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Circle Time Welcome Songs



Sing Hello

Stand up (childs name), stand up (childs name)
turn around, turn around
reach up to the sky high
reach down touch the ground
sit back down, sit back down

Sing hello to Sally, Sally, Sally
Sing hello to Sally
Sing Hello
Contributed by Megan Stimpson

 

Good Morning

After children sit for morning meeting, teacher starts by singing the first line and choosing a child, the children
join in on the song and pat their hands on their laps

"Good Morning (child's name)
Good Morning (child's name)
Good Morning (child's name)
and welcome to our meeting"

Repeat until all children (and teachers) have been
welcomed.
Contributed by Leanne.

Welcome Song
Tune: "A hunting we will go"
Need: children, and hands to clap

Children sit in circle and sing with the teacher, go around
the circle and sing the song putting in each childs name as you
sing.

I'm glad I came to school, I'm glad I came to school, with
all the other boys and girls I'm glad I came to school,
......... (child's name) will be there ...........
(child's name) will be there with all the other boys and
girls ....... will be there!

Then move onto the next child and sing the song again,
children love to hear their own name sung into a song.
Contributed By: Cathy Lewis

Welcome Train
Materials Needed: Wooden Train whistle if desired.

Children sit at a table or on the floor. All sing the
beginning of the song while seated. Then when the welcome
to (child s name) verse is sung, each child in turn gets
up and joins a line (making the train.)

The welcome train is coming
Get on board! Choo- Choo
The welcome train is coming
Get on board! Choo-Choo

Welcome to (child's name)
Get on board! Choo-choo

Continue naming each child in your class with the same 2
lines over and over again until you have included each
child's name....
When every child is standing in line, sing the 1st verse
again at least 3 times while moving around the floor in a
circle. Stop when everyone is back at their starting
seat, and say Stop! Sit Down!

Motions: bend arms at elbows and slide arms backwards and
forwards to make the train motion. When you say
Choo-choo Raise one hand in the air to pull the cord on
the invisible whistle!
Note: a train whistle could be a fun way to call the
class together and get started.
Contributed by: Nora
Also, a fun way to move from desk to carpet and get some
of the wiggles out.
Contributed By: Nora

Multicultral Good Morning Song

Good Morning, good morning we like to say good morning,
Each happy day before we play we like to say, good
morning.

Konichi wa, konichi wa we like to say konichi wa each
Happy day before we play we like to say, konichi wa.

Bonjourno, bonjia, G,day. can all be sung to or whatever
greeting that relates to children in your group.

My children and I tap both knees then clap hands
simultaneuosly in time to the song and hands bowing
goodmorning for konichi wa.
Contributed By: Emma

Welcome Song (with actions)

All children sit in a circle. Child thinks of an action to
do, e.g clap hands. Everyone sings 'let's clap our hands
for____(childs name),let's clap our hands for_____(next
child in the circle. Let's clap our hands for____,(next
child in the circle) you're welcome here today'. Song
finishes when everyone has been welcomed. Other actions
may be:stamping feet,tapping knees,nodding head e.t.c.
Contributed By: Karen Stainton

Welcome song

Hello...(child's name)
Hello...(child's name)
Where are you?
(Child sings and waves) Here i am, here i am how do you
do.

For young children and new children help with their lines
and waving is sometimes needed but most children I have
done it with learn it after a while. We do this song whenever
there is someone new and when we are singing other
songs - we do it about twice a week.
Contributed By: Gemma

Circle Time Welcome
tune: "Frere Jacques"
Need: name cards and/or photos

Present name card or photo & wait for children to name child.

Sing:
Hello ... (child's name) Hello ...
How are you? How are you?
Glad you came to school today. Glad you came to school today
Please shake my hand. Please shake my hand. (shake child's hand)

Say hi to child using their name and encourage them to say hi to you with your name.
Contributed By: April

Hello-Welcome Song
Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you?
How are you today?

It's nice to see ___ here,
It's nice to see ___ here,
It's nice to see ___ here,
How are you today?
Contributed By: Melissa Ann Herman

Good Morning, how are you?

Good Morning, how are you?
Say your name and we'll clap for you!
Contributed By: Jennifer

Going To Preschool
tune: Father Abraham

Going to Preschool is lot's of fun,
It's lot's of fun going to Preschool,
We count to one and then to two,
So let's all sing along, (Right arm-have the children to pump their arm up and down)

Going to Preschool is lot's of fun,
It's lot's of fun going to Preschool,
We count to one and then to two,
So let's all sing along, left arm...

And so on until the end than you say sit down.
I hope your children enjoy this.
Contributed by: Tamela E.-Wiggles & Giggles Preschool-Winslow, Indiana

Good Morning To You
(Sung to the happy Birthday tune)

Good Morning to You,
Good morning to you,
Good Morning dear friends...
Its Nice to See YOU!

Good Morning.....(Child's Name)
GoodMorning......(Child's name)
Contributed By: Sherry

Good morning Song

Good morning to you,
Good morning, good morning,
And how do you do?

We're happy, we're happy,
We're happy today,
We're happy, we're happy
At school and at play.
Contributed By: Rachel

At School Today

Here we are at school today.
Happy as can be!

We are here to work and here to play.
Happy as can be!
with a clap clap here, clap(2) there,
Here a clap , there a clap,
Everywhere a clap clap.

Here we are at school today.
Happy as can be!

(Actions to be change to suit children)
Contributed By: Connie

Good Morning Circle
We sing this Good Morning song to help children greet each other.

Children sit in a circle. The teacher usually starts the kids pick up quickly and will join in in greeting each other.

Good Morning Jacob
How are you?
Shake hands with Garrett next to you

Continue around the circle we include the teachers too.
Contributed By: Linda Peck

New Child Welcome
Teacher and Children sing to welcome a new child starting.
tune: Where is Thumbkin

Where is (new childs name)
Where is (new childs name)

There he is (Palm up in direction of child)
There he is (Palm up in direction of child)

How are you today (Thumb up fingers closed)
How are you today (Thumb up fingers closed)

Come and play (hands inviting child to play)
Come and play (hands inviting child to play)
Contributed by: Phil

Here Today Song
tune: If you're happy and you know it

(Child's name)'s here today, shout hurray!
(Child's name)'s here today, shout hurray!
(Child's name)'s here today, she will learn and laugh and play,
Oh (Child's name)'s here today shout hurray!
Contributed By: Brittney

Hand Shake Welcome Song

Good Morning (child's name)
(when child's name is called he/she comes to center of the circle)
Welcome, welcome
we're so glad to see you, we're so glad to see you.
Shake my hand, Shake my hand(child in cirlce shakes everyone's hand)
Good Morning (child's name)
sit back down, sit back down(child in cirlce sit down)
Contributed By: Tameika

Good Morning

Good morning, good morning.
How are you today?
I'm very well I thank you.
It's time to work and play, at (your school's name).
Contributed By: Julie I.

Welcome Song

Welcome, Welcome,
Good(afternoon/morning)and welcome,
Have fun today at (nursery),
With friends we'll play with, welcome
Contributed By: Sandra Kinloch

1,2,3 Song
(tune-nick nack paddy whack)

1,2,3 come with me!
come with me and you will see,
all the boys and girls playing merily,
at (the name of the nursery/playschool)

Sand and Clay, water play,
songs and stories everyday,
with all the boys and girls playing merily
in (the name of the nursery/playschool)
Contributed By: Sandra Kinloch

Jambo Welcome Song

Jambo(child's name)
Jambo______
Jambo______
Its nice to have you here

Child jumps in the middle of the circle when his name is sung.
Jambo comes from the African language and means welcome.
Contributed By: Ashlee Saunders

How Are You?
Teacher sings then children sing.

Teacher: Good morning to you boys and girls, boys and girls, boys and girls. Good morning to you boys and girls. How are you?
Children: We are fine.
Children: God morning to you dear teacher, dear teacher, dear teacher. Good morning to you dear teacher. How are you?
Teacher: I am fine or if two teachers respond we are fine.
Contributed By: Letrice

Hey, Good Morning

Hey, Good morning,
Ho, good morning,
What a lovely day.

Hey, Good morning,
Ho, Good morning,
Won't you come and play.

Hey, Good morning
Ho, Good morning,
Clap your hands in time.

Hey, good morning,
Ho, Good morning,
Fold your hands like mine.

Contributed By: Carolyn B

Good Morning Welcome Song

Good Morning___________, Good Morning___________,
Good Morning___________, It's nice to see you here.
Good Morning___________,

*Repeat as the first verse until all children have been named. The children will sit and listen for their name to be called. They also will learn the names of their classmates. They really enjoy this greeting! It starts the day off making them feel special.
Contributed By: Alice

Hand Up
(tune of twinkle, twinkle)

(Childs name)if your there put your hand up in the air.
Contributed By: Stacey

Good Morning to You

Good Morning to you,
Good Morning to you,
We're all in our places
with bright smiling faces,
And this is the way
We start our new day.
Contributed By: Beth H

Good Morning Song/Good Morning(Child's Name)

Good Morning (Child's Name), How do you do?
Good Morning (Child's Name), How do you do?
It's so nice so, very nice to see you
How do you do? How do you do? How do you do?

Repeat until you have said each child's name. Other children can sing along.
Contributed By: latanya M.

Came To School

(child's name) came to school today, school today, school today
(child's name) came to school today
He's our friend.

Sing this while clapping rhythmically
Contributed By: Tara

We Are Waiting

We are waiting
We are waiting
For our friends
For our friends
We are waiting
We are waithing
For our friends

You can also substitute ""our Friends" for a child's name.
Contributed By: Sharlene W.

I Wonder What Your Name Is

(teacher sings) I wonder what your name is, I wonder if you know, (look at the child and make eye contact)your name is (wait for the child to respond) ..... hello, hello, hello. Continue singing to each child until everyone has said their name.
Contributed By: Jude

Here I Am
tune: "Where is Thumbkin?"

Teachers: Where is _______________? (Child's name)
Where is _______________? (Child's name)
Child: Here I am, Here I am. (Child stands)
(or have group point and say "There is child's name, There is child's name")
Contributed By: Katie

Hello How Are You?

Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you, how are you today?

Turn to your neighbor and shake their hand.
Turn to your neighbor and shake their hand.
Turn to your neighbor and shake their hand,

“How are you today, today, how are you today?”
“I’m fine” (point hands to yourself),
“How about you ‘child's name’?”(wait for answer)
(teacher open hands and point to child),
“I’m fine”, “How about you ‘child's name’?”(wait for answer)
“I’m fine”, “How about you ‘child's name’?” (wait for answer)
(After saying all the children’s names)

How are you today, today, how are you today?
Hello how are you, hello how are you, hello how are you, how are you today, today, How are you today?

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