The Best Toddler Songs with Actions

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Toddlers are naturally drawn to movement and music. Today I am sharing some of my favorite toddler songs with actions. 

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The Best Toddler Songs with Actions

I'm linking to a YouTube video of each song so you can hear them.

Also, be sure to check out my friend Angela's ebook Songs & Rhymes for Transitions for more song ideas.

|| Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes 

A classic, this song is great for identifying body parts along with opportunities for bilateral coordination and crossing midline.

You can find the lyrics for Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes here.

|| The Wheels On The Bus 

You can find the lyrics for The Wheels On The Bus here.

|| Shake Your Sillies Out 

Get those wiggles out with this fun song. I love any of Raffi's music, so this one definitely makes the list.

You can find the lyrics for Shake Your Sillies Out here.

|| If You're Happy And You Know It 

You can find the lyrics for If You're Happy And You Know It here.

|| We're Going On A Bear Hunt 

I also love this Cosmic Kids  Yoga version, a great way to include yoga poses with the story and song.

You can find the lyrics for We're Going on a Bear Hunt here.

|| Hokey Pokey

You can find the lyrics for Hokey Pokey here.

|| Animal Freeze Dance 

I could not find separate lyrics for this song, but you click on the description in the video above, they are listed there.

|| Boom Chicka Boom

You can find the lyrics for Boom Chicka Boom here.

|| There Was A Crocodile 

You can find the lyrics for There Was a Crocodile here.

|| Itsy Bitsy Spider 

Another classic that is great for fine motor skills with hand movements.

You can find the lyrics for Itsy Bitsy Spider here.

|| Baby Shark 

You might not be able to get it out of your head, but it is great for toddlers to copy the actions in the song.

You can find the lyrics for Baby Shark here if you don't already have the words seared into your brain. 😉

|| Clap Your Hands 

You can find the lyrics for Clap Your Hands here.

My friend Angela at Teaching Mama has also created this great ebook of Songs & Rhymes for Transitions. Using music for transitions in the classroom or therapy sessions work wonderfully for many children. Definitely check out Angela's book.

Songs and Rhymes for Transition Times

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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