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10 Great Educational Songs for Kids: 1st to 3rd Grade

10 Great Educational Songs for Kids: 1st to 3rd Grade

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Music is a great way to get kids excited about learning and help them remember what they learn. A catchy tune with easy to remember lyrics will leave a lasting impression, helping to in-grain educational concepts into a child’s memory. Have fun watching these videos with your child or students. Once they have learned the songs, enjoy singing them any time for a fun activity you can do together. You can find hundreds of songs on YouTube to teach kids about educational concepts. The ones below are my personal favorites.

1.The Solar System Song by Kidstv123. This song has a mellow sound and a calming effect. The lyrics are easy to remember and fun to sing. The first line gives information about the what the sun is and how it helps us. Then all the planets are named in order with interesting facts about each planet.

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2. Count By 5’s Song by Mr. R’s Songs for Teaching. This upbeat song makes you want to sing along as you count by fives. There are plenty of visuals and tricks to help your kids understand the counting by fives concept.


3. Nouns Rock by School Rocks Videos. This catchy little tune is fun to sing along to. The song gives so many examples of nouns to help your child understand what a noun is. There are fun, colorful pictures to help your child in-grain the concept of a noun into memory.


4. 50 States that Rhyme by Raggs. This song makes you want to sing the 50 states! It is so fun to sing along to the tune of “Do Your Ears Hang Low.” The states are listed in alphabetical order making them even easier to remember.


5. What’s the Time by Kidstv123. Another fun tune to sing along to. This song teaches digital and analog time. Kids will learn time in hour, half hour, and 15 minute increments. There are plenty of visuals to help them understand the concepts.


6. The Measurement Song by Kidstv123. This song is really sung with feeling. I almost feel emotional when I listen to this tune about measurements. It teaches about centimeters, meters, kilometers, inches, feet, yards, miles, pints, gallons, and more. Pictures and numbers are shown along the way so children can visualize the measurements as they learn them.


7. The Nations of the World by Animaniacs. This catchy song lists the countries of the world and groups them together according to which continent they belong to. Each country lights up when named. This song really helps children understand where countries are in relation to one another. A great geography lesson.


8. The Sentence Song by Scratch Garden. This short little tune gives great examples for how to use periods, question marks, and exclamation points. There is some funky guitar in the background as well. I had this song playing in my head long after I heard it. It also has great visuals to reinforce the concepts.


9. The Big Numbers Song by Kidstv123. This calming song with an easy to remember tune, teaches your kids about numbers from zero to 1 trillion. Great visuals and easy to sing along to.


10. Silent “e”  by the Electric Company. This is a fun way for kids to learn about the silent “e.” The song is upbeat. The singer is a friendly teacher with a lot of kids around him excited to learn about the silent “e.” There are many examples with visuals included. You and your kids will have fun singing and dancing to this educational tune.

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Written by Rachel Wise

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4 Responses to 10 Great Educational Songs for Kids: 1st to 3rd Grade

  1. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for posting these! My favorite on your list is the Animaniacs, Nations of the World.

    I remember a teacher sharing They Might Be Giants – “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”. It stuck with me any I use several of songs by They Might Be Giants in my work.. Two other of my favorites are: Meet the Elements and Roy G. Biv

    Meet the Elements

    Roy G. Biv

    Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

  2. Rachel Wise says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these Rebecca! I never heard them before. I love “Meet the Elements.” So cool!

  3. Deb says:

    These educational songs are fabulous! Most of them are very appropriate for the population I teach which is special education grades K-5. Can’t wait to use them this year!

  4. Rachel Wise says:

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I would love to hear what your students think of the songs!

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