Singing about feelings

Parents and caregivers play an important role in helping children learn about feelings. By singing songs, reading books and having lots of conversations about different feelings parents are able to provide an emotional vocabulary that the child can use to understand and communicate their feelings and the feelings of others.

Here are two new songs we have been singing at ECDA to teach our toddlers’ group about some basic feelings.

Songs about feelings….


(Sung to – For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)

When I feel very HAPPY

When I feel very HAPPY

When I feel very HAPPY

My face will look like this_____ (make corresponding face)

Verse 2 – Substitute – SAD

Verse 3 – Substitute – ANGRY

Verse 4 – Substitute – SLEEPY

Feelings Galore

(Sung to – Sing a Song of Sixpence)

Are you feeling HAPPY?

Are you feeling SAD?

Are you feeling QUITE?

Or, a little MAD?

Maybe you’re EXCITED –

You want to JUMP and SHOUT!

There are so many feelings that

We can talk about!