Animal songs for kids are always a win!
We’ve put together our favorites that children love to sing time and time again and that you’ll enjoy too. These animal songs are just some of the hundreds of songs we have in our list of best songs for kids!
Related: Animal Books for Kids
Whether you’re singing about pets, farm animals, ocean animals, or any other kind of animal, you are sure to capture the attention and heart of a child!
Songs like “Five Little Ducks” help teach children to learn to count and to rhyme.
Fingerplays such as “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” help children with important fine motor skills and learning about sequencing.
There are so many concepts children learn through songs, but to them, they’re just having fun! That’s why songs are a perfect addition to any circle time.
We’ve made it super easy for you to bring songs to life by creating these song cards and song sticks from our store!
Animal Songs for Kids
We’ve picked out some of our absolute favorite animal songs for kids, and we hope you love them. We even included our invertebrate animal friends: insects and bugs!
How to Stream Music in the Classroom or at Home
If you want to get songs without the ads from YouTube, there are a couple simple solutions. You can click the songs directly from this post, and it should take away most of the ads. Screen it first to make sure it works for your needs.
If you are using just audio, I have Amazon Music Unlimited. It isn’t free, but well worth it for me because we use it each day between the classroom and home. If you would want to download more than 10 songs a month, it’s worth its weight in gold!
It’s compatible with your phone, electronic devices, Alexa, and computer. What’s great is that I can download the songs while I’m home on my phone using wifi with the Amazon Music app. Then the songs are always there on my phone, and I can play them in the classroom, the car, or anywhere else.
Farm Animal Songs
Related: Farm Animal Books for Kids
Animal Farm by Nancy Kopman
I can’t get enough of this sweet little song about farm animals! Nancy introduces you to all the friends on her farm, including the sound each one makes. The melody is very catchy and repetitive, meaning kids will learn it quickly and be able to join right in! You’ll get a kick out of the clever animations, too.
Old MacDonald by Patty Shukla
The original farm animal song! Patty keeps everyone engaged as she has kids call out the animal names and walks you through all the animal noises. It’s a great song for a farm theme!
Pig On Her Head by Laurie Berkner
One of my favorites about animals and the sounds they make, presented in a way you’ve probably not seen before! It includes farm animals, a few other animals like elephants, and some fun directed movements.
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Patty Shukla
Another classic! This is a great version: any kid’s song that includes a key change is a winner in my book! It helps keep children (and adults!) engaged and actively listening. Watch how the teacher turns the lamb’s presence at school into a teaching moment about the power of love.
Baa Baa Black Sheep by Raffi
You can never have too much Raffi!! This live performance is so engaging and fun. He adds additional animals and has the audience guess the new rhyming lyrics, keeping those brains working!
Forest Animal Songs
Going On a Bear Hunt by Greg and Steve
This is the most requested children’s song that I have ever had in my preschool classes. Even though it’s a bit longer, it’s so engaging, so the children love it! Greg and Steve have some of our all-time favorite songs. We can’t get enough of the Kids In Motion and Kids in Action CDs! We also adore the book!
Gray Squirrel by Dr. Jean
Somehow this preschool song became a classic when I wasn’t looking! My own kids even knew it before I did. It’s a good one – rhyming words to build literacy, great vocabulary words like “swish” and “bushy,” and a sweet lesson about friendship.