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12 Festive Holiday Songs for Your Child Care Center

Looking for ways to add some cheer to your child care facility this holiday season? We’ve put together 10 tracks of holiday music to get you and your little ones moving, grooving and ready to celebrate the season.

It’s that time of year once again! The holidays are upon us and you want to share the celebrations with your students. You may have decoration or activity ideas, but have you thought about adding some music to set the stage for the season?

Benefits of Music in the Child Care Center Classroom

Adding music to your classrooms is a great way to support brain development in young children. Incorporating it into your day-to-day can help students with language comprehension, speaking and literacy, all while creating a fun environment for them to learn, play and socialize. It can also play a big part in the energy of the room.

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Like we mentioned in our blog about helping students stay focused around the holidays, if your kids are running low on energy, some upbeat music can be just the thing to revitalize your classroom. Plus, keeping your music in theme with the season can help keep your little ones entertained, engaged and excited for any special activities or crafts you have planned.

Building the Holiday Playlist

Creating the perfect holiday playlist can be tricky, to make it easier for you we’ve compiled a list of family friendly songs that everyone can enjoy accessible via YouTube. We’ve added tracks that range from classical genres all the way through pop. Enjoy them on their own, or use them as a starting point to begin building out your very own playlist!

  • Frosty the Snowman
  • You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
  • Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Clause Is Coming to Town

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Tip: Get the Kids Involved - If the children in your classroom are old enough, have them suggest 
their favorite holiday tunes and put the suggestions in a jar. Draw a
few winners everyday and add them to the playlist. It's a great way to 
expand the variety of songs and help your students feel included 
in the process.
  • Jingle Bell Rock 
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Jingle Bells
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (From The Nutcracker)
  • Trepak (From The Nutcracker)
  • Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah
  • Ocho Kandelikas

Whether you want to set the tempo for a themed activity or decide to add a little background music to your classroom these songs are a great way to bring in the holidays at your childcare center and help create some fun memories for the kids as well. Pair these tunes with a fun activity, such as crafting paper snowmen, Christmas trees or even ornaments that they can take home.

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