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25 Popular Nursery Rhymes for Kids with Lyrics

Nursery Rhymes helps in so many ways in the growth of a child
1️⃣ Helps memorizing
2️⃣ Helps in developing vocabulary
3️⃣ Helps in learning numbers
4️⃣ Helps in learning how to sing
5️⃣ Helps in developing communication skills
6️⃣ Helps in developing imagination

And much more….

Introduce rhymes to your child. Make it a playtime, sing with your child and they will learn so much. We need to help children learn while playing and singing rhymes to them is one of the best ways. Here is a list of few of the best nursery rhymes, a kid can learn, memorize and enjoy.
You can show videos available on Youtube for all the nursery rhymes. But if you want to reduce the screen time, and do some reading, following are the links to the books available with the rhymes.

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1. Twinkle Twinkle little Star

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR LYRICS | NURSERY RHYMES

Buy Here: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: Ladybird Touch and Feel Rhymes Board book

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

2. The Wheels on the Bus

WHEELS ON THE BUS LYRICS | NURSERY RHYMES

Buy Here: Wheels on the Bus : My Indian Baby Book of Nursery Rhymes Board book

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. 

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. 

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. 

The babies on the bus go waa waa waa, waa waa waa, waa waa waa.
The babies on the bus go waa waa waa, all through the town.

The kids on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down.
The kids on the bus go up and down, all through the town.

The driver on the bus says “move on back, move on back, move on back”.
The driver on the bus says “move on back”, all through the town.

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3. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT LYRICS | NURSERY RHYMES

Buy Here: Row, Row, Row Your Boat : My Indian Baby Book of Nursery Rhymes Board book

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat
Gently up the creek 
If you see a little mouse
Don’t forget to squeak!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream 
If you see a crocodile
Don’t forget to scream!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently to the shore
If you see a lion
Don’t forget to roar!

4. Humpty Dumpty

HUMPTY DUMPTY LYRICS | NURSERY RHYMES

Buy Here: My Humpty Dumpty Book of Nursery Rhymes

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again. 

5. Old Mac Donald Had A Farm

Old Mac Donald Had A Farm LYRICS | NURSERY RHYMES

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Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo

Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a pig
E-I-E-I-O
With a oink oink here
And a oink oink there
Here a oink, there a oink
Everywhere a oink oink

Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a duck
E-I-E-I-O
With a quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack, there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack

Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a horse
E-I-E-I-O
With a neigh neigh here
And a neigh neigh there
Here a neigh, there a neigh
Everywhere a neigh neigh

Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a lamb
E-I-E-I-O
With a baa baa here
And a baa baa there
Here a baa, there a baa
Everywhere a baa baa

Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had some chickens
E-I-E-I-O
With a cluck cluck here
And a cluck cluck there
Here a cluck, there a cluck
Everywhere a cluck cluck

Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had some chickens
E-I-E-I-O
With a baa baa here
And a baa baa there
Here a baa, there a baa
Everywhere a baa baa

Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had some chickens
E-I-E-I-O
With a neigh neigh here
And a neigh neigh there
Here a neigh, there a neigh
Everywhere a neigh neigh

Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had some chickens
E-I-E-I-O
With a quack quack here
And a quack quack there
Here a quack, there a quack
Everywhere a quack quack

Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had some chickens
E-I-E-I-O
With a oink oink here
And a oink oink there
Here a oink, there a oink
Everywhere a oink oink

Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had some chickens
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old Mac Donald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

6. One, Two, Three, Four, Five

One, Two, Three, Four, Five LYRICS | NURSERY RHYMES | ONCE I CAUGHT. A FISH

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One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive,
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on the right.

7. Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider LYRICS | NURSERY RHYMES

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Itsy bitsy spider climbed  up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

8. Five Little Speckled Frogs

Five little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs (yum, yum!)
One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green speckled frogs

Four little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs (yum, yum!)
One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool
Now there are three green speckled frogs

Three little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs (yum, yum!)
One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool
Now there are two green speckled frogs

Two little speckled frogs sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs (Yum, yum!)
Now there are how many frogs? ONE!

One little speckled frog sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs. (Yum, yum!)
He jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool
Then there were no speckled frogs! Glug, glug!

9. Three Little Kittens

Three Little Kittens LYRICS | NURSERY RHYMES

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Three little kittens, they lost their mittens
And they began to cry
“Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear
Our mittens we have lost”
“What! Lost your mittens? you naughty kittens
Then you shall have no pie”
“Meow, meow, meow, meow

Then we shall have no pie”

Three little kittens, they found their mittens
And they began to cry
“Oh, mother dear, see here, see here
Our mittens we have found”
“Put on your mittens, you silly kittens
And you shall have some pie”
“Purr purr purr purr

Then we shall have some pie”

Three little kittens put on their mittens
And soon ate up the pie
“Oh, mother dear, we greatly fear
Our mittens we have soiled”
“What! Soiled your mittens? You naughty kittens”
Then they began to sigh
“Meow, meow, meow,

Then they began to sigh”

Three little kittens, they washed their mittens
And hung them out to dry
“Oh, mother dear, see here see here
Our mittens we have washed”
“What! Washed your mittens? Such good little kittens

And you shall have more pie”
“Meow, meow, meow,
meow”

10. Pat a Cake

Pat a Cake Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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Pat a cake, pat a cake bakers man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it and pat it and mark it with a B.
put it in the oven for baby and me.

11. Jack & Jill

Jack & Jill Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down, and broke his crown,
and Jill came tumbling after.

12. Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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Baa, baa, black sheep 
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir
Three bags full.
One for my master
And one for the dame
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

13. Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary Had a Little Lamb Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,
it’s fleece was white as snow.
And everywhere that Mary went,
Mary went, Marry Went
the lamb was sure to go.


It followed her to school one day
School one day, school one day
Which was against the rules
It made the children laugh and play
Laugh and play, laugh and play
It made the Children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school


And so the teacher turned it out
Turned it out turned it out
So the teacher turned it out
But still it lingered near


Why does the lamb love marry so?
Love marry so? Love marry so?
Why does the lamb love marry so?
The eager children asked
Why does the lamb love marry so?
The teacher did reply.
Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb,
it’s fleece was white as snow.

14. If You’re Happy and You Know It

If You’re Happy and You Know It Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
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.

If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.

If you’re happy and you know it, jump up and down.
If you’re happy and you know it, jump up and down.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, jump up and down.

If you’re happy and you know it, spin around.
If you’re happy and you know it, spin around.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, spin around.

15. I’m a Little Teapot

I am a Little Teapot Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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I’m a little teapot
short and stout.
Here is my handle,
here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up,
hear me shout.
Tip me over, and pour me out. 

16. Five Little Ducks

five little ducks Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only four little ducks came back

Four little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only three little ducks came back

Three little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only two little ducks came back

Two little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But only one little duck came back

One little duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
But none of the ducks came back. 

17. Are You Sleeping

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping?
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong.

18. Five Little Monkeys

Five Little Monkeys Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

One little monkey jumping on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said
“Put those monkeys right to bed!”

19. Three Blind Mice

Three blind mice,
Three blind mice,
See how they run,
See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer’s wife
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife.
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?

20. Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
And eyes, and ears, and mouth, and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes.

21. London Bridge Is Falling Down

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down,
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with wood and clay,
Wood and clay, wood and clay,
Build it up with wood and clay,
My fair Lady.


Wood and clay will wash away,
Wash away, wash away,
Wood and clay will wash away,
My fair Lady.


Build it up with bricks and mortar,
Bricks and mortar, bricks and mortar,
Build it up with bricks and mortar,
My fair Lady.


Bricks and mortar will not stay,
Will not stay, will not stay,
Bricks and mortar will not stay,
My fair Lady.


Build it up with iron and steel,
Iron and steel, iron and steel,
Build it up with iron and steel,
My fair Lady.


Iron and steel will bend and bow,
Bend and bow, bend and bow,
Iron and steel will bend and bow,
My fair Lady.

Build it up with silver and gold,
Silver and gold, silver and gold,
Build it up with silver and gold,
My fair Lady.
Silver and gold will be stolen away,
Stolen away, stolen away,
Silver and gold will be stolen away,
My fair Lady.


Set a man to watch all night,
Watch all night, watch all night,
Set a man to watch all night,
My fair Lady.

22. Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock

23. Bingo

Bingo Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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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!

24. Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes

Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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Ten little fingers, ten little toes,
Two little ears and one little nose
Two little eyes that shine so bright
And one little mouth to kiss mother goodnight.

Ten little fingers, ten little toes,
Two little ears and one little nose
Two little eyes that shine so bright
And one little mouth to kiss mother goodnight.

25. The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Ant and the Grasshopper Lyrics | Nursery rhymes for kids

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In the summer, the ants were a-working
Bringing food to their hill every day
While the grasshopper sang in the sunshine
On his fiddle, his song he did play

Fi-de-di, de-dah-doo, dah-de da-do
Fi-de-do, de-da-dee, de-da-day
I will sing all the while ‘neath the sunshine
‘Neath the moon, I will dance, I will play

In the autumn, the ants were still working
But the grasshopper still did not care
The ants asked, “Why don’t you store food for winter?”
“When it’s cold, you’ll have no food to spare”

Fi-de-di, de-dah-doo, dah-de da-do
Fi-de-do, de-da-dee, de-da-day
Above us all, there will always be sunshine
And there always will be time to play

Time went by and along came the winter
And the wind gave a cold icy chill
Snow fell down and there was no more sunshine
So the grasshopper went up the hill

Fi-de-di, de-dah-doo, dah-de da-do
Fi-de-do, de-da-dee, de-da-day
I am cold, I am wet, I am hungry
And I’m sorry I played the days away

In the valley, he went to the anthill
He was cold and embarrassed and sad
But the ants told him that he was welcome
Then he thanked them and felt really glad

Fi-de-di, de-dah-doo, dah-de da-do
Fi-de-do, de-da-dee, de-da-day
And the grasshopper said, “In future seasons
Work comes first, then I’ll have time to play”

Rhymes play an essential role in the development of a child. Other than the learning part the kids bond with their parent, care giver or teacher when you sing together, and rhymes are something the child gets the most involved in. Making different expressions and sounds while singing nursery rhymes keeps the child engrossed and happy.

So, right from the birth we can start singing nursery rhymes to our children and also start reading to them, which will make them good readers later.

Happy Parenting!

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