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Songs to Help Your Kids Master the Letter Sounds

Having a hard time teaching the letter sounds to your kids? 

Try using using songs! Below are 26 songs from Jolly Phonics that will help your kids master the letter sounds in a fun and interactive way. Children will love learning their letter sounds by singing along to the jolly songs and doing the actions. These actions were developed to help your child remember the letter sounds.

Start teaching your kids the action songs and discover how fast they would learn. Try it out and let us know the outcome by posting in the comment section below!

/a/ sound (to the tune of Skip to My Lou)
/a/ – /a/! Ants on my arm.
/a/ – /a/! Ants on my arm.
/a/ – /a/! Ants on my arm.
They’re causing me alarm.
Action: make a motion like an ant crawling up your arm

/b/ sound (Song – to the tune of Camptown Races)
Bring your bat and bring your ball.
/b/! /b/! /b/! /b/!
Bring your bat and bring your ball
to the park to play.
Action: pretend to hit a baseball out of the park

/c/ or /k/ or /ck/ sound (Song – to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
We are clicking castanets,/c/-/c/-/c/
We are clicking castanets,
/c/-/c/-/c/
We are clicking castanets,
clicking castanets,
We are clicking castanets,
/c/-/c/-/c/
Action: pretend to click castanets with both hands

/d/ sound (Song – to the tune of This Old Man)
See me play on my drum.
Playing drums is lots of fun
with a /d/ – /d/ -/d/ -/d/
/d/ -/d/ -/d/ -/d/ -/d/ –
See me play upon my drum!
Action: pretend to beat on a drum

/e/ sound (Song – to the tune of Skip to My Lou)
Eggs in the pan, /e/-/e/-/e/
Eggs in the pan, /e/-/e/-/e/
Eggs in the pan, /e/-/e/-/e/
Crack the egg like this… /e/!
Action: pretend to crack an egg into an imaginary pan

/f/ sound (Song – to the tune of Old MacDonald)
My friends and I went to the beach
with my floating fish.
It got a hole,
the air came out.
/fffff/!
Action: pretend to hold a blow-up fish toy and then press the air out of it

/g/ sound (Song – to the tune of Jimmy Cracked Corn)
The water gurgles down the drain.
The water gurgles down the drain.
The water gurgles down the drain
with a /g/ – /g/ – /g/ – /g/ – /g/.
Action: swirl your hand around like water going down a drain

/h/ sound (Song – to the tune of Apples and Bananas)
I like to hop, hop, hop
up and down.
I like to hop, hop, hop
all around.
I like to hop, hop, hop
up and down.
/h/ – /h/ – /h/ – /h/ – /h/!
Action: hop up and down

/i/ sound (to the tune of Hickory Dickory Dock)
Inky the mouse is my pet.
She spilled the ink and got wet.
The ink it spread
All over the desk.
/i/-/i/-/i/-/i/-/i/-/i/-/i/
Action: wiggle your fingers near your nose because the ink was icky

/j/ sound (Song – to the tune of Jingle Bells)
Jelly and jam, jelly and jam
Jiggling on the plate.
Oh, what will I eat it with?
/j/ – /j/ – /j/ – /j/ – /j/
Action: jiggle like jello

/l/ sound (Song – to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We lick our lollipops.
We lick our lollipops.
/l/ – /l/ – /l/ – /l/!
We lick our lollipops.
Action: pretend to lick a lollipop

/m/ sound (Song – to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
The mom and the dad
make many meals.
/mmm/!
/mmm/!
The mom and the dad
make many meals
for their hungry children.
Action: rub your tummy

/n/ sound (Song – to the tune of Skip to My Lou)
Hear the airplane
/nnn/!
Hear the airplane
/nnn/!
Hear the airplane
/nnn/!
Making lots of noise.
/nnn/!
Action: hold hands out to your sides at your shoulders like an airplane

/o/ sound (Song – to the tune of Old MacDonald)
Now it’s dark
the lights go on.
/o/ – /o/ – /o/ – /o/ – /o/ – /o/
Time for bed, the lights go off.
/o/ – /o/ – /o/ – /o/ – /o/
Action: pretend to flip a light switch on and off

/p/ sound (Song – to the tune of Wheels on the Bus)
Puff out the candles on the pink pig cake.
/p/-/p/-/p/-,
/p/-/p/-/p/-.
Puff out the candles on the pink pig cake.
Puff! Puff! Puff!
Action: hold up your index finger and blow it like you are blowing out a candle

/qu/ sound (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
The duck in the pond quacks
/qu/ – /qu/ – /qu/
/qu/ – /qu/ – /qu/
/qu/ – /qu/ – /qu/
The duck in the pond quacks
/qu/ – /qu/ – /qu/
all around the pond.
Action: make a duck beak with your hands and open and close it

/r/ sound (Song – to the tune of Do You Know the Muffin Man)
See my puppy rip the rag.
/rrr/! /rrr/!
See my puppy rip the rag
when he pulls so hard.
Action: Pretend to be a puppy with a rag in its mouth and shake your head back and forth

/s/ sound (to the tune of A Hunting We Will Go)
The snake is in the grass.
The snake is in the grass.
/sss/! /sss/!
The snake is in the grass.
Action: move hands like a snake in a back and forth motion

/t/ sound (to the tune of Do You Know the Muffin Man?)
When I watch the tennis game,
/t/ – /t/ – /t/,
/t/ – /t/ – /t/,
When I watch the tennis game
My head goes back and forth.
Action: turn your head from side to side as if you are watching a tennis match

/u/ sound (Song – to the tune of Skip to My Lou)
/u/ – /u/ up go umbrellas.
/u/ – /u/ up go umbrellas.
/u/ – /u/ up go umbrellas…
…when it starts to rain!
Action: pretend to raise an umbrella with your hands one on top of the other

/y/ sound (Song – to the tune of I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas)
I like to eat, eat, eat
yogurt and bananas.
I like to eat, eat, eat
yogurt and bananas.
I like to eat, eat, eat
yogurt and bananas.
/y/ – /y/ – /y/ – /y/ – /y/!
Action: pretend to eat yogurt from a spoon

/z/ sound (Song – to the tune of Did You Ever See a Lassie)
Did you ever hear a bee buzz,
a bee buzz, a bee buzz?
Did you ever hear a bee buzz,
/zzz/ like this?
Action: pretend to be a bee; make your arms into short wings holding elbows at your sides

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