New Year Songs and Finger Plays

New-Year-Songs

Here are a collection of songs about the New Year that are great for young children.  Start the new year off by talking about resolutions and the calendar.  These songs and finger plays make a fun addition to any New Year preschool theme.

Cheer the Year (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat):

Cheer, cheer, cheer the year;
A new one’s just begun.
Celebrate with all your friends,
Let’s go have some fun!
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
A brand new year is here.
Learning, laughing, singing, clapping,
Through another year.


New Year’s Day (Tune: Jingle Bells):

New Year’s Day, New Year’s Day,
Comes but once a year.
On New Year’s Eve we celebrate,
And ring it in with cheer!
New Year’s Day, New Year’s Day
Comes but once a year.
On New Year’s Eve we celebrate
And ring it in with cheer!


Ring the Bells (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat):

(Give each child bells to ring)

Ring ring ring the bells,
Ring them loud and clear.
Let’s tell everyone around
That the New Year is here!


A Brand New Year (Tune: The Muffin Man):

Now we have a brand new year,
A brand new year, a brand new year.
Now we have a brand new year,
It’s (name of year).


A New Year (Tune: She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain):

There’s a new year on our calendar today.
(name of year)
There’s a new years on our calendar today.
(name of year)
There’s a new year on our calendar,
A year to grow and learn much more.
There’s a new year on our calendar today.


Let’s Celebrate (Tune: Frere Jacques):
Happy New Year, Happy New Year.
Let’s celebrate, let’s celebrate.
Good-bye to the old year;
Hello to the new year.
Hurray, hurray! Hurray, hurray!


Happy New Year (Tune: Are You Sleeping?):

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Good-bye to the old year!
Hello to the new year!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Rah! Rah! Rah!


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