18 Educational Music Videos for Early Learning ~ Alphabet, Counting & More!

Kids learn to count, learn shapes, sing the alphabet, and practice social skills as they move to the beat!

Here are 18 music videos for early childhood to get kids grooving to the music while they learn!

1. Lets Get Fit Count to 100 by 1’s Keep Your Mind and Body in Shape!  This song is perfect when you have to get some energy out and want a good exercise video for kids.  Play this if you ever have to stay inside during recess because of the weather.

2. Thats The Way We Learn to Count to 100 by 5  Our class loves to dance to this song!  It gets stuck in your head and you’ll be singing it all day, but at least you will know how to count to 100 by 5’s!

3. Dance Party Count by 5’s  This is the favorite song in our classroom at the moment.  Kids just love to dance to this one and it’s fun to try to keep up when the song speeds up!

4. Shapes Song A nice, relaxing song about shapes. Sit and relax, and see which shapes you can identify.  Eventually you’ll learn all of the shapes by name as you sing along!

5. Climbing Up the Mountain, Counting by 10’s!  We’re climbing up this mountain from beginning to end, climbing up this mountain while we’re counting to ten! Catchy, isn’t it?  Every time I am about to count by 10s, I chant the beginning of this song as a prelude.

6 Alphabet Rock Greg and Steve – Count to 20 by 1’s.  This is a good song to use when you are getting started with teaching counting.  You can let your students take turns with a pointer and follow along on a number chart as the song plays.

7. The Leapfrog Letter Factory Alphabet Song  This music video is perfect for teaching letters and letter sounds.

8. Big Numbers Song Relaxing music and counting to 1 to 100 and all the way to a trillion!  They pick up on the end of this song before the beginning half the time, the part that goes all the way up to billion ~ they love saying those big numbers!  Some of my students hum this when they are counting to 100.  Music makes memorizing easy, what else can I say?

9. ABC Rock by Greg and Steve  For this one, I give kids turns with a pointer so they can point to the letters as they sing along.

10. Down By The Bay With Rhyming Words for Music and Movement + Rhyming Practice.  Create movements for each part of the song and teach the kids.  You can also make picture magnets for each rhyming word and stick it on the board as you sing the rhyming words.

11. The Ladybug Song by Frank Ledo A great song for teaching body parts!  Link you’re thumbs and wiggle your fingers to create an imaginary ladybug who lands on you, crawls around,  and then flies away. Perfect for All About Me Units!

12. Going on a Bear Hunt This is another popular favorite in our classroom.  Its very fun, even though it can get pretty silly and loud at the end. Just make sure your door is closed.

13. Firetruck Song by Ivan Ulz Kids love this song about firefighters, especially when you choreograph some movements to go along with the music ~ Perfect for community helper units.

14. Belly Breathe feat. Colbie Caillat and Elmo  This is a very good song that teaches kids to take belly breathes when they are feeling upset sad or anxious.  You can remind students to take belly breaths if they feel upset and reinforce the idea with this video.

15. Tidy Up The Rhumba!  When it is time to clean up,  ring a bell. Then play this. The room will be sparkling clean in no time!

16. I Can Count to 100 Count to 100 along with this fun dance song!

17. Count Backwards from 10 to 1  A cute song with a nice rhythm for counting backwards from 10 to 1.


18. Hello Alphabet Train  This song has a great Dance Hall style rhythm and kids can sing about letters and words as they groove!

Tips for Watching Music Videos In The Early Childhood Classroom

You can enter full screen mode by clicking the button on the bottom right of each video.  Click the button again when you are ready to exit full screen mode.

Open up the music videos in multiple tabs or windows so you can quickly go from one song to the next.

Invest in high quality speakers, they really make a difference.  Children become more engaged when the sound quality increases!

Make sure to test out each music video before you play it in your classroom. It’s good to know if the song is fast or slow so you can play the right kind of music at the right time.

Rotate fast songs with slow songs.  You can play more than one fast song in a row if your kids need to get out some extra energy, but I think it is always good to end with a calm & quiet song!


Im A Little Hour Hand Song – Lyrics and FREE Printable Poem

I'm A Little Hour Hand Poem ImageHere are the lyrics to the song, Im a Little Hour Hand, sung to the tune of the children’s song, I’m a little tea pot. 

During our kindergarten unit on Time, I thought I would teach the kids this cute little song to help them remember the difference between the hour hand and the minute hand. Click Here to Download: I’m A Little Hour Hand Printable (Or Click on the image to the right to download)

Below are the written lyrics to use for copying and pasting the text.

I’m A Little Hour Hand

I’m a little hour hand,

Short and stout.

I tell the hour and give a shout!

I’m a longer minute hand,

Big and tall.

I tell the minute and that is all!


12 Cupcake Clipart Images

pink vanilla cupcake clip artI made these cupcake clipart images and ice cream cups in different flavors.  These images are free to use on websites and blogs, for patterning, or to write letters or numbers on. Right click on any image to view the full size version and save it or link it to your site.


12 Cupcake Clipart Images


cupcake clipart

Individual Cupcakes Clip Art

pink cupcake clip art

pink cupcake clip art image


pink vanilla cupcake clip art

pink vanilla cupcake clip art


pink and blue cupcake clip art

pink and blue cupcake clip art


pink cupcake clip art

pink cupcake clip art


chocolate cupcake with cherry clip art

chocolate cupcake with cherry clip art


Custard Clipart

chocolate ice cream cup with cherry clipart

chocolate ice cream cup with cherry clipart


peach ice cream with candy hearts clipart

lavender ice cream with candy hearts clipart




Math Resources for Kindergarten

Here is a list of math resources for kindergarten including links to math activities on the web and a few activities that I’ve made for my students.   Here you will find counting, addition, patterning and other hands on math activities for math workshop or math centers.  These math resources from around the web are sure to engage kindergarten students of all abilities!

Math Games for Kindergarten 

AAA Math  This site offers math games for elementary school students to practice mathematical skills.  You can set up the classroom computer to link directly to this site, and let your students choose which activities they would like to engage in.

Cool Math Games  Kids will love these fun and educational math games.  These are the perfect activities for students who finish their work early and need some fun and educational activities to fill their time while their classmates are still working.

A Plus Math A Plus Math is a web site developed to help students improve their math skills interactively.  This is another awesome site where kids can visit and practice their math skills.

Math Blaster Math Blaster is a classic math game that I remember playing in elementary school as a child.  This site includes interactive math games for kids of all ages.

Math Play .  Math play offers a wide variety of fun math games that your students or children can play online.

Math Playground Math Playground offers arcade-type math games for a super engaging and educational math resource for your kids.

Top Marks Top Marks is a site with educational math games and activities for students in elementary grades through middle school.

Addition Activities for Kindergarten

Mrs. Ricca’s Addition Activities for Kindergarten  An amazing list of addition activities for kindergarten, including links to printables and templates.  I use these activities during Math Workshop in my classroom during our Addition Unit.

Counting Activities for Kindergarten

write the number activityWrite The Number Count the animals and write the number, and easy counting activity.  I made this activity to give some of my students extra practice with counting, one-to-one correspondence, and number writing.  I use it as an alternative activity for students who need extra practice with writing and counting skills during math workshop.  Clipart thanks to CustomizedGirl.com

Math Puzzles

Digital Tanagrams Digital Tanagrams allows students to solve different puzzles using shapes while on the computer.

Pattern Block Puzzles Printable pattern block mats in black and white and color, for pattern block puzzles and lots of fun! (http://www.prekinders.com/pattern-blocks/)

pattern block duck

A colored pattern block duck puzzle.

Graphing Activities

Create A Graph Create your own bar graph, line graph, area graph, or pie graph on this math site.


National Library of Virtual Manipulatives The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives lets students play with virtual math manipulatives on their computers.  The site offers a wide range of activities for students in grades prek-12. You will find lots of cool visuals and interactive graphics to help kids understand math while having fun.

 coinsortingMoney Activities for Kindergarten

Download this coin-sorting mat for sorting pennies, nickles, dimes, and quarters.  Students can simply sort the coins, or they can sort and then count the coins.  This activity is perfect for teaching kindergarteners about money and giving them practice with counting by 5’s, 10’s and 1’s.

More Math Resources for Kindergarten 

Calculators for Kids Calculators and More! A selection of calculators,  math games and resources for kids!

Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi – 123 Numbers you will See This site offers a bunch of ideas for teaching numbers and math to preschool and kindergarteners.

Johnnie’s Math Page Another great site with math activities for kids to add to your resource list.

K-5 Math Teaching Resources This site includes an extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Thinking Blocks At Thinking Blocks you will find a suite of learning tools designed to help students solve math word problems accurately and efficiently and develop critical and logical thinking skills.

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