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Happy Birthday Songs in Spanish: Free Printable Lyrics and Coloring Pages for Kids

Are you looking for a fun activity to celebrate birthdays in your Spanish class? Then these Happy Birthday Songs in Spanish printable coloring pages might just be what you need!

In these printables, you can find coloring pages that have lyrics to four popular and traditional birthday songs in Spanish with images to color.

They are perfect for preschool, elementary school-aged kids and beginning learners of Spanish of all ages.

Simply print out the coloring pages, bring them to your classroom, or your next birthday celebration and let the kiddos and family members color away!

Keep reading to learn more more about each of the four happy birthday songs in Spanish and how to get your happy birthday songs in Spanish printables now!

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Phrases to wish someone happy birthday in Spanish

Before we get into the lyrics and origins of the four birthday songs in Spanish, let’s learn some simple phrases that you can use to wish someone a happy birthday in Spanish.

Here are some of the most common phrases that you can use to wish someone a happy birthday:

  • ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Happy birthday!
  • ¡Feliz cumple! – Happy birthday!

Cumple is a colloquial way of saying birthday. If you are looking to wish someone a happy birthday in a more personal and friendly kind of way, using cumple will do just the trick!

  • ¡Te deseo (te deseamos) un feliz cumpleaños!– I (we) wish you a happy birthday)
  • ¡Felicidades en tu día! – Congratulations on your day!
  • ¡Felicidades! – Congratulations
  • ¡Qué cumplas muchos años más! – Hope you have many more!
  • ¡Disfruta de tu día! – Enjoy your way

Popular birthday vocabulary in Spanish

Now that you know how to wish someone a happy birthday in Spanish, let’s learn some essential Spanish birthday vocabulary words that you might encounter at birthday parties.

El cumpleaños (n.)Birthday

Although cumpleaños might appear to be a plural noun it is actually singular. Cumpleaños is a compound word or two words put together to form one. Here we have two words, the verb cumplir (fulfill/accomplish coming from the phrase cumplir años– to turn a year older) and the noun años (years.) This compound word, along with everyother compound word is masculine.

SpanishEnglish
El cumpleañero/ la cumpleañeraBirthday boy / Birthday girl
La fiesta de cumpleañosBirthday party
Los mejores deseosBest wishes
El globoBalloon
El pastel / La tarta / la tortaBirthday cake
Los regalosPresents
Las velasCandles
Los invitadosGuests
La invitaciónInvitation
La piñataPiñata

Four Happy Birthday Songs in Spanish

Now you know how to wish someone a happy birthday as well as some important birthday party nouns you are almost ready to attend una fiesta de cumpleaños. However, we’re missing an important component, the happy birthday songs in Spanish.

In the next section, I will share four different songs in Spanish that you can use to celebrate a birthday in the classroom, or to use at home with your kiddos. Or, maybe you will get invited to a Spanish-speaking birthday party, and you can show up knowing your stuff!

With the traditional songs, I will include a brief history of the song, provide the corresponding lyrics and attach a video to help you learn the tune and lyrics. I will also pull some important vocabulary words that you might not know.

Use this information and videos in your classroom alongside the free happy birthday songs in Spanish printable coloring pages that you can get for free at the end of this post.

Check out the different birthday songs below.

¡Cumpleños feliz!

If you are looking for a Spanish birthday song that parallels with the English language version of happy birthday, this is the song you are looking for.

Now, there are many different nuances in this version, so don’t be puzzled if you find a rendition with different words.

Many Latin American countries have borrowed the English version of singing happy birthday and have given it their own touch. 

I will share some different versions below.

This version’s lyrics are:

¡Cumpleaños feliz!     

Te deseamos a ti.

¡Qué los cumplas en tu día!

¡Qué los cumplas feliz!

This next version is slightly different.

¡Cumpleaños feliz!

Te deseamos a ti.

¡Qué los cumplas felices!

¡Cumpleaños feliz!

This next video is a kids’ version by Plim Plim. It is a fun option to put on for young kiddos celebrating a birthday.

After the birthday song, the video continues playing a cute animation about birthdays in Spanish.

Here are the lyrics:

¡Qué los cumplas feliz!

¡Qué los cumplas feliz!

¡Qué los cumplas ______

¡Qué los cumplas feliz!

Here is another fun version of Cumpleaños Feliz for kids by Toy Cantando. This might be my favoite version yet.

Below are the lyrics:

¡Cumpleaños feliz
Te deseamos a ti
Cumpleaños, cumpleaños
Cumpleaños feliz.

Qué te partan pastel
Y abrazos te den
Qué te prendan velitas
Y te llenen de amor

The above videos and songs are just some of the many examples of how this happy birthday song is sung in Spanish. There are plenty more YouTube videos in Spanish that I could add showing even more versions, but this will do for now.

Related post: YouTube Channels in Spanish for Kids

Here is the coloring page that comes with this song: Subscribe below to get yours!

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¡Ya queremos pastel!

Using the same melody as in Happy Birthday, or Cumpleaños feliz, ya queremos pastel is a different take on the popular birthday tune.

With my Salvadoran family, this song is not left out at fiestas and it is usually sung after the traditional cumpleaños feliz, both songs conjunctively leading up the parting of the cake.

Here are the lyrics:

¡Ya queremos pastel!

!ya queremos pastel!

¡Aunque sea un pedacito,

pero queremos pastel!

Here is the coloring page that comes with this song: Subscribe below to get yours!

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Traditional Happy Birthday Songs in Spanish

If you are looking for more traditional happy birthday songs in Spanish you might like Las mañanitas or Feliz en tu día.

Let’s check them out!

Happy Birthday song in Mexico: Las mañanitas (mornings)

Las mañanitas song is a traditional song in Spanish that Mexicans sing to recognize a loved one on his or her birthday.

It is also sung during other important holidays, such as Días de las madres and the feast day of Our Lady Guadalupe.

Related: Mother’s Day Coloring Pages for Abuela in Spanish for Kids (Free Printables)

This song is often times sung before the cutting of the cake, but it is also used as a beautiful serenade to wake the cumpleañero/a up from their blissful sleep.

The composer of Las mañanitas is unknown, and it is said that the song may date back to as early as Medieval times. However, Manuel M. Ponce, a founder of national Mexican music, wrote and popularized different versions at the beginning of the 20th century. 

Below you can find the lyrics to the song. I will pull out a few words at the end to help with understanding the song.

In the printable coloring page that you will receive upon subscribing, I include images to go along with the lyrics.

Estas son las mañanitas
Que cantaba el rey David
Hoy por ser día de tu santo
Te las cantamos aquí

Despierta, mi bien, despierta
Mira que ya amaneció
Ya los pajaritos cantan
La luna ya se metió

Qué linda está la mañana
En que vengo a saludarte
Venimos todos con gusto
Y placer a felicitarte

El día en que tú naciste
Nacieron todas las flores
En la pila del bautismo
Cantaron los ruiseñores

Ya viene amaneciendo
Ya la luz del día nos dio
Levántate de mañana, mira que ya amaneció
Si yo pudiera bajarte, las estrellas y un lucero

Para poder demostrarte lo mucho que yo te quiero
Con jazmines y flores este día quiero adornar
Hoy por ser día de tu santo
Te venimos a cantar

Important vocabulary words in Las mañanitas

  • Amanecer-
    As a verb, amanacer means to awaken, to dawn.
    As a noun, el amanecer is dawn or sunrise.
  • Pajaritos – Little birds. Birds is pájaros, it is the diminutive form.
  • Luna- moon
  • Meterse- To interfere, or to jump in.
    In this song meterse takes on the form of going in or “retiring”, la luna ya se metió translates into the moon already retired for the day
  • Felicitar- To congratulate/ celebrate
  • Pila del bautismo- Baptismal front
  • Ruiseñores- nightingale
  • Estrellas- stars
  • Lucero- morning star
  • Demostrar- to show

I am sure you could pull many more vocabulary and phrases from this traditional happy birthday song. That would make a great classroom activity!! Examining lyrics to music was one of the ways I learned Spanish most outside of the classroom!

Related: Learn Spanish through music with these artist

Here is a video by artist, Vicente Fernández singing Las mañanitas. *Warning: This song can easily get stuck in you head =).

Here are two more kid-friendly versions of las mañanitas by Plim Plim and Pocoyó that your kiddo might enjoy.

Here is the coloring page that comes with this song: Subscribe below to get yours!

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Happy Birthday Song in Spanish: Feliz en tu día

Another traditional birthday song you might like is called Feliz en tu día by Emilio Alberto Aragón Bermúdez, a Spanish composer, clown, accordionist and singer.

Below are the lyrics and a video:

Feliz, feliz en tu día

Amiguito que Dios te bendiga

que reine la paz en tu vida

y que cumplas muchos más

 Here is another fun video by Reino Infantil

Here is the coloring page that comes with this song: Subscribe below to get yours!

Happy Birthday Songs in Spanish Printables

Happy Birthday Songs in Spanish Free Coloring Pages

For a fun classroom activity, or for a handout at birthday parties, download and print off these creative coloring pages with the lyrics from the four popular happy birthday songs in Spanish.

If you are a Spanish teacher, you could rotate the songs each time that there is a birthday in class. Pause and let the class have a couple minutes of music and coloring. Talk about something birthday-related.

Happy Birthday Songs in Spanish Printables

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