Kwanzaa Songs for Preschool

Get your preschoolers movin', groovin', singing and laughing with the Hanukkah songs!  

Many are fingerplays, many you can find the music to online.  

All are fun!  

Have a fun time singing in your preschool classroom or at home!



Candle Song

sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Seven little candles in a row,

Waiting to join the holiday glow.

We will light them one by one,

Until all seven have joined the fun.

Seven little candles burning bright

Filling the world with holiday light.

7 Candles in a Row

Seven candles in a row,

Waiting to join the holiday glow.

First night we light a candle for Umoja 

It's candle number one,

Kwanzaa has now begun.

The second night we light a candle for kujichagulia, 

It's candle number two,

Kwanzaa's here and there's lots to do.

The third night we light a candle for Ujima

It's candle number three,

Kwanzaa's here and there's lots to see.

The fourth night we light a candle for Ujamaa,

it's candle number four,

Burning brightly as part of Kwanzaa lore.

The fifth night we light a candle for Nia,

It's candle number five,

Kwanzaa has really come alive.

The sixth night we light a candle for Kuumba,

It's candle number six,

Kwanzaa's here and there's food to fix.

The seventh night we light a candle for Imani,

It's candle number seven,

Now the glow of all the Kwanzaa candles reaches up to Heaven.

Shining in the Kinara

One little, two little, three little candles

Four little, five little, six little candles

Seven little candles shine for Kwanzaa

Shining in the kinara.

Three little red and three little green ones

Black in the middle shines a little taller

Shine little candles, shine for Kwanzaa

Shining in the kinara

I Can't Wait

sung to Three Blind Mice

I can't wait,

I can't wait

To celebrate,

To celebrate.

We'll gather with friends and family,

We'll eat all the food eventually

Special corn for kids like me,

I can't wait.


Red, green, black

Red, green, black

Let's give a cheer

Kwanzaa's here.

The decorations are quite a sight.

We'll light a candle every night.

The holiday is filled with light.

Kwanzaa's here.




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