Farm songs are a hit with kids of all ages! Whether used to teach farm animal sounds or the alphabet, they are a fun way to learn educational concepts through song. These farm songs are just some of the hundreds of songs we have in our list of best songs for kids!
We’ve included some classic farm songs like “Old MacDonald” and “The Farmer in the Dell.” But we know you’ll love some new ones, too! Don’t miss “All Around the Farm” or “Cows in the Kitchen!” The latter is a gorgeous children’s book set to music. Farm books are a perfect addition to your farm songs during circle time!
For even more great farm activities, check out our farm lesson plans in our preschool store! They’re full of hands-on learning activities, books, crafts, games, and printables!
We’ve picked out some of our absolute favorite farm songs for kids, and we hope you love them. There are farm animal songs, farm songs for all kids, and some farm songs especially for preschool!
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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 of 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.
There is also a 2 million song music library with Amazon Prime. That’s how I started, but then I eventually switched to Amazon Music Unlimited because it has nearly every song.
Farm Animal Songs
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. We love everything from Laurie Berkner!
Animal Sounds Song by The Singing Walrus
Join familiar animal friends as they hop on the train! The kids repeat each line of the verse, making it instantly engaging for all ages of kids. They love when they can sing along right away! If your kids just can’t get enough, keep the song going by adding your own animals.
Who’s in the Barnyard? and When Cows Wake Up in the Morning by Jbrary
Jbrary is our go-to for fingerplays, chants, and circle time songs! These next two both use props to talk about farm animals. The first one describes an animal and has the kids guess, “Who’s in the barnyard?” Then the second teaches the sounds that farm animals make.
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!
Farm Songs for Kids
Farm Song by The Laurie Berkner Band
This farm song only has audio, but don’t skip it! Laurie Berkner’s genius song will suck you and your kids right in even without the video. She talks about all the things she did on a farm: said hello to the animals, watched all the flowers grow, planted beans in a row, and woke up to a rooster crow. Can your kids catch the rhyming words?
Down on Grandpa’s Farm by Sing Along with Lindsey
A lot of us know this song from Raffi, so it seems perfect to learn it from his friend Lindsey! This is one of the classic farm songs. It’s repetitive, which kids just love because it helps them sing along! Learn about all the animals on grandpa’s farm, what color they are, and the sound they make.
Cows in the Kitchen Moo by Alina Celeste
Kids just love the silly antics and expressive nature of Alina Celeste! Here she takes an old folk song and pairs it with great book illustrations for a really engaging video. You can grab the book, Cows in the Kitchen, here!
The Farmer in the Dell by The Learning Station
Another one of the most classic farm songs comes to life with happy animations. The cow, horse, and pigs bopping along to the tune crack me up every time!
Farm Songs for Preschool
All Around the Farm by Jack Hartmann
Jack Hartmann never misses a chance to educate while having fun! This song is full of spatial concepts and positional words like “above,” “below,” “up,” “down,” and many more! Your kids can point out where the farm animals are in relation to Jack.
Alphabet Farm by Bounce Patrol
Learn the ABCs around the farm! The fun friends of Bounce Patrol teach not only the letter names, but their sounds as well, as they point out things around the farm that start with each letter. A great alphabet song as well as a preschool farm song!
Color Farm with Dr. Jean
Dr. Jean gives us a different take on “BINGO” in this farm song for preschool. She introduces farm animals whose name is their color, and you spell the color along with her.
After you’ve exhausted the farm songs, keep the music going in your classroom with these song cards and song sticks from our store! There are 35 song posters that can be used as song cards, along with matching song sticks to make choosing songs for circle time even more fun. They are perfect songs for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and any child who loves to sing.
For some more great songs that naturally tie into a farm theme, check out our animal songs, toddler songs, and spring songs!
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Gregory P Scelsa says
Creative Teaching Press published a book of the lyrics to a Greg & Steve song called “Down On the Farm” which is written to the melody of The Wheels On the Bus. It is on the album WE ALL LIVE TOGETHER Vol. 5.
Also, your article about RAINBOW songs might have included the song “The World Is a Rainbow” from the Greg & Steve album WE ALL LIVE TOGETHER Vol. 2.
Thanks for all you do for teachers.
Karalee Sartin says
Hi Greg! I’m a big fan of your music! Would you please connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org?