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.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, 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, C, D7
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
The ABC Song
The 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: D, G, A
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for The ABC Song
Frère Jacques/ Are you Sleeping?
Frère 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: C
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Frère Jacques/ Are you sleeping?
Happy Birthday To You
Happy 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: C, G, F
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Happy Birthday
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baa 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
Old 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, D
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Mary had a little Lamb
Another very famous nursery rhyme is Mary had a little Lamb. The song with it several verses tells a really nice story and it’s actually based on a true event. It’s a great song for beginners on the guitar because you only need two basic chords.
Chords Required: C, G
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Mary had a little Lamb
Wheels on the Bus
The Wheels on the Bus is one of our favorite songs for kids. It’s such a popular song that it’s sung in many other countries as well, either in English or in a translated version. It has seven verses but it’s very easy to remember because of it’s simple structure.
Chords Required: D, A
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Wheels on the Bus
Row, Row, Row your Boat
Row, Row, Row your Boat is a really short children’s song but also one of the easiest songs to play on the guitar. It’s also a great activity song where you can play on the guitar and kids imitate rowing a boat.
Chords Required: C, G
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Row, Row, Row your Boat
Humpty Dumpty is a nursery rhyme with a lot of theories of its origin. The lyrics don’t even mention an humanlike egg but that’s what we have on mind today. This song is very good exercise for quick chord changes.
Chords Required: A, D, E
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Humpty Dumpty
Five little Ducks
Five little Ducks is a sweet little nursery rhyme, which teaches kids the numbers and some counting. In addition to that it’s pretty easy to play on the guitar. It requires one advanced chord but the changes between the chords are easy to learn.
Chords Required: F, C, C7
Chords, Tabs and Sheet Music for Five little Ducks
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