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7 Habits Songs

This year my kids are embarking on the Leader in Me journey. I created some songs for each of the 7 habits. The songs are easy to sing and catchy, too! They are sung to the tune of well-known songs, so all kids have to do is figure out the lyrics. The Leader in Me 7 Habits of Happy Kids is such a great journey for students (of all ages!) If you haven't embarked on this journey with your students yet, I highly recommend it!

 

Below you will find the YouTube video for all of the habits. This video is spliced to only the song portion of all of my other full-length videos. I plan to play this at the beginning of the day during morning meeting so the kids can sing along with it. They will know all of the songs by this point so it will be pretty routine. Check it out!

 

Next you will find all of the full-length videos for each of the 7 Habits. Included in the video is a short description of the habit, any motions or special things that happen in the song, and finally me singing the song at the end. Rewind to rewatch as many times as needed! Here are the full-length 7 Habits songs below:


Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 1: Be Proactive

(tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It)

Be proactive is habit number 1 (number 1!)

Be proactive is habit number 1 (number 1!)

You're in charge of all you do

So always choose the golden rule!

Be proactive is habit number 1 (number 1!)


You’re in Charge

"I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my actions. I make good, responsible choices without being asked, even when no one is looking." https://www.leaderinme.org/the-7-habits-of-happy-kids/

 

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

(tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Begin with the end in mind, end in mind, end in mind,

Begin with the end in mind or you will be behind!

Then you have to make a plan, make a plan, make a plan,

Then you have to make a plan, for we just began.

Then you have to meet your goal, meet your goal, meet your goal,

Then you have to meet your goal,

For you’re in control!


Have a Plan

"I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen." https://www.leaderinme.org/the-7-habits-of-happy-kids/

 

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Habit 3: Put 1st Things 1st

(tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

ABCDEFG

Put first things first, can’t you see?

I know what to choose today,

First I’ll work and then I’ll play.

ABCDEFG

Put first things first, just like me!


Work First, Then Play

"I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized." https://www.leaderinme.org/the-7-habits-of-happy-kids/

 

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

(tune of Take Me Out to the Ballgame)

Think win-win with each other,

Think win-win when you’re mad.

There is a win for both you and me,

Let us talk and we’ll work to agree!

For if I treat you with respect,

I know that’s what I will get!

For it’s you, me, let’s make it we,

Think win-win, YIPEE!


Everyone Can Win

"I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives." https://www.leaderinme.org/the-7-habits-of-happy-kids/

 

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

(tune of If I had a Hammer)

Seek first to understand,

Then to be understood.

What does that mean?

Be a listening machine!

What does that mean,

“Be a listening machine”

It means to gel like a tambourine.

Seek first to understand,

Then to be understood!


Listen Before You Talk

"I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking." https://www.leaderinme.org/the-7-habits-of-happy-kids/

 

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 6: Synergize

(tune of Lollipop)

Synergize, synergize, we like to synergize.

Synergize, synergize, we like to synergize.

Synergize, synergize, we like to synergize.

Synergize! (ba dum dum dum)

When we collaborate, we have fun,

It’s always better than only one!

We work together, as a team!

It gives me self-esteem.

I call that…

Synergize, synergize, we like to synergize.

Synergize, synergize, we like to synergize.

Synergize, synergize, we like to synergize.

Synergize!


Together Is Better

"I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble." https://www.leaderinme.org/the-7-habits-of-happy-kids/

 

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

(tune of Camptown Races)

Sharpen the saw everyday,

Do dah, do dah.

Sharpen the saw everyday,

Oh dee do dah day.

Try your very best

In everything you do!

Let your light come shining through

Oh dee do dah day.

Sharpen the saw everyday,

Do dah, do dah.

Sharpen the saw everyday,

Oh dee do dah day!


Balance Feels Best

"I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others." https://www.leaderinme.org/the-7-habits-of-happy-kids/

 

If you'd like to have a lyric sheet for each of the songs, you can find that below!

7 Habits Song Lyrics
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And don't forget to check out the blooper reel! We all know recording is near impossible, so bloopers are bound to happen. I hope you enjoy!

 

Thanks for checking out my YouTube videos on the 7 Habits! I hope your journey through the Leader in Me is a productive and life-changing one! Happy singing!

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