If you’ve been looking for the ultimate guide of preschool songs, here they all are in one place! Preschool songs can be used at any time of day. They can help children get moving, get through the rough transitions, teach children new concepts, and more! We love using songs in our home and classroom – check out our list of the best songs for kids!
The Ultimate Guide of Preschool Songs
You’ll find all the songs you need right here! Songs such as:
- Educational Songs
- Welcome Songs for Preschool
- Movement and Action Preschool Songs
- Color Songs
- Literacy Skill Songs
- Seasonal Songs
- Animal Songs
- Math Songs
- Transition Songs
- Goodbye Songs
We’ve taken all our favorite songs and put them into a handy printable! Just fill out the information below and we’ll send you a copy so you can always have a song idea at your fingertips.
Educational Songs for Preschool
Use these songs that teach! They can help teach facts, foundational skills, and more! Here you’ll find:
- Circle Time Songs
- Days of the Week Songs
- Potty Training Songs
- Weather Songs
Preschool Circle Time Songs by Preschool Inspirations – We created this incredible list of engaging and educational songs that help children learn specific concepts through the magic of music.
Days of the Week Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Calendar songs are always a big hit with preschoolers (and teachers too)! This mega list of songs and videos will cover everything you need for days of the week all the way to months of the year!
Songs that Teach by Preschool Inspirations – From All About Me to Math to Rhyming, this song list has your academics covered! These tried and true songs will help teach them something new, too.
For ease of use during circle time, we’ve taken our favorite educational songs and rhymes and made them into a handy printable with song cards and song sticks. Check them out in our store!
Potty Training Songs by Preschool Inspirations – That’s right, you can use songs to teach potty training, too!
Weather Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Use songs to discuss all types of weather all throughout the year.
Geography Songs that Teach by Music with Nancy – Help your little ones learn their place on the map with these engaging geography songs.
Learning Songs by Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds – These learning songs are simple and fun plus they teach important concepts like left and right and side to side. Preschoolers love joining along as they sing!
5 Songs for Circle Time by Lovely Commotion – Five perfect songs to get your circle time rocking! These songs are ideal when you are just starting out with circle time or need a few new ideas to keep your preschoolers interested.
Educational Songs by Living Montessori Now – These circle time songs are just so special! From safety to manners and cleanliness, they cover all important life skills with a lively tune!
Name Game Songs by Child Of The Redwoods – Grab your preschoolers’ attention with these classic name songs! They will be giggling along and loving that their name gets to be in the spotlight.
Welcome Songs for Preschool
Begin the day by welcoming your students with these songs! Creating a warm, inviting, and predictable start to the day helps preschoolers feel comfortable and prepared for a new day. These songs are sure to get those little brains started and those little feet moving!
Welcome and Good Morning Songs by Preschool Inspirations – This amazing roundup of songs and videos are a great way to start the morning and get little ones excited for a new day of fun!
Hello Songs by Preschool Inspirations – These Hello songs will have your preschoolers grinning from ear to ear as they welcome their neighbor and friend to a new day.
Songs To Begin The Day by Teaching Mama – Starting the day with a happy tune sure sets the day up for success! Check out this blog post for a free printable with songs to hang in your classroom and sing along.
Songs To Begin Circle Time by Songs For Teaching – This list of songs is perfect for beginning a circle time routine with your preschoolers and guiding them to participate, share, and engage with circle time fun.
Welcome Songs by A to Z Stuff – A great way to start the day! Classic preschool songs as well as multicultural and songs to welcome a new child, this list is full of excellent ideas.
Fingerplays for Preschool
Fingerplays are perfect interactive songs that children adore and learn so much from! They are perfect for building rhyming skills, supporting memory, building confidence, improving fine motor development, increasing coordination, and the list goes on! But best of all… preschoolers love them! Children can’t wait to join in and try to replicate their hands to match the movements.
Fabulous Fingerplays that Educate and Entertain by Preschool Inspirations – Fingerplays are so mesmerizing! This list is full of fun, interactive fingerplays for any time of day!
15 Fingerplays for Kids by Teach Preschool – Fingerplays can be used with just the fingers and hands and some add in fun and engaging props for children to use. Teach Preschool has some really clever fingerplay ideas!
25 Fun Fingerplay Ideas by Mom Loves Best – Preschoolers love creative and unique rhymes and rhythms. This list gives you lots of easy ideas for super engaging fingerplays with manipulatives or art.
Fingerplays for Young Children by Songs that Teach – This list of classic fingerplays (and some new ideas too) is the perfect start to introducing fingerplays to your little ones.
Movement and Action Preschool Songs
Get children moving and excited with songs that have corresponding actions. They are so fun to do together, grab preschoolers’ attention, burn off some energy, and help them learn new skills!
Movement and Action Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Stomp, clap, move that body! This ultimate list will have your preschoolers moving and grooving, learning, and laughing as they follow along to the beat!
Brain Break Dance Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Brain breaks are so important, even for adults. This special time allows your brain (and body) to recharge and get refocused. The more fun the song, the better! This is the perfect list for a fun dance party too!
Brain Break Videos by The OT Toolbox – These brain break videos are great for transition times and when you need kids to let off some steam and just MOVE!
Gross Motor Movement Songs by Let’s Play Kids Music – Whether you love Splashing in the Puddles or Magic Feet Follow The Beat, these movement songs are a sure hit with preschoolers!
Movement Songs by Feeding our Flamingos – Rainy day? Grumpy kids? Run through this playlist of movement songs and turn the day around! After all, you can’t stay blue after some groovy tunes!
Red, blue, and green too! Your preschoolers will be naming and identifying all their colors once they learn these fun color songs!
Color Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Bright hues and fast beats…it’s the best way to learn all your colors! This list of color songs is full of kid (and teacher) favorites.
Rainbow Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Rainbows are such a special part of nature and kids just adore them. This song list includes upbeat and jazzy songs, as well as, soothing renditions of classics.
Preschool Color Songs by Teaching Mama – These interactive color songs help your little ones learn their colors while learning to follow directions and participate in group actions.
Spanish Color Songs by Living Montessori Now – Not bilingual? No problem! These Spanish songs are catchy and simple and loads of fun! Help your preschoolers develop their colors in two languages… you’ll be surprised how quickly they pick it up!
Songs that Teach Kids about Colors by Prekinders – With individual songs for each color, your preschoolers will know their colors in no time! Throw in some rockin’ Jack Hartmann songs and your little ones will be singing all day!
Rainbow Songs by Fantastic Fun and Learning – These smart rainbow songs will help your preschoolers learn the science behind how rainbows form. Or use this song to make your own colorful rainbow indoors!
Literacy Skill Songs
Use these songs to help children work on their language skills! Learning to read comes with a large set of requirements- letters, sounds, rhyming, concepts of print, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension, just to name a few! Music does amazing things to our minds…and using songs to teach literacy skills is the ultimate way to build memory and have fun at the same time!
ABC and Alphabet Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Help your preschoolers learn the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make with this incredible list of songs.
Rhyming Songs for Kids by Preschool Inspirations – Rhyming is a critical part of language development so why not make rhyming super fun? This list of rhyming songs will have your little one cooking up rhymes in no time!
Nursery Rhyme Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Nursery rhymes are directly related to literacy abilities and are so loved by young children. Sprinkle in these classic nursery rhymes and watch your children flourish in language and literacy!
Letter Sound Songs by Preschool Inspirations – We searched high and low for songs that ACCURATELY teach the letter sounds.
5 Songs that Reinforce Literacy by Music with Nancy – When children are repeatedly exposed to words through visual lyrics, it helps to make connections in their brains to letters and sounds. These videos with lyrics are a great way to expose young children to text!
Rhyming Songs and Fingerplays by Fun-a-Day – Do you ever notice how rhymes or songs get stuck in our heads? All that rhyme and rhythm is doing its job… getting stuck is a good thing! Check out these fun rhyming songs designed to get stuck and build strong readers and learners!
Kids’ Songs that Build Literacy Skills by Growing Book by Book – A super list of engaging and popular ranging from the alphabet to the vowels to silly tongue twisters.
Seasonal Songs for Kids
The start of a new season is a perfect excuse to change up your music routine and mix in some seasonal songs! Here you’ll find:
- Spring Songs
- Summer Songs
- Fall and Autumn Songs
- Winter Songs
Spring Songs for Kids
Blooming plants, new life, and weather changes are so interesting to young kids. Spring has arrived and it’s something to sing about! Check out these super spring songs and get ready to celebrate the season.
The Best Spring Songs for Kids by Preschool Inspirations – These spring songs for kids are sure to fill your spring days with lots of movement, laughter, and learning!
Spring Songs by Music with Nancy – Apple trees blooming, rain falling from the sky, and birds singing are just a few of the fun spring songs on this list!
Preschool Spring Songs and Chants by Teaching Mama – Simple and adorable, these spring songs are easy to remember and a blast to sing.
Summer Songs for Kids
Warm weather and long summer days are worth singing about! Check out this fun list of summer songs that will have your kids squealing for summer!
Summer Songs for Kids by Preschool Inspirations – These songs will fill your summer days with lots of laughter, movement, and learning.
Ocean Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Catchy ocean songs that teach skills like counting and inspire movement.
Pirate Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Pirate songs are a hit with kids of all ages! Whether used to teach educational concepts or just sung for fun, these songs “arrrrr” a great addition to your home or classroom.
Summer Songs by Living Montessori Now – Head down to the beach and the ocean with this fun summer songs list. Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!
8 Summer Songs for Kids by Let’s Play Music – This collection of summer songs includes fingerplays, rhymes, songs, and circle time ideas.
Fall and Autumn Songs for Kids
The transition to fall from summer is such a special one! The leaves falling off the trees, the cool weather approaching, and of course… fun fall traditions! Everything from pumpkin picking to trick-or-treating… this season sure brings lots of special memories!
Apple Songs by Preschool Inspirations – These are perfect for the fall, and chances are, your kids will already know quite a few of them.
Fall Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Fall is more than pumpkins and leaves… what about apple-picking and squirrels/acorns? We’ve got you covered with these fun fall songs!
Pumpkin and Halloween Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Looking for (little) kid-friendly Halloween songs? We have put together a great list of cute Halloween songs with loads of pumpkins too!
Thanksgiving Songs by Preschool Inspirations – These festive and fun Thanksgiving songs are just right for celebrating! Silly turkey songs and songs of thanks are a great way to share this holiday tradition.
10 Autumn Songs for Preschoolers by Teaching Mama – These fun apple and pumpkin songs will have your little ones begging for a taste test!
Autumn Songs for Kids by Let’s Play Music – Autumn brings gorgeous colors of red, brown, and yellow. Check out these colorful autumn songs that include art activities to enjoy.
Fall Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time by Living Montessori Now – This awesome collection of fall songs is a must-see! Everything from fall leaves to Johnny Appleseed to the life cycle of an apple tree.
Fall/Autumn Songs for Kids by Prekinders – Great selection of preschool fall songs and an ideal resource for learning new songs!
The Leaves of the Trees Song by Growing Book by Book – Sing along to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus using these fun lyrics about the leaves on the trees!
Winter Songs for Kids
Brrrr….winter is here! The season of winter contains its own sort of magic… cold, snowy weather and snowmen, hot chocolate, and of course winter clothes to keep you warm and cozy. This list of preschool winter songs is sure to keep your preschoolers entertained even when getting outside feels impossible!
Winter Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Time to sing Baby Shark winter-syle and get those little ones moving and dancing! These fun and energizing songs are perfect for a snowy day!
Winter Songs by Teaching Mama – This handy winter song printable is perfect for transition times and circle time during the coldest months of the year.
Free Winter Songs and Rhymes by Living Montessori Now – Dressing warm for winter can be fun or a little cumbersome for preschoolers. These winter wear songs are perfect for helping your preschoolers get all bundled up!
No matter the holiday, singing songs is a great way to learn about the traditions and the value of each special occasion. We’ve got:
- Patriotic Songs
- Christmas Songs
President Songs by Living Montessori Now – This mega list of Presidential songs is a great resource for President’s Day and election years.
American Patriotic Songs by Living Montessori Now – Enjoy these rhymes and songs while we celebrate America during the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Veteran’s Day.
We might not agree on everything, but we can probably agree on this one… Christmas music is so magical! It reminds us of a special time of year and brings us together as family and friends. Check out this list of Christmas preschool favorites!
Christmas Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Whether you love the classics or are looking for some new Christmas kid favorites, we have you covered on this Christmas song list!
Gingerbread Man Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Most of these gingerbread man songs have actions or inspire movement, which means they pack an extra educational punch!
Christmas Songs by Fantastic Fun and Learning – This fantastic list includes motions to get your preschoolers engaged with the beat. Don’t forget to throw in some of the fun props!
Singing about animals is a preschool favorite! There are so many kinds of animals that we have broken the animal songs down into categories for you!
- Ocean Animal Songs
- Farm Animal Songs
- Pond Animal Songs
Animal Songs by Preschool Inspirations – These animal favorites are a great start to any animal theme or for a quick transition or a well-deserved reward. They are that great!
Dinosaur Songs by Preschool Inspirations – I dino about you but children LOVE dinosaurs and they’re sure to love these dinosaur songs!
Animal Songs for Children by Songs for Teaching – Check out this monster list of animal songs! From pets to wild animals to animal sounds, this list has every song idea you might need and then some!
Ocean Animal Songs
Ocean animals are so fascinating! With their unique attributes and varying shapes and sizes, they definitely seem magical! These ocean songs will help your preschoolers learn even more about them!
Baby Shark Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Baby Shark is ALL the rage these days but did you know there are over 100 kinds of Baby Shark songs? That’s a lot of baby shark songs! We love baby shark just as much as you so we have put together a super fun list of the best!
Ocean Animal Songs by Kid Sparkz – These ocean songs and rhymes are perfect for any Ocean theme!
Farm Animal Songs
Farm animals, tractors, and wide-open fields attract preschoolers like a moth to a flame! These farm animal songs are sure to be a big hit!
Farm Songs by Let’s Play Kids Music – From the classic “Old McDonald Had A Farm” to the traditional “5 Little Pigs” song, this list is full of lesson ideas and fun song activities.
Pond Animal Songs
What lives in a pond? Frogs, ducks, fish, and turtles too! These animal songs are time-honored classics and will have your preschooler humming them throughout their day!
Pond Songs by Let’s Play Kids Music – These classic frog and fish songs are perfect for a pond theme and great for a quick transition.
Pond Life Songs by PreKinders – Looking for some newer songs? This post has you covered…with songs about swans and the life cycle of a frog, this list will have you teeming with new ideas.
Whether you are teaching number identification, simple addition, shapes, or measuring, incorporating songs is a great way to cement new math learning. Here you’ll find:
- Counting Songs
- Shape Songs
Counting is so much more fun when we sing a song about it! Plus, it helps young children feel more confident when they are counting and develops number awareness.
Counting Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Counting songs are one of my secret weapons to teach counting and number sense.
Number Recognition Song by Music with Nancy – This clever song teaches number identification, counting, and subitizing all while singing and grooving!
Teaching Counting to 100 by The Kindergarten Connection – This enormous list of full of songs and videos that help your preschoolers learn to count all the way to 100 through exercise or as superheroes!
Counting to 100 by Living Montessori Now – Do you celebrate the 100th day of school? This list of songs is great for any 100th-day celebration or for incorporating into circle time.
Shapes are everywhere! Preschoolers love identifying shapes and finding shapes in everyday objects. Using songs to teach shapes will introduce young children to important vocabulary and attributes of each shape.
Shape Songs by PreKinders – From secret agents to 2D and 3D shapes, this list sure offers a great variety of shape songs!
Teaching Shapes to Young Children by Songs For Teaching – Check out this ultimate list of shapes and colors songs!
Get through those tricky parts of the day with transition songs! Using music and songs to help young children prepare for a change in their schedule gives them a feeling of power and control over their day. Here we’ve got:
- Transition Songs
- Clean Up Songs
- Goodbye Songs
Silly Songs for Kids by Preschool Inspirations – Silly songs for kids can be used as transitions, brain breaks, stress relief, as a fun behavior modification tool, or when you just need some laughter in your day!
Brushing Teeth Songs by Preschool Inspirations – At home, you can use brushing teeth songs to make the process fun!
10 Preschool Transition Chants and More by Teaching Mama – These quick and simple transition songs are perfect for circle time, clean-up, or just to expel those wiggles!
Hallway Songs For Kids by Teaching Mama – Traveling around the school campus can be tricky with little ones! These awesome hallway songs are great for teaching line etiquette and modeling good manners.
10 Preschool Transition Songs by Early Childhood Education Zone – This list of transition songs will take you through a typical day and help preschoolers transition successfully to the next task.
Clean Up Songs
When it’s time to clean, a song is a perfect reminder and built-in timer to help preschoolers manage their time and clean up quickly!
Clean Up Songs by Preschool Inspirations – This master list of clean up songs will have your home or classroom spotless in a jiffy!
Clean Up Rhymes by Living Montessori Now – Your kiddos are sure to cooperate and pick up once they hear these fun songs!
Saying goodbye is an important transition for little learners to signal the end of the day or the end of an activity. These songs encourage friendship and collaboration while infusing energizing movement!
Preschool Goodbye Songs by Preschool Inspirations – Some of these songs will have your preschoolers up and dancing, while others are calm and soothing and a great quiet goodbye to our friends. Choose the right one for your end of day wrap-up!
Goodbye Songs by Teaching Mama – There’s something so special about singing a song at the end of the day to finalize another great day. Teaching Mama has a large list of bye-bye songs.
Saying goodbye is always sad but your preschoolers will be beaming with pride as they sing along to these graduation songs!
Songs for Graduation by Preschool Inspirations – These precious graduation songs will assure there isn’t a dry eye anywhere as your preschoolers sing of their amazing future and preschool accomplishments.
End of the Year Song for Graduations by Fun-a-Day – Perfect for an end of the year graduation slideshow, these famous artists and their powerful lyrics are the perfect way to end an amazing school year.
Graduation Songs to Sing and Play by Preschool Plan It – Check out these amazing songs that children relate to as they end their preschool year as well as songs for children to perform for an audience.
Congratulations! You made it to the end of the ULTIMATE guide of preschool songs! We hope you break out in song and dance and use these fun songs to help your little learners learn to love music.
How to Stream Music in the Classroom or at Home
If you want to get songs without the ads from YouTube, there are a couple of simple solutions. You can click the songs directly from the linked posts, and it should take away most of the ads. Screen it first to make sure it works for your needs.
If you are using just audio, I have Amazon Music Unlimited which isn’t free but well worth it for me because we use it each day between the classroom and home. If you would want to download more than 10 songs a month, it’s worth its weight in gold! It’s compatible with your phone, electronic devices, Alexa, and computer. What’s great is that I can download the songs while I’m home on my phone using wifi with the Amazon Music app. Then the songs are always there on my phone, and I can play them in the classroom, the car, or anywhere else.
There is also a 2 million song music library with Amazon Prime. That’s how I started, but then I eventually switched to Amazon Music Unlimited because it has nearly every song.
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the songs are wonderful. Thank you so much.
Katie T. Christiansen says
My pleasure! Thank you for taking the time to tell me :).