If you're happy

Sing-along song – If you’re happy

Most children are naturally interested in music. Children require movement for their development and growth. They take delight in movement, and music helps them along the way.

In my close-to-five years of preschool teaching, I have noticed that toddlers prefer some songs over others. Repetitive songs top the children’s list of favorite songs. Action songs are a close second.

One song I noticed which elicits response is If You’re Happy. There are many versions on Youtube to choose from. For me, I have adapted Super Simple Songs’ version to create my own. Keeping in mind that toddlers (age group 18 months to 3 years old) are not fluent in their speech yet, and are learning to understand their own emotions, I’ve combined emotions, movement and the repetitive feature into one song children will definitely enjoy.

 

If You’re Happy

Adapted from Super Simple Songs

If you’re happy, happy, happy

Clap your hands

If you’re happy, happy, happy

Clap your hands

If you’re happy, happy, happy

Clap your hands, clap your hands

If you’re happy, happy, happy

Clap your hands

If you’re angry, angry, angry

Stomp your feet

If you’re angry, angry, angry

Stomp your feet

If you’re angry, angry, angry

Stomp your feet, stomp your feet

If you’re angry, angry, angry

Stomp your feet

 

If you’re sad, sad, sad

Hide your eyes

If you’re sad, sad, sad

Hide your eyes

If you’re sad, sad, sad

Hide your eyes, hide your eyes

If you’re sad, sad, sad

Hide your eyes

If you’re sleepy, sleepy, sleepy

Yawn

If you’re sleepy, sleepy, sleepy

Yawn

If you’re sleepy, sleepy, sleepy

Yawn, yawn, yawn

If you’re sleepy, sleepy, sleepy

Yawn

If you are scared, say Oh no!

Oh no!

If you are scared, say Oh no!

Oh no!

If you are scared, say Oh no!

Say Oh no!

If you are scared, say Oh no!

Oh no!

If you’re hungry, hungry, hungry,

Rub your tummy

If you’re hungry, hungry, hungry,

Rub your tummy

If you’re hungry, hungry, hungry,

Rub your tummy, rub your tummy

If you’re hungry, hungry, hungry,

Rub your tummy

If you are surprised, give a shout

Oh!

If you are surprised, give a shout

Oh!

If you are surprised

Give a shout, give a shout

If you are surprised, give a shout

Oh!

If you’re cold, cold, cold

Say Brrr!

If you’re cold, cold, cold

Say Brrr!

If you’re cold, cold, cold

Say Brrr, Brrr, Brrr!

If you’re cold, cold, cold

Say Brrr!

If you are excited, jump for joy

Hurray!

If you are excited, jump for joy

Hurray!

If you are excited

Jump for joy, jump for joy

If you are excited, jump for joy

Hurray!