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The Ultimate Best Preschool Songs List

This is the best preschool songs list available. 

Whether you are looking for some traditional preschool songs, action songs, finger rhymes or songs for a particular theme, you’ll find them here.

Click the link at the end of each list of songs to see the lyrics and listen to the tunes. 

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Classic Preschool Songs

To start the list, here are some classic songs that have been around for generations.

  • Incy Wincy Spider
  • Jack and Jill
  • Miss Polly Had a Dolly
  • I’m a Little Teapot
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • The Grand Old Duke of York
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  • One Potato
  • Pat-a-Cake
  • Polly Put the Kettle On
  • Hickory, Dickory, Dock
  • Old Macdonald Had a Farm
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
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  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  • Hey Diddle, Diddle
  • Oh Where Oh Where Has my Little Dog Gone?
  • Baa, Baa Black Sheep
  • If You’re Happy and You Know It
  • Rain, Rain, Go Away
  • Ring-a-Ring o’ Roses
  • Two Little Dickie Birds
  • I Hear Thunder
  • See-Saw Margery Daw
  • One, Two, Three, Four, Five
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Sing a Song of Sixpence
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic
  • Five Little Ducks
  • Muffin Man
  • This Old Man
  • This Little Piggy
  • This is the Way We Brush Our Hair
  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Here are the lyrics for these classic preschool songs.

Action Songs

Teach kids to listen carefully and follow directions with these fun action rhymes and songs.

  • I’m a Little Teapot
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
  • Hop a Little, Jump a Little
  • Miss Polly Had a Dolly
  • The Elephant Goes
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • One Grey Elephant Balancing
  • If You’re Happy and You Know It!
  • Open, Shut Them

Here are the lyrics and actions for these action songs.

Movement Songs

These super active songs will get kids’ heart rates up as they move about. The Wiggles and Super Simple Songs have a great selection.

  • Hello Hello!
  • Joannie Works With One Hammer
  • The Hokey Pokey
  • Walking Walking
  • Rock-A-Bye Your Bear
  • We All Fall Down
  • Hot Potato
  • Move!
  • Do The Propeller
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Here are the lyrics, movements and tunes for these movement songs for kids.

Bedtime Rhymes

Need some bedtime rhymes to get your kids feeling sleepy? Here are the best ones.

  • Go To Bed Late
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Star Light, Star Bright
  • Rock-a-Bye Baby
  • Bed In Summer
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
  • The Evening is Coming
  • Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite

Here are the lyrics for these nursery rhymes about sleep.

Counting Songs

These are some popular and traditional counting songs for kids.

  • The Ants Go Marching
  • Ten Green Bottles
  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  • Ten Little Fingers
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  • Ten in a Bed
  • Five Fat Sausages
  • Five Little Speckled Frogs
  • One, Two, Three, Four, Five
  • Five Little Snowmen
  • Rabbits

Here are the lyrics for these counting songs.

Number Rhymes

Here are more number rhymes, including a few new songs and some traditional ones with a twist.

  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Five Fat Peas
  • One for Sorrow
  • Rub-a-Dub-Dub
  • One, Two, Three, Four
  • Five Currant Buns
  • One Potato, Two Potatoes
  • Hickory Dickory…Crash
  • How Many Fingers on One Hand?
  • Ten Little Fire Trucks
  • The Bees Go Buzzing
  • Ten Little Fishies

Here are the lyrics for these number rhymes.

Finger Plays

Exercise those little finger muscles with these cute finger plays.

  • Tommy Thumb
  • My Rabbit
  • Grandmother’s Glasses
  • Two Little Dickey Birds
  • Here is the Beehive
  • This Little Piggy
  • This is my Garden
  • Here is a Bunny
  • Here is a Turtle
  • Tommy Thumb Where Are You?
  • Where Is Thumbkin?
  • Ten Fingers

Here are the lyrics and finger movements of these finger plays for preschoolers. Some of them are in this selection of great preschool songs.

Clapping Songs

Here are some clapping games that have also been passed down the generations.

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  • A Sailor Went to Sea
  • Miss Lucy
  • Double This, Double That
  • Down Down Baby
  • Miss Mary Mack

Here are the lyrics for these hand-clapping songs.

Animal Songs

These songs will go well with an animal theme for preschoolers.

  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Bingo
  • Incy Wincy Spider
  • Who Took the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?
  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic
  • Three Blind Mice
  • Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
  • One Little Elephant Balancing
  • Hop Little Bunnies
  • Hickory Dickory Dock (With a Twist)
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb (With a Twist)

Here are the lyrics for these animal songs for preschoolers and more fun farm songs.

Clean-Up Songs

Use these songs to help motivate preschoolers to clean up and pack away at school or at home.

  • Clean Up, Clean Up
  • Clean Up (Super Simple Songs)
  • Clean Up Song (Singing Walrus)
  • Countdown Song
  • Tidy Up Song (Little Baby Bum)

Here are the lyrics for these and more songs about cleaning up.

Hand-Washing Songs

These songs will teach young kids the proper technique of handwashing. Get them into the habit of singing them while washing their hands.

There are songs by the Wiggles, Jack Hartmann and others.

  • The Handwashing Song
  • Wash Your Hands Song
  • Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark 
  • Wash My Hands Rap

Here are the lyrics for these hand-washing songs.

Ocean Songs

These songs are great for introducing kids to the ocean and its creatures.

  • Five Little Fish
  • Baby Shark
  • A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea
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  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • One, Two, Three, Four, Five
  • Animals in the Ocean
  • Mr. Jellyfish (fingerplay)
  • Whale (fingerplay)

Here are the lyrics for these ocean songs.

Food Songs

Here is a fun selection of classic songs all about food, as well as some songs from Peppa Pig, The Wiggles and Super Simple Songs.

  • Super Potato 
  • Apples & Bananas
  • Who Took The Cookie?
  • Are You Hungry?
  • Peas Porridge Hot
  • Pat-A-Cake
  • Do You Like Broccoli Ice Cream?
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Pizza Party
  • The Muffin Man

Here are the lyrics for these food songs for kids.

Rainbow Songs

Doing a theme about rain and rainbows? Here are some great songs to teach your kids from Barney, The Wizard of Oz, Peppa Pig and some other favourites.

  • Sing a Rainbow
  • The Rainbow Song
  • Rainbow, Rainbow 
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Rainbow of Colours 
  • Rainbow Colors Song 
  • Colors of the Rainbow 

Here are the lyrics for these cute rainbow songs.

Fun Nursery Rhymes

Here are just a few more children’s nursery rhymes.

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  • Are You Sleeping?
  • Little Bunny Foo Foo
  • Little Peter Rabbit
  • Shake My Wiggles Out
  • Do as I’m Doing
  • Mrs. Sally Walker
  • The Dinosaur Stomp
  • There Were Ten in the Bed
  • Three Little Kittens

Here are the lyrics to these fun nursery rhymes.

I hope you love this list of the best songs for kids. 

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