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7 Fun Kids Songs About Cleaning Up

Teaching kids to clean up after themselves is a valuable life skill to instill early on.

By using music and making it fun, it can become a natural part of your daily routine at home and school. 

Make tidying up fun with these great songs about cleaning. Some are short enough to teach kids the lyrics and sing together, and others are best played in the background.

Singing songs while cleaning will turn a chore into an educational music activity.

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Clean Up, Clean Up

This is the most common kids clean up song, and probably one you have heard already. It’s easy for kids to learn and is a go-to for home and preschool clean up time.

Listen to the version by Barney here.

Clean up clean up everybody everywhere.
Clean up clean up everybody do your share.
Clean up clean up everybody everywhere.
Clean up clean up everybody do your share.
Clean up clean up everybody everywhere.
Clean up clean up everybody do your share

child putting his toys away

Clean Up!

This preschool clean up song by Super Simple Songs is another song that’s fairly easy to teach kids. The verses are short and repetitive

Repeat this verse 4 times:

Clean up, clean up.
Everybody, let’s clean up.
Clean up, clean up.
Put your things away.

Clean up! Clean up! Clean up!
Put your things away.
Pick up your toys.
Pick up your books.
Pick up your shoes.
Put your things away.

Repeat this verse twice:

Clean up, clean up.
Everybody, let’s clean up.
Clean up, clean up.
Put your things away.

Listen to the tune on YouTube.

mother and daughter cleaning up toys

3 Minute Clean up Song with Countdown

This tidy-up song by Plexkits is best for playing in the background at home or in the classroom.

If you can, project the timer onto a screen or show your child the video playing on your mobile while tidying. A countdown clock can be great motivation and will get the job done quickly.

It has a fun, catchy tune too. There are longer versions of this song available, but for young kids, 3 minutes is just long enough to keep their attention.

The Clean up Song

This song by the Kiboomers is a really fun version that involves clapping. 

It’s easy to learn and is a fun, new alternative to teach your kids if you’re getting tired of just singing the usual clean-up songs.

Clap, clap
Now it’s time to clean up (clap, clap)
Now it’s time to clean up
We had a lot of fun and now that we’re done (clap, clap)
Now it’s time to clean up

Now it’s time to clean up (clap, clap)
Now it’s time to clean up
Girls and boys have put away the toys (clap, clap)
Now it’s time to clean up

Now it’s time to clean up (clap, clap)
Now it’s time to clean up
We had a lot of fun and now that we’re done (clap, clap)
Now it’s time to clean up

Clean Up Song

This cute song by the Singing Walrus is also best played in the background while kids are tidying up. Tell your kids that when the song is finished, they can stop tidying and go out to play.

This song is rich in action verbs and is great for developing vocabulary and parts of speech.

Every time it’s time to go
There is one thing you should know
It’s time to clean up
Time to tidy up

Before you’re ready to walk away
There is one thing you should say
It’s time to clean up
Time to tidy up

I like to play, and when I’m done
It’s time to clean up
I like to read, and when I’m done
It’s time to tidy up

I like to eat, and when I’m done
It’s time to clean up
I like to draw, and when I’m done
It’s time to tidy up

girl cleaning up her dishes

Toys (Put the toys away)
Books (Put the books away)
Crayons (Put the crayons away)
It’s time to clean up

Plates (Put the plates away)
Cups (Put the cups away)
Snacks (Put the snacks away)
It’s time to tidy up

Every time it’s time to go
There is one thing you should know
It’s time to clean up
Time to tidy up

Before you’re ready to walk away
There is one thing you should say
It’s time to clean up
Time to tidy up

I like to build, and when I’m done
It’s time to clean up
I like to glue, and when I’m done
It’s time to tidy up

I like to cut, and when I’m done
It’s time to clean up
I like to cook, and when I’m done
It’s time to tidy up

Blocks (Put the blocks away)
Glue (Put the glue away)
Sheets (Put the sheets away)
It’s time to clean up

child putting away her blocks

Scissors (Put the scissors away)
Pots (Put the pots away)
Pans (Put the pans away)
It’s time to tidy up

Every time it’s time to go
There is one thing you should know
It’s time to clean up
Time to tidy up

Before you’re ready to walk away
There is one thing you should say
It’s time to clean up
Time to tidy up

Clean Up

This song by ELF Learning is also quite an easy version to teach kids to sing. Play it in the background a few times until your children learn the words. Here is the tune.

Time to clean up everyone.
Let’s pick up our things.

Clean up.
Everybody clean up.
Clean up.
Everybody clean up.

Clean up.
Everybody clean up.

Time to clean up.

Pick up.
Everybody pick up.
Pick up.
Everybody pick up.

Pick up.
Everybody pick up.

Time to pick up.


Pick up the toys.
Put them away.
Pick up the blocks.
Put them away.
Pick up the books.
Put them away.
Put your things away.

Pick up the toys.
Put them away.
Pick up the blocks.
Put them away.
Pick up the books.
Put them away.
Put your things away.

children cleaning up the toy room

Tidy Up Song

This is another tidy-up song by Little Baby Bum. Listen to the tune here.

Tidy, tidy, tidy up
And tidy up some more
Tidy, tidy, tidy up
Take your toys up off the floor

When things get messy
G-up, g-up, g-up
Collect up all your toys
And tidy, tidy up

Tidy, tidy, tidy up
And tidy up some more
Tidy, tidy, tidy up
Take your toys up off the floor

When things get messy
G-up, g-up, g-up
Collect up all your toys
And tidy, tidy up

Pick your toys and put them in the box
Put them on the shelves
Put them in their proper place

Tidy, tidy, tidy up
And tidy up some more
Tidy, tidy, tidy up
Take your toys up off the floor

These are just a few fun clean up songs for preschool kids and toddlers. After you’re done cleaning, teach kids to clean their hands properly with these hand-washing songs.


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