Top 10 Animal Songs for Kids

Animal songs for kids.

Cuteness is a feature animals have which attracts most humans and, more often than not, kids. This familiar image of animals is what makes them ideal for every kind of educational process.

Here’s a collection of songs for children which have animals as their protagonists. No wonder kids love them!

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Old MacDonald had a Farm

This is one of the most popular songs for kids in the English-speaking world. In Old MacDonald’s farm you can find a lot of animals and listen to their voices.

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Mary Had a Little Lamb

This song for children tells the true story of Mary Tyler, a young girl whose brother persuaded her to go to school with her little lamb, as she did.

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Five Little Monkeys

This is a “repetitive” nursery rhyme, that means the text stays same for every turn, with only a small part of a verse changing every time.

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When Goldilocks went to the house of the Bears

This is a song based on the old fairy tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. In the tale, a girl named Goldilocks walks into the house of three bears, where she finds and tastes their porridge, tests their chairs, and also their beds, where she falls asleep.

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The Animals Went in Two by Two

“The Animals Went in Two by Two” is a tune based on the popular folk song  “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”, which originated during the American Civil War.

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Little Bo Peep

The earliest record of “Little Bo Peep” is in a manuscript of around 1805, which contains only the first verse.

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The North Wind Doth Blow (The robin)

“The North Wind Doth Blow” is an English nursery rhyme whose origins date back to the 16th century. In its lyrics, the robin needs to get warm when the winter comes. Because of its reference to the cold, it is a good starting point to discuss with children the seasons and their impact on wildlife.

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The Animal Fair

“The Animal Fair”is a traditional folk song and children’s song. As early as 1898, it is attested as being sung by American sailors.

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Three Blind Mice

“Three Blind Mice” is an English nursery rhyme which can be sung as a round.

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Incy-Wincy Spider

“Incy-Wincy Spider” (also known as “Eency-Weency Spider” or “Itsy-Bitsy Spider” in the U.S.) is a traditional song about a spider that tries to climb up the waterspout and the troubles that occur on her way. It is usually accompanied by a sequence of gestures that mimic the words of the song.

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