Spanish counting songs to teach preschoolers the numbers from one to ten.

These five songs all teach children to count from 1 to 10 in Spanish. Most of them teach other vocabulary and structures too. I have used all these Spanish counting songs with my preschool students at different times, and the kids have loved them all.

I look for Spanish counting songs that I can use with actions or objects. Many preschoolers can already count, so Spanish counting songs are a perfect way to get kids producing the language in class right away. Combined with manipulatives, marching, jumping or clapping, these songs guarantee kids will be moving and having fun.

1, 2, 3 by Singalingo
This is a song we sing marching or jumping. In the video, kids count pumpkins, but you will think of many ways to use this fun tune.

¿Cuántas manzanas hay? by Spanish Together
This is one of my go-to songs for preschoolers. I like it because in addition to the numbers, it teaches the question ¿Cuántas hay? Hay is one of the first verbs I teach and cuántos is one of the first question words. It also uses vamos a contar, another structure I teach right away.

You can sing this song as you count real apples or with felt board to count along. I often give each student a sheet with the question at the top and pictures of 10 apples. As we sing, kids touch and count the apples.

Yo puedo contar de 1 a 10 by Juanita Ulloa
In this fun song, kids count to ten and then count backwards to 1one again. It is always a hit with my students. You can listen to it here and download it on iTunes.

Colorín Colorado by Rockalingua
This song teaches the numbers 1-10 and basic colors. There are a couple of complete sentences to tie the song together and the video gives it a context.

Vamos a contar by Miss Rosi
This song has a catchy tune and also uses the vamos a + infinitive structure. Again, it has been a hit with my preschoolers.

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