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!

 

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I’ve Been Working On The Railroad

railroad imageToday’s featured song is I’ve Been Working On The Railroad.  I like to sing this song in our class during clean-up time ~ I think it makes for an awesome working song!

I’ve Been Working On The Railroad Lyrics

I’ve been working on the railroad

All the live long day

I’ve been working on the railroad

Just to pass the time away

 

Can’t you hear the whistle blowing

Rise up so early in the ‘morn

Can’t you hear the captin shouting

Dinah, blow your horn!

 

Dinah, won’t you blow

Dinah, won’t you blow

Dinah, won’t you blow your horn

 

Dinah, won’t you blow

Dinah, won’t you blow

Dinah, won’t you blow your horn

 

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah

Someone’s in the kitchen I know

Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah

Strumming on the old banjo

 

And singing, “Fee fi fiddley-i-oh, fee fie fiddley-i-oh, ho-ho-ho, Fee fie fiddley-i-oh,”

Strumming on the old banjo!

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Baby Shark Song

Here are the lyrics and movements for The Baby Shark Song – a song about a family of sharks on the attack!

While you are singing the Baby Shark Song, cup your hands and open and close them to make a baby shark.

Clap your hands for mama shark, and keep making bigger and bigger shark jaws with your arms until you get to grandpa shark. For the rest of the movements, see the notes in the Baby Shark Song lyrics!

Baby Shark Song

Baby Shark do-do-do-do-do-dobaby shark image

Baby Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Baby Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Baby Shark!

 

Mama Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Mama Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Mama Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Mama Shark!

 

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Daddy Shark!

 

Grandma Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandma Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandma Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandma Shark!

 

Grandpa Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandpa Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandpa Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandpa Shark!

 

(swimming motion)

People Swimming do-do-do-do-do-do

People Swimming do-do-do-do-do-do

People Swimming do-do-do-do-do-do

People swimming!

 

(make a shark fin with your hands together above your head)

Saw a shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Saw a shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Saw a shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Saw a shark!

 

(Faster swimming motion)

Swimming Faster do-do-do-do-do-do

Swimming Faster do-do-do-do-do-do

Swimming Faster do-do-do-do-do-do

Swimming Faster!

 

(Both hands up, swinging frantically)

Shark Attack do-do-do-do-do-do

Shark Attack do-do-do-do-do-do

Shark Attack do-do-do-do-do-do

Shark Attack!

 

(Slower and more quietly, as if sneaking away)

Swim Away do-do-do-do-do-do

Swim Away do-do-do-do-do-do

Swim Away do-do-do-do-do-do

Swim Away!

 

(Original tempo, jazz hands)

Safe at last do-do-do-do-do-do

Safe at last do-do-do-do-do-do

Safe at last do-do-do-do-do-do

Safe at last!

 

Printable Baby Shark Song Lyrics

Click here to download and print The Baby Shark Song Printable Lyrics from my TeachersPayTeachers store.

baby shark song printable lyrics

Baby Shark Song Music Video on YouTube

Here is a YouTube video of the Baby Shark Song.  The lyrics are a little different then the ones above but I think it will give you the gist of the song!

 

Baby Shark Related Books

This Little Shark Finger Puppet Book on Amazon includes a little baby shark puppet so you can move it around with your finger as you read! You could read this before or after singing the Baby Shark Song to create a nice literacy connection.

baby shark book

 

Check out these Easy Shark Crafts from KindergartenNation.com

You might also be interested in my Ocean Activities for Kids Pinterest Board.  This is where I post my favorite ocean-themed activities, including shark and baby shark activities!

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Fire Truck Song by Ivan Ulz – Lyrics and Music Video

Kids absolutely love the Fire Truck Song by Ivan Ulz.  Make up movements or do sign language  to go along with the words in the song.  This song is very catchy so you and your kids most likely will be singing The Firetruck Song for the rest of the day after you listen to it one time!

For the guitar part,  I like to play air guitar and the kids think this is really fun too! The music video is posted below the lyrics for your viewing pleasure.

Fire Truck Song Lyrics by Ivan Ulz

firetruck

Fire truck, fire truck,

I want to ride on a fire truck!

Fire truck, fire truck,

I want to ride on a fire truck!

 

I want to sleep in the fire station.

Wake me up when the fire bell rings

I’m gonna put on my hat,

Put on my coat,

Put on my boots

I’m gonna slide down the pole,

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!

And then I’m gonna get into my

 

Fire truck, fire truck

I want to ride on a fire truck!

Fire truck, fire truck

I want to ride on a fire truck!

 

I’ve got a hook and ladder, a hook and ladder.

I climb that ladder and I hold on tight!

I’m gonna get out the hose and I’m gonna

Shoot that water, shoot that water,

Shoot that water from the hose on my

 

Fire truck, fire truck

I want to ride on a fire truck!

Fire truck, fire truck

I want to ride on a fire truck!

 

When that fire truck comes near,

People put their hands right over their ears.

They do that because the noise is so loud from the siren on my

 

Fire truck, fire truck

I want to ride on a fire truck!

Fire truck, fire truck

I want to ride on a fire truck!

 

When that fire is all put out

I’m gonna jump into my fire truck and turn it around.

I’m gonna go back to the fire station.

I’m gonna have a hot hot bath,

And hot hot food like hot hot chicken,

Hot hot macaroni and cheese,

And hot hot broccoli

 

And for dessert I’m gonna have some cold cold cold ice cream!

Then I’m gonna brush my teeth,

Jump into bed,

Pull the covers up to my head and dream about my

 

Fire truck, fire truck

I want to ride on a fire truck!

Fire truck, hey, fire truck

I want to ride 0n a fire truck!

Fire truck, fire truck

I want to ride 0n a fire truck!

 

Fire Truck Song Music Video

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