Action Song Ideas and Music Activities for Kids

This section contains action songs, music lesson plans, song ideas and music activities for kids that influences the neurological development and basic intelligence of a child.

Play a lot of action songs! Make your own movements and have fun!


Songs that work well with babies or toddlers are:

  • “Eensy-weensy spider”
  • “The wheels of the bus”
  • Use the tune above to make your own silly songs according to the theme. E.g. theme: my body
  • “Move your arms up and down…/Nod your head up and down” make a song of each body part.


  • E.g. theme: insects “the bugs in the air fly up and down…”
  • “Ring a-ring-a-rosy”


Also try these activity songs:

  • “Twinkle, twinkle little star”
  • “I'm a little teapot”
  • “If you happy and you know it clap you hands”
  • “Row, row, row your boat”


More action songs for kids:

  • "Head, shoulders, knees and toes"
  • "Hokey-pokey"
  • "Ten Little Indians"
  • "Frere Jacques"




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