Feb 25, 2015
Greeting Songs for Circle Time
Circle time in Early Childhood settings is usually a daily occurrence. Young children love to learn the greeting song. With repetition and rehearsal, they can sing along with the greeting and feel a sense of belonging and familiarity. Following are a variety of welcome songs for preschool or daycare.
Song #1 To the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb
Who came to school today? Johnny did, Johnny did.
Who came to school today? Johnny did!
Song #2 To the tune of She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain
Oh the greeting train is coming, all aboard (toot toot)
Oh the greeting train is coming, all aboard. (toot toot)
Oh the greeting train is coming,
The greeting train is coming
The greeting train is coming, all aboard
And it's hello to (child's name), get onboard
And it's hello to (next child's name), get onboard
Song #3 To the tune of Happy Birthday
Good morning to you, good morning to you
Good morning dear friends
It's nice to see you
Good morning to (child's name) good morning to (next child's name)
good morning to (another child's name) it's nice to see you
Song #4 To the tune of Where is Thumbkin
Where is (child's name) where is (child's name)
There she is. There she is.
How are you today (child's name)
(Child's name) is feeling fine
You're here today, you're here today.
Song #5 Chose a tune
Hello, hello, hello and how are you
I'm fine, I'm fine, and I hope that you are too
Song #6 (or chant)
Our circle time is starting
I'm glad to see you hear
Hello to everybody
Let's give a great big cheer! Hooray!
Song # 7 To tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb
Another day at (name of preschool), (name), (name)
Another day at (name of preschool or daycare)
I'm glad that you are here
Using the Felt Board for Circle Time Transition
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