ESL Songs 3

Teaching English Songs 3

Celebrating Special Days in the Year


These songs match langauge and vocabulary in the stories for special days.
Listen to the songs below.


The third in my series of ESL Songs for preschool and young primary children.  Through this celebration of special days in the year preschool and primary learners discover many cultural aspects of the English speaking world, from a typical English Christmas, to Groundhog Day, celebrated in the States, and other internationally famous days such as Valentines.


1. Birthdays

2. Halloween

3. Thanksgiving 

4.Christmas Day

5. Groundhog Day

6. Valentine's Day

7. Easter Bunny

8. April Fools'

9. Mother's Day

10. Summer Holiday

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ESL songESL Song 1 Christmas Day  ESL song Listen to mp3

Tells part of the story where Hetty wakes up excited and there are presents under the tree.


ESL songESL Song 2 Christmas Eve  ESL song Listen to mp3

Christmas Eve is a time for love, a time to give and to give thanks.


ESL songESL Song 3 April Fools ESL song  Listen to mp3

I put salt in your cornflakes, this song follows the story exactly.


ESL songESL Song 4 Happy Birthday  ESL song    Listen to fast version

The classic birthday song known in many countries around the world in two speeds.


ESL songESL Song 5 Halloween  ESL song  Listen to mp3

We are scary monsters and witches but only on one night of the year.


ESL songESL Song 6 Wake Up Sleepy  ESL song  Listen to mp3

Sleepy the ground hog does not want to get up after his long winter sleep, his sisters tease him because they say he is afraid of his shadow - this is part of Groundhog day and is explained in the story.


ESL songESL Song 7 Seven Seas  ESL song  Listen to mp3

Geography through song and a story as Pete the Pirate sails the seas looking for his Valentine.


ESL songESL Song 8 Jolly Sailor ESL song  Listen to mp3

Pete's Parrot is called Sailor.  Sometimes he is happy and sometimes he is sad, and the story shows why.


ESL songESL Song 9 Hop Bunny Hop  ESL song   Listen to mp3

The Easter bunny goes out to deliver Easter eggs to the boys and girls who have been good.


ESL songESL Song 10 Hot Cross Buns  ESL song   Listen to mp3

The classic tune and words for Hot Cross Buns, traditionally eaten at Easter.


ESL songESL Song 11 Little Indians? ESL song  Listen to mp3

Easy counting song, can be used any time and with the Summer Holiday story which has a canoe, as did many native American indians.


ESL songESL Song 12 Tiny the Turkey ESL song   Listen to mp3

Tiny the turkey turns out to be not so tiny and has a job hiding.


ESL songESL Song 13 Mother's Day  ESL song  Listen to mp3

Anna tries to give her mother's day card to her mum, who is too busy.


ESL songESL Song 14 Summer Holiday  ESL song  Listen to mp3

Very easy song to clap to and sing along.


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mermaid   martian mask  christmas      reindeer mask    witch

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Shelley Vernon

Shelley Ann Vernon

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