Each time you repeat the catchy tune you do it in a different way, such as varying the volume, clapping, and stomping. The variation really helps the kids remember the order of the days, and makes it fun!
Days of the Week Song – Super Simple Learning
I love how this video breaks out the word “day” to show that it’s in each of the names of the days of the week – what a great learning enrichment!
Days of the Week to the tune of The Addam’s Family
You know you were waiting for it…it’s the days of the week to the tune of The Addams Family (snap snap!) This is for sure the one I remember from my childhood.
Days of the Week Song – Saturday’s My Favorite Day – Patty Shukla
A cute take on a calendar song that talks about Saturday being the day to play! This is great for reinforcing the concept of weekends – make sure you ask your kids why Saturday is her favorite day.
The Seven Days of the Week – Music with Nancy
Simple and memorable – what more do you need?? This one shows the words on the screen with some cute illustrations. Being able to read the word while they’re singing it is amazing for emergent readers!
The 7 Days of the Week – My Smart Hands
As an added bonus, Singing with Nancy’s song above has an accompanying video with sign language! Along with the sign for each individual day, they’ll learn the signs for “day” and “week.”
Days of the Week — Rachel and the TreeSchoolers
If your kids are really loving the signing and are ready to take it to the next level, here’s a great Days of the Week video from Rachel of Signing Time. She moves pretty fast through the days, but I bet a lot of your kids will be able to keep up, especially after they’ve learned the days signs from the video above!
Days of the Week Song – The Singing Walrus
This adorable days of the week song is a reggae-style tune that helps children remember all the days of the week in a fun way. Mother Hen leads the children to sing the days of the week in various styles – quiet, loud, and fast.
Days of the Week – Mr. R
This days of the week song starts with Monday! It also reinforces the concept of a weekend, which can be hard to grasp!
Today is Sunday: Fun Songs About Days of the Week — Dr. Jean
I saved one of my favorites for last! Dr. Jean has a hilarious video introducing the days of the week. This one works through the days BACKWARDS in a super fun way that the kids are sure to remember! Extra credit to Dr. Jean for using some sign language, too!
Spanish Days of the Week Songs
The days of the week in Spanish
Anyone else’s kids LOVE singing and speaking in Spanish!? This video is a great introduction because the bulk of the video is in English with only the names of the days in Spanish. It’s an oldie but a goodie!
Spanish Days of the Week – Miss Rosi
A sweet and simple Spanish calendar song! Along with the names of the days in Spanish, they’ll learn how to say “seven days are in a week.”
Days of the Week – Siempre Spanish
I love it when people use familiar tunes to teach a new concept – you can learn much faster when you’re not trying to learn both new words and a new tune at the same time! This video puts the names of the days of the week in Spanish to the tune of “Are You Sleeping,” making them super easy to learn.
Looking for some more songs to incorporate into your day, circle time, or transition times? Check out our compilations below!
- Songs that Teach
- Rhyming Songs for Kids
- ABC and Alphabet Songs
- The Ultimate Guide to Preschool Songs
- Rainbow Songs for Kids
- Clean Up Songs
- Color Songs
Start and End your Day with Music!
Circle Time Songs
- Pumpkin and Halloween Songs for Kids
- Thanksgiving Songs for Kids
- Christmas Songs for Kids
- Winter Songs for Kids
Music and Movement Songs