Road Trip Songs for Preschoolers

June 25, 2009

My daughter is almost always singing which I can't really complain about because she does it well, it helps her with memory skills, and it keeps her busy. That last point is really important because when stuck in a car, I will take singing on the top of her lungs over the constant refrain of "Are we there yet? Are we there now? How about now? [loud audible sarcastic sigh] Are we there YET?"

So in the event of break in the singing, I try to keep some easy-to-remember lyrics in my head to inspire my favourite singer. Plus when I join in it really makes for a good ol' ear-splitting time.

The Ants Go Marching - the key to a good car song is repetition and fun lyrics. This one goes all the way to ten rounds AND each ends with a wonderful BOOM BOOM BOOM! No promises that the BOOM! won't be annoying by the last chorus.

Baby Bumblebee - I don't know if it's because my daughter likes squishing that bee but she laughs hysterically every time we sing this one together.

Knick-Knack Paddywhack - again the repetition and the fact that my sister and I used to sing this on the top of our lungs during roadtrips makes this a hit with my family.

B-I-N-G-O - the song that never really ends and requires hand motions is a winner with me. Just as long as I remember not to clap while driving.

10 Little Monkeys - it's not beyond me to actually make this 20 little monkeys, especially when a road stop is no where in sight.

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