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Are you looking for the best music and movement songs for your preschool or Pre-K kids? Try these action songs that will get your kids moving while having tons of fun.

This list of 15 songs is a great way to add important gross motor practice into your daily classroom routine. You can use these 15 fun action songs to add important gross motor practice into your daily classroom routine. They’re also perfect to use during physical education (PE) classes, indoor recess, or anytime your kids need a to get their wiggles out.

Preschool Music and Movement

Preschool Music and Movement Songs

Research has shown that movement increases blood flow to the brain, which means the more kids move, the more they learn! Adding intentional opportunities for your kids to move frequently throughout the school day can increase their engagement and attention spans.

I know you don’t have tons of spare time to search for and preview all the music and movement songs on YouTube, that’s why I did all the hard work for you – you’re welcome!

These free, preschool teacher-approved YouTube videos will help you add more music and movement into your daily routine.

Show these age-appropriate videos to your class on the big screen, or just play the audio if you prefer. Your kids will love singing, dancing, and most importantly, moving to these fun songs – with or without a screen!

There are plenty of music and movement videos and songs on YouTube that your preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten kids will love, here’s a list of some of my favorites below.

Goldfish, by The Laurie Berkner Band Laurie Berkner and her band are known for their blockbuster hits, and this one is no exception.

Shake Your Sillies Out, by The Learning Station I dare you not to start shaking your own sillies out when listening to this song.

Tooty Ta, by Jack Hartmann This classic body movement song is a super silly one that all kids love!

Get Yo Body Movin’, by Koo Koo Kanga Roo The title says it all, and the catchy music will have your kids begging for more!



Go Bananas, by The Learning Station I just adore Don Monopoli and all the fantastic music from this group, they’re always a favorite with the preschool crowd.

Preschool Music and Movement Songs for Kids

Preschool Songs for Music and Movement

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, by The Kiboomers What do you get when you combine a classic story with body movements? A winner!

The Chicken Dance, by GoNoodle It’s not just for weddings, the Chicken Dance is perfect for preschoolers too!

If You’re Happy and You Know It, by Jack Hartmann This one is a forever classic that you probably remember from your own childhood. If only Jack had been around when I was a kid!

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, by Super Simple Songs Another tried and true classic that your kids will adore.

Hokey Pokey, by The Learning Station- This classic song is sure to be a huge hit with your kids!

Freeze Dance, by The Kiboomers Did you know that the Freeze Dance isn’t just fun? It is also a great way to practice self-regulation skills.

Preschool Music and Movement Songs

Preschool Movement Songs

Walking in the Jungle, by Super Simple Songs

Walk Around, by Music with Nancy Enjoy the lovely voice of the talented Nancy Kopman in this fun movement song.

I Can Move My Body Like Anything, by Jack Hartmann

Alabama Mississippi, by Jim Gill If you’ve never seen Jim Gill in concert, run, don’t walk to the ticket booth! This catchy tune will stick with you for days as you “Shake it on down to New Orleans!”

Follow my Music and Movement playlist on YouTube if you prefer to watch the videos there!

More Preschool Music Ideas

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  • Good Morning Songs
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