Kid friendly dance songs to get you moving

kid friendly dance songs to get you moving

This week on our Summer Learning Series we are talking all about the body. We love to have dance parties at my house because they are a great way to get your body moving and get some exercise while having a lot of fun. They are also a great boredom buster for kids, but there have been so many times I have had to run to the computer to turn off a song that had suggestive lyrics or a lot of dirty language. If you’re looking for some upbeat songs that will get your child moving without having to worry about the lyrics I have compiled some of our favorites. Now keep in mind these songs do not reflect my own taste in music, some of these songs are down right annoying, but I had to add them because my kids LOVE them. So you can skip the ones that are annoying to you or just ignore the song and watch your kids shake, twirl and bounce to the beat.


Hamster dance

Kernkraft 400 by Zombie Nation

The Gummy Bear Song by Gummibar

Bubble Up by Gummibar

Happy by Pharrell

What Does the Fox Say by Ylvis

Everything is Awesome by Teagan and Sara featuring the Lonely Island

One step at a time by Jordin Sparks

Soul Sister by Train

Fight Song by Rachel Platten

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson

Roar by Katy Perry

Party Rock by LMAFO

Hall of Fame by The Script

Fireflies by Owl City

When can I see you again by Owl City

Always a Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jeppson

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jeppson

The Walker by Fitz and the Tantrums

Geronimo by Sheppard

Shut Up and Dance With Me

Try Everything by Shakira

Wake Waka (This Time For Africa) by Shakira

Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake



Some fun ideas to get you moving even more:

1. Give your child a long ribbon or streamer to dance with. It’s fun to see what they come up with as they twirl and swish the ribbon.

2. Give your child different emotions to dance like. Tell them to dance like they are mad, happy, sad, surprised, scared, etc.

3. Play freeze dance. When the music stops they have to become a statue.

4. Free style. This is by far our favorite. Just turn on the music and rock out how ever you choose.

5. Give them a character to dance like. You can write a bunch and put them in a bowl and you have to choose at the beginning of each dance. You could dance like a zombie, Elsa, Harry Potter, Minecraft characters, etc. You choose their favorites and see what they come up with.



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  • Jj

    Great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • I love all these song ideas. Teaching dance to littles ones, sometimes we have to take a “crazy break” and just let them dance crazy like. I find it helps them get the wiggles out so they can concentrate on the dance work. Many of these songs are perfect for that!ReplyCancel


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