Best Character Education Songs

Best character education songs about respect, honesty and more good traits

Songs light up children's brains, helping them remember and connect emotionally. That's what makes songs a great way to help kids remember character education lessons about honesty, respect, kindness, perseverance and more good traits. We listened to hours worth of songs to find you some of the best songs for teaching character traits and social skills. These songs are for elementary aged students and will help you quickly launch a social skills activity or character education lesson.

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Character Education Songs that teach Social Skills

“I Have a Go” song about growth mindset

Traits: perseverence, resilience, courage, growth mindset
Grade level: Elementary
This catchy song supports lessons on growth mindset as it reminds kids that it’s ok to try and fail, just have a go!

Happy Kids Songs for Character Education

Traits: honesty, respect, perseverance, caring, responsibility, growth mindset, social skills
Grade level: Pre-k, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Written by a child psychologist who also happens to have written catchy jingles for cartoons, these award-winning songs teach social skills, manners, and good character traits. A workbook with lyrics and activities is also available. See all of Happy Kids Songs for character education here.

Have Fun Teaching Character Trait Songs

Traits: caring, fairness, self control, responsibility and more
Grade level: Pre-k, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
These character education songs have millions of views on YouTube, so they’re worth looking at for your social skills lessons. Videos on: Responsibility, Respect

Respect from Harry Kindergarten Music

Traits: respect
Grade level: pre-k, kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
This song and accompanying video teaches kids about acting respectfully on the playground and in the classroom. Kids will be humming “R-E-S-P-E-C-T / I always treat my friends like I hope they’d treat me.”

Sesame Street Sings about Good Character Traits

Traits: empathy, respect, growth mindset
Grade level: Pre-k, Kindergarten
Join Sesame Street characters and celebrities like Bruno Mars in songs about good character traits. Videos: Empathy, Growth mindset, Respect

Kindergarten Honesty Song

Traits: honesty
Grade level: Pre-k, Kindergarten
A lively song about the good feelings that come with being honest and the importance of building trust.

Honesty Song

Traits: honesty
Grade level: Pre-k, Kindergarten
A sweet and quiet song about being honest in all you say and all you do.

Character education songs teach good traits and social skills

Songs for Teaching

Traits: character education and social skills songs
Grade level: Elementary
Collections of songs, for a fee, that cover tons of character traits and social skills.

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