When kids have the chance to incorporate music into learning, it makes learning new concepts fun and engaging. In this series of free printable preschool songs, kids learn about a wide variety of concepts in a playful way. They’ll learn about seasons, counting, animals and more as they get up and move!
Why We Love Printable Preschool Songs
To be sure there are many benefits to singing and introducing music to kids. Music definitely helps us mix things up a bit, making learning engaging and fun. There are also added benefits related to oral language development, movement, creativity and more.
And yes! YouTube is a great resource for finding quick videos to play for kids. We share a ton of YouTube video suggestions in our preschool theme guides.
So why bother printing out songs?!
Glad you asked!
By printing out the lyrics (or displaying them visually on a device) kids also get the important added benefit of a print-rich experience. The printable version allows kids to connect the words they are singing with the little squiggly lines on paper. Soon, as they learn more about the alphabet and beginning reading skills, they’ll connect those squiggles with real words…and begin to read them!
Using the song lyrics opens the door to many different activities that weave in additional literacy skills.
And the added song pieces we’ve included in the printable songs provide even more opportunities to work on sequencing, counting, and more depending on the specific song chosen.
So basically…by printing the songs instead of just singing them we can do even more playful learning activities with them in a meaningful way.
Sample Schedule for Printable Preschool Songs
Of course you can use these songs anytime you see fit. However, some songs in the series relate specifically to a holiday or season while others are more nonseasonal in nature. For planning purposes it’s helpful to have a bit of guide. Below is a quick summary of the way we break down this series by month.
- Winter This is the Way Song
- 10 Little Snowflakes Song
- Arctic Animals Song
- Australian Animals Song
- This is the Way We Take Care of Our Teeth Song
- 1, 2 I Love You Song
- 10 Little Butterflies Song
- Spring This is the Way Song
- Animals at the Pond Song
- Play Outside Song
- Earth Day Song
- 10 Little Flowers Song
- Transportation Song
- 10 Little Fish Song
- Summer This is the Way Song
- 10 Little Seashells Song
- Animals in the Ocean Song
- 5 Little Apples Song
- Fall This is the Way Song
- Kids at School Song
- If It’s Fall Song
- 5 Little Spiders Song
- Animals in the Forest Song
- 10 Little Turkeys Song
- 10 Little Marshmallows Song
- 10 Little Presents Song
- If It’s Christmas Song
- 10 Little Gingerbread Song
Free Printable Preschool Songs
For each song, you may choose to grab the free printable version that includes the song text and song pieces in color, or you may purchase the full song pack which includes additional supporting activities to extend the fun and learning as well as the black and white version of the song text and song pieces.
Learn about counting and snowflakes with this 10 Little Snowflakes Circle Time Song.
Your kids will learn all about winter with this Winter Preschool Circle Time Song.
Introduce children to the animals of the Arctic with this free printable Arctic Animals Song.
Celebrate Australia Day and teach children about Australian animals with the Australian Animals Song.
Help your preschoolers learn to count as they sing a song for a special someone in this I Love You Preschool Valentine’s Day Song.
Teach your kids how to create a good dental hygiene routine with this Dental Health Preschool Song Printable.
Teach your kids to learn about spring and spring theme vocabulary in this Fun Spring Preschool Circle Time Song.
Practice number recognition and counting with this 10 Little Butterflies Preschool Circle Time Song.
Encourage your kids to get out and play using this Play Outside Preschool Circle Time Song.
Learn about different pond animals and how they move with this Pond Animals Preschool Circle Time Song.
Help children learn about ways they can take care of Earth all year long with this Earth Day movement song.
Help your little learners learn to count using this 10 Little Flowers Preschool Circle Time Song.
Teach your kids about summer with this fun Summer Preschool Circle Time Song.
Teach your kids to count to 10 with this fun 10 Little Fish Preschool Circle Time Song.
Help your kids learn about different modes of transportation with this Transportation Preschool Circle Time Song.
Teach your kids to count to 10 with this fun 10 Little Seashells Preschool Circle Time Song.
Your kids will love learning about different ocean animals with this Ocean Animals Preschool Circle Time Song.
Help kids learn about the basic routines at school in the Kids at School song.
Kids love this personalized 5 Little Apples song!
Learn about fall traditions in the If It’s Fall song.
Get up and move as you sing about different fall activities in the Fall This is the Way movement song.
Use this fun twist on 5 Little Pumpkins as you learn some facts about real spiders in the 5 Little Spiders song.
Get ready for Thanksgiving with the 10 Little Turkeys song.
Learn about forest animals and the ways they move with the Forest Animals song.
Welcome winter with a cup of hot chocolate and this fun 10 Little Marshmallows counting song.
Share about favorite Christmas traditions in the If It’s Christmas song. Then brainstorm new verses togethers based on suggestions from the class!
Encourage kids to think of others as they sing about wrapping gifts for friends in this 10 Little Presents counting song.
Use the 10 Little Gingerbread song during your holiday activities or as a fun theme to welcome children back after the holiday break.
MORE WINTER SONGS: We’ve gathered some of our favorite YouTube songs for winter and our printable winter songs all on one page. See all the winter songs here.
Get Even More Playful Learning with the Full Song Packs
There are so many great ways to build upon the fun kids have as they learn these simple songs. For all 24 songs in this series we’ve put together a full song pack so that you can do some fun extension activities and tie in a bit more math and literacy along the way.
Each song pack set includes:
- Circle Time Song Charts and Pieces
- Full-Page Class Book Options
- Half-Page Emergent Reader Options
Where appropriate we’ve also added song charts and book options with real photographs.
Extension activities are also suggested for each song.
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.