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11 Action Nursery Rhymes and Songs for Toddlers

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The question of the best action nursery rhymes and songs for toddlers recently came up in our Facebook Group and it was great to see all of the suggestions. Most of these you will probably already know but I thought it would be a great idea to put them all in one place. I've also added some Youtube videos to help with the actions (just in case you've forgotten!) Let's get moving! 

action nursery rhymes and songs for toddlers

Action Nursery Rhymes and Action Songs for Toddlers

Before I get started with the action nursery rhyme list I will apologise for how annoying a few of the videos are! The kids will love them - you may not! You'll notice I've linked to The Wiggles videos a lot - I find these a lot less annoying than some of the others out there! They actually have a CD called Nursery Rhymes that I recommend - you can get it HERE on Amazon and a DVD of their Nursery Rhymes with Actions too (available HERE).

Der Glumph

Open Shut Them


Itsy Bitsy Spider


If You're Happy and You Know It


Row Row Row Your Boat


The Wheels on the Bus


5 Little Ducks


Patty Cake

Wind the Bobbin Up

Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Baby Shark - this one gets it's own special disclaimer - you will get this song stuck in your head forever!!!

I hope you and your toddler enjoy singing along to some of these!

If you're still looking for more action nursery rhyme and songs then some more you might like are:

  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
  • Twinkle Twinkle
  • Ring a Ring a Rosie
  • Dingle Dangle Scarescrow
  • 5 Little Monkeys

I've also put together some great dance songs for toddlers - perfect for those rainy days or when you're stuck indoors and want them to burn off a little bit of energy!

the best youtube videos to get toddlers moving. If you are looking for fun videos to get your 1 year old, 2 year old or 3 year old jumping and dancing around inside then these videos are perfect!