Songs are one of my absolute favorite ways to teach, and today I have 10 Fun Preschool Songs about Body Parts. These songs help children identify and learn names for different body parts, while getting out some wiggles.
You can start singing these songs with your children much earlier than preschool. I sing to my babies and move their hands when they are still tiny. As they start learning to speak, these songs are a great way for them to expand their vocabulary. They’re also a lot of fun to do together and can be great mommy-toddler bonding time.
In preschool, songs are a great way to teach as well as create brain breaks. Attention span can be a struggle at 3 and 4-years-old. These songs get children up and moving while still learning at the same time.
Here are our 10 favorite body parts songs for preschool
Preschool Songs About Body Parts
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes – Anonymous
This is such a fun song! I’ve been singing it since I was a small child. We typically start out slow, touching each body part as we sing it. Then, we try the fast version, where inevitably we get a little lost at the end. For those that want a SUPER challenge, try singing it backwards!!
The Wiggle Song – Amy Nielson at Planning Playtime
This is a song I created to use with my own kids. It’s great for a stretch after a bit of work time.
If You’re Happy and You Know it – Anonymous
We love this interactive song. The variations make it even more exciting. Sometimes we try to do more than one variation at a time. It’s great motor skills and coordination practice for little and big minds alike.
The Body Parts Song – Amy Nielson at Planning Playtime
If you need another great stretch and wiggle song, this is it. The children get to practice a few body part’s words while they sing it too.
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My Whole Body Can Move – Jack Hartmann
Jack Hartmann’s songs are a favorite of preschool teachers. This song practices body parts words to a fun little jam.
Tony Chestnut – The Learning Station
I heard this song just a few years ago, and I absolutely love it. The actions are so fun, and the words are a bit of a tongue twister the kids LOVE it!
You’re probably quite familiar with this one. It brings back memories of roller skating rinks and dancing with my friends. It’s great practice for learning body parts, and even right vs. left. FREE streaming right now if you have Amazon Prime.
Scrub a Dub Dub
Your preschool class will love this interactive song that teaches body parts words. The kids get to pretend like their taking a bath and scrubbing, all while giggling and dancing around the room.
This song is a great way to get kids ready for quiet time. It still reinforces body part’s words, but in a more gentle, calming way.
Open Shut Them
Here is another calm down for quiet time song for those wiggly preschool kids.