Toddler Action Songs

Have a little fun with our favourite toddler action songs!

Twinkle twinkle little star

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.

Help your toddler to flash his/her fingers for the first two lines. Make a diamond shape for the second, Flash fingers again for the last two.

Dingle dangle scarecrow

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 and shake my feet like that.
When all the hens were rousting 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 and shake my feet like that.

This is one of my favourite toddler actions songs.! Sit your toddler on your lap and show them to pretend they are asleep. Jump them up off your lap at the right time and manouver there arms for the dingle dangle part, and flip their legs about for the last line!

Head shoulders knees and toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.
And eyes, and ears, and mouth,
And nose.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

For these toddler action songs Place both hands on parts of body as they are mentioned. On second time speed up, and get faster with each verse.

Two little dickey birds

Two little dickey birds
Sitting on a wall
One named peter one named Paul
Fly away peter
Fly away Paul
Come back peter
Come back Paul

(This toddler action songs movements are your thumbs hiding away and coming back from behind your fingers.)

toddler action songs
Wheels on the bus

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town.
(Roll hands over each other)

The wipers on the bus go "Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish"
The wipers on the bus go "Swish, swish, swish"
All through the town.
(Put arms together in front of you and 'swish' like windshield wipers)

The door on the bus goes open and shut
Open and shut, open and shut
The door on the bus goes open and shut
All through the town.
(Cover eyes with hands on 'shut' and uncover them on 'open')

The horn on the bus goes "Beep, beep, beep
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep"
The horn on the bus goes "Beep, beep, beep"
All through the town.
(Pretend to honk horn)

The baby on the bus says, "Wah, wah, wah!
Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah, wah!"
The baby on the bus says, "Wah, wah, wah!"
All through the town.
(Fisted hands in front of eyes and rub them like baby crying)

Eensy weensy spider

Eensy Weensy Spider

Climbing up the spout
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out
Out came the sunshine
And dried up all the rain
Eensy weensy spider
Climbs up the spout again

(For this toddler action songs movements, use your fingers to climb up something and follow the rest of the actions)

Farmer went a trotting

A farmer went trotting
Upon his grey mare,
Bumpety, bumpety, bump!
With his daughter behind him
So rosy and fair,
Lumpety, lumpety, lump!

A raven cried "Croak"
And they all tumbled DOWN,
(slip child down between knees)
Bumpety, bumpety, bump!
The mare broke her knees,
And the farmer his crown,
Lumpety, lumpety, lump!

The mischievous raven
Flew laughing away
Bumpety, bumpety, bump!
And he vowed he would serve them
The same the next day,
Lumpety, lumpety, lump!

If you’re happy and you know it!

This is a wonderful way to distract a toddler for a bit while waiting for supper or an activity. It is one of our best toddler action songs!

If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands
(Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands
(Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands.
(Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Tap your toe
(Tap toes twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Tap your toe
(Tap toes twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Tap your toe.
(Tap toes twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Nod your head
(Nod head)
If you're happy and you know it,
Nod your head
(Nod head)
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Nod your head.
(Nod head)
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands
(Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands
(Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands.
(Clap hands twice)

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