Sunday, May 29, 2016

Great Children's Songs about Mindfulness, Self-Acceptance, and Gratitude

posted by Catharine Hannay

In the song lists about gratitude, etc., I always try to include at least one song that can be used with younger kids. However, most of those songs are geared more toward adolescents and adults.

So here's a whole list with only songs that are appropriate for young children... although the rest of us would also benefit from belly breathing with Elmo!

Emotions & Self-Control

Belly Breathe
Elmo, with Common and Colbie Caillat

Patty Shukla

Cookie Monster


Sherri Boekweg

Thank Someone
Amy Grant and John Hiatt

CocoMelon Nursery Rhymes and Kids' Songs

Kids TV 123

The Juice Box Jukebox

Together is Better 
(“I'm grateful for my friends.”)

Facing Challenges/

Believe in Yourself Song, with Michael BublĂ© 

Don’t Give Up, with Bruno Mars 

Power of Yet, with Janelle Monae


Everybody Be Yo'self, with Keb Mo

The Ugly Duckling (“It’s good to be me.”)

What I Am, with Will.I.Am

If you have a favorite song for teaching mindfulness or social-emotional skills to kids, please post a comment or email me at mindfulteachers[at]gmail[dot]com so I can add it to the list.