Singing “hello” is the perfect way to start a preschool music class, or really, any preschool class.
Kids do best when they have a sense of routine and consistent activities like a hello song help them to feel comfortable and secure.
It’s also important to mark the beginning of your class or school day to help kids transition into their new environment.
I love collecting easy Hello Songs to sing with my preschool music classes.
Here are 6 of my favorite hello songs that I love to use with preschoolers. Click the links to find the sheet music and lyrics.
- The Good Morning Train Is Coming – This is such a cute song to sing with preschoolers. They just love the train theme and there are several chance to say “choo, choo!” and tug a pretend train horn as they sing. It is sung to the tune of She’ll Be Coming Around The Mountain, so it’s super easy to pick up.
- Hello, Hello, Hello, Hello by Nordoff/Robbins – This is my number 1, go-to Hello Song. I always come back to it because it’s quick and catch. It gives you a chance to greet each student individually, which is always a nice way to start a class.
- Down Around The Corner – This is a chant, rather than a song, but it’s still a fun way to welcome and greet each student. Bonus, it’s about cookies!
- Paul Is Here Today – This is a really simple song to the tune of The Farmer In The Dell. It’s another hello song that spotlights each child and makes them feel welcome and celebrated in the class.
- Hey Lolly – This is a classic song and a fun one to adapt into a hello song by replacing “Lolly” with the names of your students.
- I’m In The Mood For Singing by Raffi – This is a fun and catchy song that kids love to sing. You can sing multiple verses to get kids moving by replacing “singing” with actions like clapping, marching or jumping.
Do you have a great hello song to share? Leave a comment below and tell us about it!
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