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Preschool Spanish Songs for Fun and Learning

written by: Deidra Alexander • edited by: Tricia Goss • updated: 1/4/2012

Music is a great resource to use for jumpstarting your class, transitioning between activities, or as a centerpiece to a lesson. In this article, you will find several fun and meaningful, preschool, Spanish songs for young language learners.

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    The rhythms and patterns found in music flow and drive words, emotions, and meanings across all languages. In every culture on the planet, music brings people together for every purpose imaginable. One of the earliest ways we learn about culture and share language is through music. Utilize these simplistic, yet powerful learning tools of preschool Spanish songs in your classroom to give students a chance to learn the language on their level and in a fun way that they will never forget. Links to videos to accompany some of these songs are in the References section at the end of this article.

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    Spanish Game Songs

    Arroz con Leche

    Rice and Milk: Choose a student to start the game by standing the middle of the class circle as they sing the song. The chosen child must pick someone of the opposite gender with each child having a turn in the circle.

    Arroz con leche,

    se quiere casar

    con una viudita de la capital.

    Que sepa tejer,

    que sepa bordar,

    que ponga la aguja en su campanal.

    Contigo, sí

    Contigo, no

    Contigo, mi vida,

    me casaré yo.

    Cinco Ratoncitos

    This is a finger play game similar to the English game Eeny Meeny Miny Moe.

    Cinco ratoncitos

    de colita gris

    mueven las orejas,

    mueven la naríz.

    ¡Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco,

    corren al rincón!

    Porque viene el gato,

    a comer ratón.

    Amigos Song

    A song about friends

    Use this song to greet students or in circle play. Each time they sing it in the group they will get better with name recognition.

    Amigos Amigos

    todos mis amigos estan aqui.

    tu eres mi amigo

    tu eres mi amiga

    tu eres mi amigo

    Amigos amigos uno dos tres

    todos mis amigos estan aqui.

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    Basic Vocabulary In spanish

    Uno, Dos Y Tres

    Count to ten in both Spanish and English

    Uno, dos, y tres,

    Cuatro, cinco, seis.

    Siete, ocho, nueve,

    Cuento hasta diez.

    La la la la la; La la la la la,

    La la la la la; La la la la la.

    La la la la la; La la la la la.

    One, two, and three,

    Four, five and six.

    Seven, eight, and nine,

    I count to ten.

    La la la la la; La la la la la.

    La la la la la; La la la la la.

    La la la la la; La la la la la.

    Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dos pies

    Cabeza, hombros, rodillas

    y dos pies

    Cabeza, hombros, rodillas

    y dos pies

    Ojos, oidos, boca y una nariz

    Cabeza, hombros, rodillas

    y dos pies

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    Celebrate Culture Through Song

    De Colores

    Originating in Spain, this traditional song is heard at times of celebrations to rejoice in the beautiful colors of nature among Spanish-speaking people.

    De colores,

    de colores se visten los campos

    en la primavera.

    De Colores,

    de colores son los pajaritos que vienen

    de afuera.

    De colores,

    de colores es el arco iris que vemos

    lucir.

    Y por eso los grandes amores

    de muchos colores me gustan

    a mí.

    Y por eso los grandes amores

    de muchos colores me gustan

    a mí.

    Canta el gallo,

    canta el gallo con el kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri.

    La gallina,

    la gallina con el cara, cara, cara, cara, cara.

    Los pollitos,

    los pollitos con el pío, pío, pío, pío, pí.

    Y por eso los grandes amores

    de muchos colores me gustan

    a mí.

    Y por eso los grandes amores

    de muchos colores me gustan

    a mí.

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    The minds of children are like sponges but their attention span can be very short. Stretch their capacities for attending to your lessons by making them fun. At the preschool level, learning should be playful but still meaningful. Let language learning be as exciting as possible in your classroom while at the same building their fluency day by day with the songs shared here.

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