This Christmas song is fantastic for toddlers and preschoolers. The simple words and actions are easy to follow and relatable during the Christmas season. As an added bonus, you’ll likely find its tune familiar.

This song is featured in my 1-year-old Add A Little Curriculum Christmas Unit. Check it out here.



I’m a Little Christmas Tree

Tune similar to: I’m A Little Teapot

Author: Unknown



I’m a little Christmas tree tall and straight,

Here are my branches for you to decorate.

First you put the star on the very top,

Just be careful that my balls don’t drop.



Little Christmas tree tall and straight – touch finger tips over head to make a pointed tree

Here are my branches for you to decorate – hold arms out from your sides as branches

First you put the star on the very top – reach on tippy toes to put something up high

Just be careful that my balls don’t… – hold arms out from your sides again

Drop – flap arms downward

Looking for more Holiday preschool song ideas? Check out the following:

Baby Jesus, Welcome Lord

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Shine Shine Christmas Lights

Simple Gingerbread Man Song


Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rut when it comes to preschool songs? Are your children getting bored at circle time when you sing the same song again? Then this is the post for you.

This big list of simple preschool songs includes a wide variety of songs. Some of them you may have sung as a child, while others are original songs by S. J. Little. Some of the preschool songs have links to help you out. The more common songs do not have links, but can easily be researched through a quick Google search or on Youtube.

Know a common preschool song I’m missing? Feel free to add it to the comments section.

Preschool songs are incredibly helpful during transition times and to keep children engaged at circle time. I recommend learning a few of these songs so well that you can sing them anywhere.


Classic Preschool Songs, Plus:

A is for Alligator


Apples and Bananas

Baa Baa Black Sheep


Elephants Have Wrinkles

Farmer in the Dell

Finger Family (Tommy Thumb)

Grandma’s Glasses

Great Big Heart

Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes

I’m a Little Teapot

If You Want to be An… Animal Song

If You’re Happy and You Know It

It’s Cold Outside Today

Jonny Hammered with One Hammer

Little Green Frog

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Old McDonald

Open and Shut Them

Ring Around The Rosie

Rolly Polly

Row Row Row Your Boat

Shake My Sillies Out

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Ten in the Bed

The Ants Go Marching

The Hokey Pokey

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The Wheels on The Bus

Tony Chestnut

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Two Little Dickie Birds

Walking Walking

5 Green and Speckled Frogs

5 Little Ducks Went Out One Day

5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

5 Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree


This is my favourite Valentine’s day song for children aged 1-3. Not only is it about hearts, it also has engaging actions and is excellent for teaching basic concepts such as small, medium, large, and colours.

While this song can be sung with 4 year olds, they are more quick to become bored with the repetitive nature of this song. 1 year olds, 2 year olds, and 3 year olds, on the other hand, thrive on repetition enabling them to sing along.

I recommend only singing 3-5 verses in each sitting. Otherwise, the song can get long.  

For the full educational benefit, this song requires visuals. I have a free printout for you with big, medium, and small hearts. In the past, I have also used foam heart stickers that are shiny or sparkly. I recommend having two of each type of heart – one for each hand.

I have been singing this song for so long with my class that I’ve lost track of who wrote it. I think I may have come up with the idea, but I can’t recall for sure, so I will list it as an unknown author.


Great Big Heart

Author: Unknown

Tune: Tommy Thumb


Great big heart, great big heart,

Where are you?

Here I am, here I am.

How do you do?


Tiny heart, tiny heart,

Where are you?

Here I am, here I am.

How do you do?


Other Verses:

Medium heart

Pink heart

Purple heart

Red heart

White heart

Shiny heart

Sparkly heart



  • Prep visuals ahead of time. You will want two matching hearts for each type of heart you want to sing about.
  • Hold one heart in each hand. Hide your hands behind your back.
  • Great big heart, great big heart, where are you? – Gently sway to the tune
  • Here I am – Bring one heart in front of you
  • Here I am – Bring the other heart in front of you
  • How do you do? – Move both hearts as though greeting each other


Want a free visual to enhance the educational element of this song? Here’s one for you. Download it for free.

Great Big Heart Song Visual


Looking for a Christmas song that is simple, fun, and educational? Then this is the song for you.

Sung to the classic tune of Baa Baa Black Sheep, this preschool Christmas song is all about Christmas lights and their colours. Younger children can learn the names of the colours while older children can be challenged to grasp the concept of patterns.


Shine, Shine, Christmas Lights

Tune: Baa Baa Black Sheep

Lyrics by: S. J. Little



Shine, shine, Christmas lights, colours all a-glow.

Red, green, white, blue; pink and yellow too.

Some on the rooftop, some on the tree.

Saying it’s Christmas time, come and see.

Shine, shine, Christmas lights, colours all a-glow.

Red, green, white, blue; pink and yellow too.


Consider adding a visual to this song so that your children can see each colour of light as the song mentions it. To help you out, I’ve created a downloadable printable you can use. It’s free when you sign up for my once a month email list. Check it out below.



There you have it, the Christmas Lights preschool song. Try singing it today with your 2 year old, 3 year old, or 4 year old.

Looking for other fun Christmas songs for your little one? I recommend:

Baby Jesus, Welcome Lord

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Gingerbread Man Song

I’m a Little Christmas Tree

A giraffe behind the title: Mr. Giraffe Song


A few years back I was teaching my preschool children about different animals. One of the days my focus was on giraffes. For a craft, we ripped brown paper and glued it onto a giraffe colouring sheet. Our story was “Abigail” by Catherine Rayner. The only thing missing was a song.

I did some research, but couldn’t find a good giraffe song. Therefore, I made my own.

This is an original preschool song by S. J. Little. Therefore, be sure to mention her as the author any time you write down or record this song.

Mr. Giraffe Song

Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb

Lyrics by: S. J. Little



Mr. Giraffe is very tall,

His neck is long,

His legs are long.

Mr. Giraffe is very tall

So he can reach the leaves.


Mr. Giraffe has a special tongue;

A long tongue,

A purple tongue.

Mr. Giraffe has a special tongue

So he can reach the leaves.



Very tall – stand on top toes and reach as high as possible

Neck/legs/tongue – point to the body part named

So he can reach the leaves – raise arms over head and grab with hands at pretend leaves as though they were a giraffe mouth


I hope you enjoy this educational preschool giraffe song. Don’t forget to sign up for my monthly preschool emails to learn more original preschool songs.