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March 13, 2013

67 Brain Break Songs for the Classroom

Written By: Brandi Jordan
X Brain Break Songs for Kids

Brain Break Songs for Kids


Looking for some new “get up and move” songs to give your students a brain break?  Check out the great suggestions from teachers all across the country. A special thanks to our Really Good Teachers on Facebook for their suggestions!


67 Brain Break Songs for Kids

  1. The Twist
  2. Twist and Shout by The Beatles
  3. Harlem Shake
  4. Cha-Cha Slide
  5. Chicken Dance
  6. If You’re a Kid by Harry Kindergarten
  7. Mercy
  8. Tooty Ta by Dr. Jean and Friends
  9. The Freeze by Greg and Steve
  10. 10 Little Monkeys by Tony Wolf
  11. Green Eggs and Ham by Tony Wolf
  12. Footloose
  13. Peanut Butter Jelly Time
  14. Cupid Shuffle
  15. Purple People Eater
  16. Hamster Dance
  17. Stand Up, Sit Down by Michael Moore
  18. Super Fun Show by Shawn Brown
  19. Who Let the Letters Out by Dr. Jean and Friends
  20. Kidzbop Collections
  21. Koo Koo Kangaroo
  22. Gummy Bear Song
  23. Go Bananas
  24. Shake, Rattle and Roll
  25. LaBamba
  26. The Sid Shuffle
  27. Put a Ring On It by Beyonce
  28. Cool Bear Hunt by Dr. Jean and Friends
  29. The Funky Monkey
  30. Good Time by Carly Rae Jepsen
  31. Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner
  32. What I Am by
  33. It’s Friday
  34. Good Morning by Mandisa
  35. Jump the Line by Harry Belfonte
  36. Willy Was a Whale by Justin Roberts
  37. Zumba music
  38. Wiggle Worm by Tom Knight
  39. This is Me! by Laurie Berkner
  40. Ants in Your Pants by Eric Herman
  41. Gangham Style
  42. Land of 1,000 Dances
  43. The Dinosaur Stomp
  44. Crazy Frog
  45. Super Fun Show by Shaun Brown
  46. Ubisoft Meets Mario
  47. Whip My Hair by Willow Smith
  48. Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
  49. Shake the Sillies Out by Raffi
  50. Days Go By by Keith Urban
  51. Dancing Machine by Greg and Steve
  52. Hand Jive
  53. Dynamite (clean version)
  54. Lollipop
  55. Bad Day (from Despicable Me Soundtrack)
  56. Hokey Pokey
  57. Humpty Dumpty Song by Sir Roger Moore
  58. Firework by Katy Perry
  59. Count on Me by Bruno Mars
  60. I Feel Good by James Brown
  61. Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner
  62. Getcha Head in the Game from the first High School Musical Soundtrack
  63. Princess Pat
  64. YMCA by The Village People
  65. Tony Chestnut
  66. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
  67. Classic Stevie Wonder songs



What are some of your favorite songs for the classroom?  Share them with us below!






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  • Brandi Jordan
    July 22, 2013

    You’re welcome, Barbara! Thanks so much for pinning it! =) ~Brandi

  • Barbara
    July 22, 2013

    LOVE this list, Brandi — thank you SO much for compiling these great tunes! Just pinned it on my Brain Breaks & Meaningful Movement board.

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