Sometimes kids just need to MOVE. Whether they have pent up energy from school or a long car ride, this action song list for preschoolers can be your next go-to for getting your kids excited to dance and move.
These twelve action songs are guaranteed to bring a smile to your child’s face as they shake, jump, and even blast off like a rocket!
I have provided links to YouTube, though when I use YouTube I conceal the screen so the kids just think it is music.
Conveniently, all of the songs below can also be found on Spotify!
Young kids learn best when they are moving, and these move and learn activities are super fun and easy!
12 Action Songs for Preschoolers to Get Kids Up and Moving
“Boom Chicka Boom” by the Learning Station
Dance to the silly nonsense song Boom Chicka Boom like a cowboy, like a motorcycle driver, and more.
There is also a summer version of this song that is equally as fun.
“Run Baby Run” by Caspar Babypants
Jump, spin, and clap to this catchy tune.
Each of my kids has loved this song from a young age. The fast ending with lots of crazy running is their favorite part!
“Row Row Row Your Boat” by Pancake Manor
This action song is Row Your Boat like your preschoolers have never heard before!
Because the clever writers for the artist Pancake Manor (one of our favorites!) adds things like flying your plane, train, and even blasting off like a rocket.
These twists make dancing to this song fresh and fun.
“Freeze Dance Song” by the Kiboomers
Dance, hop, and spin all around…but stop when they say freeze!
Your preschoolers will love trying to freeze in mid action with this song!
“Animals Freeze Dance Song” by the Kiboomers
If the regular freeze dance song wasn’t fun enough, the Kiboomers created one about animals!
Stomping like an elephant and waddling like an elephant? Yes, please!
“Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi
Would a kids’ song list be complete without Raffi? I grew up with his music!
Get your kids to stomp, clap, and shake those crazies out with this classic action song.
“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by Pancake Manor
With Pancake Manor, preschoolers get action songs like you’ve never before heard them.
This one has kids doing the shoulder dance and the robot, and even gives them permission to be sad….but only for five seconds!
“Hot Potato” by the Wiggles
Dance up an appetite by dancing like a hot potato, cold spaghetti, and more!
You can watch this one to learn the movements or make up your own.
My kids loved watching me show them the moves I had pre-learned for this action song.
“Shake Break” by Pancake Manor
Been on the couch too long?
Pancake Manor says it’s time for a shake break!
This action song is upbeat and especially fun for preschoolers!
“Tooty Ta” by the Kiboomers
Thumbs up, elbows back, bottoms up!
Dance along with these fun actions to burn off some energy and get your kids to practice following directions at the same time.
“The Crazy Dance” by Go Fish
Go Fish has a ton of upbeat, catchy action songs that we love.
This one encourages kids (and mom and dad!) to dance crazy, and like they have ants in their pants!
“The Goldfish (Let’s Go Swimming)” by Laurie Berkner
This action song is about a bunch of little fish who forget they are fish and start riding their bikes and brushing their teeth, until they remember….wait a minute, we’re fish!
And then they go swimming, swimming, swimming.
Be warned that this one will get stuck in your head for days.
Here Are a Few Extra Fun Action Songs to Get Preschoolers up and Moving:
- “Five Little Monkeys” by Pancake Manor (Super fun and, as always, just a little different from the version you already know!)
- “Baby Shark” by Pinkfong (Hey, there may be one person on the face of the planet who hasn’t heard this 8.2 million times, right?)
- “The Potty Dance” by Go Fish (A little potty humor might be just the motivation your preschooler needs to get up and get moving!)
- “Drivin’ in My Car” by Ralph’s World (Drive and dance all the way to Indianapolis!)