10 Songs to get Kids Moving to

We’re having terrible weather in the UK at the moment – you wouldn’t guess it was summer most of the time and the kids are getting cabin fever so we’re spending a lot of time singing and dancing.

Songs to get kids moving on a rainy day

Here are out top 10 songs to get kids moving

  • Heads shoulders knees and toes – great for learning bod part and also a memory exercise when each verse you lose a body part but still keep the rhythm and timing
  • Sleeping bunnies

  • If you’re happy and you know it Clap your hands (stomp your feet, nod you head, turn around and say AH HA!)
  • Wheels on the bus
  • Five Little Speckled Frogs – lots of jumping off logs and splashing into pools
  • Five little monkeys – we go and jump on our bed and act out the songs
  • Here we go round the mulberry bush
  • One finger one thumb keep moving
  • Hockey Cokey
  • Ring a ring of roses

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Cerys is the founder of Rainy Day Mum, a former Marine Biologist and Teacher she is now a stay at home mum to J and T. She can be found elbows deep in paint, glue, mud and sand at various times of the year and also behind the screen working on Rainy Day Mum and editing post for The Playroom on BonBon Break.

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  1. sian says

    We like I am the music man and the grand old juke of York. Justin Fletchers hands up song is also popular.

  2. Vicki Kouchnerkavich says

    I work at public library in the US and provide story times for children 5 and younger. We do movement all the time using the music of Laurie Berkner and Jim Gill. I know Laurie has many of her songs on YouTube and a couple of DVDs too. My 2 year old grandson loves all of her music. Have fun!