When we’re in the kitchen baking with toddlers there is nothing better to do than to sing together.

From Hot Cross Buns to Black Birds in a Pie these baking songs for toddlers and preschoolers are some of our favourites to sing together.

Scroll down and find the words so that next time your cooking with your toddler you can sing along to these cooking songs together.

baking with toddlers and preschoolers songs and rhymes to sing whilst you do

Baking Nursery Rhymes to Sing Together

With pots and pans a clattering these nursery rhymes are great to sing out loud in the kitchen with your toddler.

So strap on an apron each, get out your ingredients and sing along with our baking songs for tots.

We’ve included a YouTube video for each so if you don’t know the tune you can easily learn it and sing along with your little ones too.

5 Currant Buns in a Baker’s Shop

First off a favourite counting rhyme to sing together. Five Currant Buns in a Bakers Shop

Five currant buns in a Baker's Shop,
Fat and round with a cherry on the top,
Along came a boy with a penny one day
Bought a currant bun and took it away!

Four currant buns in a Baker's Shop,
Fat and round with a cherry on the top,
Along came a girl with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away!

Three currant buns in a Baker's Shop,
Fat and round with a cherry on the top,
Along came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away!

Two currant buns in a Baker's Shop,
Fat and round with a cherry on the top,
Along came a girl with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away!

One currant bun in a Baker's Shop,
Fat and round with a cherry on top,
Along came a boy with a penny one day,
Bought a currant bun and took it away!

Hot Cross Buns

Great to sing any time but if you are near our kitchen at Easter time this is one that you will find us singing all the time.

Hot cross buns, hot cross buns,
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

Queen of Hearts

Inspired by this song we make one of our favourite recipe to cook with tots – jam tarts yes it’s pastry from scratch but if I can make it with a toddler then you can too!

So here it is the Queen of Hearts.

The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts,
All on a summer's Day.
The Knave of Hearts he stole the tarts,
And took them clean away.
The King of Hearts,
Called for the Tarts,
And beat the Knave full score.
The Knave of Hearts brought back the tarts,
And swore he'd steal no more!

Pat-A-Cake

Whilst the cake’s are cooking this is a fun hand clapping rhyme to teach your toddlers and preschoolers to do.

A favourite classic nursery rhyme to cook with! Pat-a-cake don’t forget to change the letter that you mark it with to the first letter and name of your child!

Pat-a-cake, Pat-a-cake, Bakers Man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

Mix it and roll it and mark it with B,
And put it in the oven for Baby and me!

Sing a Song of Six Pence

This is a really old nursery rhyme and one that I loved to sing as a child.

Featuring kings and queens plus blackbirds baked in a pie Sing a Song of Six Pence is fun to learn and sing together.

Sing-a-Song of Six Pence,
A pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty black birds, baked in a pie!
When the pie was open,
The birds began to sing!
Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the King!

The King was in his counting house, counting out his money!
The queen was in the parlor, eating bread and honey!
The maid was in the garden, hanging out the clothes,
When a along came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!

Ten Fat Sausages

Another fun counting rhyme, this time counting backwards from 10 in 2s!

Ten fat sausages is a fun song and with the repetition of the pop and bang your toddlers and preschoolers will soon get the idea of the rhyme.

Ten fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
Ten fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
One went POP and the other went BANG!
Now there's eight fat sausages sizzling in a pan!

Eight fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
Eight fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
One went POP and the other went BANG!
Now there's six fat sausages sizzling in a pan!

Six fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
Six fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
One went POP and the other went BANG!
Now there's four fat sausages sizzling in a pan!

Four fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
Four fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
One went POP and the other went BANG!
Now there's two fat sausages sizzling in a pan!

Two fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
Two fat sausages, sizzling in a pan.
One went POP and the other went BANG!
Now there's no fat sausages sizzling in a pan!

The Muffin Man

Another little rhyme that’s a classic but fun to sing when you bake.

The muffin man is perfect for singing whilst you whisk and mix your cakes and muffins together.

The version shown below has other characters as well and can extend the song further.

Do you know the muffin man, muffin man, muffin man?
Do you know the muffin man?
Who lives on Drury Lane!

Yes, I know the muffin man, muffin man, muffin man!
Yes I know the muffin man!
Who lives on Drury Lane!

Little Miss Muffet

One of our favourite classic nursery rhymes Miss Muffet is eating some delicious food when along comes a spider….

Little Miss Muffet,
Sat on a Tuffet.
Eating her curds and whey!
Along came a spider.
Who sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Little Jack Horner

Another classic this time with pies and a little boy who need to learn some manners. Little Jack Horner.

Little Jack Horner sat in the corner
Eating his Christmas pie,
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum
And said "What a good boy am I!"

I’m a little teapot

Our last song is another favourite and perfect to sing before you sit down and enjoy your baking with your tots.

I’m a little teapot. Don’t forget to do the actions!

I'm a little teapot,
Short and stout,
Here's my handle,
Here's my spout!
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout
Just tip me over and pour me out!

Top Recipes to Cook with Toddlers and Preschoolers

If you are looking for our favourite recipes to make whilst you sing these songs then check out these ones below.

Step-by-step recipe for making some delicious Jam Tarts to go with the classic nursery rhyme Queen of Hearts. Perfect for cooking with kids as young as toddlers.
A space themed cooking activity making space rock cakes. These are easy to make with your toddler and preschoolers and taste great.

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Sing along in the kitchen with Baking Songs for Kids
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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