Thanksgiving song in Spanish for kids

 

This is a Spanish children’s song giving thanks. Children give thanks for their hands and all the things they can do with them. It is a religious song and often sung as a part of children’s presentations at school in Spanish-speaking countries. If it is consistent with your beliefs and appropriate to your teaching situation, it may be a song you would like to teach children learning Spanish.

This is a good song for children learning Spanish because it uses very basic vocabulary and you can easily add actions.

Listen to the song in the video below. The words are on the screen. They vary slightly from the written lyrics below the video because they do not include sí, as a part of some of the lines. The rhythm works fine either way. The video illustrates the verbs used in the song.

This is a pdf of the Spanish song of thanks and the music. The pdf includes suggestions for activities to do with children.

These are the lyrics. I have included a translation below.

Te damos las gracias, Señor, por las manos (2).
Hacemos caricias y damos abrazos, cogemos las cosas y hacemos regalos.
Te damos gracias, Señor, por las manos (2).
Podemos aplaudir (se hace 2 palmas), porque tenemos manos.
Podemos aplaudir (se hace 2 palmas), sí, estamos encantados.
Podemos escribir (se hacen 2 palmas), porque tenemos manos.
Podemos escribir (se hacen 2 palmas), sí, estamos encantados.
Podemos dibujar (se hacen 2 palmas), porque tenemos manos.
Podemos dibujar (se hacen 2 palmas), sí, estamos encantados.
Te damos las gracias, Señor, por las manos (2).
Hacemos caricias y damos abrazos, cogemos las cosas y hacemos regalos.
Te damos gracias, Señor, por las manos (2).
Podemos cocinar (se hacen 2 palmas), porque tenemos manos.
Podemos cocinar (se hacen 2 palmas), sí, estamos encantados.
Podemos jugar (se hacen 2 palmas), porque tenemos manos.
Podemos jugar (se hacen 2 palmas), sí, estamos encantados.
Podemos ayudar (se hacen 2 palmas), porque tenemos manos.
Podemos ayudar (se hacen 2 palmas), si, estamos encantados.
Te damos las gracias, Señor, por las manos (2).
Hacemos caricias y damos abrazos, cogemos las cosas y hacemos regalos.
Te damos gracias, Señor, por las manos (2).

 

We thank you, Lord, for our hands. (2)
We caress, and we hug, we pick up things and we make presents.
We thank you, Lord, for our hands. (2)
We can clap because we have hands.
We can clap, yes, we love it! (we are delighted)
We can write because we have hands.
We can write, yes, we love it.
We can draw because we have hands.
We can draw, yes, we love it.
We thank you, Lord, for our hands. (2)
We caress, and we hug, we pick up things and we make presents.
We thank you, Lord, for our hands. (2)
We can cook because we have hands.
We can cook, yes, we love it.
We can play because we have hands.
We can play, yes, we love it.
We can help because we have hands.
We can help, yes, we love it.
We thank you, Lord, for our hands. (2)
We caress, and we hug, we pick up things and we make presents.
We thank you, Lord, for our hands. (2)

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