Long car trips with young children can be a challenge, but
singing silly songs as a family can make the time go by quickly and provide lasting memories. Here are some
fun songs to try with your kids.
The Nursery Rhyme Family
Substitute the names of family members for famous
nursery rhyme characters. For example: “Jalen had a little lamb,” “Hickory Dickory Dock, Mommy ran up the clock,” “Hey diddle diddle, Brianna and the fiddle…”
The Wheels on the Car
Instead of the wheels on the bus, sing about your car and the people in it. You could sing “The wheels on the car go round and round,” “The kids in the car go giggle, giggle, giggle,” or “The Daddy in the car goes drive, drive, drive.”
Sing the ABC song as fast as you can, as slowly as you can, in a high squeaky voice, in a low elephant voice, or in any silly way you can think of!
Make up your own Banana Songs by changing around some old favorites. How about “If You’re a Banana and You Know It,” “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Banana,” or “Row, Row, Row Your Banana”? Three-to-five year olds find these hilarious.
Musical Cats and Dogs
Sing a favorite song in Cat Language (meow meow) or Dog Language (ruff ruff). Quacking and oinking are also quite amusing!