Im teaching at a nusery and every morning we have a circle time?

Question:during this circle time, we have a play a greeting song so the kids can do some simple actions/movements along with it. any idea of some greeting songs? opening songs??

My group's favorite was "Busy Busy Bumblebee". They insisted on singing it every day all year long! I learned it from a Headstart program in the U.S. Only the first two lines are sung, and I'm sorry - I don't know how to tell you the tune. Just make it up. Kids won't care.

Busy Busy Bumblebee
Who can say their name for me? (point at a child)
(Child says name "x")
Let's say "x"
(all say "x" together)
Let's clap "x"
(say "x" and clap with syllables)
Let's shout "x"
(shout "x" together)
Let's whisper "x"
(whisper "x" together)

Another great one is "The More We Get Together". The version I'm most familiar with is by Raffi. You can hear a sample clip here if you don't know it

The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together the happier we'll be
'Cause your friends are my friends
and my friends are your friends
The more we get together the happier we'll be
Wheels on the bus, its bitsy spider, look on websites like coordinated child care, and go to preschool stores. Do you have any books at the school. One I liked was a bout a little bear or something dont remeber but it was cute.
Ryming name game or maybe Thriller by Michael Jackson.
"The more we get together" for the greeting then maybe move into a quick "Head Sholders, Knees & Toes" to get rid of the 'wiggles' before they sit.
Take a look at this web site:
click on Music and Songs and you'll find lots of songs and finger plays for this age group. The Back to School section has some fun name games you might want to use. This is good source of all kinds of songs and finger plays. I hope you enjoy the site!
Well, you can talk about what day of the week it is (have a chart that someone can put 'today' on the right day) and then sing the "7-days in a week song". It's to the tune of Oh My Darling Clementine. It goes:

There are 7 days, there are 7 days, there are 7 days in a week.
There are 7 days, there are 7 days, there are 7 days in a week.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Have fun!!
wheels on the bus
You know what song I always liked and remember singing and skipping to it in preschool was Que Saira Saira, Whatever will be will be..We used to do a little skip/dance in the mornings to it
When I taught preschool, my kids used to love 'Where is (child's name)' ***the where is thumbkin song using the child's name instead****.

The 7 days a week song is great and can be extended.
**tune of 7 days a week***
^There are 12 Months...^

There are 12 months,
There are 12 months,
There are 12 months in a year.
There are 12 months,
There are 12 months,
Listen close and you will hear.
January, Feb, March, April, May and June
July, August,Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec
(tick the months off on your fingers and when you get to Nov and Dec use one foot for each).

I was trying to teach my Pre-Ks their months in an easy way and I came up with this song. We would sing it every morning with all our other songs and they were so proud when they could tell me what month we were in without help.
during morning circle at my preschool we do an exercise song such as: teacher picks
head, shoulders, knees and toes
if your happy and you know it
warmin up
sports dance
****Great cd is greg and steve---on the move

we also choose a special friend who picks a group song to sing such as
five little monkeys
i'm a little tea pot
fish song
itsy bitsy spider
We use a song that uses hello in different languages.
Hello how are you, hello how are you, how are you today friends..
Hola how are you, hola how are you, hola how are you, how are you today friends?
Bonjour how are you, Bonjour how are you....

You can use any language that the children could easily pick up on, we also use a Chinese and German greeting but I don't know how to spell them.
Yep! Here it goes: "Good morning, good morning, how are you? I'm fine, I'm fine and I hope that you are too. Good morning (and say their names)and finalize with:"how are you today"...
P.S.- you gotta turn on your sound to hear me singing.hahaha
ring arond the rosie
Some old school ones from when we were growing up is B i n g o and bingo was his name oh . Hokey Pokey, A song using all your fingers you put both hands behind your back and call for each finger at the tune of are you sleeping ,where is thumpkin repeat twice when pull it from behind your back and say here I am twice one thumb says how are you today sir the other thumb says very well I thank you . Run and hide (put one hand behind your back ) then sing again run and hide and put your other hand behind your back then call pointer ,tall man ,ringy and pinky . The ants go marching. ring around the rosey.

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