5 Easy Piano Songs for Kids + Video Tutorials

Easy Piano Songs for Kids with LettersWhether you have a grand piano or a small, electronic keyboard, you can teach your child many easy piano songs for kids. It doesn’t matter how much your child knows about music either; they’re sure to enjoy learning with the fun songs on this list.

Before you get started, you’ll need to learn the location of the notes on the piano. Start by finding C – it’s the white key directly to the left of the group of two black keys.

Using only the white keys, the notes continue in alphabetical order up to G, and then they restart at A. So you can label them (C, D, E, F, G, A, B) if you’d like with stickers or different colors to make it easier for your child.

5 Easy Piano Songs for Kids

Mary Had a Little Lamb

This is often one of the first piano songs for kids that instructors will teach new students. The song has additional verses about the adventures Mary and her lamb have, to keep the fun going while you sing and play together. Check out the verses and the notes below them.

Mary had a little lamb
E D C D E E E
Little lamb, little lamb
D D D E G G
Mary had a little lamb
E D C D E E E
Its fleece was white as snow
E D D E D C

Here’s an excellent video tutorial, showing all the notes labeled:

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Any beginner will love playing this children’s classic on the piano. One of the great things about this song is that almost every note is played twice in a row, meaning there are fewer notes for your child to locate.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
C C G G A A G
How I wonder what you are
F F E E D D C
Up above the world so high
G G F F E E D
Like a diamond in the sky
G G F F E E D
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
C C G G A A G
How I wonder what you are
F F E E D D C

Here’s a helpful video tutorial from Mahalo.com for more practice:

If You’re Happy and You Know It

This is one of the most fun piano songs for kids. The song gives your little musician the chance to clap and dance while playing. The only tricky part of this song is the inclusion of B flat.

This note is the small black key located directly between the A and B keys. If you are using a toy piano or xylophone, you may not have this key and can leave it out.

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
C C F F F F F F E F G
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
C C G G G G G G F G A
If you’re happy and you know it
A A Bb Bb Bb Bb D D
Then your face will surely show it
Bb Bb A A A G F F
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
A A G G G F E E D E F

Here’s another helpful tutorial:

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Children love singing this song and it’s pretty simple to play, too. One fun idea is for you to play the song while your child does the motions, then switch roles.

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
G C C C D E E E D C D E C
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
E E F G G F E F G E
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
C C D E E D C D E C
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again
G G C C C D E E E D C D E C

Here’s a super slow tutorial that is easy to follow along with:

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

This is another classic children’s song that your son or daughter will love playing over and over again so they can sing about every animal on the farm.

Old MacDonald had a farm
G G G D E E D
E-i-e-i-o
B B A A G
And on that farm he had a cow
D G G G D E E D
E-i-e-i-o
B B A A G
With a moo moo here and a moo moo there
D D G G G D D G G G
Here a moo, there a moo
G G G G G G
Everywhere a moo moo
G G G G G G
Old MacDonald had a farm
G G G D E E D
E-i-e-i-o
B B A A G

Here’s a tutorial for this easy piano song:

Any of these easy piano songs for kids will help your child learn how to play the piano and have fun while doing it.

If your child enjoys playing these songs, consider signing him or her up for private piano lessons. This is a great way to improve their technique!

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14 replies
  1. Stephen
    Stephen says:

    I just want to say thank you, My daughter is 10 and only just starting out, I know these are designed for younger then my daughter but it is still a big help for peaking her interest

    Reply
  2. MARIAM
    MARIAM says:

    i wish to know hot to play piano from long time i wish i can learn verry verry fastin my contry i dont think there is somany place for piano

    Reply
  3. Beatriz
    Beatriz says:

    Thx who ever made this I’m 10 by the way and I wanted to say I NOW KNOW HOW TO PLAY FUR ELISE BECAUSE OF THIS YEAH 😉

    Reply
  4. May Davies
    May Davies says:

    I love these and use them all the time for my nursery. Could you make some more websites for ukulele please.

    Reply
  5. John
    John says:

    Wow! This’s really helpful. I was able to teach my little sister who is just 5. I would really appreciate more tutorials please.

    Reply
  6. SKS
    SKS says:

    A big Thank You. I have been ZERO in music all my life, but could play a melodic tune for my 2yo daughter using this tutorial.

    A simple lesson to play “chaupai” and “doha” will be of great help if you can please.

    Reply

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