Alphabet Songs for kindergarten
Even though most people think of kindergarten songs as an entertaining brain break, they are so much more than that.
Singing helps kids learn vocabulary, listening skills, letter sounds, letter recognition, and so much more. When you add in some dance and hand movements, a motor skills connection is formed. When this connection happens, the information in these catchy tunes stays locked in the memory of your little learners, simply by dancing and singing together!
Another appeal of songs as learning tools is that they appeal to the various learning styles of your kindergarten students. Songs have the magical ability to reach every learner. Research also tells us that they are amazingly effective tools for cultural education and language learning, too.
The data from learning from songs also shows that they help kids develop a love of learning at an early age. Songs are also highly effective in helping with vocabulary retention in young learners. Singing educational songs with your class is one of the best things you can do to motivate your reluctant learners, too. After all, who can resist a catchy beat!? Not me!
A word of caution. You will want to pay attention to the mouth position and sound that is sung. The consonant stop sounds (b,p, k, g, t,d) can often be problematic as well as affricates (ch, j). For example, instead of saying, /b/,the video may show the sound pronounced as “buh” which can be confusing for students. Additionally, you may also see some confusion around r controlled vowels (at, or, er-ir-ur.) Here is a video to illustrate what I mean.
The Secret Stories® Better Alphabet™ Lite Version | Jack Hartmann & Katie Garner Alphabet Song
This is my hands-down favorite video. I will tell you why. Look at the mouth positions of those phonics sounds that can be confused. They are spot on in this video. Naturally!
The Better Alphabet song is a great one to have your students practice while you are paying close attention to the mouth positions. Often times you will find that students (and adults) need to unlearn some previous mispronunciations. This is the alphabet song that will help. Add it to your playlist and hit REPEAT!
The version above is the lite is great but if you want the full juice of the brain research that you get with Secret Stories. This is the version that yields the best results.
Does that mean you can’t use other alphabet songs in kindergarten? I don’t think so, but we do want to be aware of correct mouth positions for these sounds so we can model it correctly for our students.
Other Alphabet and Phonics Songs by Jack Hartmann
Alphabet Song #2
Alphabet Workout by Jack Hartmann is a great little tune and dance-along for getting the energy out first thing in the morning. Also, this one would be perfect for Indoor Recess days!
Alphabet Song #3
See It, Say It, Sign It – Phonics Song – Letter Sounds – Jack Hartmann Another engaging and fun letter recognition and letter sound song! Your kindergarten students will love to sing and dance along with Jack again!
Alphabet Song #4
Animal Alphabet by Jack Hartmann – Wacky Jack is at it again! He finds another fun way to sing about the alphabet – and kids love to see the 26 animals that match each letter, in their native habitat too!
Alphabet Song #5
Act out the Alphabet by Jack Hartmann – Jack does it again, a quirky catchy MOVEMENT based song that your kinesthetic learners will really get into!
Alphabet Song #6
What Letter Is It? A Random Order Phonics Song for Kids (Phonemic Awareness) by Jack Hartmann – A fun challenge for kids! They hear the sound and must guess the correct letter it goes with!
Harry Kindergarten Learning Songs
Alphabet Song #7
I Know My ABCs! (Alphabet Song for Kids) by Harry Kindergarten
When I was in the classroom full time, my kindergarten students could NOT get enough of this song!!!!
Alphabet Song #8
This is such a fun alphabet song too! I may or may not hum this song through the grocery store.
Fun Phonic Songs by Super Simple Songs
Alphabet Song #9
Alphabet Chant, by Super Simple Songs
Kids love trying to keep up as the alphabet gets faster and faster! They also enjoy learning the signs for each letter too!
Alphabet Song #10
Super Simple ABCs (uppercase letters) – When you need to teach the letters, this is a great tune!
- Learn more about how to teach letters and lesson plans that I’ve found for learning each letter of the alphabet.
Alphabet Song #11
Super Simple ABCs (lower case letters) – Kids love this simple song for learning the lowercase letters of the alphabet. The colorful animation makes it a favorite alphabet song of my classes!
Other Fun Alphabet Songs for Kindergarten
Alphabet Song #12
Watch the Letters Get Down by Anthony Broughton – A fun reggae song and dance version for learning the Alphabet. Definitely add this one to your rotation of fun ABC dance songs!
You will hear… PLAY IT AGAIN!!! Over and over!
Alphabet Song #13
ABC Alphabet Song (R&B Remix) by Desmond Dennis
Your students will love fun song! There is something about that dancing shark that will hook your students (see what I did there?)
Alphabet Song #14
Alphabet Song by Have Fun Teaching – Your class will love this fun song as they shout those letters out to this bee-boppy tune.
It also includes the letter sounds after the alphabet so a little bonus phonics practice.
This video is a classic!
Alphabet Song #15
Phonics Song for Children Alphabet Song | Letter Sounds by Patty Shukla
I love the ASL that is added to each letter of the alphabet in this video. Your young learners will love showing their family
Alphabet Song #16
The Alphabet Song and Dance Along | Phonics for Kids | ABC Song by Coach Corey Martin
This is a fun song because your kindergarten students will freeze when they the letter monster.
Alphabet Song #17
Amazingly adorable graphics and video that your kindergartners will adore! Bright colors will engage all your students!
This is more of a fun video than a teaching one, but… hello? It is Fancy Nancy!
Alphabet Song #18
The Alphabet of Nations – by They Might be Giants/Kids –
An alphabetical tour of the world – Social Studies/ Maps and the letters, all in one great song!
Alphabet Song #19
Sesame Street: Usher’s ABC Song
What could be better than an adorable version with the Muppets and Usher?
Alphabet Song #20
Sesame Street: Sing the Alphabet Song! | Sesame Street Alphabet
Because Sesame Street is the BEST! We need one more!
Alphabet Song #21
These are gentle tunes that we sometimes welcome as we reach the end of a brain break.
Whew! That’s a LOT of GREAT alphabet songs! Dancing to those tunes is a great way to get that restless kindergarten energy out! Now we’re ready to sit down and LEARN even more about the alphabet!
If you are looking for more alphabet activities, I have a few blog posts for you!
- Alphabet Books For Kindergarten And A FREE File TOO!
- How To Teach Letters To Kindergarten Students Plus 5 Alphabet Activities And A Free File!