A you looking for a simple bilingual song to use in you preschool music class?
I have a great free resource for you.
Un elefante se balanceaba (Little Elephants) is a fun and easy bilingual sing-along song to teach preschoolers. This song can be found in my Mexico and Cinco de Mayo lesson plan, but you could can use this fun song any time of the year.
You can sing this song in English, Spanish, or both. Use this video to learn pronunciation in Spanish, if needed:
The lyrics and motions are as follows:
Spanish: Un elefante se balanceaba [with fingers say “1 elefante”, then hold hands and swing arms]
English: One elephant was swinging
Spanish: Sobre la tela de una araña [mime spider by wiggling your fingers]
English: On a spider web
Spanish: Como veían que no se caía [say no, then fall]
English: As they saw that he was not falling
Spanish: Fueron a buscar otro elefante [hands on ears or trunk with arm]
English: They went to get another elephant
Spanish: Dos elefantes se balanceaban
English: Two elephants were swinging
Continue on counting up to as many as you want to go.