Spelling Songs

I wanted to title this post “Songs to Teach Your Child How to Spell Their Name” but besides the fact that it is pretty wordy, I realized you can use these songs to spell anything!How many of you know the words to the theme song of your child’s favorite TV show? Or all those catchy advertisement jingles? Music helps concepts to stick in our memory. Most of you are familiar with the effectiveness of using music to teach. The most well-known example of this is the alphabet song- a catchy way to teach our kids the ABCs (is it the most effective? well that’s another topic for another day!) I love the SchoolHouse Rock videos with tons of creative music for everything from adjectives to Wall Street and everything in between!
So of course it makes sense to use music to help us spell. Whether your child is needing some help with a spelling list or if your little one is learning to spell her name, these songs will hopefully help! Just replace the lyrics with the spelling of a word and you are good to go!

Three Letter Word Songs:

  • This Old Man
  • Jingle Bells
  • Three Blind Mice

Four Letter Word Songs:

  • Are You Sleeping
  • YMCA
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Five Letter Word Songs:

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • You are My Sunshine
  • Do as I’m Doing

Six Letter Word Songs:

  • This Old Man
  • Jingle Bells
  • Happy Birthday

Seven Letter Word Songs:

  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Skip to my Lou
  • Mary had a Little Lamb
  • If you Chance to Meet a Frown
  • 10 Little Indians

Eight Letter Word Songs:

  • For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow
  • We wish you a Merry Christmas
  • Fun to Do

Nine Letter Word Songs:

  • If You’re Happy and You Know It
  • She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain
  • I’m a Little Teapot

Happy Spelling 🙂

For more information on this topic check out the following websites:
Mrs. Jones Sing Along Songs
Spelling Fun (Word Doc Created By A Teacher in Illinois)
The Teacher Terrace

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5 thoughts on “Spelling Songs

  1. shang09

    Our last name has 11 letters and we found accidentally one day that it fits perfectly to the Mickey Mouse club song! My 3 and 5 year olds can both spell their very long last name.

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  3. Lori

    This is just what I needed. I have a first grader who could not remember how to spell his name. His name had nine letters and it worked perfectly!


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