Aug 30, 2013

Preschool Songs about Feelings

Perhaps, the most popular preschool song about Feelings:

Song#1  If You're Happy and You Know It

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you're happy and you know it, then you're face will surely show it,
If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Sad--wipe your tear, boo hoo
Mad--stomp your feet
Silly--shake your head
Sleepy--take a yawn
Scared--hide your eyes
Excited--say, "Hooray!"

Song#2 We All Have Feelings
Sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

We have feelings, yes we do
Happy, sad or feeling blue.
All our feelings are okay,
Each and every single day.
We  have feelings, yes we do
They belong to me and you.

Song#3 Itsy Bitsy Feeling Spiders

Sing the song Itsy Bitsy Spider with different emotions...

The sad little spider...
The happy little spider....
The silly little spider...

Make sure to use facial expressions, and change your voice to create the feelings when singing this traditional song!

Song#4 I Have That Happy Feeling

From the tune of I Have that Happy Feeling Here in my Heart

I have that happy feeling here in my feet,
Here in my feet, here in my feet
I have that happy feeling here in my feet
Here in my feet to stay.

I have that happy feeling here in my hands,
Here in my hands, here in my hands,
I have that happy feeling here in my hands
Here in my hands to stay.

Continue, on with other additions.

Song#5 The More We Get Together

The more we get together
Together, together,
The more we get together
The happier we'll be.

Another great way of mixing music with the topic of feelings, is to find different styles of music and ask children how the music makes them feel. Alternatively, combine this with painting.

These two videos from Sesame Street (gotta love Sesame Street) are just overall fun to watch for all ages, with the second one being sentimental to me as my sisters and I use to act out the song for my mom and her friends!



FURTHER READING SUGGESTION: Feelings Preschool Lesson Plan

Aug 6, 2013

Preschool Songs for an Apple Theme

#1 To the tune of Itsy Bitsy Spider

Once a little apple seed was planted in the ground.
Down came the soft rain, falling all around.
Out came the sun as bright as it could be
And that little apple seed grew up to be a tree!

#2 To the tune of Yankee Doodle

Peel an apple, cut it up,
Put it in a pot.
When you taste it,
You will find,
It's applesauce you've got!

#3 To the tune of Ring Around the Rosie

Ring around the apple tree
All full of apples
Shake it, shake it
They all fall down

#4  To the tune of  5 Currant Buns in the Bakery Shop

Five red apples in the grocery shop
Bright and crispy with a stem on the top
Along came (child's name) with some money one day
He bought that yummy apple
And he ate it right away.

#5 Way Up High in the Apple Tree

Further reading suggestions: Apple Preschool Theme