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15 Fun Farm Songs for Preschool (with Lyrics)

Need some fun farm songs for preschool kids and toddlers? Perhaps you are learning about farm animals or your kids just love singing songs about farm animals.

Some of these are popular, classic songs, some are new and some are traditional rhymes. 

1. Old Macdonald Had a Farm

We have to start this list with every child’s favourite. This song is loved by kids of all ages and it teaches them the sounds that animals make.

It is so easy to improvise and choose which animals to sing about as you go along. Here are the lyrics:

Old MACDONALD had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

Repeat the verse, each time replacing the animal and its sound: pig, duck, horse, sheep, chicken.

Listen to the tune here.

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2. The Farmer in the Dell

This is one of the best farm movement songs for a group of kids. Get them to form a circle and choose a farmer to stand in the middle. 

In the second verse, the farmer must “take a wife” by taking one child from the circle into the middle with him. In the third verse “the wife” must “take a child,” and so on, until the “cheese” stands alone.

The farmer in the dell
The farmer in the dell
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The farmer in the dell

The farmer takes a wife
The farmer takes a wife
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The farmer takes a wife

Repeat the verse, using this line in each verse:

The wife takes the child
The child takes the nurse
The nurse takes the cow
The cow takes the dog
The dog takes the cat
The cat takes the mouse
The mouse takes the cheese
The cheese stands alone

Listen to the tune here.

3. Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow

Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow is another fun action song for toddlers and preschoolers. 

When all the cows were sleeping
And the sun had gone to bed
Up jumped the scarecrow
And this is what he said

I’m a dingle, dangle scarecrow
With a flippy, floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this
I can shake my feet like that

a happy scarecrow on a farm

When all the hens were roosting
And the moon behind a cloud
Up jumped the scarecrow
And shouted very loud

I’m a dingle, dangle scarecrow
With a flippy, floppy hat
I can shake my hands like this
I can shake my feet like that

Listen to the tune here.

4. Hickey, Pickety

This classic is great for teaching rhyming.

Hickety pickety, my black hen.
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
Sometimes nine and sometimes ten,
Hickety pickety, my black hen.

Listen to the tune.

5. Baa Baa Black Sheep

This is often one of the first songs children learn to sing.

Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir
Three bags full

One for the master
And one for the dame
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane

Repeat the verses, changing the colour of the sheep in each:

Baa, baa, blue sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir
Three bags full

Listen to the tune here.

6. Little Bo Peep

Teach your kids to sing this old favourite.

Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep,
And can’t tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, And they’ll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.

Listen to the tune here.

little white sheep

7. Lavender’s Blue

This is a song with a fun tune. Sing along to this beautiful version from Cinderella

Lavender’s blue, dilly, dilly
Lavender’s green
When I am king, dilly, dilly
You shall be queen.

Who told you so, dilly, dilly
Who told you so?
‘Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly
That told me so.

Call up your men, dilly, dilly
Set them to work
Some to the plough, dilly, dilly
Some to the fork.

Some to make hay, dilly, dilly
Some to cut corn
While you and I, dilly, dilly
Keep ourselves warm.

Lavender’s green, dilly, dilly
Lavender’s blue
If you love me, dilly, dilly
I will love you.

Let the birds sing, dilly, dilly
And the lambs play
We shall be safe, dilly, dilly
Out of harm’s way.

I love to dance, dilly, dilly
I love to sing
When I am queen, dilly, dilly
You’ll be my king.

Who told me so, dilly, dilly
Who told me so?
I told myself, dilly, dilly
I told me so.

8. The Animals on the Farm 

Sign this version from Super Simple Songs to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus

The Animals on the Farm lyrics:

The ducks on the farm say, “Quack, quack, quack.”
The mice on the farm say, “Squeak, squeak, squeak.”
The chickens on the farm say, “Cluck, cluck, cluck.”
“Quack. Squeak. Cluck.”

The pigs on the farm say, “Oink, oink, oink.”
The goats on the farm say, “Meh, meh, meh.”
The sheep on the farm say, “Baa, baa, baa.”
“Oink. Meh. Baa.”

The horses on the farm say, “Neigh, neigh, neigh.”
The cows on the farm say, “Moo, moo, moo.”
The roosters on the farm say, “Cock-a-doodle-doo.”
“Neigh. Moo. Cock-a-doodle-doo.”
“Neigh. Moo. Cock-a-doodle-doo.”

Let’s try it a little faster.

The ducks on the farm say, “Quack, quack, quack.”
The mice on the farm say, “Squeak, squeak, squeak.”
The chickens on the farm say, “Cluck, cluck, cluck.”
“Quack. Squeak. Cluck.”

animals on a farm

Okay, a little faster.

The pigs on the farm say, “Oink, oink, oink.”
The goats on the farm say, “Meh, meh, meh.”
The sheep on the farm say, “Baa, baa, baa.”
“Oink. Meh. Baa.”

Okay, super fast!

The horses on the farm say, “Neigh, neigh, neigh.”
The cows on the farm say, “Moo, moo, moo.”
The roosters on the farm say, “Cock-a-doodle-doo”
“Neigh. Moo. Cock-a-doodle-doo.”
“Neigh. Moo. Cock-a-doodle-doo.”

9. The Cock’s on the Housetop

Here’s a quick traditional rhyme called The Cock’s On The Housetop:

The cock’s on the housetop, blowing his horn; 
The bull’s in the barn, a-threshing the corn; 
The maids in the meadow are making the hay; 
The ducks in the river are swimming away.

rooster on a fence on the farm

10. Three Blind Mice

Here’s an animal song your kids probably know:

Three blind mice, three blind mice
See how they run, see how they run
They all ran after the farmer’s wife
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife
Did you ever see such a thing in your life
As three blind mice?

Listen to the tune here.

11. All Around the Farm – Jack Hartmann

This song by Jack Hartmann teaches directional words and spatial concepts.

Watch All Around the Farm with your kids.

12. Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue dates far back, along with Little Bo Peep.

Here are the lyrics:

Little Boy Blue come blow your horn,
The sheep’s in the meadow the cow’s in the corn.
But where’s the boy who looks after the sheep?
He’s under a haystack fast asleep.
Will you wake him? No, not I – for if I do, he’s sure to cry.

Listen to the tune here.

13. I Had a Little Hen

Here are the lyrics for I Had a Little Hen:

I had a little hen, the prettiest ever seen,
She washed me the dishes and kept the house clean;
She went to the mill to fetch me some flour,
She brought it home in less than an hour;
She baked me my bread, she brewed me my ale,
She sat by the fire and told many a fine tale.

14. Five Little Ducks

This number song is fun for toddlers and preschoolers and teaches them to count down.

Five little ducks went out one day.
Over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only four little ducks came back.

1, 2, 3, 4.

mom duck with four little ducks around her

Four little ducks went out one day.
Over the hill and far away.
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack.”
But only three little ducks came back.

Continue counting down.

Listen to the tune here.

15. One Man Went to Mow

Here’s another classic counting rhyme.

One man went to mow
Went to mow a meadow
One man and his dog
Went to mow a meadow

Two men went to mow
Went to mow a meadow
Two men, one man and his dog
Went to mow a meadow

Three men went to mow
Went to mow a meadow
Three men, two men, one man
And his dog
Went to mow a meadow

Continue, increasing by one for each verse.

Listen to the tune here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these farm songs for toddlers and preschoolers. Check out these fun farm activities for preschoolers too.

For more songs, here is a list of the best preschool songs.

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