In Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms you always feel like you are cleaning up or transitioning to a new task don’t you? That’s why a big part of my clean up and transition routine is centered around songs. Not only are my students trained to know exactly what to do when they hear that music go on, but a little music makes clean up time more fun. I’m excited to share Clean Up Songs that are perfect for Pre-K and Kindergarten!
*For more fun, check out these 10 Ways to Incoporate More Play in the Classroom!
Clean Up Songs That are Perfect for Transition Times
I love to incorporate music into my classroom and daily routines! Clean up and transition times are a perfect way to do that. My students know that when 5 Little Monkeys comes on they are to wrap up what they are working on, put away their supplies, tidy their area, and head to the carpet! They also know that they should be on the carpet ready to go by the end of Little Bunny Foo-Foo.
I personally chose these two songs, because I already had them on a CD! But you definitely want to choose songs that you enjoy, because let’s face it, by the end of the year, you will probably have listened to them about a thousand times!
I have compiled a list of some of my favorite kid songs for you. Maybe you want to give this method a shot or maybe you’re ready for a little change to your normal clean up songs. Maybe you just want a good list of kid friendly songs to have around your classroom (you never know when a brain break or dance party might be needed). Whatever the reason, these songs will come in super handy in your classroom. Some are specific clean up songs while others are just songs that you and your students will love to listen to.
It’s Linked Up For You!
Like I said, I use songs that I have on CD because I don’t want to have to worry about technology snafus. But many of you are more tech savvy than I am and love to have everything digitally. So, I have linked each of the songs right to YouTube ™ so you have them at your fingertips!
Teacher Tip: If your students have what I like to call a technology coma and would get distracted by video on a screen, you can certainly just play the song and not show the video that goes with it.
Grab Your Free Clickable Copy of Clean Up Songs Below
Are you ready to get your free copy of this Clean Up Songs resource? Just select the large, yellow button at the very bottom of this post to grab your clickable copy. Once you download, you’ll open the document and then be able to click on each link and listen to the clean up songs on YouTube ™!
Want to keep the fun going and learn how to create a “Playful Learning” environment?
(even if you “aren’t allowed to play”)
If you want to learn more about playful learning, free-flowing centers, routines, and more in your Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom, then you will want to be sure to join me in P.L.A.Y. (Playful Learning All Year)!
This course is a deep dive into practical ways that you can create a playful learning environment in your classroom!
It’s going to be awesome (you can check out more about it HERE) and I can’t wait to learn together when the virtual doors open.
- Best Classroom Supplies for Kindergarten Center Time - November 30, 2020
- Holiday Bingo Game for the Classroom - November 25, 2020
- Labels for Organizing Student Work in the Classroom - November 23, 2020