23 Welcome Songs To Start Your Day

Good morning to you!

Example of classroom welcome songs as a video on an iPad.

♪ Hello everyone, how are you? ♪ Many preschool and elementary teachers start morning meetings or greet their students with a song. It’s a great way to start the day on a positive note and get kids moving. Today’s classrooms feature technology that makes it easier than ever for teachers to incorporate videos and music. There are so many great options to get your day started. The Kiboomers, Jack Hartmann, the Singing Walrus, and other leaders in children’s songs all have great choices to help welcome your students to school. Some of the videos even feature beloved characters from popular shows like Sesame Street and Sid the Science Kid. We’ve rounded up all of the best classroom welcome songs here for you!

The Welcome Song

“Hello everyone, how are you? How are you? How are you?” This catchy song by the Kiboomers has kids moving their bodies too!

Hello Song for Kids

Get your students moving with this fun and fast hello song by ELF Learning.


Welcome Song

“Hi! Hello. And how do you do?” Repetition makes this song extra catchy.

Welcome Song & Dance


This one is done standing up with arm action! Learn to dance to “Welcome Song,” a Ugandan folk song.

The Hello Song

Kids say hello to their teacher, friends, and everybody else with this morning song.

What Are We Going To Play Today?

Andy Grammer and the Sesame Street gang sing this catchy song about playing and planning.

Hello Song

This song offers a lot of repetitive responses for your students to chime in with.

Hello, Hello, How Are You?

The Kiboomers teach kids about some emotions they might be feeling this morning.

Good Morning

Reinforce the meaning of the word “good” with this song!

Good Morning Song

The perfect circle-time song! One of our favorite welcome songs for the classroom.

Good Morning to You!

“Our day is beginning, there’s so much to do!” This classic welcome song is bound to start the day on a good foot.

Hola, Bonjour, HELLO!

Kids learn how to say “hello” in other languages!

Kindness Is a Muscle

Work it out, gotta hustle!

Can’t Stop The Feeling

The Trolls version of the Justin Timberlake song!

Hello, Hello, How Are You?

Good, great, or wonderful?!

Spread a Little Sunshine

Start your day by spreading sunshine with this delightful Jack Hartmann song. “I’m going to spread a little sunshine with my own special light.”

The Polkadots: Welcome Song

The simple melody and dance in this video will have your students moving and grooving in no time!

We Welcome You

Kids will learn this song quickly since it is sung to the familiar Mary Had a Little Lamb melody!

Wake-Up Song

If your students have trouble getting going in the morning, you have to try this song at your next morning meeting. We love movement breaks, especially those that get everyone clapping and flapping!

The Good Morning Song

This is a good morning song but with a twist. The song gets progressively more upbeat until that angry frown gets turned upside down!

The Morning Song With Mr. Reed

Students too old for cutesy, cartoon videos? Check out this oh-so cool teacher as he prepares for a day with his students!

A Beautiful Day

“It’s a wonderful world and a beautiful day.” We think it certainly will be if you start each day with this positive song!

I’m Looking for My Friends

Sid the Science Kid for the win! “I’m looking for my friends, I’m looking for you!” Have fun replacing the names of the “friends” in this catchy tune with your students’ names.

Have your own welcome songs for the classroom to share? Post on our WeAreTeachers First Year’s Group!

Also, check out these alphabet videos that help kids learn their ABCs!

Looking for a fun way to start the day? These classroom welcome songs get students singing and moving every morning!