Kids Birthday Songs That are
Guaranteed to Get Your Kids Party Jumpin'



Are you looking for the greatest and most energetic kid's birthday songs? Below you will find children's song lyrics and movements for the best children's action songs. These songs will be the perfect addition to any kids birthday party.

Always remember that you will get a better response from the children and put a bigger smile on their faces, if you and the other parents participate in the singing and actions of these fabulous kids party songs.

Scroll down to view the birthday song lyrics or click on the link to skip to an action song.

Birthday Song List



Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Bingo
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Round the Mulberry Bush
Tommy Thumbs
Johnny Works with One Hammer
Can You Hop Like a Rabbit?
Happy and You Know It
Pat a Cake
Wheels on the Bus
Five Little Fishies
I'm a Little Teapot
Hickory Dickory Dock



Kids Birthday Songs


Old MacDonald Had a Farm


(Animal) = a type of animal
(Sound) = sound that animal makes


Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had some (Animal),
E-I-E-I-O
With a (Sound), (Sound) here, and a (Sound), (Sound) there,
Here a (Sound), there a (Sound),
Everywhere a (Sound), (Sound).
Old MacDonald had a farm.
E-I-E-I-O.

Here is a list of different animals you can use for this action song along with their sounds and actions you can make.

  • Cow - moo, moo (milking cow motion)
  • Pig - oink, oink (push up tip of nose)
  • Sheep - baa, baa (put wrists on each side of head, put fingers straight out and point them down for ears)
  • Duck - quack, quack (make a beak with your hands and open and close it when you make the sounds)
  • Chicken - cluck, cluck (dip head)
  • Goose - honk, honk (flap arms)


For this birthday song you can also pass around pictures, stuffed animals, or toy figurines of animals while singing these children song lyrics.

Variation - You can use this birthday song for a zoo theme by using various zoo animals instead of farm animals.

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Bingo


There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O!
B-I-N-G-O!
B-I-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!
(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!
(Clap, clap)-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!
(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!
(Clap, clap, clap)-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!
(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!
(Clap, clap, clap, clap)-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
(Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
And Bingo was his name-o!

Here is a fun variation of this birthday song that is sure to fill your child's face with joy.

There was a (Girl/Boy) who had a party, And (your child's name) was (Her/His) name-o. (Spell your child's name 3 times. If your child has a long name you can use a nickname or spell it fewer times) And (your child's name) was (Her/His) name-o!

Then continue the birthday song like the original version and clap out the letters of your child's name until all of the letters are clapped out.

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Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear


(Have the children stand up)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around; (Turn around)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground; (Touch the ground)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, show your foot; (Hold out foot)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, climb up stairs; (Climb up stairs)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, crawl in bed; (crawl in bed action)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out light; (Switching out the light action)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say, "good night!" (Head on hands folded together and close eyes)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, wake up now; (Open eyes and lift head)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, eat your food; (scoop motion to mouth)
Teddy bear, teddy bear, I love you. (Give yourself a big hug)

This is a great birthday song for little kids, because it is short and has a lot of action.

Variation - There are truly countless different lines that can be added to this kids party song. You can even change the lyrics of this birthday song from teddy bear to whatever animal you choose depending on what your party theme is.

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Round the Mulberry Bush


(Have the children copy your actions)
Here we go round the mulberry bush, (Skip around in a circle during this verse)
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush,
Here we go round the mulberry bush,
So early Monday morning

This is the way we brush our teeth, (Pretend to brush your teeth during this verse)
Brush our teeth, brush our teeth,
This is the way we brush our teeth,
So early Tuesday morning

This is the way we wash our hands, (Pretend to wash your hands during this verse)
Wash our hands, wash our hands,
This is the way we wash our hands,
So early Wednesday morning

This is the way we brush our hair, (Pretend to brush your hair during this verse)
Brush our hair, brush our hair,
This is the way we brush our hair,
So early Thursday morning

This is the way we drive the car, (Pretend to steer a steering wheel during this verse)
Drive the car, drive the car,
This is the way we drive the car,
So early Friday morning

This is the way we throw a ball, (Pretend to throw a ball during this verse)
Throw a ball, throw a ball,
This is the way we throw a ball,
So early Saturday morning

This is the way we dance and sing, (Dance)
Dance and sing, dance and sing,
This is the way we dance and sing,
So early Sunday morning

Variation - You can change the lyrics of this birthday song to fit many different themes by changing the actions so that they will match your theme.

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Tommy Thumbs


(Have the children copy your actions)
Tommy Thumbs up, (Wiggle thumbs up)
And Tommy Thumbs down, (Wiggle thumbs down)
Tommy Thumbs dancing all around town, (Wiggle thumbs)
Dance him on your shoulders, (Tap thumbs on shoulders)
Dance him on your head, (Tap thumbs on head)
Dance him on your knees, (Tap thumbs on knees)
And tuck him into bed. (Hide thumbs in fists)

Variation - For any birthday songs where a name is used you can use the birthday child's name in its place. Even a small change like this can be one of the many small aspects of the party that will make your little one happy on their special day.

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Johnny Works with One Hammer


Johnny works with 1 hammer, (Hammer one fist lightly on leg)
1 hammer, 1 hammer,
Johnny works with 1 hammer,
Then he works with 2.

Johnny works with 2 hammers, (Hammer both fists on legs)
2 hammers, 2 hammers,
Johnny works with 2 hammers,
Then he works with 3.

Johnny works with 3 hammers, (Hammer both fists on legs and one foot on the floor)
3 hammers, 3 hammers,
Johnny works with 3 hammers,
Then he works with 4.

Johnny works with 4 hammers, (Hammer both fists on legs and both feet on the floor)
4 hammers, 4 hammers,
Johnny works with 4 hammers,
Then he works with 5.

Johnny works with 5 hammers, (Hammer both fists on legs, both feet on floor, and nod head down and up)
5 hammers, 5 hammers,
Johnny works with 5 hammers

Then he goes to sleep.
(Rest head on joined palms, pretending to go to sleep)

Variation - This action song can be changed to include your child's name. Just replace the name "Johnny" with your child's name to make this birthday song's lyrics custom for your party.

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Can You Hop Like a Rabbit?


(Begin in standing position. Have the children copy your actions.)
Can you hop like a rabbit? (Put hands to ears and hop)
Can you jump like a frog? (Crouch down and jump)
Can you fly like a bird? (Wave arms, as if flying)
Can you run like a dog? (Run in place while ‘dog paddling’ with hands)
Can you walk like a duck? (Place hands on hips and waddle)
Can you swim like a fish? (Make wave motions with hands)
And be still, like a good child – (Fold hands and stand still)
As still as this?

Variation - With this birthday song's lyrics, you can change the animals to fit your kid's birthday party theme.

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Happy and You Know It


If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands (Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands (Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands. (Clap hands twice)

If you're happy and you know it,
Tap your toes (Tap toes twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Tap your toes (Tap toes twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Tap your toes. (Tap toes twice)

If you're happy and you know it,
Nod your head (Nod head)
If you're happy and you know it,
Nod your head (Nod head)
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Nod your head. (Nod head)

If you're happy and you know it, kick your feet. (kick feet)
If you're happy and you know it, kick your feet. (kick feet)
If you're happy and you know it
And you really want to show it,
If you're happy and you know it, kick your feet. (kick feet)

If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands (Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands (Clap hands twice)
If you're happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it
If you're happy and you know it,
Clap your hands. (Clap hands twice)

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Pat a Cake


Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can. (Put hands together.)
Roll it and pat it and mark it with a “B”. (Roll arms around each other.)
Put it in the oven for baby and me. (Put hands together.)

Variation - In this birthday song you can also use the first letter of your child's name in place of the "B". Then replace the word baby with your child's name to make this a custom action song for your party. Although this is a short song, birthday songs do not need to be long for your little partiers to enjoy them.

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Wheels on the Bus


(Roll hands over each other for this verse)
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round, round and round,
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All through the town.

(Hold palms forward and turn hands out and in)
The doors on the bus go open and shut,
Open and shut, open and shut,
The doors on the bus go open and shut,
All through the town.

(Bounce up and down)
The people on the bus go up and down,
Up and down, up and down,
The people on the bus go up and down,
All through the town.

(Wiggle fingers of both hands like coins falling)
The money on the bus goes clink, clink, clink,
Clink, clink, clink, clink, clink, clink,
The money on the bus goes clink, clink, clink,
All through the town.

(Make a waving to the back gesture)
The driver on the bus says, “Please move back”,
“Please move back”, “Please move back”,
The driver on the bus says, “Please move back”,
All through the town.

(Move hands up, then down)
The windows on the bus go open and shut,
Open and shut, open and shut,
The windows on the bus go open and shut,
All through the town.

(Pretend to beep the horn)
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep,
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep,
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep,
All through the town.

(Bounce up and down as if on a bumpy ride)
The children on the bus go bump, bump, bump,
Bump, bump, bump, bump, bump, bump,
The children on the bus go bump, bump, bump,
All through the town.

(Bend elbow and sway hands side to side)
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish,
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
All through the town.

(Roll hands over each other for this verse)
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round, round and round,
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
All through the town.

Variation - These birthday song lyrics can also be changed to fit an airplane themed birthday party.

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Five Little Fishies


Five little fishies, swimming in a pool (Wiggle five fingers) The first fishy said, "The pool is cool." (Show one finger, then wrap arms around body) The second fishy said, "The pool is deep." (Show two fingers, then hands measure 'deep') The third fishy said, "I want to sleep." (Show three fingers, then rest head on hands) The fourth fishy said, "Let's take a dip." (Show four fingers, then hands 'dive' into water) The fifth fishy said, "I spy a ship." (Show five fingers, then form scope with hands to peer through) Fisher boat comes, (Form 'V' with fingers, then move hands away from body) Line goes kersplash (Pretend to throw fishing line) Away the five little fishies dash (Wiggle five fingers away)

Variation - These birthday songs work well with wilderness or under water kids parties. After this action songs over you can serve gummy candy fish or goldfish crackers.

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I'm a Little Teapot


I’m a little teapot, (Point to-self)
Short and stout, (Round arms and touch fingertips together in front of body and bend at your knees)
Here is my handle, (Place left fist on hip)
Here is my spout. (Bend right elbow, raise forearm, and lower wrist)
When I get all steamed up,
Hear me shout, (Remain in same position and nod head)
Tip me over
And pour me out! (Tip sideways in direction of extended arm)

Verse Two:
I’m a very special
Pot, it’s true, (Point to self)
Here, let me show you
What I can do. (Shake index finger)
I can change my handle (Place right fist on hip)
And my spout, (Bend left elbow, raise forearm, and lower wrist)
Tip me over
And pour me out! (Tip sideways in direction of extended arm)

This kids party song is a perfect fit for your tea birthday party, This birthday song's lyrics can even work with a farm or outdoors theme, because tea is a popular outdoor drink.

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Hickory Dickory Dock


Hickory, dickory, dock, (Bend arm at elbow, palm out, swing arm back and forth like a pendulum)
The mouse ran up the clock, (Run fingers up arm)
The clock struck one, (Clap loudly once)
The mouse ran down, (Run fingers back down arm)
Hickory, dickory, dock. (Swing arm back and forth again, like a pendulum)

Hickory, dickory, dock, (Swing arm back and forth again, like a pendulum)
The mouse ran up the clock, (Run fingers up arm)
The clock struck two, (Clap loudly twice)
The mouse said, “BOO!”
Hickory, dickory, dock. (Swing arm back and forth again, like a pendulum)

Hickory, dickory, dock, (Swing arm back and forth again, like a pendulum)
The mouse ran up the clock, (Run fingers up arm)
The clock struck three, (Clap loudly three times)
The mouse said, “WHEE!”
Hickory, dickory, dock. (Swing arm back and forth again, like a pendulum)

Hickory, dickory, dock, (Swing arm back and forth again, like a pendulum)
The mouse ran up the clock, (Run fingers up arm)
The clock struck four, (Clap loudly four times)
The mouse said, “NO MORE!”
Hickory, dickory, dock. (Swing arm back and forth again, like a pendulum)

P.S. Remember that almost any preschool action songs can be used for your kids' birthday party. These birthday songs work best as toddler or first birthday songs and are a great non-competitive activity for your birthday party guests. Make sure you give your little partiers enough space to enjoy these birthday songs safely.

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