Good Morning Songs

A little while ago I asked for some help with my morning greeting. I was looking for some songs that didn't involve hand shaking, as there were a lot of sick kids and one sick teacher in my classroom. Besides changing up our greeting, I now have a big bottle of hand sanitizer on every table, thanks to my fabulous parents!

Thank you also to Beth Ann from Taming My Flock of Firsties, Heather from Bumblebibi, Tammy from The Resourceful Apple, Kim from The Very Busy First Graders, Jenny from Owl Things First, Barbara from The Corner on Character, and Kelly from I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher
for all your great suggestions. The list below comes from you!

If you click on the image you'll get this list of healthy handshake alternatives plus three cute songs I found:

Also, there are some lyrics here by Dr. Jean for more morning songs. Some of them involve handshakes, but they can easily be adapted.

I hope you can use some of these! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I love this. Thank you. May I share it on my District blog? Did I tell you about Erica Bohrer's greeting pack? I have it. It's great.

    First in Maine

  2. What a great list! Thanks ... I will be sharing these with my staff members when I get back to work.


  3. This is a great list! I hope it helps to keep everybody healthy and away from all the germs. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. Thanks for making list, there are several, I hadn't thought of. I haven't forgotten my questionaire for my new blog design. I just got home from a short weekend trip. I'll be working on it this week.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  5. Thank you for reminding me of Morning songs...They have been missing from my routine since the New Year!

  6. Love Tori's new blog. You are amazing as always!

  7. My kids love ladybug hugs...only we call them "pinky hugs".

    Chickadee Jubilee

  8. Great list. The germs are out of control lately!

  9. Great idea! We do a greeting every morning as well during our morning meeting ! Another fun one is ball roll. We sit in a circle ...greet someone "Good Morning Amy!" roll the ball to them and they greet back! easy Peasy! Then they look for someone new to greet!

    Take care!
    The Reading Corner

    1. I like that idea, Renee. It sounds fun. Thanks!

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