Easy Guitar Songs for Kids

nursery rhymes for kids

Do you want to play nursery rhymes on guitar for your child or are you just looking for some easy guitar songs for kids for your next guitar lessons? In this article you are going to find a list of kid songs for guitar that easy and fun to learn. Most of the songs are popular nursery ryhmes and already known by most of the kids.

easy guitar songs for kids


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

twinkle twinkle little starTwinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is one of the best-known lullaby in the US. Most of the parents have already sung it during bedtime for their child. And that’s why most of the kids know this song so well.  Whether for parents or children, it’s a great and easy song to learn on guitar. It requires only a few basic guitar chords.

Chords Required: G, F, C, Am, Dm
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

The ABC Song

abc songThe Alphabet song is a great nursery rhyme for preschoolers. At nursery schools it is sung in order to teach children the English alphabet. If you are a nursery teacher for example, this one is you song to learn. It requires only four chords and even the fingerpicked version of the song is a good start for beginners.

Chords Required: G, F, C, G7
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for The ABC Song

Frère Jacques/ Are you Sleeping?

brother johnFrère Jacques is a French nursery rhyme, which has been translated in most of the languages in the world. It might not be the best-known song for kids in the US but it is definitely the easiest guitar songs for kids. You can play it only with one chord. Of course, there are also different guitar versions with more chords. But a beginner should learn at first this very simple version. Knowing your first song on guitar is a huge motivation to keep going.

Required Chords: D
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Frère Jacques/ Are you sleeping?

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Happy Birthday To You

happy birthday to youHappy Birthday To You is a very catchy and simple song to sing. It’s the best-known song in the English speaking world. Everybody knows the lyrics of this song and that’s already a good basic to learn a song on guitar. Thanks to its shortness and the simple chords that are used it has to be on our list of the easy guitar songs for kids.

Chords Required: G, C, D
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Happy Birthday

Baa Baa Black Sheep

baa baa black sheepBaa Baa Black Sheep is a short and an old nursery rhyme, which is easy to play on the guitar. The melody is the same as for the songs Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and the Alphabet Song.  Only three basic guitar chords are required for this beginner song.

Chords Required: G, C, D
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Baa Baa Black Sheep

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

baa baa black sheepOld MacDonald is one of the most popular children’s songs in the kindergarten and at school. It’s also a perfect song for every guitar class with kids because you only need three guitar chords and you have the possibility to build other activities around the content of the song.

Chords Required: G, C, D7
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Old MacDonald Had a Farm

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