25 Bible Songs to Teach Your Preschooler

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(my very own preschoolers pictured above)

When my husband and I had our first baby, I soon learned singing was a necessary part of a healthy parent-child relationship. Singing to (and with) your kids is a great way to sooth and comfort, have fun, and learn. I found myself brushing up on children’s nursery rhymes (you know, the ones you probably forgot about from your childhood) so I could sing them to my son. Often I would resort to singing church hymns because the majority of my singing was done in a church pew.

However, I did not grow up in church (became a Christian at the age of 19) and I had a serious lack of children’s Bible song knowledge. I knew a handful, but I knew there was so much more out there. I intend to raise my children with a healthy knowledge of God and so I set out to create a list (I’m a list-maker, what can I say?) of children’s church songs.

When I began researching, I noticed there weren’t any comprehensive lists for children’s Bible songs and they definitely weren’t categorized by age. There’s no way a 2 year old can memorize the same songs as a 12 year old could, after all. More things I noticed were that while sometimes the lyrics to the songs were given, the tune was not, and it is next to impossible to find acapella CDs for purchase, let alone acapella songs for children.

Singing is one of the best and easiest ways to teach children about God and His word, but you can’t sing anything if you don’t know the songs! So, I’ve compiled a handy list (complete with links to YouTube videos, excepting one which just has lyrics) of 25 songs to teach your preschooler. They have simple tunes, most don’t have many lyrics and several encourage movement, which in turn encourages memorization. They are in no particular order and most of them do have instrumentals (did I mention the lack of acapella songs?), so please note that I intend this list as a resource for you to learn and then sing with your children.

I hope this list helps you better teach your little ones about God, as it helps me teach mine. After all, we parents are the number one teachers in our children’s lives.

Side note: I know I have not covered all of the songs out there, so please feel free to comment with some of your favorites!

 

  1. I’m In The Lord’s Army
  2. This Little Light Of Mine
  3. Jesus Loves Me
  4. I Am A Sheep
  5. Thy Word
  6. The Wise Man Built His House
  7. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
  8. The 12 Apostles
  9. The B-I-B-L-E
  10. Father Abraham
  11. I’ve Got The Joy Down In My Heart
  12. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  13. Jesus Loves The Little Children
  14. Zacchaeus
  15. He Has Made Me Glad
  16. Seek Ye First
  17. My God Is So Big
  18. Be Careful Little Eyes
  19. God Is So Good
  20. Amazing Grace
  21. God Made Me And All Of You
  22. Fishers Of Men
  23. Away In A Manager
  24. Oh How I Love Jesus
  25. Jesus Is His Name-O

– Katie

Katie Allen
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I'm a follower of Christ, wife and mom to three great kids. I have an amazing husband who agreed to let me stay at home and raise our wonderful blessings, while he spends his days educating kids on the world of science. I love the written word: reading, writing and the like. I have a B.A. in Communication, specifically Advertising and Public Relations. Living in rural Oklahoma, I love the outdoors, cooking, crafting, spending time with my family and traveling. I enjoy a good cheesecake, a good book and getting a good bargain. I strive to model my life after the example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, but as a mother, the example of the woman from Proverbs 31 is also something I strive for.

1 Comment on 25 Bible Songs to Teach Your Preschooler

  1. Great article. Love singing with the kids! My favorite times as a child were VBS singing with my dad leading us. Now, it’s in the car with my kids singing making sweet melody in their hearts. So beautiful. Thank you.

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