French Songs for Kids
Traditional French songs and nursery rhymes recorded by A Green Mouse for young English children with lots of repetition, actions and English translations to help them join in and sing along.
Friendly pre-school and primary French listening and oral practice, available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Youtube.
Each song below has its own page link with an English translation, more information, and a video clip to follow and sing along to.
1. PROMENONS-NOUS DANS LES BOIS!
– 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:
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:
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
7. POMME DE REINETTE:
Enjoy this lemur trying to join in with the actions for this simple French counting rhyme:
Pomme de Reinette
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