20+ Easy 3-Chord Guitar Songs for Kids to Practice and Enjoy

3 Chord Guitar songs for kids

Part of the reasons why the guitar is so popular is that in less than a month you can accompany yourself as you sing your favorite songs! There are hundreds of great songs that are easy for guitar beginners to play, and these 3-chord songs are probably some of the ones you’re looking for.

In this article we have especially the younger fellows up to 12 years old in mind, who are only beginning their guitar-playing journey. We have therefore selected nursery rhymes and well-known kids’ songs with 3-chord progressions; that’s a great place to start with, for they already know the tunes and will be instantly interested and engaged in the process. Of course, if you’re a teacher or a parent you can play along with them.

The 3-chord progression is the foundation of the art of accompaniment, as it implements the main harmonic structure of the Tonic, Subdominant and Dominant (I – IV – V). At the same time, the 3 chords provide essential transition patterns for left hand practice. While at entry level, beginners should take their time practicing this basic 3-chord progression until they get deeper understanding of it. They should also practice until they’re able to switch between chords smoothly and fast.

All the songs here are in guitar-friendly keys, like C, G, E, A and D. In many cases we give you more than one key option to choose from. You will also find guitar sheet music for every song, as in many cases chord playing is followed by / taught in parallel with finger picking. You can use both to create an instant guitar duet, where the one plays the notes and the other the accompaniment; If you don’t go for any of these options, you can use the notes as lead sheet music for your singing.

Through the following links you will be taken to printable PDF files with guitar chords, tabs and sheet music with notes and tablature, which you can download for free. You will also have free access to many other useful resources related to each song, such as lyrics and tutorials for the piano and the xylophone / glockenspiel.

The songs are in alphabetical order.
Click on the sheet music to get a printable PDF file of your favourite song for free.

Just bookmark this article or even make it your homepage and you won’t have to worry about what to play next! Having said that, don’t miss out on our collection of 4-chord guitar songs for kids to enjoy when they move to the next level.

 

ABC Song

Chords: C, F, G

ABC Song Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in C major.

ABC song Easy Beginners Guitar Sheet Music in C.

ABC Song – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Amazing Grace

Chords: C, F, G

Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.

Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes and Tablature in C.

Chords: G, C, D

Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes and Tablature in G.

Chords: E, A, B

Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in E.

Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes and Tablature in E - page 1.
Amazing Grace Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes and Tablature in E - page 2.

Amazing Grace – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Chords: C, F, G

Baa Baa Black Sheep Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.

Baa Baa Black Sheep Guitar Sheet Music in C

Chords: G, C, D

Baa Baa Black Sheep Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

Baa Baa Black Sheep Guitar Sheet Music in G

Baa Baa Black Sheep – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Baby Bumblebee

Chords: C, F, G

Baby Bumblebee Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.

Baby Bumblebee Easy Guitar Sheet Music in C.

Chords: A, D, E

Baby Bumblebee Guitar Chords and Tabs in A.

Baby Bumblebee Easy Guitar Sheet Music in A.

Baby Bumblebee – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Finger Family

Chords: C, F, G

Finger Family Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.

Finger Family Guitar Sheet Music in C.

Chords: G, C, D

Finger Family Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

Finger Family Guitar Sheet Music in G.

Finger Family – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)

Chords: A, E, E7

Frère Jacques Guitar Chords and Tabs in A.

Frère Jacques Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in A.

Chords: C, G, G7

Frère Jacques Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.

Frère Jacques Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in C.

Frère Jacques (Are You Sleeping?) – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Happy Birthday

Chords: C, F, G

Happy Birthday Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.

Happy Birthday Song Easy Beginners Guitar Sheet Music and Tablature in C.
Happy Birthday Song Easy Beginners Guitar Sheet Music and Tablature in C - version 2.

Chords: G, D, C

Happy Birthday Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

Happy Birthday Song Easy Beginners Guitar Sheet Music and Tablature in G.

Happy Birthday – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Chords: G, D, C

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes - Guitar Chords and Tabs.

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes Easy Guitar Sheet Music.

Head Shoulders Knees and Toes – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Humpty Dumpty

Chords: E, A, B

Humpty Dumpty Guitar Chords and Tabs in E.

Humpty Dumpty Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in E.

Chords: G, C, D

Humpty Dumpty Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

Humpty Dumpty – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Itsy-Bitsy Spider

Chords: D, A, A7

Itsy-Bitsy Spider Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs.

Itsy Bitsy Spider Easy Fingerpicking Guitar Sheet Music with Notes and Tablature.

Itsy-Bitsy Spider – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Jack and Jill

Chords: G, D, C

Jack and Jill Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

Jack and Jill Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in G.

Jack and Jill – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Kookaburra

Chords: G, D, C

Kookaburra - Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

Kookaburra Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in G.

Chords: C, F, G

Kookaburra - Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.

Kookaburra Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in C.
Kookaburra Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in A.

Kookaburra – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

La Cucaracha

Chords: C, G, G7

La Cucaracha with Spanish Lyrics - Guitar Chords.

La Cucaracha with Spanish Lyrics - Guitar Sheet Music.

La Cucaracha with English Lyrics - Guitar Chords.

La Cucaracha with English Lyrics - Guitar Sheet Music.

La Cucaracha – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Lavender’s Blue

Chords: G, C, D7

Lavender's Blue - Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

Lavender's Blue Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in G.

Chords: D, G, A7

Lavender's Blue - Guitar Chords and Tabs in D.

Lavender's Blue Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in D.

Lavender’s Blue – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean

Chords: D, G, A

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - Guitar Chords and Tabs.

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean Easy Fingerpicking Guitar Sheet Music with notes chords and tablature.

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Oh, Susanna!

Chords: A, E, D

Oh Susanna Easy Guitar Chords and Tabs in A.

Oh Susanna Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature.

Oh, Susanna! – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Chords: D, G, A

Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Guitar Chords and Tabs in D.

Old MacDonald Had A Farm Easy Guitar Sheet Music in D.

Chords: G, C, D

Old MacDonald Had a Farm - Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

Old MacDonald Had A Farm Easy Guitar Sheet Music in G.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Pat-a-Cake

Chords: A, E7, D

Pat A Cake (Patty Cake) Guitar Chords and Tabs.

Pat A Cake (Patty Cake) Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature.

Pat-a-Cake – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

Chords: D, A, G

She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain Guitar Chords and Tabs.

She'll Be Coming Round The Mountain Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature.

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

The Muffin Man

Chords: C, Dm, G

The Muffin Man - Guitar Chords and Tabs.

The Muffin Man Easy Guitar Sheet Music with Notes Chords and Tablature.

The Muffin Man – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

Twinkle twinkle little star

Chords: C, F, G

Twinkle twinkle little star - Guitar Chords and Tabs.

Twinkle twinkle little star Easy Beginners Guitar Sheet Music with chords in C major.
Twinkle twinkle little star Variation with accompaniment Easy Beginners Guitar Sheet Music with chords in C major.

Twinkle twinkle little star – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

You Are My Sunshine

Chords: G, C, D

You are my Sunshine Guitar Chords and Tabs in G.

You are my sunshine Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in G.

Chords: C, F, G

You are my Sunshine Guitar Chords and Tabs in C.

You are my sunshine Easy Guitar Sheet Music with notes and tablature in C.

You Are My Sunshine – Guitar Chords, Tabs, Sheet Music for Guitar, Printable PDF

 

 

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