List of Nursery Rhymes, Alphabetically

Below you will find all nursery rhymes in alphabetical order.

It is a lot of recommended nursery rhymes here - so take your time! Why not place your kid(s) on your lap and sing these rhymes together? Many of them were also sung by your grandparents, and maybe even your great-great-great-grandparents. So keep the tradition alive...


A is for Apple - Beautiful Alphabet song that illustrates each letter with different objects.

A Sailor Went To Sea - Popular clapping game. The "A Sailor Went To Sea" clapping game is pretty easy to learn.

A Skunk Sat On a Stump - Short but fun tongue twister about a skunk who sat on a stump.

A Tisket, A Tasket - Traditional American nursery rhyme that was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald.

A Wise Old Owl - Wise words from a wise old owl.

A, You're Adorable - Funny alphabet song. This nursery rhyme is very popular.

ABC Song - Popular Alphabet song that illustrates each letter with different objects.

Aiken Drum - A weird but very fun nursery rhyme. Recommended!

Alice The Camel - Nursery rhyme and counting song about a camel (or was it a horse?) :)

All I Want Is a Proper Cup Of Coffee - Quite long tongue twister. Medium difficulty.

All That Pretty Horses - Beautiful lullaby that is recommended by

Alouette - The French classic in English version. Many body parts are mentioned in this nursery rhyme.

Alphabet Song - This is the classical Alphabet Song. It is great for teaching the alphabet.

Animal Alphabet Song - A funny alphabet song with different animals.

Animal Fair, The - A fun nursery rhyme sung by American sailors in 1898...

Apple On a Stick - Popular hand clapping game.

Apple Pie ABC - A classic ABC-song that is great for learning the letters.

Apple Pie ABC Short Version - A shorter version of Apple Pie ABC.

Are You Copper-bottoming them, my man? - Short but quite challenging tongue twister. Medium difficulty.


Baa Baa Black Sheep - Maybe the most popular nursery rhyme of all times?

Baby Bumble Bee - Popular nursery rhyme about a child who was stung by a bee.

Betty Botter - A funny "tongue twister" about Betty Botter that bought some butter.

Billy Boy - Long, traditional American nursery rhyme. In British English often called "My Billy Boy".

Bingo (B-I-N-G-O) - Funny nursery rhyme about a dog called Bingo.

Blow Wind, Blow - Rhyme that in a great way illustrates the relationship between energy and food (!)

Bobby Shaftoe's Gone To The Sea - English nursery rhyme first time published in 1805.

Brahms Lullaby - This beautiful lullaby is a true classic!

Brother John - Brother John is a true classic! Old nursery rhyme that is still popular.

Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth - Short song about toothbrushing.

Brush-Your-Teeth-Song - Quite funny nursery rhyme about toothbrushing.

Bye Baby Bunting - Popular lullaby. Bye Baby Bunting has been used for generations.


Cheeks of Rose - Cheeks of Rose, Tiny Toes (also called Our Baby). Cute nursery rhyme and lullaby

Chubby Cheeks - Nusery rhyme about rosy lips, curly hair and lovely eyes. But who is this beauty?

Cobbler, Cobbler - Old nursery rhyme about a cobbler.

Cock A Doodle Doo - The rhyme Cock A Doodle Doo is almost 250 years old, but it is still popular.

Cold And Raw The North Wind Doth Blow - This old nursery rhyme is perfect to sing in the winter!

Concentration 64 - A hand clapping game that challanges your brain. Are you ready?

Cotton-Eyed Joe - Traditional American folk song and nursery rhyme.

Cradle Song - Lullaby published in 1603 that is used in The Beatles' song Golden Slumbers.


Daisy Bell - Cute nursery rhyme about marriage (and a bicycle made for two).

Days of the Week - Educational song that is great to help kids learn the days of the week.

Did You Ever See a Lassie? - Nursery rhyme from 1909 that is aslo used as a "circle singing game".

Diddle Diddle Dumpling - Nursery rhyme about a boy who went to bed with his trousers on.

Ding Dong Little Bell - Ding Dong Little Bell is very old nursery rhyme (from 1580).

Doctor Foster - Old, traditional English nursery rhyme. Short, but fun!

Double Double - Double Double (or Double This Double That) is a short, but very fun hand clapping game.

Down Down Baby - Fun clapping games that is popular in schoolyards all over the USA and in UK.


Early to Bed - You can use this rhyme if the children don't want to go to bed.

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe - Nursery rhyme that is so fun to sing...


Finger Family Song - Finger play with all the fingers. Each with their own name.

Five Fat Sausages - A funny rhyme about five fat sausages frying in the pan.

Five Little Ducks - Popular nursery rhymes about ducks that is great for teaching counting.

Five Little Monkeys - Five Little Monkeys is a very popular nursery rhyme. Children simply love it!

Five Little Snowmen - Nursery rhyme about snowmen that also is great for teaching counting.

Five Little Speckled Frogs - Repetitive nursery rhyme about frogs. This rhyme is ideal for teaching counting.

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow - Very popular party and birthday song! Both American and British English Versions.

For Want of a Nail - Very old nursery rhyme (dates back to the 14th century). About horseshoes and horses.

Frere Jacques - A true classic! French nursery rhyme that is sung for generations. Translated into many languages. Know as Brother John in english speaking countries.

Fresh Fried Fish - Very short tongue twister. Easy difficulty. Great for tongue twister rookies! :)

Frog Went A-Courting - (Or Frog Went a-courtin). Very old nursery rhyme about a frog and a mouse. Funny stuff!


Georgie Porgie - Traditional English nursery rhyme that still is used in many preschools.

Girls and Boys Come Out to Play - Old nursery rhyme (over 300 years old) about playing in the moonlight.

Go Bananas, Peel Bananas... - ...or "The Banana Song". Very fun nursery rhyme and camp song! The kids simply love this!

Good Habits Song - The perfect helper for teaching your kids good habits!

Good Morning To All - "The mother of" the most sung English song in the world - Happy Birthday To You. Great song to sing in the morning!

Goosey Goosey Gander - Fun nursery rhyme about a goose walking around - indoor!

Grandfather's Clock - Thoughtful and nice song about grandfather's clock...


Hand Washing Song - Teach good habits with Happy Hand Washing Song.

Happy Birthday To You - A great birthday song - and actually the most sung song in the world (english language) (!)

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes - Funny nursery rhyme about the body.

Hello Operator (Miss Susie Had a Steamboat) - Fun schoolyard rhyme/clapping game for the oldest kids!

Here is The Beehive - Here is the beehive. But where are the bees? This nursery rhyme is great for teaching counting.

Hey Diddle Diddle - Popular rhyme where a cat plays the fiddle and a cow is jumping over the moon.

Hickety Pickety - Nursery rhyme about a black hen called Hickety Pickety.

Hickory Dickory Dock - Hickory Dickory Dock is a nursery rhyme about a mouse that ran up the clock.

Hokey Pokey - Very funny dance! You better try this...

Horsey Horsey - Nursery rhyme about horses.

Hot Cross Buns - This is a very old nursery rhyme about buns.

Humpty Dumpty - An traditional English nursery rhyme about an egg. Short but fascinating.

Hush, Little Baby - A beautiful lullaby that makes you sleepy in no time...


I Do Not Like Thee Doctor Fell - Old English nursery ryme from 1680 about thee (or tea).

I Had a Little Nut Tree - Short nursery rhyme about a nut tree, a boy and a Spanish princess...

I Hear Thunder - Nursery rhyme about thunder and lightning.

I Love The Mountains - I Love The Mountains is a classic - and the children simply love it!

I Need Not Your Needles - Fun tongue twister! Medium difficulty.

I Saw a Ship A-Sailing - Nursery rhyme that is great for kids' creativity.

I See The Wind - Fingerplay about weather. Perfect to play and sing on a windy day.

I Went to a Chinese Restaurant - Popular hand clapping game, often used in American schoolyards.

If All the World Were Apple Pie - What if all the world were apple pie?

If All the World Were Paper - Short nursery rhyme that the kids simply love. Just imagine if all the world actually were paper!

If I Had a Donkey - Why not sing about "the best little donkey that ever was born"?

If One Doctor Doctors Another Doctor - Fun and very challenging tongue twister. Hard difficulty level!

If Wishes Were Horses - What if wishes were horses...

If You're Happy And You Know It - Very popular kids' song. Is it possible not to get happy?

I'm a little snowman - Short but popular nursery rhyme about a little snowman.

I'm a Little Teapot - This nursery rhyme is perfect to sing when the children are having "tea party".

I'm a Pretty Little Dutch Girl - Old American song that is often used as a clapping game.

It's Raining, It's Pouring - Traditional nursery rhyme that is perfect to sing when the rain is pouring down.

Itsy Bitsy Spider - Popular nursery rhyme about a spider climbing up the water spout.

I've Been Working On the Railroad - Kids love trains. So singing a nursery rhyme about building railroads should be perfect! This rhyme is an old american folk song.


Jack and Jill - Traditional English nursery rhyme from 1765 that is still popular.

Jack Be Nimble - Short but popular nursery rhyme from England.

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt - Old nursery rhyme that originates from the United States. The name is long and diffucult, but this song is popular among the kids!

Johny Johny - Nursery rhyme about parenting and lies.


K-I-S-S-I-N-G - Sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G... Embarrassing schoolyard rhyme / playground song about kissing. :)


Ladybug, Ladybug - Classic nursery rhyme about ladybugs. (Ladybird, Ladybird in UK).

Lavender's Blue - Very old nursery rhyme (almost 350 years old!)

Little Arabella Miller - Nursery rhyme and fingerplay.

Little Bo Peep - Fascinating rhyme that the children find very exciting.

Little Boy Blue - Little boy blue, come blow your horn...

Little Bunny Foo Foo - In this long, repetitive nursery rhyme we meet a little bunny and some birds. Exciting story!

Little Jack Horner - Old nursery rhyme about Little Jack who is eating with bad manners.

Little Miss Muffet - Old rhyme about little Miss Muffet who was frightened by a spider.

Little Peter Rabbit - Nursery rhyme about a little rabbit. Often used in Easter Celebrations.

Little Poll Parrot - Popular song about a parrot eating toast and tea(!)

Little Robin Redbreast - Nursery rhyme about a little bird and a pussycat hunting for him.

Little Tommy Tucker - Little Tommy Tucker, sings for his supper...

London Bridge is Falling Down - Very popular nursery rhyme and singing game.

Lucy Locket - Nursery rhyme about Lucy Locket who lost her pocket...


Marching Game - Fun song and marching game!

Mary Had a Little Lamb - A very cosy nursery rhyme about Mary and her little lamb.

Mary Mack (Miss Mary Mack) - Maybe the most popular clapping game (English speaking) Worldwide.

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary - A popular nursery rhyme about gardening in a "fantasy garden".

Miss Polly Had a Dolly - Rhyme about Miss Polly who had a sick Dolly

Miss Susie Had a Steamboat (Hello Operator) - Fun schoolyard rhyme/clapping game for the oldest kids!

Monday's Child - A cute and popular nursery rhyme about children born on different days of the week.

Mulberry Bush - Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush... A popular nursery rhyme.

My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean - Quite sad but beautiful rhyme. Said to be the most popular and Scottish nursery rhymes of all time


Needles And Pins - Very short but popular nursery rhyme.


Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow - Nursery rhyme about growing food. Let the kids learn how their food is produced.

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone? - Old American nursery rhyme about a missing dog.

Old King Cole - Who was Old King Cole? Maybe you find out in this old nursery rhyme?

Old McDonald Had a Farm - A true classic about the different animals on the farm. Very popular among children.

Old Mother Hubbard - Old nursery rhyme (from 1805). And the Old Mother Hubbard lyrics have remained unchanged all these years!

Once I Saw a Little Bird - Short but popular nursery rhyme. Perfect to sing if you see a bird outside the window.

One Finger, One Thumb (Keep Moving) - Fun song and dance – with different body parts involved.

One For Sorrow - One For Sorrow (Two For Joy) is a great counting rhyme.

One Misty, Moisty Morning - Old English nursery rhyme that is perfect to sing if it is a misty, moisty morning outside.

One Potato, Two Potatoes - Short rhyme about potatoes. A true classic that is great for teching counting (1-10)

One Two Buckle My Shoe - Counting nursery rhyme - from one to nineteen!

One Two Three Four - Short Counting Rhyme that is popular among the kids. Goes from 1 to 8.

One Two Three Four Five - Nursery Rhyme that is great for teaching counting.

Oranges and Lemons - English rhyme that mentions several different places in London.


Pad Kid Poured Curd Pulled Cold - Known as World's HARDEST tongue twister(!) Are you ready for a challenge?

Pat-a-cake - Maybe the oldest nursery rhyme still in use(!) But Pat-a-cake is still popular!

Pease Porridge Hot - Nursery Rhyme that is perfect to sing while the children are eating their porridge!

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater - This is a strange but popular nursery rhyme about Peter Pumpkin-eater.

Peter Piper - Tounge twister! Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers...

Polly Put The Kettle On - Old English nursery rhyme about making tea.

Pop Goes The Weasel - Funny song that has been used for over 150 years.

Pussycat, Pussycat - Nursery rhyme about a pussycat, a Queen and a mouse.


Queen of Hearts - Old, English nursery rhyme that is still popular.


Rain on the Green Grass - Cute little rhyme about the rain. Perfect to sing when it is pouring down outside.

Rain Rain Go Away - This is the perfect song to sing when the rain is pouring down outside!

Ride a Cock-Horse to Banbury Cross - Perfect rhyme to sing while the kids are playing with a playhorse/cockhorse

Rig a Jig Jig - A popular nursery rhyme about friendship that is very fun to sing.

Ring A Ring O'Roses - This is still a very popular singing game.

Rock-a-bye Baby - Popular lullaby that is over 240 years old!

Rockin' Robin - Funny song about a bird rockin' around in the tree tops.

Roses are Red - Roses are Red (Violets are blue). A cute nursery rhyme.

Round and Round The Garden - Ranked as Englands second most popular nursery rhyme by Guardian.

Row Row Row Your Boat - "Row" your "boat" while you are singing!

Rub A Dub Dub - Short but fun nursery rhyme.


Sailing, Sailing - Short but popular nursery rhyme about sailing.

See Saw Margery Daw - Old, short nursery rhyme about earning money.

She Is a Thistle Sifter - Ready for a challenge? Popular tongue twister with medium/hard difficulty level.

She Sells Seashells - This tongue twister looks quite easy "on the paper". But try to say it!!! Medium/hard difficulty level.

Simple Simon - Old nursery rhyme that is perfect when going to the seaside.

Sing a Song of Sixpence - Sing a song of sixpence! Not about the hat, but about the English coin (also called "tanner" or "half-shilling").

Skip To My Lou - Old, but still popular nursery rhyme. This song is fun to sing!

Sleep, Baby, Sleep - Beautiful, traditional lullaby that is sung in different versions. We give you the most common versions - enjoy!

Sleeping Bunnies - Cute nursery rhyme about sleeping bunnies. Can you wake them up?

Solomon Grundy - Solomon Grundy is a quite dramatic nursery rhyme about the days of the week.

Star Light Star Bright - Long but very nice lullaby and nursery rhyme.


Take Me Out to the Ballgame - Song about baseball. Often called "the anthem of American baseball".

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear - Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear is a cosy nursery rhyme about a teddy bear.

Ten Green Bottles - Nursery rhyme that is great for teaching counting backwards.

Ten In a Bed - Nursery rhyme that can be used for teaching counting or as a lullaby.

Ten Little Fingers - Popular rhyme about different body parts.

Ten Little Indians - Nursery rhyme about Indians. Great for teaching counting!

The Bear Went Over The Mountain - Very popular nursery rhyme about a bear that went over the mountain. So, what did he find there?

The Farmer In The Dell - Very popular singing game.

The Grand Old Duke Of York - "The grand old Duke of York, he had ten thousand men". Old, English nursery rhyme.

The Lion And The Unicorn - Nursery rhyme about the official symbols of United Kingdom!

The More We Get Together... - ...The happier we'll be. Old, traditional children's folk song and nursery rhyme.

The Muffin Man - Do you know the Muffin Man? This song can make you hungry.

The Seasons - Short but very cosy rhyme about the seasons.

The Skye Boat Song - A beautiful Scottish folk song. Used as a lullaby world wide.

The Wheels On The Bus - The Wheels on the bus is a popular children's song that is perfect sing on journeys.

There Was A Crooked Man - Strange (but fun) nursery rhyme about a crooked man who walked a crooked mile.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Fun cumulative tale about an old lady who swallowed a fly. Is that a bit strange? :)

There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe - Weird but fun nursery rhyme about an old woman living in a shoe!

This is The House That Jack Built - This nursery rhyme is a so called cummulative tale (chain tale). It is long, but the kids find it very fascinating!

This Little Piggy - Nursery rhyme that is perfect to count-out on kid's toes.

This Old Man - A long nursery rhyme that is great for learning counting. Popular among children!

Three Blind Mice - Old but popular nursery rhyme about three blind mice.

Three Little Kittens - American nursery rhyme about three little kittens who lost their mittens.

Tic Tac Toe - Fun, popular and quite short clapping game.

To Bed, To Bed - Old nursery rhyme written in Great Britain. This rhyme is perfect singing while preparing for bed, but it can also be used as a lullaby.

To Market, To Market - One of the oldest nursery rhymes out there. This short, fun rhyme from 1611 (!) is still popular!

Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son - Nursery rhyme has been sung since 1795 (!). Let it go on!

Tommy Thumb Is Up - Rhyme and finger play about Tommy Thumb and his finger family.

Tommy Thumb Where Are You - Fun nursery rhyme about Tommy Thumb and the rest of the finger family.

Toyland - Beautiful song about toys and the playful childhood.

Tweededum and Tweedledee - Old nursery rhyme that actually is the "mother of" the expression "Tweedledum and Tweedledee".

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - A beautiful lullaby that is recommended by

Two Little Dicky Birds - Old nursery rhyme and finger play about two little birds named Peter and Paul.


Unique New York - Very short tongue twister, but not too easy... Easy/medium difficulty level.


Wee Willie Winkie - Old, cute rhyme and lullaby. First time published in 1841.

What Are Little Boys Made Of - Traditional nursery rhyme that dates back to the 19th century.

What's The Weather? - The perfect song to sing in the morning - when asking about the weather outside.

Where is Thumbkin? - Very popular nursery rhyme that can be used as a "finger play".

Whether The Weather - Quite easy tongue twister, but still fun.

Wind The Bobbin Up - Popular rhyme with a dance.


Yankee Doodle - American nursery rhyme first time published in the 1780s. Cosy song that is still popular.