French Songs

French Songs for Kids

Traditional French songs and nursery rhymes recorded by A Green Mouse with lots of repetition, actions and English translations to help English-speaking children to join in and sing along.
Friendly pre-school and primary French listening and oral practice, available on  SpotifyApple Music, and  Youtube.

Every song has its own page link with more information and an embedded video clip with words onscreen to follow and sing along to:


–    Let’s go for a walk in the woods!
This French children’s song is very similar to ‘What’s the time, Mr Wolf’ but the children ask the wolf what he is doing:
Que fais-tu?

Promenons-nous dans les bois

Who is the dog in the video? Click here to find out:
Je m’appelle Billy

2.  Une Souris Verte

–    A Green Mouse
Classic song about a green mouse being caught by the tail:
Une souris verte

3.  Meunier, tu dors!

–    Miller, you are sleeping!

French lullaby about a miller not looking after his windmill.  If it turns too fast, sparks could fly:
Meunier tu dors

4.  Il était un petit navire

–    There was once a little boat
Introduction to a gentle, 16th Century French song for children:
Il était un petit navire

5.  Il Court le Furet

–    The ferret runs

French children like to sing this song during games such as ‘Pass the Parcel’:  Click here for more information, including instructions for the traditional French games which use ‘Le Furet’:
Il court le furet

6.  MON ÂNE     My donkey

The first verse of a French song about a donkey not feeling well.
The donkey has a headache:
Mon âne

Click here to meet more characters who aren’t feeling well and learn how to tell a doctor what’s wrong with you:
At the Doctor’s in French


Enjoy this lemur trying to join in with the actions for this simple French counting rhyme:
Pomme de Reinette

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