Spanish Songs for Kids
October 8, 2010 3:56 PM   Subscribe

Any good Spanish language songs/games for young kids?

I am giving a presentation / class to a group of kids ages 5 - 9 on Sunday. The theme is "Latin American Celebration!". We are going to be making some bubble tea straw sikus and talking about some simple Mariachi tunes. I'm trying to come up with a few more songs or games to do.

I am a music teacher, and I can think of many great kids songs from Latin America, but they're all too challenging to pull off with kids this young in this short of a time frame. The ideal song would be something with a verse that I could sing, and a fun, simple response that the kids would sing.

Any ideas?
posted by rossination to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
There was a good post on this recently, here.
posted by serazin at 5:47 PM on October 8, 2010

Cabeza, hombros, rodillas, pies was my favorite in Spanish class.

Here's a terrible video of it, but it's all over.
posted by Gucky at 6:57 PM on October 8, 2010

Sesame Street Fiesta Songs!
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:58 PM on October 8, 2010

Look up Tatiana's songs. Some are versions in Spanish of common English children's songs. Cri-Cri also made great music for children.


posted by cobain_angel at 9:09 PM on October 8, 2010

We sang De Colores a lot when I was in elementary school.
posted by NoraReed at 10:27 PM on October 8, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks, everyone. Nora, I like De Colores a lot as well, but it's a bit much to throw at kids in a short session. I was thinking more along the lines of El Cucu, which is great (all they have to sing is the "Cucu me llamo" part, then I can sing the verse or we can do it in English).

Anyway, I'll check out the other recources. Thanks!
posted by rossination at 10:40 AM on October 9, 2010

Theres also Estrellita, Donde Estas?

Its good because it follows the same tune as "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" so its easy to learn the tune.

That site by the way is a collection of Spanish Childrens Songs from around the world. A great resource.
posted by Admira at 3:07 PM on October 9, 2010

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