Websites for Songs
1. songsforteaching.com – This website has CDs of educational songs to purchase. There is a wide
selection and some songs are available to listen to off of each disc.
2. freekidsmusic.com – This site has about 40 traditional children’s songs and lyrics (i.e. The Wheels on
the Bus, Bingo, the Alphabet Song) and large selection of free downloads from contemporary
children’s artists with no lyrics included.
3. dreamenglish.com – This location has a variety of musical rhythmical options for your classroom. It
is designed for ESL students/teachers but it can be applied in any elementary classroom. There are
traditional songs, original songs about diverse topics, vocabulary chants, and flashcards. Many songs
are available for a free download but there are also several CDs available for purchase. Some songs
have videos available and usually there are links for accompanying activities.
4. freeabcsongs.com – This site is affiliated with dreamenglish.com. This is where most of the
traditional music can be found for free downloads. There are also a few songs available with sheet
5. mamalisa.com – If you are looking to incorporate music from around the world – this site is great!
Songs can be found from diverse cultures in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia
and Australia. Many songs come with a video or a free download and songs in languages other than
English are shown in their original language and English. The site also offers nursery rhymes, kid’s
poetry and food/recipes from around the world.
6. freesongsforkids.com – This website has songs sorted by subject (mathematics, holidays, folk
songs…etc). The songs can all be listened to on the site and some can be downloaded for free; others
have to be purchased through another website.
7. kididdles.com – This site has hundreds of traditional and non-traditional songs available for children.
Songs are listed in alphabetical order – some have midi music to accompany them. There is also a
section on the site for lyrics which can be sorted by subject. If you become a member (it’s free) you
can access printable lyrics sheets and printable sheet music.
8. kids.niehs.nih.gov – This website is provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences and it has a variety of songs related to the environment (some of them are rather loosely
environmentally related). The majority of the songs include the lyrics and a midi file with the music.
I don’t think that the songs are available for download. On the site you can also find brainteasers,
games and activities, stories, jokes and other stuff.
9. boopadoo.net – This location has a few children’s songs available for download but the main
attraction is the selection of other activities that are offered. On the site there are instructions for
building musical instruments using household items (bottles, spoons, straws…etc), composing music,
and activities related to rhythm and melody. Teacher guides are also available in the “how-to”
10. bussongs.com – This site has over 2000 songs with lyrics, videos and/or music. There are also
nursery rhymes and lullabies available.
Songs for Subject Areas
Site Area Description
Diverse math topics – some have videos. As far as I can
tell the songs aren’t available for download.
Math PDF file with advanced math songs.
(Astronomy, Biology, The songs can all be listened to on the website – some
Chemistry, Geology, are available for download if you go to the artist’s site.
A few math songs that are available free from an
elementary CD and a secondary CD.
Directory of 2500+ songs. You need to put in a topic to
MASSIVE Math and Science search for and the answers will come up. Some songs
have MP3s available.
A few songs about characters/events in US History. The
History Happens US History
songs have the lyrics and can be downloaded.
Early childhood ed,
Mrs. Jones math, social studies, This site has song lyrics with MIDIs.
Math, Spelling Rules, Christian website with songs…they’re free and
Garden of Praise Spanish, Science (only downloadable in MIDI format. You can also look at the
one song – about Matter) sheet music to help you match the lyrics to the music.
Greg Crowther Links to websites with science songs.
Songs in the Key Songs can be listened to but they must be purchased…no
of Art free downloads
Songs can be listened to…and maybe downloaded.
Art Songs Art
There are some CDs available for purchase
A wide selection of songs with lyrics and music available
Atlas Fret World History for free. A one paragraph description relating to each
song is provided.
American and World Songs from each period of time from the Reformation to
Links for web pages with music in Spanish, French,
Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Ukranian. Click on
Second Modern Languages
Classroom Resource Links – Teaching with Music to
access the links.
Musicapaedia Spanish Songs – some available for download.
Wikipedia site with songs that retell famous works of
Have Fun Language Arts (and Songs can be listened to on the site but must be
Teaching Writing), Math, P.E. purchased to download.
**This is a site for all kinds of mneumonic devices – mainly for middle/high school: