Traffic Light Song – New Actions Song for Children’s English Class

The Traffic Light Song is a new fun action song for your classes (ESL, EFL). It practices the colors green, yellow, red and fun actions. More below video!

How to Teach

Start by teaching the actions that go with the colors: green is go, yellow is slow, red is stop. You can practice all of the actions before your play the song.

Game Idea

Have the students line up on one side of the room. Call out the different colors, for example “green!” and the students have to go. If they make a mistake they are out. For example, if you say “yellow” and they stop, they are out. If you have many students, only have a few go at a time for safety and judging reasons.

Check out the new video on Youtube, song also streaming on Spotify, iTunes and more! Search for “Traffic Light Song Dream English Kids” Happy Singing!

1 Number Song | Today’s Number Song with Matt and Friends

I’m excited to share the new Today’s Number Song video: Number 1. This is a new series. More below the video!

Today’s Number Song: Learning to Count Numbers and Objects

This fun new series introduces the concept of numbers and counting to young learners of English (ESL, EFL). A children’s English class is not complete without some counting. This video teaches the number 1 and counting one apple, one t-shirt, one dog, and one car.

Activity idea: After watching the video, ask your students to find one object in the room and bring it to the front of class. Each student can take turns saying the number 1 and the name of their object. For example, “1 pencil.”

I hope you find this video helpful for your kids English classes.

Happy singing and learning!

New Fruit Counting Song

Fruit counting songs are a fun way to practice counting and fruit vocabulary in your young learners English class (ESL, EFL). Teaching tips and lyrics below the video:

Teaching Tips:

This song gets faster and faster, so it is a bit of a challenge. If your young learners are having trouble holding up their fingers, you can replace that with a clap. Practice the song once slowly with no video before trying the video.

Lyrics

1 apple, cha-cha-cha
2 bananas, cha-cha-cha
3 grapes, cha-cha-cha
4 strawberries, cha-cha-cha
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, oranges, cha-cha-cha
(repeat and get faster!)

Have fun and happy singing!

New Fruit Song -Learn Six Fruit

New Fruit Song on YouTube! Learn how to say apple, banana, strawberry, orange, peach and grape. 
Also learn how to ask for fruit by saying, “I want an apple.” Fun for your young English learners. Lyrics Below Video:

Lyrics: Fruit Song -Be A Winner

apple, banana, strawberry, orange, peach and grape
apple, banana, strawberry, orange, peach and grape
Fruit is yummy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
If you eat fruit, you will be a winner 

I want an apple, apple
I want a banana, banana
I want a strawberry, strawberry, yummy!

apple, banana, strawberry, orange, peach and grape
apple, banana, strawberry, orange, peach and grape
Fruit is yummy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
If you eat fruit, you will be a winner 

I want an orange, orange
I want a peach, peach
I want a grape, grape, yummy!

apple, banana, strawberry, orange, peach and grape
apple, banana, strawberry, orange, peach and grape
Fruit is yummy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

If you eat fruit, you will be a winner 

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/QQZ03_v3K6Y

Shapes Color Song Video and Free Song Download

Learn how to say red circle, green triangle, blue square, and pink heart. Lyrics and Free Song Download below the video!

Download the Shapes Color Song for MP3 Free: Click here
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Lyrics:

This is a red circle.
I’m a red circle
a red circle a red circle

This is a green triangle
I’m a green triangle
a green triangle, a green triangle

This is a blue square
I’m a blue square
a blue square, a blue square

This is a pink heart.
I’m a pink heart
a pink heart, a pink heart

red circle, green triangle, blue square, pink heart (x2)

Matt, yes, I want to be yellow, ok. abracadabra turn yellow! (the square)

This is a red circle.
I’m a red circle
a red circle a red circle

This is a green triangle
I’m a green triangle

a green triangle, a green triangle

This is a yellow square
I’m a yellow square
a yellow square, a yellow square

This is a pink heart.
I’m a pink heart
a pink heart, a pink heart

red circle, green triangle, yellow square, pink heart (x2)

We love singing this is really fun! 

Great job!

Happy Singing! Visit www.dreamenglish.com/freedownload for more free songs!

1 Apple Na Na Na -Counting Apples Song for Children’s English Class

Practice counting yummy apples from 1-6 in this fun numbers song. Lyrics below:

Lyrics: 1 Apple Na Na NA
one apple, two apples, three apples
na, na, na, na, na na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
four apples, five apples, six apples
na, na, na…
yummy, yummy, yummy
yummy, yummy, yummy
yummy, yummy, yummy, apples
six apples, five apples, four apples
na, na, na….
three apples, two apples, one apple
na, na, na….
I’m hungry. Ohh!
yummy, yummy, yummy
yummy, yummy, yummy
yummy, yummy, yummy,
apples na, na, na…

Song available soon on Spotify and Apple Music!

Original song by Matt. Copyright Dream English

Halloween Lesson Plan for Preschool English Learners (2020)

It’s time again for Halloween! Halloween can be a lot of fun in the young English learners classroom (ESL, EFL). I enjoy teaching Halloween as it offers a chance to break out of the normal (fruit, jobs, colors) to something more fantastical (monsters, witches, pirates).

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Halloween Lesson Plan (20-30 minute preschool English class)

This is an idea of what you can do in your classes for a fun and simple Halloween lesson.
1. Warm Up– Simple action warm up: clap your hands, wash your hands, brush your teeth, jump, etc.
2. Greetings– Hello! My name is Matt. What’s your name? (students answer)
3.  Numbers– Practice counting numbers 1-10 or higher depending on level. This month we have been singing the Dinosaur Chomp to Ten song to practice numbers. It is not Halloween, but not everything in the lesson has to be, I think.

After the song, I use some Halloween numbers flashcards to count to 10 with Halloween objects. For example, 1 vampire, 2 ghosts, 3 pumpkins
4. Book Time-This week we are reading My Favorite Pumpkin. The book teaches body parts, numbers, and some actions. You can download the book for Free Here. There is a song that goes with the book that we will sing next week.
5. Halloween Song Time – I have about four new Halloween songs this year. This week we are singing the Halloween Shake Song. Before singing the song, I teach the vocabulary and lyrics.

6. Halloween Vocabulary Practice-I use the MES English Halloween flashcards. You can download those by going to this page. For the first week I teach the vocabulary word, or you can practice “It’s a bat.”
7. Game Time-Depending on your situation (online classes, in person classes with no contact) you can play a simple touch game, or quiz game with the Halloween vocabulary flashcards. To read some more classroom game ideas click here.
8. Goodbye Song- I always finish the class with the Goodbye Song. These days I often sing the song without backing music, and usually do the short version like you see here:

I hope you find some of these ideas useful for your classes. You can go all out and wear a Halloween costume or hat, or just keep it simple with the vocabulary and songs. Be creative, and have fun. If you are enjoying the class, the students will too! I’ll leave some more Halloween resources below. Happy Teaching!

Halloween Teaching Resources from Dream English:
Dream English Halloween Page (Free song downloads and more)
Dream English Halloween Songs YouTube Playlist
Dream English Halloween Songs on Spotify

It’s A Dog Animal Song and Video

Enjoy this new animal song for your Young Learners English Class (ESL, EFL). Target vocabulary: dog, cat, bird, fish, cow, mouse. Full lyrics below video:

Lyrics: 

It’s a dog, It’s a dog, dog, dog, dog

It’s a cat, It’s a cat, cat, cat, cat

It’s a banana, Oh, hmm
It’s a dog, No!

It’s a bird, It’s a bird

It’s a fish, It’s a fish, fish, fish, fish

It’s a cow, It’s a cow
cow, cow, cow

It’s a banana
Oh, hmm,
It’s a fish, No!

It’s a mouse, It’s a mouse

It’s a dog

It’s a cat

It’s a bird

It’s a fish

It’s a cow

It’s a mouse

All right!

Check out the video on YouTube. Click here. Happy Singing!

What’s New with Dream English – Week of September 28, 2020

More fun new songs and videos this week for your beginner English young learner classes (ESL and EFL). New Halloween Songs in the mix!

New Videos on Dream English Kids YouTube Channel:

New Songs and Albums on Spotify:

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Click on the link to go to the song on Spotify. Also available on Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon:

  1. A to Z Chants
  2. Mr. Golden Sun
  3. Today I’m Wearing Clothing Song

    That’s the wrap up for this week. Please follow Dream English Kids on YouTubeand Spotifyto get notified of new releases right away. Or, stay tuned for the next What’s New! Thank you for your support! – Matt