55+ Easy Songs For Kids To Sing (With Or Without Your Help)

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Do you have a future American Idol contestant on your hands? Alright, it might be too early to tell if they’re any good or if it means that much to them. But, even before they can form words we can often tell when our babies are “singing.” Babies, toddlers, and kids (little and big) all love to sing. As they get older, of course, the scenarios change. By the time they’re teenagers, they may not want to sing with you or in front of you anymore. While they’re little, though, they still enjoy jammin’ with their mamas.

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So, here you are. Maybe it’s the middle of the night and you just can’t sing one more round of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle.’ Or, perhaps, you’re on a road trip and looking for new songs to sing while stuck in the car. Whatever the reason, you’re here because you need some fun new material. (Or at least a reminder of songs in your repertoire that need some dusting off.) Even if they can’t (or won’t) play piano, they most definitely sing. We’ve collected the ultimate list of songs to teach to and sing with your kids. We also added fun children’s songs and lullabies in other languages like Spanish, French, and more. Ready to sing?


1. Old MacDonald

2. Take Me Out To The Ball Game

3. Are You Sleeping?

4. Baby Bumble Bee


6. Baby Beluga

7. Apples & Bananas

8. Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes

9. She’ll Be Comin’ Round The Mountain

10. I’m A Little Teapot

11. The Farmer In The Dell

12. The Wheels On The Bus

13. The Itsy Bitsy Spider

14. The Hokey Pokey

15. You Are My Sunshine

16. Say, Say My Playmate

17. The Muffin Man

18. The Ants Go Marching

19. This Land Is Your Land

20. Jesus Loves Me

21. Pat-a-Cake

22. ABC Song (and Twinkle, Twinkle)

23. YMCA

24. This Old Man

25. Five Little Monkeys

Sesame Street, Disney, and Beyond

26. Just Keep Swimming

27. The Monster In The Mirror (Wubba Wubba)

28. Rubber Ducky

29. Hakuna Matata

30. The Number Of The Day

31. I’m a Believer

32. Gaston

33. You’re Welcome

34. Baby Mine

35. Bippity Boppity Boo

36. Bare Necessities

37. Sunny Days

38. When You Wish Upon A Star

39. Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?

40. Can’t Stop The Feelin’ – Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake

New Bops

41. Baby Shark

42. Happy – Pharrell Williams

43. Daniel Tiger, Clean up, Pick up

44. Fight Song – Rachel Platten

45. Brave – Sara Bareilles

46. Roar – Katy Perry

47. Finger Family Song

48. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

Holiday Songs For Kids

49. Monster Mash

50. “Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah” Song for Kids

51. “12 Days of Christmas”

Songs With Movement

Several of the songs we listed above have hand gestures, movements or dances you can do to accompany them. We’re old, though, and we don’t always get it right. While gestures may vary depending on the generation, location and even ability, these videos are a great start for re-learning all those classic moves. Just a thought: Even when your littles are too small to comprehend mimicking you, doing the dances and hand gestures for them will still have benefits. Not only are they entertaining to watch, but sometimes you can mesmerize them enough to put them to sleep.

52. Skinnamarink

Sharon Lois and Bram were our jam as kids! We badly needed a refresher on these movements, though.

53. Itsy Bitsy Spider

Believe it or not, not everyone does the “out came the sun” gestures the same way. Is this how you remember?

54. Dinosaur Stomp

How many wild little munchkins are hanging in your home? This BIG, LOUD song with BIG, LOUD moves will be well-loved.

55. Where Is Thumbkin?

Did your Mamaw sing this old school hit to you? Do you remember how to do the finger dance for it?

56. Little Bunny Foo Foo

Here’s another classic bop we completely forgot how to do.

Easy Songs in Other Languages

The Hello Song — Multilingual

Frère Jacques — French

Sol Solecito Caliéntame un Poquito — Spanish

Duermete Mi Niño — Spanish

Arrorró Mi Niño — Spanish

Estrellita ¿dónde estás? — Spanish

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