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Sing Goodbye for Today: Parting Songs for Preschool

written by: Lisa King • edited by: Sarah Malburg • updated: 9/11/2012

Everybody hates to say goodbye. However, these cute goodbye songs for the preschool class are a perfect way to end the day and make children feel special along the way.

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    Music Brings Joy

    Music 002 The majority of educators realize that music is essential for the healthy development of children. Music inspires young children and has been known to improve reasoning and thinking skills. Some experts believe it enables students to have more control over their bodies helping them to grow up to be great athletes. Above all, singing songs brings joy and happiness to children of all ages.

    Songs can be used to greet students when they arrive in the classroom, as an educational tool throughout the day, and are the perfect way to say goodbye when the day is over. Below you will find original goodbye songs to sing with your students at the end of the school day.

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    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Says Goodbye

    Instruct children to wave their hands to their friends while singing this cute goodbye song to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

    Goodbye, Goodbye Everyone (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

    Goodbye, goodbye, everyone.

    I sure hope that you had fun.

    Tomorrow is another day.

    We will laugh, sing and play.

    Goodbye, Goodbye, everyone.

    I sure hope that you had fun.

    By, Lisa King

    Goodbye, Goodbye See You Soon (Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

    Goodbye Goodbye see you soon (wave hands)

    But not until we sing this tune (point to mouth)

    We must part and we must go (turn one hand over on "part"; then the other on "go)

    But we'll be back to say Hello (big, exaggerated wave)

    See you later alligator, (Shout) (Form arms to make gator's mouth)

    After while crocodile!

    By Sarah Malburg

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    Goodbye Song With Motion

    Preschoolers will enjoy doing the motions and singing this original song at the close of the school day to the tune of the popular song, "On Top of Old Smokey."

    We Had Fun Today (On Top of Old Smokey)

    We learned the alphabet, (Point to the Alphabet in the room)

    And played all day long. (Dance)

    We sorted and counted (Hold fingers up in a counting motion)

    And sang a fun song. (Place hands around mouth)

    But now our day, has come to an end. ( Pretend to be crying)

    Let’s say goodbye to all of our friends. (Wave hands)

    By, Lisa King

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    Action Song

    Music 003 Preschoolers will have a blast clapping, waving, and stomping while singing this terrific goodbye song, "If You Had Fun at School Today," to the tune of "If Your Happy and You Know It."

    If You Had Fun at School Today

    If you had fun at school today, clap your hands.

    If you had fun at school today, clap your hands.

    If you had fun at school today,

    then your ready to go home and play.

    If you had fun at school today, clap your hands. .

    If you followed all the rules, stomp your feet.

    If you followed all the rules, stomp your feet.

    If you followed all the rules, then you had fun at school.

    If you followed all the rules, stomp your feet.

    If you worked hard today, kiss your brain.

    If you worked hard today, kiss your brain.

    If you worked hard today, then you deserve to shout hooray.

    If you worked hard today, kiss your brain.

    If your ready to say goodbye, wave your hands

    If your ready to say goodbye, wave your hands.

    If your ready to say goodbye, there is love in your eyes.

    If your ready to say goodbye, wave your hands.

    By Lisa King

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    Student Created Goodbye Song

    This cute goodbye song is more proof that even the youngest children can write, and create. Managing Editor, Laurie Patsalides' daughter sings this fun goodbye song when she comes home from PreK. Encourage your students to make up their own original songs like the one below.

    Goodbye Everyone

    Goodbye children; goodbye teachers;goodbye everyone; it was nice to see you at school.

    We hope you had a happy day, happy day, happy day.

    We hope you had a happy day we'll see you all tomorrow."

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    Additional Goodbye Song

    In addition to these original goodbye songs, Preschool Express has several unique ditties in addition to the one listed below to use in the preschool and kindergarten classroom.

    Time to Say Goodbye

    Tune: "Up On The House Top"

    Now is the time to say goodbye.

    My how fast the time did fly.

    Our day is done, so we must say,

    "Goodbye, goodbye for today".

    Ho, Ho, Ho - time to go.

    He, He, He - wave like me.

    Now it is time to say, "Goodbye".

    Grab your things and off you fly!

    By, Jean Warren

    Music truly does make the world go around. We hope these wonderful goodbye songs for the preschool classroom will make your students feel special and bring joy and inspiration to them this school year. If you have any of your own to share, or if you have goodbye to the year songs, feel free to comment.

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