There is no one in the world who couldn’t use a little more laughter in their lives! And turning that laughter into learning and creativity? Priceless! But how, you might ask? One easy way is to introduce funny songs to sing with your children. Music offers an array of benefits for you and your family–funny songs even more so!
Why Do Funny Songs Work?
Music involves the brain at every level, with exposure increasing verbal and spatial skills, aiding emotional development, and improving body movement and coordination. And when you add silliness to the mix, creativity can be heightened as well. Spontaneously creating your own funny songs to sing boosts language skills, and acting ridiculous can help your child come out of his or her shell!
Also, let’s not forget all the benefits of laughter, such as its ability to boost your immune system and energy level, diminish pain, protect your heart and body from the effects of stress, and much more.
10 Funny Songs to Sing With Your Kids
A song about–you guessed it–Beethoven’s Wig! (It’s very big.) Sung to the tune of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, kids will be having too much fun to realize they’re getting exposed to the world of classical music. Looking for more entertaining classics from various artists? This website is a great resource.
The Name Game
You probably drove your parents nuts with this when you were a kid, now it’s time to pass the torch. It’s a great song for boosting language skills in preschool and kindergarten students!
Please Don’t Play Your Violin at Night
Want to incorporate some Mozart into your child’s repertoire? Try this rendition of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
Purple People Eater
It’s a one-eyed, one-horned flying purple people eater–and it’s sure to make your kids laugh.
Oh Where is My Hairbrush?
This and other funny songs to sing by the VeggieTales gang can turn any normal activity or passing thought into a reason to break into song and dance. It may even inspire your own renditions, such as “Oh Where are My Car Keys?” for Mom and Dad, and “Oh Where are My Shoes?” for the kids.
Originally created for and recently remade by America’s favorite singing rodents, the Chipmunks, this song is sure to make babies and toddler-aged children giggle.
Appropriate for older children, you can poke fun at each other with this 1958 classic. Don’t talk back. Just sing it!
Boom Chicka Boom
The Learning Station offers a wide array of funny songs to sing with your kids as part of their project to promote “healthy music for a child’s heart, body and mind.” Boom Chicka Boom is one of their latest, using tongue twisters and wordplay to boost language development.
Parts of the Body Song
Music is a great educational tool for learning new things,, and you can help your little one learn body parts with this goofy rap song. Once you get through the common body parts, try making up your own more specific verses with your child.
I Didn’t Mean to Burp
Now that you’ve learned the parts of the body, why not move on to the next phase… bodily functions. What more could a kid ask for in funny songs to sing? Feel free to make up your own or dredge up those old campfire faves – just keep them rated PG.
Take It a Step Further…
If your child loves to sing and dance, consider signing them up for private music or singing lessons! Finding funny songs to sing can really help your child identify their love of music. Whether they want to sing or play an instrument, private lessons can help your child hone the skills necessary to excel.
Give your kids the most important gifts of all–the gifts of laughter and learning through music. Incorporate these funny songs into your daily life, and you’ll be creating fantastic memories along the way!
Want more? Find even more songs to sing here!
Photo by David K